Wherever You Will Go

Album: Camino Palmero (2001)
Charted: 3 5
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  • The guitarist of The Calling, Aaron Kamin, wrote this song which caught on with the touching message of following someone to the ends of the earth. Aaron explained in a radio interview: "At the time my grandmother's best friend had passed away and she left behind a husband of 50 or more years and I was at the funeral and afterwards I just started thinking of what it would be like to be him and have your whole life change so dramatically and not for the best in a matter of moments. Somebody that you live and grow with and are one with, just to be gone, is crazy and I figured all he ever thinks about probably is finding a way to get back to her or be with her or make sure she's alright or something like that. That was the sentiment behind that."

    The Calling lead singer Alex Band is also credited as a songwriter on the track.
  • There are two versions of this video. The first was made in Mexico and the other, better known version was made in an LA sewer. Nigel Dick, who directed the LA video, realized they had to make a new one because the first one didn't fit well with the song. The new one did extremely well on MTV's Total Request Live. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Audrey - LA, CA
  • Marc Tanner, who co-wrote and produced the hit songs for the band Nelson, produced the Camino Palmero album, including this track.
  • Camino Palmero was first album for The Calling, who released just one more before splitting up in 2005. The band got a big break when they performed "Wherever You Will Go" in the 2000 movie Coyote Ugly.
  • The album was a surprise hit, selling over 800,000 copies, but it caused a lot of tension in the band when drummer Nate Wood and bass player Billy Mohler left the band in 2003 and sued Kamin and lead singer Alex Band, claiming they were not properly paid for their contributions.
  • London born singer-guitarist Charlene Soraia recorded a cover of this song to soundtrack an advert for Twinings tea. Her version entered the UK singles chart in October 2011 after being made available for download and it eventually spent 24 weeks on the tally, peaking at #3. Soraia attended the Brit School, where other pupils at the time included Adele, Rox and Kate Nash.
  • This song was featured in promos for the TV series Star Trek: Enterprise.
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Comments: 16

  • Lorin Russell from Los AngelesThis is a beautiful and haunting song. Alex has a much better voice than Stapp and this is" his" voice. He isnt copying Stapp and his voice is what it is. Much better writing than Creed too. Stapp's voice almost sounds unnatural. Much better quality. I love his deep voice. That someone could write such a sensitive song and put it to the best music blows my mind. I will forever be a fan!
  • Nancy from Apache Junction, AzActually the lead singer of The Calling, Alex Band wrote Wherever You Will Go when he was 15 years old. Go to www.alexmaxband.com for information
  • Uzoma from Kano, OtherAwesome song!
  • Andrew from Sydney, AustraliaI love this song
  • Kayla from Newport, TnI adore this song. To me it sounds like this guy has died or is dying and wishes he could find a way to be back with the one he love whether as a spirit or being reincarnated
  • Chelsie from Tonawanda, NyNo..hollie..neither you or Liz are right.

    taken from alexmaxband.com,
    Aaron - From Kiss 92 Interview - It was about 3 and a half years ago we did it. It's about, at the time my grandmother's best friend had passed away and she left behind a husband of 50 or more years and I was at the funeral and afterwards I just started thinking of what it would be like to be him and have your whole life change so dramatically and not for the best in a matter of moments, you know. Somebody that you live and grow with and are one with, just to be gone, is crazy and I figured all he ever thinks about probably is finding a way to get back to her or be with her or make sure she's alright or something like that. That was the sentiment behind that.

    the Calling only consists of two people. Aaron Kamin and Alex band. Everyone else is just part of the band they hired. That's why they got in a law suit.
  • Mitchell from Adelaide, Australia You know this could be considered a stalker song. Sorry I just love saying that, ruins people's fun!
  • Dan from Bensalem, PaI was in the hospital when this song first became popular and I was not expected to make it home. This song sounded like I had written it for my wife. I told here this was the song I wanted played at my funeral. To this day when I hear it it takes me back to those times and I still get teary eyes thinking of her being alone. Great song. And as I guess you can tell I survived!!!
  • Devin from Guy, Arit does sound a lot like scott stapp, but i still like the song
  • Joel from Columbia, ScThought it sounded a little to much like Scott Stapp from Creed. Not knocking it though.
  • Charlette from Budapest, HungaryThis song is very good. I love the singers' voice.
  • Paul from Jersey City, NjWhen I hear this song I think about my Uncle.
    He died 9/11/2001, and I saw the devastation it
    cause through my entire family, especially his wife and their 5 kids. I also think of my kids,
    as to when it becomes my turn to leave here.
  • Hollie from Stockton, CaThe first comment about the sang is not correct. The song was written after the drummer's wife died. Also,the guitarist in The Calling is the brother of the guitarist in Lifehouse.
  • Audrey from La, CaWas also played to promote the movie "Katie & Leopold" in TV commercials. The band also performed this Teen Choice Music Mania 2002. This song is major kick ass! I love this song so much and I never get tired of hearing it! Alex and Aaron you guys rock! Keep bringing great music!:-)
  • Daisy from Ikast, DenmarkJohnny Knoxville also appears in the movie "Coyote Ugly". Though he's only in it for like 5 seconds or so.
  • Rodrigo from Guatemala, OtherThe Calling appears performing this song live in the movie "Coyote Ugly", even though they didn't appear in the soundtrack at all.
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