Throwback Thursday: ‘You’ll Be In My Heart’ by Phil Collins (1999)
For this week's Throwback Thursday song, I tried to find a song that fit two themes: Mother's Day and Graduation. I don't mean to toot my own horn, but I think I did a pretty good job with Phil Collins "You'll Be In My Heart."
The song is from the soundtrack of Disney's Tarzan, which has a strong theme about Mothers. Tarzan is taken in by gorillas and his gorilla Mom becomes very important to him as well as the memory of his human Mom.
Also, "You'll Be In My Heart" fits all the themes of graduation as well. Moving on, but still remembering where you came from. Gosh, this is the perfect song for many occasions. Plus, at my high school, the band played this song for graduation.
"You'll Be In My Heart" was one of five original songs that Phil Collins wrote for the Tarzan soundtrack. "You'll Be In My Heart" won a bunch of awards including the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
"You'll Be In My Heart" was nominated for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture or Television or Other Visual Media at the Grammys, but lost to "Beautiful Stranger" by Madonna from Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
The song performed well on the charts too:
"You'll Be in My Heart", spent nineteen non consecutive weeks at number one on the Adult Contemporary charts ("the longest time ever up to that point") and peaked at #21 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song was Collins's first appearance on the top forty of the Billboard Hot 100 chart since 1994's "Everyday".