(Everything I Do) I Do It for You

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"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"
Single by Bryan Adams
from the album Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (soundtrack) and Waking Up the Neighbours
B-side "She's Only Happy When She's Dancing" (live)
Released June 1991
Format 7" single, CD single
Recorded March 1991
Genre Soft rock
Length 4:06 (radio edit)
6:33 (album edit)
Label A&M
Writer(s) Bryan Adams, Michael Kamen, Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Certification 3× Platinum (RIAA)
Bryan Adams singles chronology
"Only the Strong Survive"
(1987)
"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"
(1991)
"Can't Stop This Thing We Started"
(1991)
Music video
"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" on YouTube
Music sample

"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" is a soft rock power ballad performed by Canadian rock singer Bryan Adams and co-written with Michael Kamen and Robert John "Mutt" Lange, featured on the soundtrack album from the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and on Adams' sixth studio solo album Waking Up the Neighbours. It was an enormous chart success internationally, particularly in the United Kingdom, where it spent sixteen consecutive weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart (the longest in British chart history), seven weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, and nine weeks atop the Canadian Singles Chart in Adams's native Canada.[1][2] It was a number one hit on many charts and went on to sell more than 15 million copies worldwide, making it Adams' most successful song and one of the best-selling singles of all time.[3]

Adams, Kamen and Lange won a Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television at the Grammy Awards of 1992,[4] and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song but lost to "Beauty & the Beast".[5] Subsequently, the song has been covered by numerous singers around the world.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Brandy version[edit]

"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"
Single by Brandy
from the album Never Say Never
Released 28 September 1999
Format CD single, download
Recorded 1998
Genre Pop
Length 4:06
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Bryan Adams, Michael Kamen, Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Producer(s) David Foster
Brandy singles chronology
"U Don't Know Me"
(1998)
"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"
(1999)
"Never Say Never"
(2000)

American recording artist Brandy rerecorded "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" for the standard version of second studio album Never Say Never (1998). Producer David Foster reworked the arrangement of the original song, with Dean Parks playing the acoustic guitar. Synths were included to transform Adams's traditional power ballad version into a contemporary R&B slow jam.[37]

In 1999, her cover version was released as the album's final single on a double A-side with "U Don't Know Me" on the Oceanic music market, where it reached the top 30 of New Zealand's RIANZ singles chart.

Track listings[edit]

  • Australian CD single[37]
  1. "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" – 4:10
  2. "U Don't Know Me" – 4:29
  3. "Have You Ever?" (Soul Shank Remix) – 5:40

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits are taken from Never Say Never liner notes.[38]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[39] 28

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "RPM, Volume 54, August 31, 1991". collectionscanada.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 23 January 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Pareles, Jon (8 March 1994). "Review/Pop; Bryan Adams, More Mr. Nice Guy". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "1992 Grammy Awards". metrolyrics.com. Archived from the original on 9 February 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2009. 
  5. ^ "The 64th Academy Awards (1991) Nominees and Winners". oscarguy.com. Archived from the original on 24 January 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2009. 
  6. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It for You". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  7. ^ "Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It for You – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  8. ^ Belgian peak
  9. ^ "(Everything I do) I do it for you in Canadian Adult Contemporary Chart". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "(Everything I do) I do it for you in Canadian Top Singles Chart". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  11. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It for You" (in French). Les classement single.
  13. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  14. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved 10 April 2008)
  15. ^ Italian Chart (Retrieved 30 May 2008)
  16. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Bryan Adams search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  17. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It for You". Top 40 Singles.
  18. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It for You". VG-lista.
  19. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  20. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It for You". Singles Top 60.
  21. ^ "Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It for You – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  22. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved 13 September 2011)
  23. ^ a b Billboard Billboard.com (Retrieved 10 April 2008)
  24. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1991". Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  25. ^ Geoff Mayfield (25 December 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade – The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  26. ^ "Billboard's All Time". Billboard. Archived from the original on 9 October 2008. Retrieved 7 October 2008. 
  27. ^ "Accreditation Awards". Australian Fun Countdowns. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  28. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Bryan Adams – Everything I Do ..." (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Bryan Adams in the field Interpret. Enter Everything I Do ... in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  29. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You". Music Canada. 
  30. ^ "French single certifications – Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You" (in French). InfoDisc.  Select BRYAN ADAMS and click OK
  31. ^ "Les Singles en Or :". Infodisc.fr (in French). Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  32. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Bryan Adams; '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  33. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 
  34. ^ "British single certifications – Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter (Everything I Do) I Do It For You in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Click Go
  35. ^ Ami Sedghi (4 November 2012). "UK's million-selling singles: the full list". Guardian. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  36. ^ "American single certifications – Adams, Bryan – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  37. ^ a b "Brandy (2)– (Everything I Do) I Do It For You (Australian CD Single)". Discogs. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  38. ^ Never Say Never (Media notes). Atlantic Records. 1998. 
  39. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Brandy – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 23 May 2011.

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