Bruises (Train song)

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"Bruises"
Single by Train featuring Ashley Monroe
from the album California 37
Released October 5, 2012 (2012-10-05)
Format Digital download
Genre Pop rock, folk pop, country pop
Length 3:52
Label Columbia, Sony
Writer(s) Patrick Monahan, Espen Lind, Amund Bjørklund
Producer(s) Espionage, Butch Walker
Train singles chronology
"50 Ways to Say Goodbye"
(2012)
"Bruises"
(2012)
"This'll Be My Year"
(2012)
Music video
"Bruises" on YouTube

"Bruises" is a song by American pop rock band Train from their sixth studio album, California 37. The song features American country singer Ashley Monroe. It was released as the album's third single on October 5, 2012. "Bruises" was re-recorded with French-Canadian singer Marilou in both English and French for its Canadian single release.

Development[edit]

In an interview with Radio.com, Monahan said that he had met Ashley Monroe when she was 19, and she wanted to write a song with him, which they eventually did through a contact in Columbia Records. Monahan said that he wrote the song in New York, and it was about running into former high school classmates: "I run into people I went to high school with and realize how much older we are, and how much more we’ve been through and a lot of it isn’t all that fun and it makes us more beautiful if you can see it that way. That song was really easy to write because it is a very true story and Ashley was the perfect girl to sing on it."[1]

Music video[edit]

A music video was filmed with Monroe for the U.S. release; it was directed by Alan Ferguson.[2] It premiered on Train's official Vevo account on November 12, 2012. The video was filmed at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre at Red Rocks Park in Colorado.[3]

Live performances[edit]

A live recording of the song with Megan Slankard is featured on the California 37 deluxe edition DVD. During the group's June 2012 show at the Sydney Opera House, Train were joined by Australian singer Delta Goodrem on the song.[4]

On February 1, 2013, Train and Ashley Monroe performed the song on VH1's 2013 Best Super Bowl Concert Ever.[5] They performed the song during the Mermaids of Alcatraz Tour that run that summer,[6] and on The Today Show on July 26.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download (United States)
  1. "Bruises" (featuring Ashley Monroe) – 3:52
  • Digital download (Canada)[8]
  1. "Bruises" (featuring Marilou) – 3:50
  2. "Bruises" (French version) (featuring Marilou) – 3:50

Charts[edit]

As of October 2013, the song has sold 463,000 digital copies in the United States.[9]

Chart (2012–13) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[10] 59
Canada AC (Billboard)[11] 18
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[12] 46
Canada Hot AC (Billboard)[13] 47
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[14] 30
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[15] 169
US Billboard Hot 100[16] 79
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[17] 23
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[18] 44
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[19] 11
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[20] 16

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[21] 72

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Italy[22] October 5, 2012 Contemporary hit radio Sony Music
United Kingdom[23] October 22, 2012 Columbia Records, Sony Music
United States November 9, 2012
Canada[8] December 4, 2012 Digital download
United States[24] January 22, 2013 Country radio Columbia Records, Crush Records, Nine North Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reuter, Annie (2013-08-06). "Q&A: Train’s Pat Monahan on New Music, ‘Mermaids of Alcatraz’ & the Likelihood of Going Country « Radio.com News". Radio.com. CBS Radio. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  2. ^ Gottlieb, Steven (September 19, 2012). "In Production: Train – Alan Ferguson, dir.". Video Static. Retrieved November 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ Wolff, Kurt (November 12, 2012). "Ashley Monroe Of Pistol Annies Featured In New Train Video". us995.cbslocal.com. CBS Radio. 
  4. ^ "Delta Goodrem joined us on stage in Sydney!". Savemesanfrancisco.com. June 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Train - Bruises ft. Ashley Monroe". VH1.com. February 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ashley Monroe will be joining us on our Mermaids Of Alcatraz Tour! - Train". Savemesanfrancisco.com. 2013-03-05. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  7. ^ "Train’s Pat Monahan: Being on tour is ‘really fun’". Today.com. July 26, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Bruises (feat. Marilou) – Single by Train". iTunes Store (CA). Apple. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  9. ^ Bjorke, Matt (October 30, 2013). "Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles - October 30, 2013: Eric Church 'Outsiders' #1; Cassadee Pope, Blake Shelton Gold, Scotty McCreery and Chris Young Notables". Roughstock. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Train Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Train. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
  11. ^ "Train Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada AC for Train. Retrieved November 24, 2013.
  12. ^ "Train Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada CHR/Top 40 for Train. Retrieved November 24, 2013.
  13. ^ "Train Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Hot AC for Train. Retrieved November 24, 2013.
  14. ^ "train feat. ashley monroe – bruises" (in Dutch). Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 
  15. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: New Entries Update – 3.11.2012 (Week 43)". zobbel.de. Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved November 5, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Train Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Train. September 7, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2013.
  17. ^ "Train Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Train. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
  18. ^ "Train Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Train. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
  19. ^ "Train Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Train. September 26, 2013. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  20. ^ "Train Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Train. September 21, 2013. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  21. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  22. ^ Spada, Valentina. "Train – Cruises (Sony)" (in Italian). Radio Airplay SRL. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  23. ^ Lane, Dan (October 22, 2012). "This week's new releases 22-10-2012". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 17, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Future Releases for Country Radio Stations (January 22, 2013)". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on January 7, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 

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