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
Writer(s) Paul Westerberg
Producer(s) Matt Wallace
The Replacements singles chronology
"Cruella DeVille"
"I'll Be You"
"Back to Back"

"I'll Be You" was the lead single from The Replacements' seventh 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

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