You'll Accomp'ny Me

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"You'll Accomp'ny Me"
YoullAccompnyMe.jpg
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
Length
  • 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"
(1980)
"You'll Accomp'ny Me"
(1980)
"The Horizontal Bop"
(1980)
"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 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
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 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.

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.