You Belong To Me
Recording Artist: Bryan Adams
Writers: Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Date Written: October 2012
Album: Get Up! (Universal / Polydor, 2015)
Audio:
 
Bryan Adams: acoustic guitar, vocal, backing vocals
Jeff Lynne: electric guitar, acoustic guitar, guitar solo, bass, drums, backing vocals
Steve Jay: tambourine
 
Produced by Jeff Lynne. Recorded by Steve Jay at Bungalow Palace Studios, Los Angeles. Mixed by Jeff Lynne and Steve Jay. Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine.
Comments:
In October 2012 Bryan got a call from his friend Harris Goldberg, a writer-director-producer based in Los Angeles. At the time, Harris was developing a television series about a fictional pre-Beatle-era band, and he needed original period-sounding songs. I read the script and I really liked it.

Bryan and I tossed some ideas back and forth, predominently channelling Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Roy Orbison and the Everly Brothers. We came up with two songs: "You Belong To Me" and "Don't Even Try".

A few weeks later Bryan happened to be in L.A. Harris asked Bryan to join him for dinner. Harris also invited another friend of his, Jeff Lynne.

During dinner Jeff asked Bryan what he'd been working on lately, and Bryan mentioned the songs we'd recently written for Harris's project. One thing led to another - Jeff heard the songs, he liked them, and he offered to produce them! From there, the rest of the album followed -- a song here, a song there -- over a two year period.  No band ... just Jeff, Bryan, me, and Jeff's audio engineer, Steve Jay. 

It was a fun way to make a record. We'd send audio files back and forth by email, trying diffferent things until we got it right.  No deadline, no pressure. In fact, there's a line in one of the songs on the album that pretty much sums it up:  "Do you wanna start a revolution, or do you just wanna have some fun?".

The answer is:  we just wanted to have some fun.  And we did!
Lyrics: I’ll take the night train
I’ll take an airplane
Cuz you belong to me

I just wanna say
Ain't gonna let you get away
Cuz you belong to me

I only wanna hold you
I just wanna hold you
C’mon let me hold you tonight
 
You say ya ain't leavin’
I can't help dreamin’
You belong to me

I’ll take the high way
I’ll take the low way
Cuz you belong to me

I only wanna hold you
I just wanna hold you
C’mon let me hold you tonight

I’m not drinkin’
Gets me thinkin’
You belong to me

While you're out there
Remember I’m right here
And you belong to me

I only wanna hold you
I just wanna hold you
C’mon let me hold you
C’mon let me hold you
Tonight