I Remember You

Album: Skid Row (1989)
Charted: 36 6
  • Charting at the Top 20 in six separate international charts (US, UK, Australia, Canada, Sweden, and Switzerland), this was Skid Row's most successful song, although "18 And Life" scored higher on the US charts.

    "I Remember You" is also the obligatory slow power ballad that every metal band seemed to crank out in the late '80s and early '90s. Skid Row bass player Rachel Bolan and guitarist Dave Sabo share writing credits, as they do on many Skid Row songs. But really, what sells the song is Sebastian Bach's iron tonsils delivering a blistering vocal performance.
  • The song has since been a part of soundtracks for the TV series South Park, October Road, and Friday Night Lights, among others.
  • In 2003, Skid Row, sporting new vocalist Johnny Solinger, re-recorded this song and re-released it as "I Remember You Two" on their album Thickskin. It was a far faster tempo, redone for Solinger's condensed vocal range. To say that this was not well-received would be putting it mildly. Fans practically had an album burning.
  • The album Skid Row is Skid Row's most successful, selling four million copies in the US alone.
  • This was covered by contestant Amber Carrington on the reality singing competition The Voice on June 3, 2013. Carrington reportedly admitted to coach Adam Levine during rehearsal that she had never heard the song before and during her performance she was forced to make up some of the lyrics on the spot. "People, they don't know that song and so they were like, 'No, I didn't notice it, but I totally forgot the freaking words, and I made up something," Amber told Access Hollywood's Laura Saltman backstage. "I don't know how that happened. But the words spilled out of me and I think they rhymed."

    She added: "I was like, 'This is a live show and I'm about to like stand here and not know the words.'"
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  • Frankie from Sunset Strip, Los AngelesCan't believe no ones commented on this song yet! Sebastian is hilarious and gorgeous and his vocal range is insane. Also a great song if you're learning guitar.
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