I Don't Want to Be

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"I Don't Want to Be"
Single by Gavin DeGraw
from the album Chariot
Released July 22, 2003
Format CD single
Genre Pop rock
Length 3.39
Label J
Writer(s) Gavin DeGraw
Producer(s) Mark Endert
Gavin DeGraw singles chronology
"I Don't Want to Be"
(2004)
"Chariot"
(2005)

"I Don't Want to Be" is a song by Gavin DeGraw appearing on his 2003 debut album, Chariot. It was released as a single in Australia in 2004, and in the UK in 2005. The single became DeGraw's biggest hit to date, mainly due to the premiere of One Tree Hill, of which the song is the opening theme; peaking at number ten in the U.S. in early-2005.[citation needed]

The song was certified 2x Platinum, having sold over 2,000,000 paid downloads. It is also DeGraw's only single to break the UK Top 40. On May 27, 2012 the song re-entered UK charts reaching number 27, this is due to the finale of One Tree Hill's 9th and final season airing, which featured DeGraw.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Don't Want to Be" (Album version)
  2. "I Don't Want to Be" (Stripped version)
  3. "Just Friends" (Album version)
  4. "I Don't Want to Be" (Video)

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2004–05) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 19
Austrian Singles Chart 44
Dutch Singles Chart 21
German Singles Chart 99
Irish Singles Chart 25
New Zealand Singles Chart 30
Norwegian Singles Chart 6
Swedish Singles Chart 15
Swiss Singles Chart 46
UK Singles Chart 27
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 10
US Billboard Pop Songs[1] 1
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs[1] 9

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[2] Gold

Use in media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Top 100 Music Hits, Top 100 Music Charts, Top 100 Songs & The Hot 100" (in (Dutch)). Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  2. ^ "American single certifications – Gavin DeGraw – I Don't Want to Be". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH