Everywhere I Go (Amy Grant song)
|"Everywhere I Go"|
|Single by Amy Grant|
|from the album Unguarded|
|Label||A&M, Word Records, EMI Records|
|Writer(s)||Mary Lee Kortes|
|Amy Grant singles chronology|
"Everywhere I Go" is a 1985 single by Christian music singer Amy Grant. It was released as the second single from her Unguarded album. Unlike "Find a Way" before it and "Wise Up" after it, the song failed to reach The Billboard Hot 100. However, the song did make the Adult Contemporary and Christian music charts in the United States.
"Everywhere I Go" is a somewhat downtempo inspirational song that features heavy use of the synthesizer and some sound effects. The lyrics praise God's constant presence in Grant's life. In the Unguarded liner notes, Grant calls the song "my own version of Psalm 139."
The lead single from Unguarded was "Find A Way". That song went #1 on the Christian music charts, but also gave Grant her first hit on pop radio (as well as the first-ever Contemporary Christian music song to chart on pop radio). "Everywhere I Go" capitalized on Grant's newfound mainstream success and was released to both Christian and mainstream pop radio. The song's lyrics, however, are somewhat more explicit with respect to Grant's Christian faith than those of the other Unguarded singles, which may explain why "Everywhere I Go" did not perform quite as well on the mainstream charts. In 1986, Grant released her first compilation album, The Collection. Both "Find a Way" and "Everywhere I Go" were included, the only two songs from the still-new "Unguarded" to make the cut.
- Amy Grant: lead vocal
- Paul Leim: drums
- Mike Brignardello: bass guitar
- Jon Goin and Dann Huff: electric guitars
- Shane Keister: synthesizer programming and Yamaha GS1
- Michael W. Smith: Memorymoog and Yamaha GS2
- Diana Hanna, Gary Chapman and Amy Grant: background vocals
Everywhere I Go performed well on Christian radio, peaking at #4 on the Christian music charts in the U.S. On mainstream radio, the single did not make The Billboard Hot 100; however, the song still achieved notable mainstream exposure. The single peaked at #28 on the mainstream Adult Contemporary chart.
|1985||"Everywhere I Go"||Billboard Christian||4|
|1985||"Everywhere I Go"||Adult Contemporary||28|