Marry Me (Train song)

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"Marry Me"
Single by Train
from the album Save Me, San Francisco
Released October 25, 2010 (2010-10-25)
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2009
Genre Folk rock, Pop rock, Soul
Length 3:25
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Pat Monahan
Producer(s) Martin Terefe
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Train singles chronology
"If It's Love"
(2010)
"Marry Me"
(2010)
"Shake Up Christmas"
(2011)

"Marry Me" is a song written by Pat Monahan and recorded by the group Train, for their fifth studio album Save Me, San Francisco. The song was released on October 25, 2010 as the album's third single. The single has peaked in the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking the first time the band has had three consecutive top 40 hits, and the first time they've had three songs from one album chart on the Hot 100. Train's first two albums each contained one song that charted on the Hot 100, whereas My Private Nation had two.

It has performed well on Adult Contemporary radio,[1] where it has peaked within the Top 5 of the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and the Adult Pop Songs chart.

Background[edit]

Lead singer and songwriter of Train, Pat Monahan stated in several interviews that the song was initially a very short tune, consisting only of a verse and a chorus, but he was later influenced to continue on with the song to capitalize on the initial simple beauty of the song.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was directed by Lex Halaby. The concept of the video consists of three main outlets - it starts off with separate shots of different couples sitting on a couch and reminiscing about the start of their relationships and the details of how they met. The rest of the video alternates between two different environments, starting with a diner in which a love at first sight moment occurs between Pat Monahan and the waitress of the diner, played by Anna Camp, when their eyes meet. The second alternate environment is the band performing the song, with drummer Scott Underwood on piano and Jimmy Stafford on guitar, with a gray background. The story of the video progresses with the waitress looking at the table where Pat was sitting only to find that he has left, causing her to become regretful of not taking a chance to talk to Pat. The waitress eventually runs out of the diner, hoping that her true love has not gone far, but is disappointed to realize that that's not the case. She then returns to the table where Pat was sitting and finds that he's left his hat. She looks up to see Pat return to the diner, their eyes meet, and he smiles. The final shot of the video shows two steaming cups of coffee on either side of a table in the diner.

Charts[edit]

"Marry Me" debuted at number 95 on the Billboard Hot 100 and since then has reached number 34. In April 2011, the single topped 1,000,000 in digital downloads.[2]

Charts (2010–11) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[3] 47
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 34
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[5] 8
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[6] 3
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[7] 4
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[8] 27

Sales and certifications[edit]

Country Provider Certifications
(sales thresholds)
United States RIAA Platinum[9]

Martina McBride version[edit]

"Marry Me"
Single by Martina McBride
featuring Pat Monahan
from the album Eleven
Released March 26, 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Country
Length 3:46
Label Republic Nashville
Writer(s) Pat Monahan
Producer(s) Martina McBride
Byron Gallimore
Martina McBride singles chronology
"I'm Gonna Love You Through It"
(2011)
"Marry Me"
(2012)
Pat Monahan singles chronology
"The Truth"
(2010)
"Marry Me"
(2012)

Country music artist Martina McBride recorded a duet version with Pat Monahan for her eleventh studio album, Eleven.[10] It was released as the third single from the album on March 26, 2012.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 45

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