I Will Remember
by Toto

Album: Tambu (1995)
Charted: 64
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Songfacts®:

  • Steve Lukather wrote this not for a girl, but for Jeff Porcaro, the former drummer of Toto, who died a few years ago and who was one of "Luke's" best friends. The song talks about friendship, sadness and that so many things had changed. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Jimmy - Vienna, Austria

Comments: 6

  • Norbanks from DenmarkThanks, Chris, for the recommendation of Fleesh. Not only do I agree that their version of I Will Remember is great, but they've made many great covers.

    Thanks for enriching my day and widening my horizon.
  • Chris from FranceJust in case anyone is interested - and I can't understand how this wasn't a massive hit - but have a listen on Youtube to the version by Fleesh of Brazil, which is beyond magnificent.
  • Donnaluvstotosomuch! from Austin TxThis song is beautiful beyond words, the melody is haunting and gives me goosebumps! A very fine piece of songwriting and composition.
    Thank you for this contribution to humanity...love, love, love. Donna, b. 1968, 80s music Will Live Forever!
  • Mark from AustraliaWritten by Luke in memory of his friend Jeff Porcaro. While the song's title is poignant, the beat laid down by Simon behind the drums is Jeff's famous Mushanga groove at half speed. No coincidence.
  • Oliver from Quatre Bornes, MauritiusThere's something really nostalgic in this song..i think it has been written with real feelings and it is shared emotionally with listeners..well done steve...olimelo
  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdI have never heard this one. Jeff Porcaro was one of the greatest drummers of our generation. Not only did he work with Toto but with Steely Dan, Boz Scaggs, Phoebe Snow, Barbra Streisand, Chaka
    Khan, Al Jarreau, Mike McDonald, Christopher Cross and many others. He was found dead in his garden in 1992 reportly of an allergic recation to pesticide (actually it was a heart attack)
    In 1997 David "Creatchy" Garfield put together a tribute album called "Tribute to Jeff" which features members of Toto plus many of the other folks he had worked with.
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