Here I Am (Bryan Adams song)

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"Here I Am"
Single by Bryan Adams
from the album Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Released June 11, 2002
Format CD single
Recorded 2002
Genre Pop rock, gospel
Length 4:06
Label A&M
Writer(s) Bryan Adams, Hans Zimmer, Gretchen Peters
Producer(s) Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
co-produced by James Q. Wright
Bryan Adams singles chronology
"Don't Give Up"
(2000)
"Here I Am"
(2002)
"Open Road"
(2004)

"Here I Am" is a song co-written and recorded by Canadian artist Bryan Adams. The song was written and recorded in 2002 for the movie Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and was both released on the official soundtrack and as a single. The single reached number-one in Taiwan, Azerbaijan, Portugal and hit number 5 in both the United States and the U.K. The song won an ASCAP Award and was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

Music video[edit]

The music video is set in the American Southwest featuring Adams and several women living in the wilderness trying to survive from the thirst, snakes etc. They are all portrayed as giants roaming on the landscape. Also there is a reference to the movie, as a herd of horses is running through the desert. The video was directed by Mike Lipscombe and produced by Michael J. Pierce. Bryan Adams' performance, along with all the actor performances were filmed in a green screen studio in Hollywood, California. The background for the video was filmed in Monument Valley, Utah from a helicopter. The sequences with the horses were filmed at ranch in Santa Clarita, against a large green screen so that the action of the horses could be manipulated in post-production. The total production period, from start to finish, was six days, which is an extremely aggressive turnaround for a project that was all green screen and visual effects. This was necessary to premier the music video at the Hollywood screening of the film Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Here I Am" (End Title)
  2. "You Can't Take Me" - Alternate Version
  3. "Cloud Number Nine" - Live From Slane Castle
  4. "Here I Am" (Instrumental)

Double CD set Version[edit]

  1. "Here I Am (Soundtrack version)
  2. "Cloud Number 9 (Live From Slane Castle version)
  3. "I'm Ready (Live At Slane Castle version)
  4. "Here I Am ((End Title) Fade End)
  5. "Here I Am (Instrumental version)
  6. "You Can't Take Me (Alternate version)
  7. "Here I Am (Video version)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 86
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 12
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 14
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[4] 2
Denmark (Tracklisten)[5] 15
Germany (Media Control Charts)[6] 17
Ireland (IRMA) 15
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[7] 30
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 48
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[9] 7
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 15
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 24
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company) 5
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 5

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