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Rock Rewind: Bryan Adams “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”

In 1991, Canadian rocker Bryan Adams was tapped to record a song for the end credits of a film called Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, starring Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman. The film itself was met with mixed reviews, but this romantic power ballad ended up being a defining moment in Adams’ career.

Co-written by Adams, Mutt Lange and the film’s soundtrack composer Michael Kamen, “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” became a number-one hit in nearly 2 dozen countries, spending 7 weeks atop the Billboard charts (and 18 weeks at No. 1 in the UK) and going triple-Platinum here in the U.S. The song went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television, and earned the film its only Oscar nomination.

As was common practice for movie soundtrack singles, the video below features shots of Adams and his band interspersed with clips from the film. Remember, and enjoy!

 


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Tim Ferrar's interest in pop and rock started as a child, listening to Top-40 radio for hours on end while playing air guitar in his bedroom. Eventually air guitar led to electric guitar, and Tim began playing in bands and writing his own songs. With an admitted weakness for "a great hook or a great guitar riff," Tim's musical tastes are broad and varied, ranging from Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga on the pop side to Bon Jovi and Foo Fighters on the rock side- making him the ideal guy to cover our Rock and Pop categories. By day, Tim is a mild-mannered accountant in Chicago. By night, he rocks out on electric guitar in a cover band in various clubs around town- much to the surprise of some of his clients.

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