Love Is Free

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"Love Is Free"
Single by Sheryl Crow
from the album Detours
Released January 2008
Format Digital download, CD Single
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:23
Label A&M
Writer(s) Sheryl Crow, Bill Bottrell
Producer(s) Bill Bottrell
Sheryl Crow singles chronology
"Shine over Babylon"
"Love Is Free"
"Now That You're Gone"

"Love Is Free" is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow. It was released as the second single from Crow's sixth studio album Detours. Its predecessor "Shine over Babylon" was airplay only.

On her website, Crow states that she was inspired by the floods in New Orleans. "What struck me about it is the stoicism of the New Orleans people, they are very spiritually based. You can see it in their eyes that they aren't going to give up, they are going to rebuild."

Music video[edit]

The music video shows Crow singing with an acoustic guitar in a boat while coming across all kind of characters. It was directed by The Malloys.

The video for "Love Is Free" was added to the popular video sharing site YouTube on 17 January 2008 and has had over 1,000,000 views.

Track listing[edit]

Maxi CD

  1. "Love Is Free" (Album Version) - 3:23
  2. "Drunk With the Thought of You" (Live Acoustic Version) - 2:46
  3. "Shine Over Babylon" (Live Acoustic Version) - 4:01
  4. "Love Is Free" (Enhanced Music Video)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[1] 46
Japan (Hot 100) 10
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[1] 51
Romania (Top 100) 56
Austria (Austrian Singles Chart)[1] 57
Belgium (Belgium Singles Chart)[1] 50
Germany (Media Control Charts) 49
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 77
US Billboard Adult Top 40[2] 17
US Billboard Pop 100[2] 63
US Billboard Adult Album Alternative 5
United Kingdom (UK Singles Chart) 76
World Adult Top 20 8

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
U.S. Hot Triple A Songs 18


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