About the song
Welcome to my blog, where I share my passion for music and history. Today, I want to talk about a song that has a special place in my heart: “I Will Follow You” by Ricky Nelson.
Ricky Nelson was one of the most popular teen idols of the 1950s, who started his career as a child actor on his parents’ TV show, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. He was also a talented singer and musician, who recorded many hit songs in the genres of pop, rockabilly, and country.
One of his songs that I love is “I Will Follow You”, which was released in 1963 as part of his album For Your Sweet Love. The song is a cover of “I Will Follow Him”, a French instrumental composed by Franck Pourcel and Paul Mauriat, and later given English lyrics by Norman Gimbel and Arthur Altman. The song was a huge success for Little Peggy March, who topped the Billboard Hot 100 with her version in the same year.
Ricky Nelson changed the lyrics from “him” to “you” to suit his male perspective, and gave the song a sweet and romantic touch with his smooth voice and gentle guitar. The song expresses the devotion and loyalty of a lover who promises to follow his beloved wherever she goes. It’s a simple but beautiful song that captures the innocence and optimism of young love.
I hope you enjoyed this introduction and history of “I Will Follow You” by Ricky Nelson. If you want to listen to the song, you can find it on Spotify, YouTube, or other streaming platforms. Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more posts about music and history.