For You I Will (Monica song)

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"For You I Will"
Single by Monica
from the album Space Jam: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture and The Boy Is Mine
Released February 25, 1997 (1997-02-25)
Recorded September 1996
Length 4:55
Songwriter(s) Diane Warren
Producer(s) David Foster
Monica singles chronology
"Why I Love You So Much/Ain't Nobody"
"For You I Will"
"The Boy Is Mine"
"Why I Love You So Much/Ain't Nobody"
"For You I Will"
"The Boy Is Mine"

"For You I Will" is a pop ballad written by Diane Warren and performed by American R&B recording artist Monica. Her version was included on the soundtrack to the film Space Jam (1996). In 1997, when released as a single, the song became a top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as Billboards R&B chart. It also experienced some success internationally. The song's lyrics involve the singer pledging love and devotion and promising to help an unnamed "you" overcome any difficulty, regardless of the magnitude. The song is also heard as the final track on her second album, The Boy Is Mine (1998).

The song debuted at an impressive number on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number four, becoming Monica's second top five single and one of her most successful songs. It was certified platinum by the RIAA on July 2, 1997.[1] In New Zealand the single peaked at number 2, becoming her most successful single in the country after "The Boy Is Mine."

"For You I Will" was ranked #13 on Top Hot 100 Hits of 1997. It was featured on the video game Karaoke Revolution Party.

Music video[edit]

The music video of "For You I Will" was directed by Francis Lawrence in a movie studio, in New York City. It inter-cuts scenes from Space Jam with scenes featuring Monica.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "For You I Will"

  1. "For You I Will" (radio edit) - 4:10
  2. "For You I Will" (instrumental) - 4:53

Charts and certifications[edit]


Recorded at Chartmaker Studios and Record Plant, assisted by Tim Lauber


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  3. ^ Adult Contemporary peak
  4. ^ 100 Hit Tracks peak
  5. ^ "Euro Chart Hot 100" (PDF). Music & Media. 1997-05-31. p. 19. Retrieved January 7, 2018. 
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  12. ^ "Monica Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  13. ^ "Monica Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  14. ^ "Monica Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  15. ^ "Monica Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  16. ^ "Monica Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  17. ^ "Monica Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  18. ^ "End of Year Charts 1997". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 4, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1997". Archived from the original on 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  20. ^ "American single certifications – Monica – For You I Will". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  21. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1997". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 110 (5): 76. January 31, 1998. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 

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