Here with Me (Dido song)

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"Here with Me"
Single by Dido
from the album No Angel
Released 8 June 1999
Format CD single
Recorded 1998
Genre Trip hop
Length 4:15 (album version)
4:05 (radio edit)
Label BMG
Writer(s) Dido Armstrong, Pascal Gabriel, Paul Statham
Producer(s) Dido Armstrong, Rick Nowels
Dido singles chronology
"Here with Me"
(1999)
"Don't Think of Me"
(2000)

"Here with Me" the debut single by English singer-songwriter Dido. It was the first single released from her debut studio album, No Angel (1999). The song was written about her now ex-boyfriend Bob Page.

The single was released on June 8, 1999 in the United States, but was not released in the United Kingdom until February 2001, where it was the album's second single following the worldwide release of "Thank You" in December 2000. It peaked at number four in the UK Singles Chart, becoming her second top five single in a row, following "Stan", a collaboration with Eminem.

"Here with Me" was used as the theme song for the American television drama Roswell. In 2007, Dido released an extended remix of the song featuring Enya.

Music videos[edit]

Two distinct music videos were made for the track. The first version was recorded in 1999, and released to the American market. The American version was directed by Big TV! and uses footage of the singer rendered in sepia tones. Dido later stated that she hoped to record a new video of the track for international release. A new version was directed in full color by Liz Friedlander and was released in December 2000. This became the video released to the British & European markets.

Tracklisting[edit]

UK CD1
  1. "Here with Me" (Radio Edit) – 4:05
  2. "Here with Me" (Lukas Burton Mix) – 3:55
UK CD2
  1. "Here with Me" (Radio Edit) – 4:05
  2. "Here with Me" (Lukas Burton Mix) – 3:55
  3. "Here with Me" (Chillin' With The Family Mix) – 5:16
  4. "Here with Me" (Parks & Wilson Homeyard Dub) – 6:02
DVD single
  1. "Here With Me" (Video) – 4:05
  2. "Thank You" (Live Performance) – 5:00

Charts and certifications[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

"Here with Me" was covered by Sarah Brightman for her 2000 album La Luna.

Miscellaneous uses[edit]

The song was prominently featured in the 2003 romantic comedy Love Actually during a scene where one of the characters has finally, but unintentionally, revealed his love for his best friend's new wife. The track appears on the movie's soundtrack album. It was also in the 2000 film Bounce. It was featured as the opening song of the TV series Roswell. The song was also featured in the NBC television show ER. It was played as Samantha Taggart went over to Luka Kovač's apartment to make love. It has been used as the haunting music featured in Victorian WorkSafe campaign advertisements, advocating safer workplaces for the sake of families.[21] In December 2010, Matt Cardle performed the song in the final of the talent show The X Factor.

References[edit]

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  20. ^ "British single certifications – Dido – Here with Me". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Here with Me in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Click Go
  21. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1RRXhqC1gw