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Encyclopedia > I'll Be There for You (Rembrandts song)
"I'll Be There for You"
"I'll Be There for You" cover
Single by The Rembrandts
from the album L.P.
Released 1995
Genre Power Pop
Length 3:09
Label Atlantic / Wea
Writer(s) David Crane, Marta Kauffman, Allee Willis, Phil Sōlem, Danny Wilde
Producer(s) Kevin Bright, David Crane, Marta Kauffman

"I'll Be There for You", performed by The Rembrandts is the theme song to the hit American sitcom Friends, which premiered in 1994. Although The Rembrandts write most of their own songs, this one was written specifically for the show by Michael Skloff and Allee Willis and was initially offered to They Might Be Giants and REM [1]. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... The Rembrandts are a band formed by Phil Sōlem and Danny Wilde in 1989. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Power pop is a long-standing musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop music. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... David Crane (born August 10, 1957) is a successful American writer and producer. ... Marta Kauffman created the TV series Friends with David Crane and is the executive producer of that show along with David Crane and Kevin S. Bright. ... Allee Willis is an American songwriter, artist, set designer, multimedia artist, writer and director. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Kevin S. Bright (born 1955) is an American television executive producer and director whose credits include Friends and Joey. ... David Crane (born August 10, 1957) is a successful American writer and producer. ... Marta Kauffman created the TV series Friends with David Crane and is the executive producer of that show along with David Crane and Kevin S. Bright. ... The Rembrandts are a band formed by Phil Sōlem and Danny Wilde in 1989. ... The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... This article is about a genre of comedy. ... For the use of the word in a general sense, see Friendship. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Allee Willis is an American songwriter, artist, set designer, multimedia artist, writer and director. ... This article is about the musical group. ... R.E.M. is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia in 1980 by Bill Berry (drums), Peter Buck (guitar), Mike Mills (bass guitar), and Michael Stipe (vocals). ...


After a Tennessee disc jockey looped the original short version into a full-length track and played it on the air, it became so popular that they had to record it. "Our record label said we had to finish the song and record it. There was no way to get out of it," lead singer Phil Sōlem said.[2] Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... For looping in computer programming, see program loop. ...


The song made it onto L.P., the album The Rembrandts released in 1995, at the last moment. The song was not released as a single at first, a then common practice by record companies who feared it would cannibalize album sales. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart for eight weeks. When the single was finally released, it reached number two in the UK and reached seventeenth on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 as the flipside to "This House is not a Home". The Hot 100 Airplay is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... “B-Sides” redirects here. ...


Rarely heard on UK radio after its early popularity, the song was frequently played on UK pop radio in 2004 around the time of the series finale.


"I'll Be There for You" has been included on the following albums:

  • Friends: Music From The TV Series (1994 soundtrack compilation)
  • LP - The Rembrandts (1995)
  • Friends Again (1999 soundtrack compilation)
  • Serial TV: Les Plus Grands Hits Des Séries TV (compilation)
  • Happy Songs (compilation)
  • Billboard Top Hits: 1995 (compilation)


The music video of this song was also popular worldwide, featuring all the six main stars of the show where they gradually take the singing and dancing roles of the band. The video was included as a bonus feature on several of the show's Complete Season DVD Boxsets. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Friends Again Cover Friends Again was the second soundtrack album released for the television series Friends, after 1995s Friends Original TV Soundtrack. ... This article is about the year. ...


European Maxi CD tracklist

  1. "I'll Be There for You" (3:09)
  2. "Fixin' to Blow" (5:03)
  3. "Just The Way It Is Baby" (4:06)
  4. "Snippets Medley" (6:46)
    • Don't Hide Your Love
    • End Of The Beginning
    • Lovin' Me Insane
    • Drowning In Your Tears
    • This House Is Not A Home

 
 

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