Make You Feel My Love

Make You Feel My Love
"Make You Feel My Love"
Song by Bob Dylan from the album Time out of Mind
Released September 30, 1997
Genre Blues rock
Language English
Length 3:32
Label Columbia
Writer Bob Dylan
Composer Bob Dylan
Producer Daniel Lanois
Time out of Mind track listing
"Make You Feel My Love"
"Can't Wait"
Music sample
"Make You Feel My Love"

"Make You Feel My Love", also known as "To Make You Feel My Love" or "Just to Make You Feel My Love", is a song written and recorded by Bob Dylan. It appeared on his 1997 album Time Out of Mind. Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Bryan Ferry and Adele have had success with the song.


Billy Joel version

"To Make You Feel My Love"
Single by Billy Joel
from the album Greatest Hits, Volume III
B-side "Intro/Summer, Highland Falls"
Released 1997
Format CD single
Recorded 1996-1997
Genre Rock
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Bob Dylan
Producer Billy Joel, Danny Kortchmar
Billy Joel singles chronology
"Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)"
"To Make You Feel My Love"
"Hey Girl"

In 1997, Billy Joel covered the song for his compilation album Greatest Hits Volume III. It was released as the first single from the album and reached #50 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.[1] Joel's single was the first recording of the song ever to be released. Dylan's recording was released two months later.

Track listing

CD single

  1. "To Make You Feel My Love" - (3:54)
  2. "Intro / Summer, Highland Falls" - (4:33)

CD maxi-single

  1. "To Make You Feel My Love (Album Version)"
  2. "To Make You Feel My Love (Bare Bones Version)"
  3. "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
  4. "A Hard Day's Night"
  5. "House Of Blue Light"

Chart positions

Chart (1997) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 90
Dutch Singles Chart 99
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 50
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 9
U.S. Billboard Hot Singles Sales 53

Garth Brooks version

"To Make You Feel My Love"
Single by Garth Brooks
from the album Hope Floats soundtrack
Released May 18, 1998
Format CD
Recorded 1998
Genre Country pop
Length 3:54
Label Capitol Nashville
Writer(s) Bob Dylan
Producer Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks singles chronology
"Two Piña Coladas"
"To Make You Feel My Love"
"Burnin' the Roadhouse Down"

Garth Brooks covered the song in 1997 under the title "To Make You Feel My Love." It appeared on the soundtrack of the 1998 film Hope Floats, along with a cover version by Trisha Yearwood as the first and last tracks. It was included first as the bonus track on Fresh Horses for Garth's first Limited Series box set and then included on all later pressings of that album. Brooks' version resulted in a nomination at 41st Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and a nomination for Bob Dylan for Best Country Song.

Chart positions

Chart (1998) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 8
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 7
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 22
Preceded by
"I Can Still Feel You"
by Collin Raye
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

August 1, 1998
Succeeded by
"There's Your Trouble"
by Dixie Chicks

Adele version

"Make You Feel My Love"
Single by Adele
from the album 19
Released October 27, 2008
Format CD single, 7" vinyl, digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre Soul, pop
Length 3:32
Label XL Recordings
Writer(s) Bob Dylan
Producer Jim Abbiss
Adele singles chronology
"Hometown Glory"
"Make You Feel My Love"
"Rolling in the Deep"

In 2008, "Make You Feel My Love" was covered by Adele. Adele recorded the song on the recommendation of her manager Jonathan Dickins, who loved the song and played it to her.[2] It was included on her #1 debut album 19 and was released as the album's fifth and final single on 3 November 2008, both on CD and vinyl, peaking at #26 on the official UK Top 75 singles chart. The song was used in the 11 February 2009 episode of Waterloo Road and in One Tree Hill, Ghost Whisperer, Parenthood, and the pilot of Against the Wall. The song was also used in Hollyoaks on 21 April 2011, in the season 6 finale of the television show Bones and in EastEnders on 7 July 2011.

Although released in 2008, the vast majority of the sales of Adele's version of Make You Feel My Love came after the song was performed numerous times on the seventh series of The X Factor. It reached a new peak of #24 after its first appearance on the series, then peaked again at #4 after it was performed again. The song spent four weeks in the UK top 10, all completely separate of each other, following respectively a third performance on The X Factor (which sent it back to #9), heavy use on the Comic Relief 2010 telethon (also sending it to #9) and finally an appearance on Strictly Come Dancing in early 2011 (which caused it to climb back to #7). Yet another use of the song on the 2011 series of Britain's Got Talent saw it re-entering the top 40 once more at #34, bringing its total number of weeks in the top 40 to 32. It has now spent a cumulative total of 55 weeks on the official UK Top 75, making it the joint 16th longest runner of all time, and 67 weeks on the Top 100.

On the Irish Singles Chart, it originally charted at #26 in 2008 and after the broadcast of The X Factor, re-entered the charts at #8 on 1 October 2010, peaking at #5.[3]

On August 9th 2011, opening night of the second North American leg of her Adele Live tour in Vancouver BC, Adele dedicated her performance of this song to Amy Winehouse, which was her first performance since Winehouse's passing.

Music video

The video for Adele's version was released on music channels and her website in late September 2008.[4] In the video, Adele is in a city apartment. According to the clock, it is 4:02 a.m. The room is in darkness as she looks out at the city. She picks up her phone and starts singing while texting. She continues sitting in darkness looking out at the city and checking her phone regularly for a response. The song ends, and she hears the phone "ring" indicating that she's received a text message. The video ends as she sits down to read the message.

Track listing

  1. "Make You Feel My Love" 3:32
  2. "Painting Pictures" 3:33


Chart (2008–11) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[5] 17
European Hot 100 Singles[6] 17
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 5
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[7] 3
Scotland (The Official Charts Company)[8] 4
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 44
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[10] 4


Country Certification
United Kingdom Gold[11]
United States Gold[12]

Year-end charts

Chart (2009) Position
Dutch Singles Chart[13] 7
Chart (2010) Position
UK Singles Chart[14] 48
Preceded by
"Focus" by Emma's Imagination
"Katy On a Mission" by Katy B
"Seek Bromance" by Tim Berg
"Surfin' Bird" by The Trashmen
"Me & You by Nero
UK Indie Chart number-one single
3 October 2010 – 17 October 2010
24 October 2010 – 31 October 2010
13 November 2010 – 12 December 2010
26 December 2010 – 9 January 2011
16 January 2011 – 23 January 2011
Succeeded by
"Katy On a Mission" by Katy B
"Seek Bromance" by Tim Berg
"Turn My Swag On" by Alexa Goddard
"Me & You" by Nero
"Rolling In the Deep" by Adele

Other versions

"Make You Feel My Love" has also been recorded by Joan Osborne,[15] Josh Kelley,[16] Trisha Yearwood,[17] Neil Diamond,[18] Shawn Colvin, Luka Bloom,[19] Timothy B. Schmit,[20] Ronan Keating,[21] Winifred Horan (from Solas), Emily Loizeau,[22] Bryan Ferry, Elkie Brooks, Mary Black,[23] Ruarri Joseph, Mary Black, Phil Keaggy, Bill Evans,[24] Taylor Hicks, Jon Peter Lewis, Kris Allen,[25] Maria Muldaur,[26] Louise Setara,[27], actor Jeremy Irons,[28], Kelly Clarkson and Rebecca Ferguson. The song was also produced by Bob Johnston and recorded by International Popera singer Romina Arena although the record company never released the record.[29].


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  7. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Adele search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Stichting Nederlandse Top 40.
  8. ^ "Archive Chart". Scottish Singles Top 40. The Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ " – Adele – Make You Feel My Love". Singles Top 60. Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. The Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  12. ^ "Certified Awards Search". RIAA. Retrieved 2011-07-08. 
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  16. ^ "Various Artists: A Cinderella Story". Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  17. ^ "Hope Floats"Music from the Motion Picture". Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  18. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Neil Diamond: Home Before Dark". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  19. ^ Cater, Evan. "Luka Bloom: Keeper of the Flame". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  20. ^ "Timothy B. Schmit: Feed the Fire". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  21. ^ O'Brien, Jon. "Ronan Keating: Songs for My Mother". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  22. ^ Schacht, John. "Emily Loizeau: L' Autre Bout du Monde". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  23. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Mary Black: Full Tide". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  24. ^ Nathan, Dave. "Paul Evans: Roses Are Red, My Love". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  25. ^ "Kris Allen: Season 8 Favorite Performances". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  26. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Maria Muldaur: Heart of Mine". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-01-16. 
  27. ^ "Louise Setara: Still Waters". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  28. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Various Artists: Unexpected Dreams". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  29. ^ Black, Louis. "A Work in Progress". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-07-03. 

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