(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams. Written by Adams, Michael Kamen and Robert John "Mutt" Lange, featured on two albums simultaneously on its release, the soundtrack album from the 1991 film and on Adams' sixth album Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). The song was an enormous chart success internationally, particularly in the United Kingdom, where it spent sixteen consecutive weeks at number one on the Waking Up the Neighbours UK Singles Chart (the longest in British chart history). It 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. Subsequently, the song has been covered by hundreds of singers and artists around the world. 
Background [ edit ]
The musicians on the original recording are Adams on lead vocals and guitar, Bill Payne (piano), Mickey Curry (drums), Larry Klein (bass), Keith Scott (guitar) and Mutt Lange (keyboards and background vocals). The song was written in London, UK at the studio Adams was working at in 1990, and he and Lange wrote it in 45 minutes, recording it the following March and releasing it three months later.
 The song is performed in the key of  D . major ♭
Music videos [ edit ]
music video for the song was directed by Julien Temple. A video was also commissioned for a  live version of the song, directed by Andy Morahan. 
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
In the United Kingdom, "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" has the longest unbroken run at number one, spending sixteen consecutive weeks at the top of the
UK Singles Chart from July to October 1991. 
It also spent seven weeks at number one on the
in the United States and nine weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 Canadian Singles Chart in Adams's native Canada.   Billboard ranked it as the No. 1 song for 1991. 
Adams, Kamen and Lange won a
Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television, and was nominated for the  Grammy Award for Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards of 1992. It was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song but lost to " Beauty and the Beast". 
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Decade-end charts [ edit ]
UK Singles Chart
Billboard Hot 100  37
Sales and certifications [ edit ]
Fatima Mansions version [ edit ]
The Irish band
Fatima Mansions released a heavily altered cover of the song as part of an NME tribute album in aid of the charity, the Spastics Society. The  single was a double A-side with the Manic Street Preachers' version of " Suicide Is Painless". The single entered the UK top ten in 1992, and reached number 12 in the Republic of Ireland.  However, The Manic Street Preachers song received most of the UK  radio airplay.  
Brandy version [ edit ]
Brandy rerecorded "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" for the standard version of her second studio album (1998). Producer Never Say Never David Foster reworked the arrangement of the original song, with Dean Parks playing the acoustic guitar.
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 ]
"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" – 4:10
U Don't Know Me" – 4:29 "
Have You Ever?" (Soul Skank Remix) – 5:40
Credits and personnel [ edit ]
Credits are taken from
Never Say Never liner notes. 
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