I'd Die to Be with You Tonight

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"I'd Die to Be with You Tonight"
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Single by Jimmy Barnes
from the album For the Working Class Man
B-side "Vision"
Released26 August 1985 [1]
Studio Rhinoceros
Label Mushroom
Songwriter(s) Chas Sandford
  • Chas Sandford
  • Gary Gersh
Jimmy Barnes singles chronology
"I'd Die to Be with You Tonight"
"Working Class Man"

"I'd Die to Be with You Tonight" is a song by Australian rock musician, Jimmy Barnes. Released in August 1985 as the lead single from his second studio album, For the Working Class Man . The song peaked at number seven on the Australian Kent Music Report, becoming Barnes' first solo top ten single. Kim Carnes participates in the song on the harmony vocals..


The song was written by Chas Sandford. In his autobiography, Barnes claimed that Sandford was initially unwilling to part with the song, saying that he had already declined to give it to Don Henley because he was saving it for a solo album. [2]

Track listing

7" Single (K-9819)

12" /Maxi (X 14248)


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