Breath (Breaking Benjamin song)

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Single by Breaking Benjamin
from the album Phobia
Released March 21, 2007
Recorded 2006
Genre Post-grunge, alternative metal
Length 3:38 (album version)
3:13 (radio edit)
Label Hollywood
Writer(s) Benjamin Burnley, Mark Klepaski
Breaking Benjamin singles chronology
"The Diary of Jane"
"Until the End"

"Breath" is the second single and the third track from post-grunge/alternative metal band Breaking Benjamin's third album, Phobia. It was the band's fourth charted song on the U.S. Hot 100 overall, and the second from Phobia. Although "Breath" failed to capture to pop success of The Diary of Jane at #50 where "Breath" hit #84 on the Billboard Hot 100, it was more successful on the rock charts where it hit #1 on the US Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, making it Breaking Benjamin's first number-one hit staying there for seven weeks where "The Diary of Jane" hit #2 and it also hit #3 on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart tying with So Cold as their highest-charting single on the chart where "The Diary of Jane" hit #4.

A contest was held in which fans create a music video for "Breath", called the Breath Fan Video Contest, and the band and label selected 4 videos as finalists. The winning video was officially released March 30, 2008 on YouTube. The video can also be seen at the band's official site.


The original version is the "Breath" off Phobia, which is 3:38 long. "Breath" also has a radio edit, which can be heard over public radio. The edit was mixed by Ian Van Dahl. "Breath" was #6 on the Top 40 Mix Edit charts of May 2008, it is 3:13 long. Generally, most active rock, mainstream rock and alternative rock stations still play the original version as of today. There is also another version of "Breath", but in a classical version. It is a cover song by The String Quartet and is on the album Strung Out - The String Quartet Tribute to Hard Rock Hits, Vol.4, which can be found on iTunes.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Benjamin Burnley, Mark Klepaski

Promotional single #1
No. Title Length
1. "Breath"   3:38
2. "Breath"   3:38
3. "Breath"   3:38
Promotional single #2
No. Title Length
1. "Breath (Top 40 mix, radio edit)"   3:13
2. "Breath (Top 40 mix, full length version)"   3:38
Promotional single #3
No. Title Length
1. "Breath (Pop mix)"   3:16
2. "Breath (Album version)"   3:38


Chart (2007) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 87
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 84
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 3
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 1

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Preceded by
"Pain" by Three Days Grace
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single
March 24, 2007 – May 5, 2007
Succeeded by
"What I've Done" by Linkin Park