Country artist Faith Hill included the song on her debut album, Take Me as I Am (1993). It was a number one hit for her in 1994. Hill’s version took on a more passive tone coupled with traditional country instrumentation. Prior to recording the track, Hill had never heard Janis Joplin’s rendition. Hill’s producers refused to allow her to listen to the Joplin version until she had completed her own recording.
Hill re-recorded the track for the soundtrack to the TV series King of the Hill, released in 1999. This edgier version can also be found on the 1998 international pressing of her third album, Faith (re-titled “Love Will Always Win” outside the U.S.) and 2001 international greatest hits album There You’ll Be. Her original version was included in her 2007 greatest hits album The Hits.
From the album Take Me as I Am
B-side “I Would Be Stronger Than That”
Released January 13, 1994
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Songwriter(s) Jerry Ragovoy, Bert Berns
Producer(s) Scott Hendricks