Here Without You

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For the Byrds' song, see Here Without You (The Byrds song).
"Here Without You"
Single by 3 Doors Down
from the album Away from the Sun
Released August 11, 2003
Format CD
Recorded 2002
Genre Soft rock, pop rock, symphonic rock
Length 3:59
Label Universal
Certification 2x Platinum (RIAA)[1]
3 Doors Down singles chronology
"The Road I'm On"
(2003)
"Here Without You"
(2003)
"Away from the Sun"
(2004)

"Here Without You" is a song recorded by American rock band 3 Doors Down. It was released in August 2003 as the third single from the album Away from the Sun. It peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending November 8, 2003.[2] Only their songs "Kryptonite" and "When I'm Gone" reached higher positions on the chart, peaking at #3 and #4. It has since been certified 2x Platinum in the United States and Platinum in Australia. While the Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock were the main formats for 3 Doors Down, it wasn't expected to be a big success, the song was a moderate success hitting #14 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and #22 on the Modern Rock Tracks, it failed to top or reach #1 on both charts due to its soft rock ballads in the song compared to its original post-grunge sounds from their other songs including their 4 previous rock and alternative hits Kryptonite, Loser, Duck and Run, and When I'm Gone, but it still became a big hit making it their 3rd #1 Top 40 Mainstream hit and their 1st #1 Adult Top 40 hit for 13 consecutive weeks. After that, the song was played only on pop and adult contemporary stations, this song was not played on rock radio unlike their previous hits.

The song grew in popularity following the start of the Iraq War, and became an anthem for deployed troops and their families and friends at home.[3]

Content[edit]

Brad Arnold states that the main inspiration for this song was his now ex-wife. The song is about being away from someone and missing them, and it's not about how long you've gone, it's about the loneliness that comes with missing someone. It's also about a state of peace that comes with dreaming of the missed loved one.[4]

Track listing[edit]

US version
  1. "Here Without You" (Radio Edit) - 3:57
  2. "Here Without You" (Album version) - 3:57
UK version
  1. "Here Without You" (Album version) - 3:57
  2. "The Road I'm On" - 3:59
UK version enhanced
  1. "Here Without You" (Album version) - 3:57
  2. "Here Without You" (Live) - 4:13
  3. "It's Not Me" (Live) - 3:50
  4. "Here Without You" (Enhanced Video)

Appearances in other media[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2003–04) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 2
Dutch Singles Chart 12
German Singles Chart 23
New Zealand Singles Chart 10
Swiss Singles Chart 61
UK Singles Chart[6] 77
US Billboard Hot 100 5
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 14
US Billboard Adult Top 40 1
US Billboard Mainstream Top 40 1
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 14
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 22

Certifications[edit]

Country Certifications
United States 2× Platinum[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - 3 Doors Down Gold & Platinum Singles, riaa.com, accessed July 3, 2009
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 633.
  3. ^ "Here Without You-AllMusic". Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  4. ^ "Interview with Brad Arnold-AllMusic". Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  5. ^ "Eddie Guerrero Tribute". Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  6. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: Numerals". zobbel.de. Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved January 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ http://riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?content_selector=gold-platinum-searchable-database

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