Everything I Do, I do It For You

Think back to what you were doing 16 years ago in 1991. Can’t remember? Surely you haven’t forgotten “Everything I Do, I do It For You” by Bryan Adam from the Robin Hood soundtrack already? It was number 1 in many countries all over the world for several weeks. It was played off the air in Ireland where it stayed in the number 1 position for 9 weeks if I recall correctly.

How do I know this? I know it was 1991 because a music channel played this song last night, and I remember it because I was working in a bookshop for a few weeks at the end of August that year. We used to have the radio on, and Larry Gogan’s “Number 1 at 1” slot played this song every single day. Thankfully my hatred for “Everything I Do” has been dulled with time, but the memory of sorting through Leaving Cert exam papers in a dusty attic accompanied by the rough voice of Mr Bryan Adam will never leave me ..

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4 thoughts on “Everything I Do, I do It For You”

  1. Primary school in Kilkenny, likely 2nd or 3rd class. Someone had come back from holiday with a pirate copy of the video and we all got to watch it in class.

    Jesus, that seems like a lifetime ago.

  2. I love this song and quite enjoyed the movie.

    Bryan Adams is incredibly talented. I didn’t know till just now reading Wikipedia that he is also an accomplished photographer.

    I’m happy to know that his parents choose my island for their home 😉

  3. Strangely enough I never got around to watching the movie. I think I was pretty broke at the time it came out and never got around to watching it later on!

  4. Oh god. Thanks Donncha,

    I have it in my head now and I really hated it when it came out. That hatred hasn’t left either!

    Hmm.. 1991. I was 15 and just after joining the FCA after lying about my age. Spent a week with them in Bere Island and I used the money that I earned to buy my first CD player!

    I’m still in the FCA, or the RDF as it is known now. 16 years. Wow. I’m getting old!

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