Little Rock native David Hodges co-wrote the hit song “There’s a Place for Us” sung by Carrie Underwood for the movie “The Chronicles of Narnia”

Carrie Underwood | There’s A Place For Us | Music Video

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Music Video of Carrie Underwood – There’s A Place For Us – The Chronicles Of Narnia – Voyage Of The Dawn Treader Soundtrack

This video is created using various trailers from the film The Chronicles Of Narnia – Voyage Of The Dawn Treader and a taping of Carrie Underwood singing the song in the studio.

Music Video by MrJenuineC

There’s a Place for Us (song)

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“There’s a Place for Us”
Single by Carrie Underwood
from the album The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Released November 16, 2010
Format Music download
Genre Popcountry pop
Length 3:53
Label Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Carrie Underwood, David Hodges,Hillary Lindsey
Producer Mark Bright
Carrie Underwood singles chronology
Mama’s Song
“There’s a Place for Us”
Remind Me(with Brad Paisley)

There’s a Place for Us” is the title of a song written by David HodgesHillary Lindsey and co-written and recorded by American country artist Carrie Underwood, and is featured on the soundtrack for the 2010 film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The song was featured during the end credits of the film. The song was also performed by other artists, making their version exclusive to their country. The song received a nomination for “Best Original Song” at the 68th Golden Globe Awards.




Various versions of the song “There’s a Place for Us” are featured in international versions of the soundtrack, used to promote artists signed to Sony Music in different marketing regions. Many of these artists resulted from reality TV talent shows such as American Idol, in the case of Carrie Underwood, X Factor in the UK for Joe McElderry, and Swedish Idol in the case of E.M.D.

Singer(s) Country
Carrie Underwood United StatesCanadaPhilippinesAustraliaNew Zealand
Joe McElderry United Kingdom
E.M.D. Sweden
Sergey Lazarev Russia and Ukraine
Sonohra ItalyFrance and Spain
Victoria S GermanyAustriaSwitzerland
Xander de Buisonje Dutch language countries

Carrie Underwood version[edit]


It was released on November 16, 2010 as a lead single and can only be purchased exclusive on iTunes. It has sold 77,000 copies as of January 18, 2011.[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 7

Joe McElderry version[edit]

“There’s a Place for Us”
Single by Joe McElderry
from the album The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
A-side Someone Wake Me Up
Released December 6, 2010
Genre Popcountry pop
Length 03:53
Writer(s) Carrie Underwood, David Hodges,Hillary Lindsey
Joe McElderry chronology
Someone Wake Me Up
There’s a Place for Us
Last Christmas

Joe McElderry recorded the song for a United Kingdom release. It was released on December 6, 2010 as the b-side to McElderry’s “Someone Wake Me Up” where it sold over 7,000 copies. Due to Sony Music’s tight recording schedule, McElderry accidentally sang “king and queen” in the chorus instead of the printed lyric, “kings and queens” (referring to the kings and queens of Narnia), although attempts were made to electronically correct this in post-production.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
UK Singles Chart 68

E.M.D. version[edit]

“There’s a Place for Us”
Single by E.M.D.
from the album The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader & Rewind
Released December 5, 2010
Format Music downloadcompact disc
Genre PopCCM
Length 3:41
Writer(s) Carrie UnderwoodDavid Hodges,Hillary Lindsey
Producer E.M.D.
E.M.D. singles chronology
What Is Love
“There’s a Place for Us”


The Swedish boy band E.M.D. released their version of the song on December 5, 2010. It was featured as a Sweden exclusive for their version or The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader as well as the only bonus track on their third studio album Rewind. “There’s a Place for Us” was the third single to be spawned of Rewind.[2][3]

Music video[edit]

On November 26, 2010 a music video for the single was released prior to the official single release. The video features the trio performing in a dark room where they are walking on water with pictures of the movie around them, as well as cut scenes from the movie itself.[3][4]


From David Hodges website:

David Hodges is a Grammy award-winning writer/producer/artist hailing from Little Rock, AR.

As the former writer and keyboardist of the band Evanescence, he and his band mates took home Best New Artist as well as the Best Hard Rock Performance trophy for their hit “Bring Me To Life” in 2004. Evanescence’s debut album Fallen has sold over 15 million copies worldwide.

David went on to write and produce Kelly Clarkson’s biggest worldwide single to date, “Because Of You”, which appeared on Clarkson’s 11 million-selling album Breakaway and garnered him the 2007 BMI Song Of The Year honor. The song was covered by Reba McEntire as the first single off her Duets album, and quickly rose up the country charts in 2007 becoming McEntire’s 30th Top 2 country single.

Hodges also penned the single, “What About Now”, which appears on American Idol Chris Daughtry’s debut album Daughtry. The 4x platinum Daughtry to date is credited as the fastest selling debut rock album in Soundscan history. “What About Now” also happens to be the first single on Westlife’s album “Who We Are.” David also won a BMI Pop award for this song.

David wrote the first single “Crush” for American Idol’s David Archuleta, which had the highest chart debut of any single since January 2007. David has since written songs for & released by Carrie Underwood, Train, Christina Perri, Celine Dion, David Cook, Lauren Alaina, The Cab, & many others.

In less than 10 years, David Hodges has been nominated for 6 Grammys & 1 Golden Globe, has won 5 BMI pop awards & 1 BMI country award, has had at least one album in the Billboard 200 for the last 8 consecutive years, and has written on albums that have sold over 50 million copies worldwide.

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