I'll Be Your Man

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"I'll Be Your Man"
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Single by James Blunt
from the album Some Kind of Trouble
Released 23 May 2011[1]
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded January 2010 (Los Angeles, California)
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:37
Label Custard, Atlantic, Epic
Writer(s) James Blunt, Kevin Griffin
Producer(s) Kevin Griffin and Warren Huart
James Blunt singles chronology
"If Time Is All I Have"
(2011)
"I'll Be Your Man"
(2011)
"Dangerous"
(2011)

"I'll Be Your Man" is a song by the British singer-songwriter James Blunt. It was released as the fourth single from his third studio album, Some Kind of Trouble. The single was released as a digital download single on 23 May 2011,[1] and as a physical single on 9 September 2011.[2] The song also was released in the United States, where Blunt performed on the Conan O'Brien show and Dancing with the Stars.[3][4] A music video was released on 26 May 2011, and featured footage of Blunt's Some Kind of Trouble tour.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Marc Hirsh from Boston Globe said that: "Blunt’s happy on those Train tracks: He pulls the same trick nine songs later (minus the whoas) on "I’ll Be Your Man.'’ (“So baby come over from the end of the sofa,’’ the romantic sings on that one, too lazy to move five feet on his own.)[6] Stephen Thomas Erlewine from Allmusic was positive, saying that: "Blunt’s strength is his embrace of soft rock cliché, whether he’s cheerfully bouncing along on "I’ll Be Your Man".[7] Colin Somerville from Scotsman said positively that: "I'll Be Your Man is Blunt getting in touch with his inner teen idol, all chugging acoustic guitar and an excuse to twitch the pelvis."[8] Simon Price from The Independent was negative, saying that: "When he tries to do "seductive" ("I'll Be Your Man") it's embarrassing." Mike Schiller from PopMatters said that: "“I’ll Be Your Man" could be John Cougar Mellencamp. Maybe such similarities could be chalked up to homage, to an artist wanting to pay tribute to those that made him such a success, but these songs are prototypical of their influences to the point of caricature", he completed.[9]

Track listing[edit]

UK Digital Download / Promo CD Single[10]
  1. "I'll Be Your Man" (Single Version) - 3:36
German CD Single[2]
  1. "I'll Be Your Man" (Single Version) - 3:36
  2. "I'll Be Your Man" (Album Version) - 3:32
  3. "This Love Again" - 2:56
  4. "I'll Be Your Man" (Video)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011)[11] Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[12] 45
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[13] 6
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[14] 10
Germany (Media Control AG)[15] 40
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40 (Tipparade))[16] 13
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 64

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
United Kingdom 23 May 2011 Digital Download[1]
Germany 9 September 2011 Digital Download, CD Single[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "I'll Be Your Man - Single by James Blunt - Download at iTunes". iTunes. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c I'll Be Your Man: Amazon.de: Musik
  3. ^ "James Blunt performed "I'll Be Your Man" on Conan". Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "'Dancing With the Stars': James Blunt performs 'I'll Be Your Man'". IMDB. 3 May 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Twitter/@James Blunt: Check out my new video for "I'll Be Your Man" which we shot on tour.". Twitter. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Hirsch, Marc (18 January 2011). "James Blunt - Boston.com". Boston Globe. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  7. ^ Erlewine,, Stephen (18 November 2010). "Some Kind of Trouble - Review|Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  8. ^ Somerville, Colin (9 November 2010). "Album Review: James Blunt, Some Kind of Trouble - Scotsman.com Living". Scotsman. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  9. ^ Schiller, Mike (3 June 2011). "James Blunt: Some Kind of Trouble". PopMatters. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  10. ^ "Amazon.com: I'll Be Your Man: James Blunt: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "James Blunt - I'll Be Your Man - Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – James Blunt – I'll Be Your Man" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – James Blunt – I'll Be Your Man" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – James Blunt – I'll Be Your Man" (in French). Ultratip.
  15. ^ charts.de
  16. ^ Top 40 - Tipparade 16 Juli 2011 - Week 29
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – James Blunt – I'll Be Your Man". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 27 June 2013.

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