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"There You'll Be"
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Single by Faith Hill
from the album Pearl Harbor Soundtrack and There You'll Be
B-side
  • "There Will Come a Day"
  • "If I Should Fall Behind"
Released May 22, 2001 (2001-05-22)
Recorded 2000
Length 3:40
Label
Songwriter(s) Diane Warren
Producer(s)
  • Trevor Horn
  • Byron Gallimore
Faith Hill singles chronology
"If My Heart Had Wings"
(2001)
"There You'll Be"
(2001)
"Cry"
(2002)

"There You'll Be" is a love song by American country pop recording artist Faith Hill. It was first offered to Celine Dion, who turned it down because she did not want to record another romantic ballad for a soundtrack album ("My Heart Will Go On"). Written by Diane Warren, produced by Trevor Horn and Byron Gallimore, and orchestrated by David Campbell, it was released on May 22, 2001, and was featured on the Pearl Harbor soundtrack. The track was also featured on Hill's greatest hits albums There You'll Be and The Hits. "There You'll Be" is about remembering deceased acquaintances and reminding oneself that they will always be with them.

Upon its release, it became Hill's highest-charting single in the United Kingdom and Ireland, reaching numbers three and four respectively. The single topped the charts of Canada, Portugal and Sweden and became a top-ten hit in the United States and several European nations. Music critics responded positively to the song, and it received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Its music video was directed by Michael Bay, who also directed Pearl Harbor. The video was set in the same time period as the film and drew many parallels.

Composition and lyrics

Set in common time, "There You'll Be" is written in the key of F minor. Arden Lambert from Country Daily described the recording as a love song, writing, "The song starts with a mellow tone, but slowly builds up as the track advances. This melody simulates what people feel when they lose someone. Its lines speak of gratefulness to a deceased person who has shown you that there is more to life. It is a song that looks back on all the things they shared with you. Ultimately, it is a reminder that even if they are not with us anymore, you will know that they will continue to keep us strong as the line in the song says, "I'll keep a part of you with me, And everywhere I am there you'll be".

Chart performance

Released in May 2001, "There You'll Be" reached a peak of number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in July 2001 due to strong airplay. No commercial CD single was released because producers wanted to boost sales of the Pearl Harbor soundtrack, which forced the song to chart solely on airplay in the United States. The song also reached number 11 on the Billboard Country Singles Chart. On the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, it stayed at number one for 11 non-consecutive weeks. For the issue of September 1, 2001, it tied Dido's single "Thank You" at number one with 1,595 detections—the first time this had happened since Billboard began using Broadcast Data Systems in 1991. Because both songs lost detections, and because the same number of radio stations were playing the two singles that week, a third tiebreaker based on the smallest decrease of plays had to be utilized; "There You'll Be" lost 125 plays while "Thank You" lost 15, so the latter song ascended to number one. In Canada, it topped the Canadian Singles Chart for three non-consecutive weeks.

In Europe, "There You'll Be" peaked at number one in Portugal and Sweden; in the latter nation, the single reached number one on August 2 and remained at the top for five weeks in total, ending 2001 as Sweden's tenth-most-successful hit. In the Flanders region of Belgium, the song rose to number two on the chart week of August 25 and was the region's 23rd-best-selling hit of the year. Elsewhere, the single peaked within the top 10 in Austria, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland. It additionally became a top-twenty hit in Finland, Italy, New Zealand, and Spain. On the Eurochart Hot 100, the song peaked at number six. In Australia, it reached number 24 and spent eight weeks on the ARIA Singles Chart.

"There You'll Be" is by far Faith Hill's biggest hit single in the United Kingdom to date, debuting and peaking at number three on the UK Singles Chart in June 2001 and spending 14 weeks inside the top 100. On September 20, 2008, a contestant named Amy Connelly sang the song for her audition on The X Factor. Her performance renewed interest in the original Faith Hill rendition of the song, and the track re-entered the UK Singles Chart at number 10 the next week based purely on downloads, which gave the song an extra four weeks inside the top 100. It gained yet another week on the chart in 2012, when it re-entered at number 47. The single is certified Platinum in the UK and Sweden and Gold in Belgium.

Awards and nominations

The song was nominated in 2002 for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, but lost out to "I'm Like a Bird" by singer Nelly Furtado. The song also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, but also lost to Randy Newman's "If I Didn't Have You" from Disney/Pixar's Monsters, Inc..

Track listings

US 7-inch vinyl
No. Title Length
1. "There You'll Be" (album version) 3:40
2. "Breathe"   4:10
US CD single
No. Title Length
1. "There You'll Be"   3:38
2. "There Will Come a Day"   4:16
UK and European CD single
No. Title Length
1. "There You'll Be"   3:38
2. "There Will Come a Day"   4:16
3. "If I Should Fall Behind"   4:32

Personnel

Credits are lifted from the US CD single liner notes.

  • Faith Hill – vocals
  • Diane Warren – writer
  • Trevor Horn, Byron Gallimore – producers
  • David Campbell – orchestrator and conductor
  • Fiachra Trench, James S. Levine – arranging
  • Bob Brockmann – recording
  • Steve MacMillan – additional recording
  • Mike Shipley – mixing
  • Robert Hadley – mastering
  • James Duncan – assistant engineer
  • Sandy DeCrescent – music contractor
  • Booker White – music preparation
  • Jerry Bruckheimer, Kathy Nelson – soundtrack executive producers
  • Kathy Nelson, Bob Badami – music supervisors
  • Bill Green – executive in charge of music for the Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group

Charts and certifications

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