Always on Your Side

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"Always on Your Side"
Sheryl Crow & Sting - Always On Your Side.jpg
Single by Sheryl Crow featuring Sting
from the album Wildflower
Released March 2006
Format download
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre Pop
Length 4:12 (Album Version)
4:09 (Radio Edit featuring Sting)
Label A&M
Writer(s) Sheryl Crow
Producer(s) Sheryl Crow, John Shanks
Sheryl Crow featuring Sting singles chronology
"Perfect Lie"
(2005)
"Always on Your Side"
(2006)
"Real Gone"
(2006)
Wildflower Album Listing
"I Don't Wanna Know"
(Track 9)
"Always on Your Side"
(Track 10)
"Where Has All the Love Gone"
(Track 11)

"Always on Your Side" is a song by American singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, and is featured on her 2005 album, Wildflower. It was released as the second single from the album (see 2006 in music). While the original album version features only herself on lead vocals, the radio version is a duet with British musician Sting.

The song debuted at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 (and stayed inside the Billboard Hot 100 for 8 weeks), her third highest debut ever. The single also peaked in the top 20 of the UK airplay chart, while the single debuted and peaked at No. 8. The single also hit at #2 on the Canadian Singles Chart.

Sheryl Crow's Web site offered a free download of the new single to anyone who had already purchased the Wildflower-album. A subsequent edition of the parent album features the duet version.

The duet received a Grammy Award-nomination in 2007 as Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals.

The song was used as the theme for the 2006 telenovela Desire on the MyTV Network.

Music video[edit]

The video was directed by Nigel Dick.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Brazilian Singles Chart (ABPD)[1] 65
Canada (Canadian Singles Chart) 2
Hungary (Mahasz)[2] 30
United Kingdom (UK Airplay Chart) 8
United Kingdom (UK Download Chart) 35
US Billboard Billboard Hot 100 33
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 12
US Billboard Adult Top 40 11
US Billboard Pop 100 34
US Billboard Hot Digital Songs 15
US Billboard Year-End Adult Contemporary 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-27. Retrieved 2014-01-02.