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"I'm With You"
Song by Avril Lavigne
from the album Let Go
ReleasedUnited States November 19, 2002
Europe March 3, 2003
United Kingdom March 31, 2003
FormatCD single, digital download, DVD single
GenrePop,[1] rock[1]
Songwriter(s)Avril Lavigne, Scott Spock, Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards
Producer(s)The Matrix
Avril Lavigne singles chronology
"I'm With You"
Let Go track listing

"I'm With You" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne. It was for her debut album, Let Go. It was released on November 19, 2002 by Arista Records. The song was the album's third single. It was Lavigne's first ballad released as a single. It was her second song which was nominated for a Grammy. It was nominated in the categories Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at 2004 Grammy Awards. However, it did not win either of these two awards.

The song reached number one in Mexico, number four on the US. Billboard Hot 100, number seven in the United Kingdom, number thirteen in Canada, and number one on the Global song chart. It was Lavigne's third single to reach the top ten in the US. "I'm With You" was played in radio and television in Australia. But it was not officially released there.

Critical reception[change | change source]

The arrangement of singles from Let Go, with "I'm With You" as the third, was regarded as a "controversial" choice. Critics from Entertainment Weekly said "I'm With You" could have been the biggest hit from the album. They also said that if it was released first, Lavigne would have been established as a more mature artist.[2] According to Antonio Reid of Arista Records, Lavigne's record label said that Sk8er Boi was a more controversial choice as a single. He also said that the first single (Complicated), was "so young and so playful" that "serious music lovers" might not like it.[2] KidsWorld called it "the perfect song to drown your sorrows to when that guy from your class breaks your heart."[3] Nick Reynolds of BBC Music praised the song, calling the song a "sweet and rather touching power ballad."[4]

Chart performance[change | change source]

"I'm With You" became Lavigne's third top 10 song. It peaked at #4 on Billboard Hot 100 in 2003. This was during its ninth week at chart.[5] It was on the top ten for ten consecutive weeks and on the Hot 100 chart for 27 weeks.[5] It became Lavigne's second-longest staying song on this chart. Only her debut single,Complicated, stayed longer on the charts (31 weeks).[6][7] "I'm With You" was ranked number eighteen on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 2003 and number thirteen on the Canadian Singles Chart.[8] The song was certified gold by Recording Industry Association of America in 2006. It has sold over 500,000 copies in the United States.[9] As a double-A-side DVD single, the "I'm With You"/"Sk8er Boi" video single was certified gold and platinum in 2003.[9]

In United Kingdom, "I'm With You" was released on March 31, 2003. The song debuted and peaked at #7 on the UK Singles Chart in 2003,[10] becoming her third top ten single on the chart. It debuted at #6 and peaked at #5 in Ireland, staying in the top ten for six weeks.[11] "I'm With You" reached top five in New Zealand; top ten in Belgium and the Netherlands; top twenty in Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Norway, and Denmark as well as reaching the top forty in France.[11]

Music video[change | change source]

The single's music video, directed by renowned photographer David LaChapelle, involves Lavigne, who is seen alone, trying to find someone. Showing her originally at a party, the video also sees Lavigne pushing a guy when he tries to get with her. Most of the video is shown in slow motion but Lavigne's mouth movements are in sync with the song's vocals. The video also sees Lavinge walking on the streets and wearing a black jacket. Through the video, she is seen standing behind a snowy bank. This was achieved by recording the footage while the song was played twice as fast. Much Music named the video one of the "Top 100 Best Videos of All Time".[12]

Cover versions and samples[change | change source]

"I'm With You" was later featured in the season 3 Scrubs episode "My Tormented Mentor",[13] 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. This song has also been interpreted in Polish by Czech singer Ewa Farna under the title "Tam gdzie ty" (translated, "Where you are").

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 is featured on Rihanna's fifth studio album, Loud.[14][15]

Awards[change | change source]

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

Year Awards ceremony Award 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

Track listings and versions[change | change source]

Charts[change | change source]

External links[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Willman, Chris (2002-11-05). "'Boi,' Oh Boy". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-03-16.
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  14. Copsey, Robert (30 September 2010). "Rihanna 'samples Avril Lavigne on LP'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  15. Sciarretto, Amy (21 October 2010). "Rihanna Samples Avril Lavigne on "Loud"". Artistdirect. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
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