20 years ago today, Edwin McCain’s “I’ll Be” peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard chart. This afternoon, Lightning 100 listeners and staff sang along to every word. “It was like a winning lottery ticket”, McCain says of the timeless international success (apparently, an unofficial “anthem” of the Philippines), and he never gets tired of playing it. The interview with Annie was full of self-deprecating humor and heartfelt humility. He tweeted earlier that his three kids “came close to being called Radio, Lightning and 100!”. McCain also played an unreleased song, “Tiny Hand Print”, about finding his daughter’s handprint on the wall of their home and deciding not to move. Check out his new music on the I’ll Be album, released in May.
Written by Taylor John