Make You Feel My Love

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Make You Feel My Love"
Single by Bob Dylan
from the album Time Out of Mind
Released September 30, 1997
Recorded January 1997
Genre Blues rock
Length 3:32
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Bob Dylan
Producer(s) Daniel Lanois

"Make You Feel My Love" is a song written by Bob Dylan that appeared on his 1997 album Time Out of Mind. It was first released commercially by Billy Joel, under the title "To Make You Feel My Love", before Dylan's version appeared later that same year. It has since been covered by numerous performers and has proved to be a commercial success for recording artists such as Adele, Garth Brooks, Bryan Ferry, Kelly Clarkson and Ane Brun. Two covers of the song (one by Garth Brooks and one by Trisha Yearwood) were featured on the soundtrack of the 1998 film Hope Floats.[1] Dylan eventually released the song as a single.


Additional musicians

Billy Joel version[edit]

"To Make You Feel My Love"
B. Joel - ToMakeYouFeelMyLove.jpg
Single by Billy Joel
from the album Greatest Hits, Volume III
B-side "Intro/Summer, Highland Falls"
Released 1997
Format CD single
Recorded 1996–97
Genre Rock
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Bob Dylan
Billy Joel singles chronology
"Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)"
"To Make You Feel My Love"
"Hey Girl"

In 1997, Billy Joel covered the song as "To Make You Feel My Love" for his compilation album Greatest Hits Volume III. It was released as the first single from the album and reached number 50 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[2] Joel's single pre-dated Dylan's release of the song by one month.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 90
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 99
US Billboard Hot 100 50
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 9
US Billboard Hot Singles Sales 53

Garth Brooks version[edit]

"To Make You Feel My Love"
Garth Brooks - to make you feel my love.jpg
Single by Garth Brooks
from the album Hope Floats soundtrack
Released May 18, 1998
Format CD single
Recorded 1998
Genre Country pop
Length 3:54
Label Capitol Nashville
Writer(s) Bob Dylan
Producer(s) Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks singles chronology
"Two Piña Coladas"
"To Make You Feel My Love"
"Burnin' the Roadhouse Down"

Garth Brooks covered the song as "To Make You Feel My Love" in 1998. It appeared on the soundtrack of the 1998 film Hope Floats, along with a cover version by Trisha Yearwood as the first and last tracks. It was included first as the bonus track on Fresh Horses for Garth's first Limited Series box set and then included on all later pressings of that album. Brooks' version resulted in a nomination at 41st Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and a nomination for Bob Dylan for Best Country Song.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[5] 22
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 7
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[7] 8
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[9] 63
US Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 32
Preceded by
"I Can Still Feel You"
by Collin Raye
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

August 1, 1998
Succeeded by
"There's Your Trouble"
by Dixie Chicks

Adele version[edit]

"Make You Feel My Love"
Adele - Make You Feel My Love.jpg
Single by Adele
from the album 19 and Songs for the Philippines[11]
Released October 27, 2008
Recorded October 2007
Length 3:32
Label XL
Writer(s) Bob Dylan
Producer(s) Jim Abbiss
Adele singles chronology
"Hometown Glory"
"Make You Feel My Love"
"Water and a Flame"

In 2008, British singer Adele recorded "Make You Feel My Love" for her debut studio album 19 (2008). It was released as the album's fourth and final single on October 27, 2008, both on CD and vinyl, originally peaking at number 26.[12] The largest sales of her recording, however, came during 2010–11 when it peaked at number 4.

After the song was performed on the seventh series of The X Factor, it re-entered the UK Singles Chart at number 24. The song then surged to number four after a second performance. Following a third X Factor performance and heavy use in the Comic Relief 2010 television, it spent three more non-consecutive weeks in the top 10. In early 2011 the song returned to the top 40 again, at number 34, after it appeared in the 2011 series of Britain's Got Talent. In all the cover spent a total of 55 weeks in the top 75, making it the joint 16th longest runner of all time.[citation needed]

Adele's version features in the soundtrack of the 2010 romantic comedy film When in Rome. Her cover version was also featured in the compilation album for the benefit of those affected by Supertyphoon Haiyan in the Philippines entitled Songs for the Philippines.[13] In October 2013 the song was used in the third week of Strictly Come Dancing as part of the "Love Week" theme. In January 2013, Heart Radio listed Adele's recording as the UK's number one song of all time in its Hall of Fame Top 500.[14]

At a concert at London's O2 Arena on March 22, 2016, the day of the Brussels bombings, Adele dedicated a performance of the song to the victims of the attacks.[15]


According to Alex Fletcher of Digital Spy, the version expresses Adele's affection for the song, "with just piano as backing, her dreamy, passionate vocals are allowed to shine".[16] According to The Guardian's Dave Simpson, with her "hushed delivery", Adele makes the song "her own".[17]

Music video[edit]

The song's music video features Adele singing the song in her apartment.

Other television appearances[edit]

In other television appearances in the UK and US, the song was used in Waterloo Road, One Tree Hill, Ghost Whisperer, Parenthood, The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital, Bones, Hollyoaks, EastEnders, Glee, Nashville and the pilot of Against the Wall.[citation needed] In addition, Adele's video of the song, directed by Mat Kirby, was released on music channels in late September 2008 and continues to be featured on her website.[18]

List of recordings[edit]

Digital download (version 1)

  1. "Make You Feel My Love" – 3:32

Digital download (version 2)

  1. "Make You Feel My Love" – 3:32
  2. "Make You Feel My Love" (video) – 3:32

CD single

  1. "Make You Feel My Love" – 3:32
  2. "Painting Pictures" – 3:33

19 version

  1. "Make You Feel My Love" – 3:32

19 Deluxe version

  1. "Make You Feel My Love" (live at Hotel Cafe) – 3:52

Chimes of Freedom live version

  1. "Make You Feel My Love" (recorded live at WXPN) – 4:04

Live at the Royal Albert Hall live version

  1. "Make You Feel My Love" (Live) – 3:48
Preceded by
"Focus" by Emma's Imagination
"Katy on a Mission" by Katy B
"Seek Bromance" by Tim Berg
"Surfin' Bird" by The Trashmen
"Me & You by Nero
UK Independent Singles Chart number-one single
3 October 2010 – 17 October 2010
24 October 2010 – 31 October 2010
13 November 2010 – 12 December 2010
26 December 2010 – 9 January 2011
16 January 2011 – 23 January 2011
Succeeded by
"Katy on a Mission" by Katy B
"Seek Bromance" by Tim Berg
"Turn My Swag On" by Alexa Goddard
"Me & You" by Nero
"Rolling in the Deep" by Adele

Other versions[edit]

"Make You Feel My Love" has also been recorded by Joan Osborne,[35] Josh Kelley whose version appeared on A Cinderella Story: Original Soundtrack,[36] Trisha Yearwood,[37] Neil Diamond,[38] Danny Bowes,[39][40] Shawn Colvin, Luka Bloom,[41] Timothy B. Schmit,[42] Ronan Keating,[43] Winifred Horan (from Solas), Emily Loizeau,[44] Bryan Ferry, Elkie Brooks (from her 2010 album Powerless), Mary Black,[45] Ruarri Joseph, Phil Keaggy, Paul Evans,[46] Taylor Hicks, Jon Peter Lewis,[47] Kris Allen,[48] Maria Muldaur,[49] Louise Setara,[50] actor Jeremy Irons,[51] Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran, Rebecca Ferguson, Aaron Tveit, Sleeping At Last, Straight No Chaser and Ane Brun.

The song was also covered by Lea Michele on the third episode of Glee's fifth season, "The Quarterback", in honor to Cory Monteith.

The song was covered by Maisy Stella in the ninth episode of the fifth season of Nashville as her character Daphne Conrad, who is singing to her mother Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) who had been in a car accident following the previous episode.


  1. ^ Trager, Oliver (2004). Keys to the Rain. Billboard Books. pp. 406–407. ISBN 0-8230-7974-0. 
  2. ^ "Billy Joel: Singles & EPs". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  4. ^ " – Billy Joel – To Make You Feel My Love" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 7945." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 21, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  6. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 3660." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 17, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  7. ^ "Garth Brooks – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Garth Brooks.
  8. ^ "Garth Brooks – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Garth Brooks.
  9. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1998". RPM. December 14, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Best of 1998: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  11. ^ Grow, Kory (November 26, 2013). "Beatles, Eminem, U2 Set for Philippines Benefit Album". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media LLC. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Adele | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Retrieved March 23, 2016. 
  13. ^ Grow, Kory (November 26, 2013). "Beatles, Eminem, U2 Set for Philippines Benefit Album". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media LLC. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Adele wins Heart's best song of all time". Radio Today. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Adele fans pay tribute to victims of Brussels attacks at London concert". BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat. BBC. March 22, 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2016. 
  16. ^ Fletcher, Alex (23 October 2008). "Adele: 'Make You Feel My Love'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  17. ^ Simpson, David (15 April 2011). "Adele – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  18. ^ "Make You Feel My Love". Adele website. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  19. ^ " – Adele – Make You Feel My Love" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  20. ^ "Chart Search Results – European Hot 100 Singles 2010-10-16". Archived from the original on 7 August 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  21. ^ "Chart Track: Week 40, 2010". Irish Singles Chart.
  22. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Adele search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  23. ^ " – Adele – Make You Feel My Love" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  24. ^ "Archive Chart: 2010-10-09". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  25. ^ " – Adele – Make You Feel My Love". Singles Top 100.
  26. ^ "Archive Chart: 2010-10-09" UK Singles Chart.
  27. ^ "Archive Chart: 2010-10-09" UK Indie Chart.
  28. ^ "Dutch Charts ... Single 2009". (in Dutch). Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  29. ^ "End Of Year Charts: 2010" (PDF). UkChartsPlus. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  30. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2015". Ultratop & Hung Medien / 
  31. ^ "Italian single certifications – Adele – Make You Feel My Love" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana.  Select Online in the field Sezione. Enter Adele in the field Filtra. Select 2016 in the field Anno. The certification will load automatically
  32. ^ "British single certifications – Make You Feel My Love". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 13 March 2015.  Enter Make You Feel My Love in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  33. ^ Jones, Alan (November 6, 2015). "Official Charts Analysis: Elvis Presley's I Can Dream sells 79,053 to top albums". Music Week. Intent Media. Retrieved November 7, 2015. (subscription required (help)). 
  34. ^ "American single certifications – Adele – Make You Feel My Love". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  35. ^ Duffy, John. "Joan Osborne: Righteous Love". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  36. ^ "Various Artists: A Cinderella Story". Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  37. ^ "Hope Floats"Music from the Motion Picture". Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  38. ^ "Neil Diamond: Home Before Dark". 
  39. ^ "Danny & Lucy Bowes". 
  40. ^ "Danny and Ben: Danny and Ben CD". 
  41. ^ Cater, Evan. "Luka Bloom: Keeper of the Flame". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  42. ^ "Timothy B. Schmit: Feed the Fire". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  43. ^ O'Brien, Jon. "Ronan Keating: Songs for My Mother". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  44. ^ Schacht, John. "Emily Loizeau: L'Autre Bout du Monde". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  45. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Mary Black: Full Tide". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  46. ^ Nathan, Dave. "Paul Evans: Roses Are Red, My Love". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  47. ^ "Jon Peter Lewis: Break The Silence". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  48. ^ "Kris Allen: Season 8 Favorite Performances". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  49. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Maria Muldaur: Heart of Mine". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-01-16. 
  50. ^ "Louise Setara: Still Waters". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  51. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Various Artists: Unexpected Dreams". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 

External links[edit]