Breathless (Jerry Lee Lewis song)

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Single by Jerry Lee Lewis
B-side "Down the Line"
Released February 1958
Genre Rock and roll, rockabilly, country
Length 2:39
Label Sun 288
Writer(s) Otis Blackwell
Jerry Lee Lewis singles chronology
"You Win Again"
"Down the Line"

"Breathless" is a song composed by Otis Blackwell and third record by Jerry Lee Lewis, whose version was released in February 1958 (see 1958 in music) on Sun Records and spent 15 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #7 in April 1958.[1] The song also reached #4 on the country chart, #3 on the R&B chart, and #8 in the UK.[2] The B-side, "Down the Line", also charted in 1958.

The song has been covered several times, including versions by Tom Jones, Wanda Jackson, X, and Otis Blackwell.[3]


  1. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 Chart history for 'Breathless'". Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Breathless". Music Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Recording: Breathless". Second Hand Songs. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 

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