Will You Be There (In the Morning)

"Will You Be There (In the Morning)" is a ballad[2] by American rock band Heart. The song was written by veteran songwriter and producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange, who was responsible for writing Heart's US number-two single "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You" in 1990, and was released as the first single from the band's eleventh studio album Desire Walks On (although "Black on Black II" was released to radio first). Unlike the strong majority of Heart songs, which feature Ann Wilson on lead vocals, the lead singer on the song is Nancy Wilson.[1]

"Will You Be There (In the Morning)"
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Single by Heart
from the album Desire Walks On
B-side"These Dreams" (live)
ReleasedDecember 6, 1993 (1993-12-06) (US)[1]
GenreRock[2]
Length
  • 4:24 (album version)
  • 3:15 (single version)
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Producer(s)
Heart singles chronology
"Black on Black II"
(1993)
"Will You Be There (In the Morning)"
(1993)
"The Woman in Me"
(1994)

The song was not as successful as Heart's previous collaboration with Lange, as "Will You Be There" peaked at number 39 on the US Billboard Hot 100; it is the last song by Heart to enter the US top 40 to date. Despite this, it was a sizeable Adult Contemporary (number 15) and Album Rock Tracks (number 10) success. Together with "You're the Voice" it is Heart's only song to perform better in the United Kingdom than the US, rising to number 19 on the UK Singles Chart. In Canada, the song reached number eight, giving Heart their eighth and final top-10 single, but it was not their last top-40 hit there. It additionally became a success in Australia, Germany, Iceland, and New Zealand.

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  1. ^ a b Flick, Larry (November 27, 1993). "Hard-Rock Fans Get Heart's 'Desire'" (PDF). Billboard. Vol. 105 no. 48. p. 16. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Flick, Larry (December 4, 1993). "Single Reviews – Pop" (PDF). Billboard. Vol. 105 no. 49. p. 57. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  3. ^ Will You Be There (In the Morning) (US cassette single sleeve). Heart. Capitol Records. 1993. 4KM 7243 8 58041 4 4.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  4. ^ Will You Be There (In the Morning) (European CD single liner notes). Heart. Capitol Records. 1993. 7243 8 80983 2 8.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  5. ^ Will You Be There (In the Morning) (UK 7-inch picture disc). Heart. Capitol Records. 1993. CLPD 700, 7243 8 81049 0 6.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  6. ^ Will You Be There (In the Morning) (UK cassette single sleeve). Heart. Capitol Records. 1993. TC-CL 700, 88 10494.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  7. ^ Will You Be There (In the Morning) (UK CD1 liner notes). Heart. Capitol Records. 1993. CDCLS 700, 7243 8 81049 2 0.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  8. ^ Will You Be There (In the Morning) (UK CD2 liner notes). Heart. Capitol Records. 1993. CDCL 700, 7243 8 81050 2 6.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  9. ^ Will You Be There (In the Morning) (Australian CD single liner notes). Heart. Capitol Records. 1993. 8580412.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  10. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Heart – Will You Be There (In the Morning)". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  11. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 2407." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  12. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 2355." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  13. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 10 no. 49. December 4, 1993. p. 11. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Heart – Will You Be There (In the Morning)" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  15. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (13._19.01.'94)". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). January 13, 1994. p. 20. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  16. ^ "Charts.nz – Heart – Will You Be There (In the Morning)". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  17. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  18. ^ "Heart Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  19. ^ "Heart Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  20. ^ "Heart Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  21. ^ "Heart Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  22. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  23. ^ "RPM Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1994". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved March 1, 2019.

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