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"This I Promise You" is a song by American boy band NSYNC. It was released in November 2000 as the third single in the United States and the fourth single in Europe from their second studio album, No Strings Attached, in 2000.

"This I Promise You"
ThisIPromiseYou.jpg
2000 single cover
Single by NSYNC
from the album No Strings Attached
B-side"I Thought She Knew", "Yo te Voy a Amar"
ReleasedNovember 2000
FormatCD single
Recorded1999
GenrePop, R&B, soul
Length4:44 (Album Version)
4:27 (Radio Version)
LabelJive
Songwriter(s)Richard Marx
Producer(s)Richard Marx
NSYNC singles chronology
"I'll Never Stop"
(2000)
"This I Promise You"
(2000)
"Pop"
(2001)
Music video
"This I Promise You" on YouTube

The song was composed by pop singer Richard Marx, who would later record the song twice, first for the Japanese release of his album Days in Avalon similar to the NSYNC version, and again as a rock song for the European version of his Stories to Tell album. Marx would later use the Days in Avalon version of "This I Promise You" for his Now and Forever: The Ballads album as a duet with Asian singer Sabrina.

"This I Promise You" was the group's fifth top-ten single in the U.S., reaching number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the autumn of 2000. In addition, the song spent 13 weeks at number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, the group's first song to do so.[1] The single was less successful internationally, reaching number 21 on the UK Singles Chart and failing to make the top 20 in Australia.

The song is included on all three of the band's compilation albums: Greatest Hits (2005), The Collection (2010), and The Essential *NSYNC (2014).

A Spanish language version of the song, titled "Yo te Voy a Amar" was recorded at the same time and released in Spanish-speaking countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Spain.

Contents

Music videoEdit

The video, directed by Dave Meyers, shows the group members clad in turtlenecks singing in the Redwood National and State Parks, with different shots of different love relationships shown in bubbles floating around the forest. Footage of the San Francisco skyline appears at different intervals and at the key change, the video switches to the group sitting at a table of an outdoor eatery along the Embarcadero, with a little girl blowing bubbles around. The video debuted on TRL October 27, 2000. MadTV spoofed the video on December 16, 2000, with "This We Promise You", poking fun at the group's clean-cut image.

Track listingEdit

  • UK
CD single
  1. "This I Promise You" (Radio Version) – 4:27
  2. "It's Gonna Be Me" (Maurice Joshua Radio Remix) – 4:13
  3. "I Thought She Knew" – 3:22
Cassette
  1. "This I Promise You" (Radio Version) – 4:27
  2. "This I Promise You" (Hex Hector Radio Mix) – 3:57
  3. "I Thought She Knew" – 3:22
  • Europe
CD1
  1. "This I Promise You" (Album Version) – 4:43
  2. "This I Promise You" (Hex Hector Radio Mix) – 3:57
CD2
  1. "This I Promise You" (Album Version) – 4:43
  2. "I Thought She Knew" – 3:22
Limited edition remix single
  1. "This I Promise You" (Album Version) – 4:43
  2. "This I Promise You" (Hex Hector Club Mix) – 9:10
  3. "This I Promise You" (Hex Hector Radio Mix) – 3:57
  4. "Yo te Voy a Amar" (Spain Only)
  • America
Making the Tour exclusive bonus disc
  1. "This I Promise You" (Live Home Video Mix) – 5:10

Credits and personnelEdit

Recording[2]
  • Recorded at The Treehouse, North Hollywood, CA and Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA
Personnel[2]
  • Richard Marx – songwriter, producer, arranger
  • David Cole – recording engineer, mixing engineer
  • Adam Barber – vocal recording
  • Cesar Ramirez – assistant engineer
  • Ok Hee Kim – assistant engineer
  • Toby Dearborn – assistant engineer
  • Jeffrey CJ Vanston – drum and keyboard programming
  • Michael Thompson – guitar
  • Chaz Harper – mastering

ChartsEdit

Chart (2000–2001) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 42
Belgian Ultratop 50 43
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 8
Dutch Top 40 80
German Singles Chart[3] 37
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 36
Italian Singles Chart[5] 56
New Zealand Singles Chart 32
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[6] 24
Spanish Singles Chart[7] 7
Swedish Singles Chart 12
Swiss Singles Chart 40
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 21
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[9] 7
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 5
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[11] 1
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[12] 27
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[13] 34
US Latin Airplay (Billboard)[14] 30
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[15] 16
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[16] 4
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[17] 20

Shane Filan versionEdit

Irish pop boy band Westlife lead singer Shane Filan included this song on his album Love Always in 2017 which reached Top 3 in Scottish Albums Chart and Top 5 in UK Albums Chart and Irish Albums Chart. This served as a buzz single which was released first online and later released with a music video exclusively available in Europe. He dedicated this song to his wife Gillian.[18]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  2. ^ a b This I Promise You (liner notes). NSYNC. Jive Records. 2000. 9251342.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ http://www.officialcharts.de/suche.asp?search=n sync&chart=no&music=no&country=de&peak=Peak&kategorie=alles&bereich=c_suche
  4. ^ "Chart Track: Week 48, 2000". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  5. ^ http://www.hitparadeitalia.it/indici/per_interprete/an.htm
  6. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  7. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  9. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  10. ^ "NSYNC Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  11. ^ "NSYNC Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "NSYNC Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  13. ^ "NSYNC Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  14. ^ "NSYNC Chart History (Latin Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  15. ^ "NSYNC Chart History (Latin Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  16. ^ "NSYNC Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  17. ^ "NSYNC Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  18. ^ http://news.audiopremieres.co.uk/2017/05/shane-filan-love-always-this-i-promise.html

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