Breathe Easy

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"Breathe Easy"
Single by Blue
from the album Guilty
B-side "Taste It"
"Whatever Happens"
Released 22 March 2004
Format CD single
Recorded 2003
Genre Pop rock, soft rock
Length 4:35 (Album version)
3:40 (Radio edit)
Label Innocent
Writer(s) Lars Halvor Jensen, Martin Michael Larsson & Lee Ryan
Producer(s) DEEKAY
Blue singles chronology
"Signed, Seals, Delivered I'm Yours"
(2003)
"Breathe Easy"
(2004)
"Bubblin'"
(2004)

"Breathe Easy" is a song written by Lars Halvor Jensen, Martin Michael Larsson and Lee Ryan and released by the British boyband Blue. The song was included on their third studio album, Guilty. It was released as a single on 22 March 2004 in both the United Kingdom and the United States. An Italian version of the song, entitled "A Chi Mi Dice", was released as a single in Italy, the lyric was written by Tiziano Ferro.[1] In December 2012, Daniel Evans, A finalist on The X Factor (UK) published an acoustic piano driven ballad version on his YouTube channel. This was subsequently released on iTunes as part of "The Covers Collection EP Vol.2"

Tracklisting[edit]

UK CD1
  1. "Breathe Easy" (Album Version) - 4:35
  2. "Breathe Easy" (Love 4 Music Remix) - 3:30
UK CD2
  1. "Breathe Easy" (Album Version) - 4:35
  2. "Taste It" (Live From The Tour) - 3:42
  3. "Whatever Happens" - 3:45
  4. "Breathe Easy" (Video) - 4:30
A Chi Mi Dice
  1. "A Chi Mi Dice" - 4:15
  2. "Breathe Easy" (Radio Edit) - 3:40
  3. "Taste It" (Live From The Tour) - 3:42
  4. "Whatever Happens" - 3:45
A Chi Mi Dice Enhanced Single
  1. "A Chi Mi Dice" - 4:15
  2. "Breathe Easy" (Radio Edit) - 3:40
  3. "A Chi Mi Dice" (Video) - 4:15
  4. "Breathe Easy" (Video) - 3:42

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart 7
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders) 28
Danish Singles Chart 12
Dutch Singles Chart 21
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[2] 10
French Singles Chart 15
German Singles Chart 7
Hungary (Single Top 20)[3] 7
Irish Singles Chart 4
Italian Singles Chart 1
New Zealand Singles Chart 29
Norwegian Singles Chart 12
Swiss Singles Chart 8
Turkish Singles Chart 33
UK Singles Chart 4
Preceded by
"Left Outside Alone" by Anastacia
Italian Singles Chart
29 April 2004 - 24 June 2004 (8 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Fuck It" by Eamon

Reception[edit]

The song received mixed reviews from contemporary pop music critics. Tiscali Music's review said of band-member and song co-writer "Lee Ryan proves to be more than just a pretty face with his co-written ballad 'Breathe Easy'", while they wrote about the song "'Breathe Easy' is a hauntingly beautiful track" and "[Blue] are fast becoming one of the biggest bands in Britain and with this majestic song they've just taken another step towards the pop summit".[4] In an average album review by The Guardian's Betty Clarke, Breathe Easy was described as a "Westlife-ish horror".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=320764
  2. ^ "Hits of the World - Eurochart Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 10 April 2004. p. 55. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 10 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  4. ^ "Blue - 'Breathe Easy' review". Tiscali Music. Tiscali. 22 March 2004. Retrieved 3 May 2009. 
  5. ^ Clarke, Betty (31 October 2003). "Blue: Guilty - Guardian review". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 3 May 2009.