I Will Remember You (Sarah McLachlan song)

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"I Will Remember You"
Original 1995 release
Single by Sarah McLachlan
from the album The Brothers McMullen soundtrack
Released 1995
Format CD single
Recorded 1995
Genre Pop
Label Arista
Writer(s) Sarah McLachlan, Séamus Egan, Dave Merenda
Producer(s) Pierre Marchand
Sarah McLachlan singles chronology
"Good Enough"
"I Will Remember You"
"Full of Grace"

"I Will Remember You" is a song written by Sarah McLachlan, Séamus Egan and Dave Merenda. The song first appeared on the soundtrack for the movie The Brothers McMullen in 1995 and 1996 where it peaked at #65 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart & #10 in Canada and was featured on her remix album Rarities, B-Sides and Other Stuff. The original inspiration came from Seamus Egan's instrumental song "Weep Not for the Memories", which appeared on his album A Week in January (1990). McLachlan and Merenda added lyrics and modified the melody for her version. It was re-released and became a hit when McLachlan released a live version of the song on her 1999 album Mirrorball placing at #14 in the US on July 20, 1999, after reaching the Top 40 on June 8 and it peaked again at #10 in Canada.

The live version of "I Will Remember You" earned McLachlan her third straight Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance nomination in 2000 (after "Building a Mystery" in 1998 and "Adia" in 1999). The song won the award, becoming McLachlan's second award in the category after "Building a Mystery".

The Rarities version of the song has three verses, the first of which is omitted during live performances (as heard on Mirrorball).

Sarah McLachlan performed this song during an "in memoriam" slide show at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards, held on September 20, 2009.


Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1995–99) Peak
Canadian RPM Top Singles[1] 10
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 14
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary[2] 3
US Billboard Adult Top 40[2] 2
US Billboard Mainstream Top 40[2] 10


Year-end chart (1999) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 70


This song was covered by Kenny Rogers on his 1999 album, She Rides Wild Horses.

It was and recorded by Séamus Egan and band Solas in 2000 on their album The Hour Before Dawn.

Andy Bernard sings an acoustic version of the song on the ninth season episode of The Office entitled "Livin' the Dream".

This song opened the series finale of Melrose Place "Ashes to Ashes" in 1999.


  1. ^ "Top Singles". RPM 62 (11). October 16, 1995. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Sarah McLachlan – Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Retrieved 2010-08-28. 

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