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#ThrowbackThursday: “(Everything I Do) I Do it for You” by Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams “(Everything I Do) I Do it For You” was featured on the Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves soundtrack.

by Sean Smith

Canadian rocker Bryan Adams has released his eleventh studio album this week.  The new offering is called Tracks of My Years and is made up of Adams covering songs from his childhood, when he first fell in love with music. A few of the covers Adams includes on the new album include Bob Dylan’s “Lay Lady Lay”, The Beatles “Any Time At All”, and The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows”.

Bryan Adams first made a name for himself back in the 1980s with hit songs like “Summer of ’69”, “Heaven”, and “Run to You” to name just a few. He also had a number of hits in the 1990s like “Please Forgive Me”, “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?”,  and “All For Love” with Rod Stewart and Sting. But it was in 1991 that Bryan Adams released the subject of this weeks #tbt here on Clizbeats, “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”.

The power ballad “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” was the lead single from Bryan Adams sixth album Waking Up the Neighbours and was also included on the soundtrack for the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. The song did extremely well commercially for Adams as it reached the #1 spot on charts across the world. It spent seven weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart here in America, 16 weeks atop the UK Singles Chart, and nine weeks atop Adams native Canadian Singles Chart. “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” also won Bryan Adams a Grammy Award in 1992 for “Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television”. And since Bryan Adams’ new album Tracks of My Years is made up of cover songs, it’s worth mentioning that R&B singer Brandy included a very well done cover of his “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” on her 1998 album Never Say Never. Her version was produced by David Foster, who also was behind her 1998 hit, “Have You Ever.”

So in honor of Bryan Adams releasing his new album Tracks of My Years, we remember his 1991 chart topping hit “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”. Enjoy!

 Bryan Adam 

“(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”

From Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves Soundtrack/Waking Up The Neighbors 

Warner Bros Pictures/Morgan Creek Productions/A&M Records

 

Brandy

“(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”

From Never Say Never

Atlantic Records