I'll Be Loving You (Forever)

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"I'll Be Loving You (Forever)"
I'll Be Loving You.jpg
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
New Kids on the Block singles chronology
"You Got It (The Right Stuff)"
(1988)
"I'll Be Loving You (Forever)"
(1989)
"Hangin' Tough"
(1989)

"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. Small parts were filmed on the Williamsburg bridge and the East River.

Track listing[edit]

Maxi-CD

  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

Charts and certifications[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "New Kids on the Block - I'll Be Loving You (Forever)". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – New Kids on the Block – I'll Be Loving You (Forever)". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – New Kids on the Block – I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – New Kids on the Block – I'll Be Loving You (Forever)". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – I'll Be Loving You (Forever)". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – New Kids on the Block – I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "Charts.org.nz – New Kids on the Block – I'll Be Loving You (Forever)". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  8. ^ Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  9. ^ "Archive Chart: 1990-03-07" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  10. ^ "New Kids on the Block – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for New Kids on the Block. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  11. ^ "New Kids on the Block – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for New Kids on the Block. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  12. ^ "New Kids on the Block – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for New Kids on the Block. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  13. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  14. ^ "American single certifications – New Kids On The Block – I'll Be Loving You Forever". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 13 March 2016.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

External links[edit]

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