I Will Be Here for You

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"I Will Be Here for You"
I Will Be Here for You - Michael W. Smith.jpg
Single by Michael W. Smith
from the album Change Your World
B-side"Color Blind"
ReleasedSeptember 1992
GenrePop rock
Length4:35
LabelReunion
Songwriter(s)Michael W. Smith, Diane Warren
Producer(s)Michael W. Smith, Mark Heimermann, Michael Blanton
Michael W. Smith singles chronology
"Great Is the Lord"
(1983)
"I Will Be Here for You"
(1992)
"Christmas Day"
(2007)
Music video
"I Will Be Here for You" on YouTube

"I Will Be Here for You" is a 1992 single written by Diane Warren and Michael W. Smith and performed by Smith. The single was a track from his album Change Your World, and was a hit on the Adult Contemporary chart, reaching No. 1 for two weeks and also peaking at No. 27 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.[1] On Cash Box, the song peaked at No. 24.[2]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1992-93) Peak
position
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary[3] 1
Canada RPM Top Singles[4] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 27
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[6] 1
US Billboard Mainstream Top 40[7] 19
US Billboard Christian[8] 1
US Cash Box Top 100[9] 24

Personnel[edit]

  • Michael W. Smith – vocals, keyboards
  • Mark Lawler – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Chris Harris – backing vocals
  • Chris Rodriguez – backing vocals
  • Michael Black – backing vocals
  • Wayne Kirkpatrick – backing vocals
  • Dann Huff – guitars
  • Gary Lunn – bassguitar
  • Mark Hammond – drum programming
  • Terry McMillan – percussion
  • Barry Green – horns
  • Chris McDonald – horns, horn arranging
  • George Tidwell – horns
  • Mike Haynes – horns
  • Chris McDonald
  • The Nashville String Machine – strings
  • Ronn Huff - string arranging
  • Carl Gorodetsky – concertmaster

Production

  • Michael Blanton – executive producer
  • Michael W. Smith – producer – producer
  • Mark Heimermann – producer
  • Wayne Kirkpatrick – Michael W. Smith's vocals producer
  • James Kenneth "JB" Baird – recording engineer, strings recording engineer
  • Humberto Gatica – horns recording engineer
  • Alejandro Rodruguez – horns recording engineer assistant
  • Brent King – strings recording engineer
  • Humberto Gatica – mixing
  • Alejandro Rodriguez – mixing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 225.
  2. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles, December 5, 1992". Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. November 21, 1992. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. November 22, 1992. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  5. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 225.
  7. ^ https://www.billboard.com/music/michael-w-smith/chart-history/pop-songs
  8. ^ "Michael W. Smith - Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles, December 5, 1992". Retrieved April 10, 2018.