MOVIE SONG #13: (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU (FROM "ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES")--BRYAN ADAMS, 1991
It became the #1 single for all of 1991, the biggest chart single in
the USA for a Canadian act and spent a rock-era record most weeks at
#1 in the United Kingdom with 16.
"(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" by Bryan Adams is the #10 song
in the first 25 years of "American Top 40's" history.
"Everything" tied a 31-year-old record established by another Canadian
#1 single, "Theme From 'A Summer Place'" by Percy Faith, for keeping
the most #2 songs out of #1. It was the fastest climbing #1 single
since "We Are The World" by USA For Africa.
"Everything" was introduced in the movie , "Robin Hood: Prince Of
Thieves" and apparently a lot of people who saw the movie remembered
the song. Today, it's an Adult Contemporary radio standard, getting
tons of airplayon Mainstream AC stations throughout the United
By the way, the all-time record for most weeks at #1 on the British
charts was 18 and was set by "I Believe" by Frankie Layne in 1953.
That happened about two years before the start of the so-called rock
NEXT TOMORROW AT #12: CLINT EASTWOOD HELPED THIS SONG
MOVIE SONG #14: CALL ME (FROM "AMERICAN GIGOLO")--BLONDIE, 1980
Stevie Nicks turned it down...and it became the #1 single of 1980.
"Call Me" by Blondie spent six weeks at #1 in the spring of 1980 and
it's the #14 movie song of all time. Geogio Moroder, who helped make
Donna Summer the Queen of Disco with his producing and song-writing
skills for her, co-wrote "Call Me" along with Deborah Harry of
Harry wrote the lyrics after Nicks turned down the song and Moroder
had difficulties with getting the lyrics to make sense in English.
"His lyrics suffered from his language change," Harry told Fred
Bronson for his book, "The Billboard Book Of Number One Hits. "He had
a strange title for the song. Something like 'Machine Man' or "Metal
Man.' It had to do with a man being a mechanical lover. You know, he
was on call, so to speak."
After seeing an unfinished version of the movie it would come from,
"American Gigolo," Harry went home and once she got there, she wrote
the lyrics. "Call Me" was Blondie's second #1 hit. About year earlier,
the group hit the chart jackpot with "Heart Of Glass." Later on,
Blondie would have #1 hits in 1981 with "The Tide Is High" and
Moroder also produced "Call Me." Mike Chapman was Blondie's producer
on "Heart Of Glass." Chapman's held the unique distinction of having
produced four #1's by four different acts in a year's time. In
addtion to Blondie with "Heart Of Glass," the other #1 acts were Exile
("Kiss You All Over"), Nick Gilder ("Hot Child In The City") and the
Knack ("My Sharona").