“Always on Your Side” is a song by American singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, and is featured on her 2005 album, Wildflower.
It was released as the second single from the album (see 2006 in music). While the original album version features only herself on lead vocals, the radio version is a duet with British musician Sting.
The song debuted at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 (and stayed inside the Billboard Hot 100 for 8 weeks), her third highest debut ever. The single also peaked in the top 20 of the UK airplay chart, while the single debuted and peaked at No. 8. The single also hit at #2 on the Canadian Singles Chart.
Sheryl Crow’s Web site offered a free download of the new single to anyone who had already purchased the Wildflower-album. A subsequent edition of the parent album features the duet version.
The duet received a Grammy Award-nomination in 2007 as Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals.
The song was used as the theme for the 2006 telenovela Desire on the MyTV Network.
Meanspeed-Carlton-Sullivan Speed Summary
song title=Always On Your Side
performer=Sheryl Crow and Sting
mean speed/median expected tempo=70.047 beats per minute
average beat=856.6 milliseconds
property rights=© 2005 A & M Records
File=Purchased AAC audio file from iTunes® by Apple®
Bit Rate=256 kbps
Sample Rate=44.100 kHz
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