I Remember You (Skid Row song)

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"I Remember You"
Single by Skid Row
from the album Skid Row
Released November 18, 1989
Recorded 1988
Genre Glam metal
Length 5:14
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Rachel Bolan
Dave Sabo
Producer(s) Michael Wagener
Skid Row singles chronology
"18 and Life"
(1989)
"I Remember You"
(1989)
"Monkey Business"
(1991)

"I Remember You" is the third and final single from heavy metal band Skid Row's 1989 eponymous debut album. The power ballad was released in November 1989 and written by bandmates Rachel Bolan and Dave "the Snake" Sabo. It reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100 and number twenty-three on the Mainstream Rock Tracks in early 1990.[1] The song also charted at #36 on the UK Singles chart.[2]

In 2003, Skid Row, this time featuring new lead singer Johnny Solinger, recorded a second version of the song entitled "I Remember You Two." The song appears in the album Thickskin.

In a 2007 interview, vocalist Sebastian Bach commented, "'I Remember You' was the #1 prom song in the United States of America in the year 1990....You talk about making memories! Literally the whole country of America did their prom dance to 'I Remember You' one year, and that's a real heavy memory to beat." [3]

In popular culture[edit]

"I Remember You" appeared on the ABC series October Road, FOX's Reunion, Comedy Central's South Park and NBC's Friday Night Lights.

In 2000, the punk rock band The Ataris covered the song for the compilation album Punk Goes Metal. The cover featured a few sampled bars of the original Skid Row version at the beginning and Sebastian Bach's high note at the climax of the song.

The song was covered on Californication at the end of the episode "The Recused" by fictional band Queens of Dogtown. This version also appears on the show's Season 4 soundtrack.

On June 3, 2013, Amber Carrington sang a country version of "I Remember You" on The Voice.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Remember You"
  2. "Makin' a Mess"
  3. "Big Guns" (Live)

Charts[edit]

End of year chart (1990) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 72

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weber, Barry. "Skid Row". AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  2. ^ "Skid Row". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  3. ^ "Sebastian Bach Is Charged Up". Sleaze Roxx. 2007-11-28. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  4. ^ Billboard Top 100 - 1990. "Billboard Top 100 - 1990 - Longbored Surfer - Charts". Longbored Surfer. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 

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