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I'm With You is a Moderate Waltz song written by Avril Lavigne, and The Matrix (Scott Spock, Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards), for Lavigne's debut album, Let Go. The song was also Lavigne's first ballad released single.
I'm With You (Walmart Soundcheck)03:52

I'm With You (Walmart Soundcheck)

The song released as the album's 3rd single in 2002 (US) and 2003 (Europe and UK). It reached number one in Mexico and number four on the US Billboard Hot 100, became Lavigne's third single to reach the top ten. Reached number seven in United Kingdom, number thirteen in Canada, "I'm With You" reached number one on The Global Song Chart. It received radio and television airplay in Australia, altough it wasn't officially released there.

Critical ReceptionEdit

The arrangement of "I'm With You" was regarded "controversial choices", "thought by some to be the biggest potential smash on the album", and could have established Lavigne as a more mature artist if it was released first.

According to Arista Records CEO, Antonio "L.A." Reid, "Some people just really didn't get that. And with the first video, there was some concern that maybe because it's so young and so playful, it might alienate more serious music lovers.".[1] KidsWorld called it "the perfect song to drown your sorrows to when that guy from your class breaks your heart." [2]

Music VideoEdit

File:I'mWithYou.jpg
Directed by David LaChapelle, the single's music video involves around the lonely Lavigne, who's seen alone trying to find someone. The video also shows Lavigne pushing a guy when he tries to be with her during a party.[3]

Most of the video showing slow motion of Lavigne's mouth movements that still sync with the song's vocals. It was revealed that this was achieved by recording the footage while the song played twice as fast.

Much Music named the music video one of the "Top 100 Best Video of All Time"[4]

On Internet circulates a version of the I'm With You video, with a different ending, which is that, when leaving the party, Avril is with members of her band and go together.

Awards and NominationsEdit

"I'm With You" received some nominations, including the 2004 Grammy Award "I'm With You" was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, but lost to Luther Vandross's "Dance with My Father" and Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" respectively.

However, the song also nominated and won the 2003 Teen Choice Awards Choice Love Song the same year. Below is the list of awards and nomination received by the song :

Year Awards Category Results
2003 MTV Video Music Awards Best Female Video Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Love Song Won
Socan Awards Best Pop Song Won
2004 Grammy Awards Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
Song of The Year Nominated
Juno Awards Juno Fan Choice Nominated
ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Song from a Motion Picture Won
BMI Awards Best Pop Song Won

In Visual MediaEdit

"I'm With You" was later featured in the season 3 Scrubs episode "My Tormented Mentor"[5]. It was also featured in the Smallville episode "Accelerate" and in the movie Bruce Almighty.

The song was also used in the 2003 Brazilian soap opera Mulheres Apaixonadas. Furthermore it was featured in the video game Karaoke Revolution Volume 2. The song also featured on the UK TV show Strictly Come Dancing, which aired on The BBC, on November 5th, 2011.

Cover VersionsEdit

In September 2010 it was announced that "I'm with You" would be sampled by Barbadian singer Rihanna. The song is sampled on the track "Cheers (Drink to That)", which was released as a single from Rihanna's fifth studio album, Loud.[6][7]

The song has also been interpreted in Polish by Czech singer Ewa Farna under the title "Tam gdzie ty" / "Where you are". The song was sung live on another UK TV show The X Factor which aired on ITV, sung by contestant Amelia Lily.

Track listingsEdit

UK, German, Korean CD single

  1. "I'm With You" 3:44
  2. "I'm With You" (recorded live in Mexico City 3:57)
  3. "Unwanted" (recorded live in Mexico City 4:01)
  4. "I'm With You" (music video)

French CD single

  1. "I'm With You" 3:44
  2. "I'm With You" (recorded live in Mexico City 3:57)

Australian single*

  1. "I'm With You" 3:44
  2. "I'm With You" (recorded live in Mexico City 3:57)
  3. "Unwanted" (recorded live in Mexico City 4:01)

I'm With You / Sk8er Boi US DVD single

  1. "I'm With You" (music video)
  2. "Sk8er Boi" (music video)
  3. Skater Girl (TV spot)
  4. Street Performer (TV spot)
  5. Photogallery

PromoEdit

US, UK, Australia CD promo

  1. "I'm With You" 3:44
*I'm With You Australian CD single was printed in a limited quantity, it is said to be almost exclusiveEdit

Official versionsEdit

  1. "I'm With You" (album version) 3:44
  2. "I'm With You" (Demo) 3:49

Charts and CertificationEdit

Avril Lavigne - I'm With You (AOL Sessions)03:48

Avril Lavigne - I'm With You (AOL Sessions)

I'm With You (Live - AOL Sessions)

Charts Country Peak
Position
Ö3 Austria Top 75 Austria 13[8]
Ultratop 50 Flanders Belgium 9[9]
Ultratop 40 Wallonia 39[10]
Canadian Hot 100 Canada 13[11]
Tracklisten Denmark 20[12]
European Hot 100 Singles Europe 7[13]
Syndicat national de l'édition phonographique French 34[14]
Media Control AG Germany 13[15]
Federation of the Italian Music Industry Italy 5[16]
Irish Singles Chart Ireland 5[17]
Dutch Top 40 Netherlands 9[18]
Recording Industry Association of New Zealand New Zealand 5[19]
VG Lista Norway 16[20]
Sverigetopplistan Sweden 11[21]
Schweizer Hitparade Switzerland 12[22]
The Official Charts Company UK 7[23]
Billboard Hot 100 USA 4[24]
Billboard Pop Songs 1[25]
Billboard Adult Pop Songs 1[26]
Billboard Adult Contemporary 18[27]

Year End ChartsEdit

Avril Lavigne - I'm With You03:45

Avril Lavigne - I'm With You

Official Music Video

Charts Country Position
New Zealand Singles Chart New Zealand 16[28]
Swiss Single Chart Switzerland 83[29]
UK Singles Chart UK 120[30]

CertificationEdit

Country Certification Certification
Date
United State Gold[31] March 31, 2006

Lyrics Edit

I'm standing on a bridge
I'm waiting in the dark
I thought that you'd be here by now
There's nothing but the rain
No footsteps on the ground
I'm listening but there's no sound

Isn't anyone trying to find me?
Won't somebody come take me home?

It's a damn cold night
Trying to figure out this life
Won't you take me by the hand?
Take me somewhere new
I don't know who you are
But I... I'm with you
I'm with you

I'm looking for a place
I'm searching for a face
Is anybody here I know
'Cause nothing's going right
And everything's a mess
And no one likes to be alone

Isn't anyone trying to find me?
Won't somebody come take me home?

It's a damn cold night
Trying to figure out this life
Won't you take me by the hand?
Take me somewhere new
I don't know who you are
But I... I'm with you
I'm with you

Oh why is everything so confusing
Maybe I'm just out of my mind
Yeah-he-yaa, yeah-he-yah, yeah-he-yah, yeah-he-yah, yeah!

It's a damn cold night
Trying to figure out this life
Won't you take me by the hand?
Take me somewhere new
I don't know who you are
But I... I'm with you
I'm with you

Take me by the hand
Take me somewhere new
I don't know who you are
But I... I'm with you
I'm with you

Take me by the hand
Take me somewhere new
I don't know who you are
But I... I'm with you
I'm with you
I'm with you...

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,387458,00.html
  2. http://www.kidzworld.com/article/2254-avril-lavigne-let-go-cd-review
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGR65RWwzg8&list=UUC6XuDtfec7DxZdUa7ClFBQ&index=41&feature=plcp
  4. http://www.muchmusic.com/music/bestvideosever/
  5. http://www.tunefind.com/artist/Avril+Lavigne
  6. http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a279547/rihanna-samples-avril-lavigne-on-lp.htm?rss
  7. http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/rihanna-samples-avril-lavigne-on-loud/7709017
  8. http://www.austriancharts.at/showitem.asp?interpret=Avril+Lavigne&titel=I%27m+with+You&cat=s
  9. http://www.ultratop.be/nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Avril+Lavigne&titel=I%27m+with+You&cat=s
  10. http://www.ultratop.be/fr/showitem.asp?interpret=Avril+Lavigne&titel=I%27m+with+You&cat=s
  11. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/Avril+Lavigne/chart-history/485926?f=793&g=Singles
  12. http://www.danishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Avril+Lavigne&titel=I%27m+with+You&cat=s
  13. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/Avril+Lavigne/chart-history/485926?f=349&g=Singles
  14. http://www.lescharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Avril+Lavigne&titel=I%27m+with+You&cat=s
  15. http://musicline.de/de/chartverfolgung_summary/title/Lavigne%2C+Avril/I%27m+with+You/single
  16. http://www.italiancharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Avril+Lavigne&titel=I%27m+with+You&cat=s
  17. http://www.chart-track.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p%2Fmusicvideo%2Fmusic%2Farchive%2Findex_test.jsp&ct=240001&arch=t&lyr=2003&year=2003&week=18
  18. http://www.top40.nl/index.aspx?week=12&jaar=2003
  19. http://www.charts.org.nz/showitem.asp?interpret=Avril+Lavigne&titel=I%27m+with+You&cat=s
  20. http://www.norwegiancharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Avril+Lavigne&titel=I%27m+with+You&cat=s
  21. http://www.swedishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Avril+Lavigne&titel=I%27m+with+You&cat=s
  22. http://www.swisscharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Avril+Lavigne&titel=I%27m+with+You&cat=s
  23. http://www.theofficialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/2003-04-12
  24. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/Avril+Lavigne/chart-history/485926?f=379&g=Singles
  25. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p529805/charts-awards/billboard-singles
  26. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p529805/charts-awards/billboard-singles
  27. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p529805/charts-awards/billboard-singles
  28. http://www.rianz.org.nz/rianz/chart_annual.asp
  29. http://swisscharts.com/year.asp?key=2003
  30. http://www.ukchartsplus.co.uk/ChartsPlusYE2003.pdf
  31. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?content_selector=gold-platinum-searchable-database

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