I'm Always Here

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"I'm Always Here"
Single by Jimi Jamison
from the album Empires
Released1993 (1991 in TV)
Genre Rock
Length4:03 (album version, 1999)
3:22 (single version, 1993)
Songwriter(s) Jimi Jamison, Joe Henry, Cory Lerios & John D' Andrea
Producer(s) Cory Lerios & John D'Andrea
Jimi Jamison singles chronology
"When Love Comes Down"
"I'm Always Here"
"Have Mercy"

"I'm Always Here", (also known as "I'll Be Ready") [1] is a song by Jimi Jamison [2] and it is most recognized as the theme of the popular 1990s TV series Baywatch , used for seasons 2 through 10. [3]


Jamison is credited as the lyricist on this song along with Joe Henry, who co-wrote the Rascal Flatts hit "Skin" (not to be mistaken for the Joe Henry who wrote Madonna's "Don't Tell Me"). The music is credited to Cory Lerios and John D'Andrea. The line, "I won't let you out of my sight," whilst appropriate song for a TV series about lifeguards, is more likely related to a commitment to a girl, telling her that the singer will always be there for her. [4] An instrumental version was used as the ending theme of seasons 6 to 9 and a different instrumental version was used as the theme for season 10 (the first season of Baywatch: Hawaii). [5]

Music video

The music video for "I'm Always Here" features Jimi Jamison performing throughout the bay, mixed with scenes from the TV series. [6]

Other versions

Other versions of "I'm Always Here" include:

The song is well used in different soundtracks:

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