"I'll Be You" was released as the lead single from The Replacements' sixth studio album Don't Tell a Soul in 1989 and was written by lead singer Paul Westerberg. It became the band's first and only Billboard Hot 100 single, peaking at #51. The song also reached the top of the Modern Rock Tracks and Album Rock Tracks charts (both of which were based entirely on radio airplay rather than sales.)

"I'll Be You"
The Replacements - I'll Be You cover.jpg
Single by The Replacements
from the album Don't Tell a Soul
ReleasedApril 1989
FormatCD single, 12"
GenreAlternative rock
Songwriter(s)Paul Westerberg
Producer(s)Matt Wallace
The Replacements singles chronology
"Cruella DeVille"
"I'll Be You"
"Back to Back"

Track listingEdit

  1. "I'll Be You" - 3:27
  2. "Date to Church" - 3:49


Chart (1989) Peak
Canadian Singles Chart (RPM) 92
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 51
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 1
US Billboard Album Rock Tracks 1

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