I'll Be You

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"I'll Be You"
The Replacements - I'll Be You cover.jpg
Single by The Replacements
from the album Don't Tell a Soul
Released April 1989
Format CD single, 12"
Recorded 1988–89
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:27
Label Sire/Reprise
Songwriter(s) Paul Westerberg
Producer(s) Matt Wallace
The Replacements singles chronology
"Cruella DeVille"
"I'll Be You"
"Back to Back"
"Cruella DeVille"
"I'll Be You"
"Back to Back"

"I'll Be You" was the lead single from The Replacements' sixth studio album Don't Tell a Soul in 1989 and was written by lead singer Paul Westerberg. It became the band's first and only Billboard Hot 100 appearance, peaking at #51 and reaching the top of both the album rock and modern rock charts.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'll Be You" - 3:27
  2. "Date to Church" - 3:49


Chart (1989) Peak
Canadian Singles Chart (RPM) 92
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 51
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 1
Billboard Album Rock Tracks 1
Preceded by
"Dirty Blvd." by Lou Reed
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
March 11–17, 1989
Succeeded by
"Veronica" by Elvis Costello

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