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|Single by Clint Black with Steve Wariner|
|from the album D'lectrified|
|B-side||"When I Said I Do"|
|Released||January 10, 2000|
|Length||5:28 (album version)
3:47 (radio edit)
|Writer(s)||Clint Black, Steve Wariner|
"Been There" is a song written and recorded by American country music singers Clint Black and Steve Wariner that peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in 2000. It was released in January 2000 as the second single from Black's album D'lectrified, and the final Top Ten hit for Wariner on the country singles charts.
"Been There" is a mid-tempo duet by Black and Wariner, both of whom wrote the song. In it, they both describe being in certain undesirable situations, such as waking up "in the middle of a dream that didn't come true". They tell each other that they have "been there" and "don't wanna go back again". The song features steel-string acoustic guitar accompaniment from Wariner, and harmonica accompaniment from Black, as well as piano and Dobro flourishes. Extended harmonica and acoustic guitar trade-offs, which were abridged on the single edit, finish off the song. Like all the other songs on D'lectrified, "Been There" uses only acoustic instruments.
The music video for this song begins in static, then zooms out, revealing it is coming from a TV. The scene then shows Black in bed with his pajamas, singing and playing a harmonica, as a band is shown through his outside window. The second verse shows Wariner watching TV and playing guitar in the living room of his house. The band shown in Black's window is also shown in Wariner's television. As soon as Wariner opens a door, scenes switch between the two singers singing in different parts of a basement. Black then opens the door of his house, and the two are singing in a blue room. In the end of the video, the scene switches back to Black's bedroom, with Black in his pajamas, as he is being lifted from his bed by a psychic power. After many switching scenes between Wariner's living room and the blue room, Black suddenly drops back on the bed, then gets up and climbs to the ceiling. As the video ends, scenes switch between Black and Wariner in the blue room, playing their instruments, followed by a static screen, and Black walks back through it, and the band freezes.
The song debuted at number 60 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart dated January 15, 2000, and peaked at number 5 the chart dated April 15, 2000, staying for two consecutive weeks. The song also peaked at number 44 on the Billboard Hot 100. In addition, it spent four non-consecutive weeks at Number One on the RPM Country Tracks charts in Canada.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||44|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||5|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||35|
- Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 50–51. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
- Whitburn, pp. 447-448
- ""Been There" video". CMT. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
- "RPM Country Tracks. RPM. March 27, 2000. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
- "Clint Black Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Clint Black.
- "Clint Black Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Clint Black.
- "Best of 2000: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2000. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
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