For You I Will (Monica song)
|"For You I Will"|
|Single by Monica|
|from the album Space Jam soundtrack and The Boy Is Mine|
|Released||February 25, 1997|
|Format||CD maxi single, cassette single, 7" single|
|Monica singles chronology|
"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 also went platinum. 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.
The music video of "For You I Will" was directed by Francis Lawrence (known for his work for Britney Spears, Destiny's Child, Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson, and Justin Timberlake) and was filmed in a movie studio, in New York. It inter-cuts scenes from Space Jam with scenes featuring Monica.
Formats and track listings
These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "For You I Will"
- "For You I Will" (radio edit) - 4:10
- "For You I Will" (instrumental) - 4:53
- Produced and Arranged by David Foster
- Engineered by Felipe Elgueta
- Mixed by Mick Guzauski (assisted by Marnie Riley)at Barking Doctor
- Keyboards: David Foster
- Synclavier programmed by Simon Franglen
- Guitar: Michael Thompson
- Background Vocals: Sue Ann Carwel and Jeff Pescetto
Recorded at Chartmaker Studios and Record Plant, assisted by Tim Lauber
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