"I Remember You" was the third single from Skid Row's self-titled debut album. They were modelled on Bon Jovi; founder Dave Sabo was the original guitarist in that band and played on their first single, "Runaway
." Jon Bon Jovi took a personal and professional interest in the band, signing them to a publishing deal with his company. Skid Row's first single, "Youth Gone Wild
," was their anthemic live burner. Their next two singles, "18 And Life
" and "I Remember You," were slower-tempo story songs with broad appeal.
Two days after the album was released, Skid Row joined Bon Jovi on tour, where they piggybacked on their press coverage. The album sold a striking 5 million copies just in America, but this was a volatile bunch, and they weren't able to sustain the momentum. Sebastian Bach leaned into the Guns N' Roses sound and attitude, which is more apparent on Skid Row's second album, released in 1991. That one debuted at #1, but quickly nosedived with no hit singles.