You'll Be in My Heart

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"You'll Be in My Heart"
Single by Phil Collins
from the album Tarzan: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack
B-side "Trashin' the Camp"
Released June 15, 1999[1]
Format CD single
Recorded 1998
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:17
Label Walt Disney
Writer(s) Phil Collins[2]
Producer(s) Phil Collins, Rob Cavallo
Phil Collins singles chronology
"True Colors"
"You'll Be in My Heart"
"Strangers Like Me"
Music sample

"You'll Be in My Heart" is a song by Phil Collins, from the 1999 Disney animated feature Tarzan.[2] It appeared on Tarzan: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack as well as various other Disney compilations. A version of the single performed by Glenn Close also appears on the soundtrack. A demo version with Collins playing piano and singing is featured as a bonus on the 2-DVD Special Edition of Tarzan, along with I Will Follow, Celebration, 6/8 Demo and Rythnm Piece which became Strangers Like Me, Son Of Man and Trashin the Camp. 6/8 demo was not featured in the movie, it was only used in the presentation reel.

The music video for the song was directed by Kevin Godley.

Charts and awards[edit]

"You'll Be in My Heart", spent nineteen non consecutive weeks at number one on the Adult Contemporary charts and peaked at #21 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.[3] The song was Collins's first appearance on the top forty of the Billboard Hot 100 chart since 1994's "Everyday".[4][5] The track peaked at #17 in the UK Singles Chart,[2] continuing his success that had not stopped after "Everyday". The song went on to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and the Academy Award for Best Original Song.[2][4] Collins performed the song live at that year's ceremony. The song also received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.

Other languages[edit]

The entire Tarzan soundtrack, and therefore "You'll Be in My Heart", was also written and performed by Phil Collins in various other languages beside English, namely German, French, Spanish and Italian. In the Hungarian, Norwegian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay, Swedish and Portuguese versions, the whole soundtracks were performed by the Hungarian singer Akos, the Norwegian singer Tor Endresen, the Brazilian singer Ed Motta, Japanese singer Masayuki Sakamoto, Chinese singer Wakin Chau, Malaysian singer Zainal Abidin, Swedish singer Pelle Ankarberg and Portuguese singer Luís Represas, respectively. The Portuguese version, however, includes the original credits' song. Because of the multiple recordings, a Spanish version of the song, "En Mi Corazón", marks Collins' only appearance on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks. The song charted at #32.[5]

On German television, he sang a translation of "You'll Be in My Heart" called "Dir Gehört Mein Herz".[6]

Cover versions[edit]


The song, originally called "Lullaby" is used in a scene when Tarzan's adoptive gorilla mother Kala sings that her baby should stop crying because she will protect her baby, and keep him safe and warm. She says everything will be fine and she tells him that "you will be in my heart always". In the movie the song ends on the first verse, the full version of the song on the soundtrack album notes that others don't understand why a mother and child who are so different can love each other. When destiny calls, the child is told he must be strong even if the parent is not with him. The song is one of only two songs within Disney's Tarzan to have a part performed by an actual character (the other being "Trashin' the Camp" which the character's role in the song can be classified as scat singing). The rest of the songs were performed by Collins himself and overlaid into the movie. The full song is finally played all together during the end credits.


Chart (1999) Peak
Dutch Singles Chart 35
German Singles Chart 20
Polish Singles Chart[10] 21
UK Singles Chart[2] 17
US Billboard Hot 100 21[4]
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ a b c d e Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 137. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 61. 
  4. ^ a b c Dean, Maury (2003). Rock N' Roll Gold Rush. Algora. p. 574. ISBN 0-87586-207-1. 
  5. ^ a b model.vnuArtistId=4332&model.vnuAlbumId=555318
  6. ^
  7. ^ Disneymania, Vol. 6: Various Artists: Music
  8. ^ El disc de la Marató de TV3 - Televisió de Catalunya
  9. ^ "Visual kei bands to take on Disney songs for ‘V-ROCK Disney’!". Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Polish Singles Chart |".