Who Will Save Your Soul

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"Who Will Save Your Soul"
Single by Jewel
from the album Pieces of You
B-side "Near You Always" "Pieces Of you" "Emily"
Released June 4, 1996 (U.S.)
Genre Folk rock, adult contemporary
Length 4:02 (radio version)
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Jewel Kilcher
Producer(s) Ben Keith
Jewel singles chronology
"Who Will Save Your Soul"
(1996)
"You Were Meant for Me"
(1996)
Pieces of You track listing
"Who Will Save Your Soul"
(1)
"Pieces of You"
(2)

"Who Will Save Your Soul" is a song written by Jewel, and was the first song released from her first album Pieces of You.

About the record[edit]

Jewel explained her creative process for "Who Will Save Your Soul" in an interview.

"When I was about sixteen years old I took a train from Michigan to San Diego and then into Tijuana and hitchhiked around Mexico. It seemed like everybody else was looking for somebody to save them. I wrote it during that trip, but I had no idea it would ever be on a record."

The original version of "Who Will Save Your Soul" was never released on "Pieces Of You": during the process of picking songs, it was decided that it would be re-recorded. The radio version is missing a verse and samples more of a pop/folk sound than the folk acoustic sound the album primarily consist of.

A commercial single of Who Will Save Your Soul was released in the United States in 1996. It became her first hit single, peaking at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Geoff Moore. It was nominated for MTV Video Music Award in Best female video category.

Track listing[edit]

US Promo

  1. Radio Version
  2. Interview

US CD Single

  1. Who Will Save Your Soul (radio version)
  2. Near You Always

European Single

  1. Who Will Save Your Soul (radio version)
  2. Pieces Of you
  3. Emily

Charts[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Award-giving body Award Result
1996 MTV Video Music Awards Best Female Video Nominated
1996 MTV Video Music Awards Best New Artist Nominated
1997 Grammy Awards Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Nominated

References[edit]