You'll Accomp'ny Me

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"You'll Accomp'ny Me"
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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" single
Genre Soft rock
Length 4:00 (album version)
3:36 (single version)
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Bob Seger
Producer(s) Punch Andrews
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band singles chronology
"Against the Wind"
(1980)
"You'll Accomp'ny Me"
(1980)
"The Horizontal Bop"
(1980)

"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]

Content[edit]

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

History[edit]

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 Billboards 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
position
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 artist Frankie Ballard covered the song for his 2016 album, El Río, and it was released to country radio in February 2017.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - You'll Accomp'ny Me - swisscharts.com". Retrieved 2008-04-28. 
  2. ^ "'You'll Accomp'ny Me' sheet music". musicnotes.com. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "You'll Accomp'ny Me" at Billboard.com
  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.