Breathe (Faith Hill song)
|Single by Faith Hill|
|from the album Breathe|
|B-side||"It All Comes Down to Love"|
|Released||October 4, 1999|
|Writer(s)||Stephanie Bentley, Holly Lamar|
|Producer||Byron Gallimore, Faith Hill|
|Faith Hill singles chronology|
"Breathe" is a song written by Stephanie Bentley and Holly Lamar, and recorded by American country music artist Faith Hill. It was released in October 1999 as the first single and title track from her album of the same name. "Breathe" became Hill's 7th number one on the country music charts in the US. The song spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard Country charts in December 1999 and January 2000. It also peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 2000, having been blocked by "Maria Maria" by Santana featuring The Product G&B and "Try Again" by Aaliyah.
In October 1999, "Breathe" was released to Country and Pop radio. It spent six weeks at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, seventeen weeks at number one on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, and one week at number one on the Adult Top 40 chart. The song also reached a peak of #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for five non-consecutive weeks starting with the week ending April 22, 2000.
Even though "Breathe" never made it to No. 1 on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart, it was on the chart for 53 weeks and was thus named the Number One single of 2000 on Billboard's year-end countdown. It was only the second song in the history of the Hot 100 to be named the No. 1 single of the year without making it to the top of the chart on any of the weekly surveys. (The first was "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs in 1965, and the third was "Hanging By A Moment" by Lifehouse in 2001.)
In 2009, the single was named the 27th most successful song of the 2000s, on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. The song was released in the UK in May 2000 and reached #33.
"Breathe'"s music video was ranked #4 on CMT's 100 Greatest Videos. Faith revealed a more sultry side to herself in what would become one of the most controversial videos of her career. The video was shot in the desert and featured scenes of Faith writhing in a bed on the sand, covered only by a sheet.
US CD single:
- Breathe [Pop Version] - 4:10
- It All Comes Down to Love - 4:16
US Promo The Hex Hector Remixes
- Breathe [Main 7" Mix - Recall] 3:55
- Breathe [Main 7" TV - Recall] 4:04
- Breathe [Main 7" Instrumental - Recall] 4:04
- Breathe [Main 7" Acapella - Recall] 3:44
- Breathe [Main Radio Edit] 3:58
- Breathe [Main Radio Edit TV track] 3:58
- Breathe [Main Radio Edit Instrumental] 3:58
- Breathe [Main Club Mix Vocal up] 10:10
- Breathe [Main Club Mix Instrumental] 10:10
- Breathe [Main Club Dub] 8:55
UK CD single
- Breathe [Pop Version] - 4:09
- This Kiss [Pop Radio Version] - 3:16
- What's In it For Me - 5:36
- Breathe [Pop Remix] 4:10
- Breathe [Hex Hector Radio Edit] 5:55
- Breathe [Tin Tin Out Radio Mix] 3:57
- Breathe [Radio Version] 4:08
- Breathe [Main Club Mix] 10:10
- Other versions
- "Breathe" 2010 (Freemasons Remix) - 3:12
"Breathe" debuted at number 47 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of October 9, 1999.
- The Brazilian singer Wanessa Camargo made a cover in Portuguese named "Eu Posso Te Sentir" (I Can Feel You).
- Smartbomb has covered Breathe on their CD "Yeah. Well, anyway ..."
- American singer-songwriter and voice actress E.G. Daily auditioned with this song for the fifth season of the reality show The Voice.
- Country music parodist Cledus T. Judd recorded a parody of the song, called "Breath" (about a person with bad breath), on his 2002 album, Cledus Envy.
- 2000 Billboard Music Awards: Hot 100 Single of the Year won
- 2000 Billboard Music Awards: Hot 100 Airplay Track of the Year won
- 2000 Grammy Awards: Best Female Country Vocal Performance won
- 2000 Grammy Awards: Best Country Song won
- 2000 Grammy Awards: Song of the Year nominated
- Hot 100 Decade Songs
- "100 Greatest Videos". Retrieved 2008-07-29.[dead link]
- "Australian-charts.com – Faith Hill – Breathe". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
- "RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks. RPM. May 8, 2000. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
- "RPM Country Tracks. RPM. December 20, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
- "Faith Hill: Breathe" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
- "Dutchcharts.nl – Faith Hill – Breathe" (in Dutch). Mega Single Top 100.
- "Charts.org.nz – Faith Hill – Breathe". Top 40 Singles.
- "Faith Hill Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Faith Hill.
- "Faith Hill Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary Songs for Faith Hill.
- "Faith Hill Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Faith Hill.
- "Faith Hill Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Faith Hill.
- "Faith Hill Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Faith Hill.
- "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
- "Billboard Top 100 - 2000". Retrieved 2010-08-31.
- "Best of 2000: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2000. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
- [dead link]
- "Yeah. Well, Anyway... | Smartbomb Album | Yahoo! Music". New.music.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
- E.G. Daily: "Breathe" - The Voice Highlight
"When I Said I Do"
by Clint Black (feat. Lisa Hartman Black)
|Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
December 25, 1999–January 29, 2000
"Cowboy Take Me Away"
by Dixie Chicks
|RPM Country Tracks
December 20, 1999-January 10, 2000
|RPM Country Tracks
February 14, 2000-February 21, 2000
"Back at One"
by Mark Wills
"I Knew I Loved You" by Savage Garden
"You Sang to Me" by Marc Anthony
|Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single
April 22 - July 15, 2000
July 29 - August 5, 2000
August 26, 2000
September 30, 2000
"You Sang to Me" by Marc Anthony
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