This I Promise You

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"This I Promise You"
ThisIPromiseYou.jpg
Single by NSYNC
from the album No Strings Attached
B-side "I Thought She Knew", "Yo te Voy a Amar"
Released November 25, 2000
Format CD single
Recorded 1999
Genre Pop, R&B, soul
Length 4:44 (Album Version)
4:27 (Radio Version)
Label Jive
Writer(s) Richard Marx
Producer(s) Richard Marx
NSYNC singles chronology
"I'll Never Stop"
(2000)
"This I Promise You"
(2000)
"Pop"
(2001)
Music video
"This I Promise You" on YouTube

"This I Promise You" is a song by American boy band NSYNC. It was released on November 25, 2000 as the third single in the United States and the fourth single in Europe from their second studio album, No Strings Attached, in 2000.

The song was composed by pop singer Richard Marx, who would later record the song twice, first for the Japanese release of his album Days in Avalon similar to the NSYNC version, and again as a rock song for the European version of his Stories to Tell album. Marx would later use the Days in Avalon version of "This I Promise You" for his Now and Forever: The Ballads album as a duet with Asian singer Sabrina.

"This I Promise You" was the group's fifth top-ten single in the U.S., reaching number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the autumn of 2000. In addition, the song spent 13 weeks at number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, the group's first song to do so.[1] The single was less successful internationally, reaching number 21 on the UK Singles Chart and failing to make the top 20 in Australia.

The album version of the song was also featured on the 2001 compilation album Now That's What I Call Music! 7, but the radio edit was featured on all the three compilation albums: Greatest Hits (2005), The Collection (2010), and The Essential *NSYNC (2014).

A Spanish language version of the song, titled "Yo te Voy a Amar" was recorded at the same time and released in Spanish-speaking countries such as Mexico and Spain.

Music video[edit]

The video, directed by Dave Meyers, shows the group clad in turtlenecks singing in the Redwood National and State Parks, with different shots of different love relationships being shown in bubbles floating around the forest. Footage of the San Francisco skyline appears at different intervals and at the key change, the video switches to the group sitting at a table at an outdoor eatery along the Embarcadero, with little girls blowing bubbles around. The video debuted on TRL October 27, 2000. MadTV spoofed the video on December 16, 2000, with "This We Promise You", poking fun at the group's clean-cut image.

Track listing[edit]

  • UK
CD single
  1. "This I Promise You" (Radio Version) – 4:27
  2. "It's Gonna Be Me" (Maurice Joshua Radio Remix) – 4:13
  3. "I Thought She Knew" – 3:22
Cassette
  1. "This I Promise You" (Radio Version) – 4:27
  2. "This I Promise You" (Hex Hector Radio Mix) – 3:57
  3. "I Thought She Knew" – 3:22
  • Europe
CD1
  1. "This I Promise You" (Album Version) – 4:43
  2. "This I Promise You" (Hex Hector Radio Mix) – 3:57
CD2
  1. "This I Promise You" (Album Version) – 4:43
  2. "I Thought She Knew" – 3:22
Limited edition remix single
  1. "This I Promise You" (Album Version) – 4:43
  2. "This I Promise You" (Hex Hector Club Mix) – 9:10
  3. "This I Promise You" (Hex Hector Radio Mix) – 3:57
  4. "Yo te Voy a Amar"
  • America
Making the Tour exclusive bonus disc
  1. "This I Promise You" (Live Home Video Mix) – 5:10

Credits and personnel[edit]

Recording[2]
  • Recorded at The Treehouse, North Hollywood, CA and Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA
Personnel[2]
  • Richard Marx – songwriter, producer, arranger
  • David Cole – recording engineer, mixing engineer
  • Adam Barber – vocal recording
  • Cesar Ramirez – assistant engineer
  • Ok Hee Kim – assistant engineer
  • Toby Dearborn – assistant engineer
  • Jeffrey CJ Vanston – drum and keyboard programming
  • Michael Thompson – guitar
  • Chaz Harper – mastering

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000–01) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 42
Belgian Ultratop 50 43
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 8
Dutch Top 40 80
German Singles Chart[3] 37
Italian Singles Chart[4] 56
New Zealand Singles Chart 32
Scottish Singles Chart[5] 24
Spanish Singles Chart[6] 7
Swedish Singles Chart 12
Swiss Singles Chart 40
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 21
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 5
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[9] 1
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[10] 27
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[11] 34
US Latin Airplay (Billboard)[12] 30
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[13] 16
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[14] 4
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[15] 20

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  2. ^ a b This I Promise You (liner notes). NSYNC. Jive Records. 2000. 9251342. 
  3. ^ http://www.officialcharts.de/suche.asp?search=n sync&chart=no&music=no&country=de&peak=Peak&kategorie=alles&bereich=c_suche
  4. ^ http://www.hitparadeitalia.it/indici/per_interprete/an.htm
  5. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/scottish-singles-chart/20001126/41/
  6. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  7. ^ "NSYNC: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  8. ^ "NSYNC – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for NSYNC. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  9. ^ "NSYNC – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for NSYNC. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  10. ^ "NSYNC – Chart history" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for NSYNC. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  11. ^ "NSYNC – Chart history" Billboard Hot Latin Songs for NSYNC. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "NSYNC – Chart history" Billboard Latin Airplay for NSYNC. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  13. ^ "NSYNC – Chart history" Billboard Latin Pop Songs for NSYNC. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  14. ^ "NSYNC – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for NSYNC. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  15. ^ "NSYNC – Chart history" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for NSYNC. Retrieved April 26, 2017.

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