You'll Accomp'ny Me

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"You'll Accomp'ny Me"
Single by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
from the album Against the Wind
B-side "Betty Lou's Gettin' Out Tonight"
Released July 1980
Format 7"
Genre Soft rock
  • 4:00 (album version)
  • 3:36 (single version)
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Bob Seger
Producer(s) Punch Andrews
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band singles chronology
"Against the Wind"
"You'll Accomp'ny Me"
"The Horizontal Bop"

"Against the Wind"
"You'll Accomp'ny Me"
"The Horizontal Bop"

"You'll Accomp'ny Me" is a song written and recorded by American rock singer Bob Seger. It appears on his album Against the Wind.[1]


The song is in the key of E major with a main chord pattern of A–E.[2]


It reached number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3]

An entry in the Encyclopedia of Classic Rock describes the song as "forecast[ing] his career direction by crossing over onto Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart".[4] Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic wrote in a review of Against the Wind that "the record really starts to kick into high gear with 'You'll Accomp'ny Me,' a ballad the equal of anything on its two predecessors."[5]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 23
Canadian RPM Top 100 8
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 14
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 8

Other versions[edit]

Country music artist Frankie Ballard covered the song for his 2016 album, El Río, and it was released to country radio in February 2017.[7] The song charted at number 57, becoming Ballard's lowest-peaking single of his career.


  1. ^ "Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - You'll Accomp'ny Me -". Retrieved 2008-04-28.
  2. ^ "'You'll Accomp'ny Me' sheet music". Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  3. ^ "You'll Accomp'ny Me" at
  4. ^ Lurhssen, David; Larson, Michael. Encyclopedia of Classic Rock. p. 327.
  5. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Against the Wind review". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  6. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  7. ^ "Hear Frankie Ballard's Next Single, 'You'll Accomp'ny Me'". The Boot. Retrieved 3 March 2017.