Breathing (Lifehouse song)

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"Breathing"
Single by Lifehouse
from the album No Name Face
Released November 5, 2001
Format CD single
Genre Pop, rock, adult alternative
Length 4:25
Label DreamWorks Records
Writer(s) Jason Wade
Producer(s) Ron Aniello
Lifehouse singles chronology
"Sick Cycle Carousel"
(2001)
"Breathing"
(2001)
"Spin"
(2002)

"Breathing" is a song by American alternative band Lifehouse. It is the third single released from their debut studio album No Name Face (2000).

Background, release and composition[edit]

The song was written by Lifehouse lead singer Jason Wade and was produced by American record producer Ron Aniello.[1] When asked about his expectations of writings songs in an interview with Billboard, Wade said, "My ultimate goal in writing songs is to connect with people. In the lyrics, you don't tell the whole picture: You give a road to start on that people can relate to. We're honest, nice guys and I hope that comes across in everything we do."[2] The song was released on March 19, 2002 by DreamWorks Records.[3]

"Breathing" was described as a pop rock song that contains adult alternative.[4] According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the song is set in common time with a slow tempo of 76 beats per minute.[5] It is composed in the key of D minor with Wade's vocal range spanning from the low-note of A3 to the high-note of E5.[5] The song has a basic chord progression of Am–G2–F2–G2.[5] Dave Urbanski of Today's Christian Music questioned on whether the lyrics "I’m trying to identify the voices in my head / God, which one’s you..." were about God or a girl, but applauded their "skillful musicianship" and "poetic insight".[6] John DiBiase of Jesus Freak Hideout said that the song has catchy rock, but noted how it "tends to find itself getting a little monotonous at times."[7]

Chart performance[edit]

"Breathing" had limited commercial success and debuted on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart at number 39 for the week of November 10, 2001.[8] It stayed at number 39 the following week,[9] and went up to 37 during the week of November 24, 2001.[10] In its fourth week on the chart, the track climbed to number 36,[11] while it went up to 35 for the week of December 8, 2001.[12] The track then climbed to number 35 and 32 for the weeks of December 15, 2001, and December 22, 2001, respectively.[13][14] The song then finished 2001 at number 27 for the week of December 29, 2001.[15] For the week of January 12, 2002, the song went up the chart to number 25,[16] while it went up to 24 the following week.[17] "Breathing" then went up to 23 during the week of January 26, 2002[18] and up to 21 for the week of February 9, 2002.[19] It eventually peaked at number 19 on the chart during the week of February 23, 2002.[20]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits and personnel adapted from Allmusic.[21]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Breathing" (Rock Remix) - 4:11 (Jason Wade)
  • Australian CD-Single
  1. LP Radio Edit - 4:09
  2. Radio Remix - 4:11

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001–2002) Peak
position
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[22] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lifehouse – Breathing (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  2. ^ "Thanks To 1st Single, Lifehouse's 'Moment' Comes On Dreamworks". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 112 (52): p. 11. 2000-12-23. Retrieved 2011-07-22. 
  3. ^ "Lifehouse : Single : Breathing". Geffen Records. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  4. ^ "Breathing by Lifehouse". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  5. ^ a b c "Lifehouse – Breathing Sheet Music (Digital Download)". Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  6. ^ "Lifehouse | No Name Face | TodaysChristianMusic.com". Today's Christian Music. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  7. ^ "Lifehouse, "No Name Face" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  8. ^ "November 10, 2001 – Adult Top 40 Tracks". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 113 (45): p. 84. 2001-11-10. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  9. ^ "November 17, 2001 – Adult Top 40 Tracks". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 113 (46): p. 95. 2001-11-17. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  10. ^ "November 24, 2001 – Adult Top 40 Tracks". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 113 (47): p. 83. 2001-11-24. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  11. ^ "December 1, 2001 – Adult Top 40 Tracks". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 113 (48): p. 95. 2001-12-01. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  12. ^ "December 8, 2001 – Adult Top 40 Tracks". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 113 (49): p. 95. 2001-12-08. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  13. ^ "December 15, 2001 – Adult Top 40 Tracks". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 113 (50): p. 77. 2001-12-15. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  14. ^ "December 22, 2001 – Adult Top 40 Tracks". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 113 (51): p. 69. 2001-12-22. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  15. ^ "December 29, 2001 – Adult Top 40 Tracks". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 113 (52): p. 75. 2001-12-29. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  16. ^ "January 12, 2002 – Adult Top 40 Tracks". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 114 (2): p. 91. 2002-01-12. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  17. ^ "January 19, 2002 – Adult Top 40 Tracks". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 114 (3): p. 85. 2002-01-19. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  18. ^ "January 26, 2002 – Adult Top 40 Tracks". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 114 (4): p. 69. 2002-01-26. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  19. ^ "February 9, 2002 – Adult Top 40 Tracks". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 114 (6): p. 65. 2002-02-09. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  20. ^ "Lifehouse Album & Song Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  21. ^ Breathing (Lifehouse song) at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-08-13.
  22. ^ "Lifehouse Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Lifehouse. Retrieved 2011-08-12.

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