Who Will Save Your Soul (4:01)

Cover of Pieces of You

From Pieces of You and 34 other releases

Jewel explained her creative process for “Who Will Save Your Soul” in an interview.

“When I was about sixteen years old I took a train from Michigan to San Diego and then into Tijuana and hitchhiked around Mexico. It seemed like everybody else was looking for somebody to save them. I wrote it during that trip, but I had no idea it would ever be on a record.”

The original version of “Who Will Save Your Soul” was initially released in 1995 on Jewel’s debut album, Pieces of You and then excluded from the track list the following year, when she went back into the studio to re-record the song for the radio. Instead of just a guitar and her voice, other instruments were added. Catering towards a pop audience, a verse was cut, and the radio version of the single was produced. It incorporates unique vocal key changes and is a classic example of her honest lyrics and raw voice.

A commercial single of Who Will Save Your Soul was released in the United States in 1996. It became her first hit single, peaking at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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  • cme4uv

    glorious!

    31 Mar 2:26pm Reply
  • supermediadave

    Jesus!!!!!

    24 Aug 2013 Reply
  • BMWPRETTY

    I love you Jewel! I live in San Diego! I know where you where and stuggled! Not right ! However, I am so proud of you and your talent! You Rock and have made such an beatiful lady!

    24 Apr 2013 Reply
  • nlsoundwave

    This is when she kicked ass!! She is not a country singer. Sorry Jewel. [4]

    21 Apr 2013 Reply
  • BMWPRETTY

    Jewel Rocks and Rolls! Spank!

    12 Apr 2013 Reply
  • BMWPRETTY

    Spank! :-)

    7 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Braveheart53

    ♥♫¸¸.•(❤‿❤)•.¸¸♫♥

    24 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Eye_Gore

    My favorite Jewel song after "Adrian". But are so sad and touching.

    5 Oct 2012 Reply
  • supermediadave

    This Jewel was shining

    3 Oct 2012 Reply
  • MelodicRocker68

    Just added "Who will Save Your Soul" video. Very high quality & well directed, showing off Jewel's awesome beauty in talent (& looks!). Just in case the video is removed or overridden, here is the You Tube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wBDDAZkNtk. Enjoy!

    26 Aug 2012 Reply
  • DonkeyHotai

    Oh do i love that sustained note she holds at around 3:15. And this version seems to have more sax and horns than the original album version - gives it an interesting little veer off of what you are expecting.

    31 Jul 2012 Reply
  • helenoalmeida

    When the folk began to please the pop market emerged Jewel. Great music and one of my favorites of the decade.

    25 May 2012 Reply
  • top20fanatico

    this is when she kicked ass!! she is not a country singer. sorry jewel [3]

    15 May 2012 Reply
  • kaylabrooke

    words could never express how much i love this song

    28 Mar 2012 Reply
  • PattySauce

    Jewel at her best in the 90's!!!!!!!! <33333

    25 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Bennii201

    this is when she kicked ass!! she is not a country singer. sorry jewel [2]

    14 Feb 2012 Reply
  • starnamedblonde

    Wow, love this version.

    3 Feb 2012 Reply
  • WPHJLH

    this is when she kicked ass!! she is not a country singer. sorry jewel

    23 Jan 2012 Reply
  • marierego

    timeless really perfect song still gives me goosebumps

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
  • sivetoblake

    this song reminds me off my childhood only cause i would watch VH1 all the time growing up

    11 Dec 2011 Reply
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