I'll Be Your Shelter

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"I'll Be Your Shelter"
Taylor Dayne – I'll Be Your Shelter (single cover).jpg
Single by Taylor Dayne
from the album Can't Fight Fate
B-side "Ain't No Good"
Released March 20, 1990[1]
Format Cassette single
CD single
Recorded 1989
Genre Rock
Length 4:06 (single) 4:45 (album)
Label Arista
Songwriter(s) Diane Warren
Producer(s) Rick Wake
Taylor Dayne singles chronology
"Love Will Lead You Back"
"I'll Be Your Shelter"
"Heart of Stone"
"Love Will Lead You Back"
"I'll Be Your Shelter"
"Heart of Stone"
Alternative cover
Alternative cover

"I'll Be Your Shelter" is a song performed by Taylor Dayne. Released as the third single from Dayne's second album, Can't Fight Fate, the song was a departure from her dance roots, displaying more of a mid-tempo pop/rock quality, yet maintaining the intense vocals for which she had become known.

The song was written by Diane Warren, who wrote two other songs on Can't Fight Fate (the song titled "You Can't Fight Fate" as well as the U.S. chart-topping ballad "Love Will Lead You Back"). As explained by Diane Warren on American Top 40 with Shadoe Stevens, she originally intended for the song to be sung by Tina Turner, but when Turner passed on it, the song was offered to Dayne instead. It features background vocals by Kathy Troccoli.

Chart performance[edit]

This was Dayne's seventh consecutive U.S. Top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at #4 during the summer of 1990. It also ranked at #63 on Billboard's year-end Top Pop Singles chart for that year. The song reached #1 in Canada for one week in August 1990, and peaked at #43 in the UK

Chart (1990) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[2] 4
Canadian Singles Chart[3] 1
Japanese Singles Chart (Tokyo)[citation needed] 5
New Zealand Singles Chart[4] 33
UK Singles Chart[5] 43
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 4
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[6] 15

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 63

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Dominic Sena (Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 short film), who went on to direct such films as Gone in 60 Seconds and Swordfish. The video was later included in Dayne's music video collection Twist of Fate.


Even though it is mainly a rock song, two remixes were produced for the song, giving it a more pop sound (the "Extended Remix" and the "Groove Mix"). These remixes were very difficult to find until recently when they were released on her collection of remixes Dance Diva: Remixes & Rarities.


  1. ^ "I'll Be Your Shelter". Amazon.com. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "Taylor Dayne – I'll Be Your Shelter". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  3. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Taylor Dayne – I'll Be Your Shelter". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  5. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/24667/taylor%20dayne/
  6. ^ a b "Taylor Dayne". AllMusic. 1962-03-07. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  7. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1990". Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 

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