“By Your Side”is the lead single from the English group Sade’s fifth studio album, Lovers Rock (2000). The track was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, losing out to Nelly Furtado’s “I’m Like a Bird”. The video for this single was directed by Sophie Muller. In 2002, the song was listed as the 48th greatest love song of all time by VH1.
The song was covered by Beachwood Sparks on their 2001 album Once We Were Trees. The video, directed by Chad Misner, was selected for the 2002 South by Southwest Film Festival.