I'll Remember

Album: With Honors soundtrack (1994)
Charted: 7 2
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  • Madonna wrote this with her frequent songwriting partner Patrick Leonard, along with Richard Page (frontman of the '80s band Mr. Mister). The tender ballad represents one of Madonna's many transformations, this time in an effort to neutralize her overtly sexual image, which was in full force two years earlier with her Erotica album and the release of her aptly titled coffee table book Sex.
  • This is the theme song to the college comedy/drama With Honors, starring Brendan Fraser as a Harvard student whose thesis is stolen by a crafty homeless man (Joe Pesci). >>
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  • This song was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television category and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song in 1995. It lost to Bruce Springsteen's "Streets Of Philadelphia" for Philadelphia and Elton John's "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from The Lion King, respectively. (Springsteen's song was not up against Madonna's for the Golden Globe, however; his was eligible for nomination in 1993 and won.)
  • With Honors' director Alek Keshishian also directed the music video for this song, which showed the raven-haired Madonna performing with backup singers in a stylized recording studio. This wasn't Keshishian's first gig with Madge, though. He was also at the helm for the music video of another soundtrack hit, "This Used To Be My Playground," from A League of Their Own, and the 1991 documentary Madonna: Truth or Dare.
  • This was included on Something to Remember, Madonna's 1995 compilation of ballads.
  • Chris Colfer performed this song with the rest of the Glee cast in the 2012 episode "Goodbye."
  • The Ramones performed this as part of a "Best Song from a Movie Medley" at the MTV Movie Awards in 1995, though Stone Temple Pilots' "Big Empty" from The Crow took home the prize.
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  • Leo from Westminster 1, MdMadonna Cries in I'll Remember. Only Her Artistry, Delivery and Sadness matter in the end. Her writing and voice are from her heart. Like this song cries, Madonna is never afraid to cry. That's what makes her brilliant! I'll Remember=Ciccone magic! Madonna Forever!
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnSuch a tender song, Madonna's delivery is her real magic.
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