Meet Virginia

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"Meet Virginia"
Single by Train
from the album Train
Released May 1999
Format CD single
Recorded 1996
Genre Roots rock, alternative rock
Length 4:00 (Album Version)
3:44 (Pop Version)
Label Independent/Columbia Records
Writer(s) Train
Producer(s) Train
Train singles chronology
"Free"
(1998)
"Meet Virginia"
(1999)
"I Am"
(2000)
Music sample

"Meet Virginia" is the title of a song written and recorded by American pop rock band Train. It was released in October 1999 as the second single from their eponymous first album, Train. The song reached a peak of number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in January 2000,[1] becoming their first top 20 hit, and their first single to chart on the Hot 100. It also reached the Top 30 of Billboard's rock charts, Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks (number 21) and Alternative Songs (number 25).

Reception[edit]

Roxanne Blanford of Allmusic says "Meet Virginia" is one of a few songs from the album Train that has "inspired hooks and reflective lyrics".[2] Christa L. Titus, of Billboard magazine in her review of their second album, called the song an "ode to a wrong-side-of-the-tracks girl full of quirky contradictions."[3]

Music video[edit]

"Meet Virginia" has a music video that takes place in a country diner and stars the actress Rebecca Gayheart.

Track listing[edit]

1999 Promo:

  1. Meet Virginia (Pop Version) 3:44
  2. Meet Virginia (Album Version) 4:00
  3. If You Leave (Live) 3:26
  4. I Am (Live) 3:26
  5. I Am (Live) 4:35
  6. Train (Live) 5:50

Charts[4][edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1999-2000) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 91
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 15
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 20
US Billboard Adult Top 40[1] 2
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[1] 25
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[1] 21
US Billboard Mainstream Top 40[1] 10

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (2000) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 70

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Train - Awards : AllMusic". Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Blanford, Roxanne. Train - Review. Allmusic.com.
  3. ^ Billboard, April 7, 2001 - Vol. 113, No. 14, Page 18.
  4. ^ Meet Virginia - Train: Chart History. Billboard.com.
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Train – Meet Virginia". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2000". Retrieved 2010-08-31. 

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