Sep 012013
 

from (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU (single)

written by Bryan Adams, Michael Kamen & Robert John “Mutt” Lange

Bryan Adams’ “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” was one of the most successful power ballads of the nineties. It topped the charts selling over eight million copies worldwide. The ballad was co-written by the Canadian rocker with the late composer Michael Kamen and noted producer “Mutt” Lange.

Although it has been covered by many singers, one of the best renditions was recorded in 1998 by R&B diva Brandy under David Foster’s expert production. Around those days, the young singer was red-hot. Her five-time platinum album, “Never Say Never,” made a steady step into stardom. “Never Say Never” included Brandy’s very successful duet with Monica on “The Boy Is Mine.” Another #1 hit was “Have You Ever,” a Diane Warren ballad with a solid gold Foster’s production.

Brandy’s rendition of “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” was the final single released from the album. Foster’s clever arrangement was based on synths, piano and programmed drums which gave the song a different flavor, changing the original power ballad into an R&B hit. It was slower, tailor-made for Brandy’s style. The singer evidently took benefit from Foster’s immense experience with the best singers on the planet and her top-notch, flawless vocals proved he was right.


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Lead Vocals: Brandy
Acoustic Piano & Keyboards: David Foster
Acoustic Guitar: Dean Parks
Electric Guitar: Michael Thompson
Synth Programming: Felipe Elgueta

Produced & Arranged by David Foster


Lyrics

Look in to my eyes
You will see what you mean to me
Search your heart, search your soul
Oh, when you find me there you’ll search no more

Don’t tell me it’s not worth tryin’ for
You can’t tell me it’s not worth dyin’ for
You know it’s true, everything I do, I do it for you

Look in to your heart, you will find
There is nothin’ there to hide
Take me as I am, take my life
I would give it all, I would sacrifice

Don’t tell me it’s not worth fightin’ for
I can’t help it, there’s nothin’ I want more
You know it’s true, everything I do, I do it for you

There is no love, like your love
An’ no other could give me more love
There’s nowhere, unless your there
All the time, all the way

Everything I do

You can’t tell me it’s not worth tryin’ for
I just can’t help it, there’s nothin’ in the world I want more
Oh, I would fight for you, yeah, I’d lie for you
Walk the wire for you, yeah, I’d die for you
You know it’s true, everything I do, I do it for you