I'll Be Loving You (Forever)

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"I'll Be Loving You (Forever)"
Single by New Kids on the Block
from the album Hangin' Tough
Released April 10, 1989
Format CD
Recorded 1988
Genre Pop, R&B, soul
Length 4:28 (album version)
3:57 (single version)
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Maurice Starr
Producer(s) Maurice Starr
Certification Gold (RIAA)
New Kids on the Block singles chronology
"You Got It (The Right Stuff)"
"I'll Be Loving You (Forever)"
"Hangin' Tough"

"I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" is a 1989 ballad song from New Kids on the Block. The lead vocals were sung by Jordan Knight. The third single from the group's second album, Hangin' Tough, it peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, while peaking at number five in the UK.

"I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" rose from #56 to #41 the week of April 15, 1989 as "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" was descending from the Top 40. The single proved to be a popular single in the early summer of 1989, reaching #1 on June 17, 1989. The ballad boasted 6 weeks in the Top 10, 8 weeks in the Top 20, and 14 weeks in the Top 40.

Music video[edit]

Most of the music video for "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" was shot in Xavier High School in New York City.

Track listing[edit]


  1. "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" (7" Version) - 3:54
  2. "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" (12" Version) - 5:25
  3. "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" (More 7" Remix Style) - 3:41
  4. "I Wanna Be Loved By You" - 4:56

Official remixes and versions[edit]

  • "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" [Album Version] - 4:27
  • "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" [Instrumental] - 4:12
  • "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" [Video Version] 4:21
  • "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" [More 7" Remix Style] - 3:35
  • "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" [More 7" Remix Version] - 3:41
  • "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" [12" Version] - 5:20


Chart (1989–1990) Peak
Australian Singles Chart
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders)
Dutch Singles Chart
German Singles Chart
Irish Singles Chart
New Zealand Singles Chart
UK Singles Chart
U.S. Billboard Hot 100
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary


  1. ^ "New Kids on the Block - I'll Be Loving You (Forever)". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 

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Preceded by
"Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
June 17, 1989 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Satisfied" by Richard Marx