Never Let You Go (Third Eye Blind song)

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"Never Let You Go"
Single by Third Eye Blind
from the album Blue
Released November 23, 1999
Format CD
Recorded 1999
Genre Alternative rock, power pop
Length 3:57
Label Elektra Entertainment
Writer(s) Stephan Jenkins
Third Eye Blind singles chronology
"Never Let You Go"
"10 Days Late"

"Never Let You Go" is a song by American rock band Third Eye Blind, released as a single from their 1999 album, Blue. The song was very successful, peaking at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100[1] and also reaching #1 on Canada's Singles chart.[2]

It was included on the soundtrack to the 2002 film, Clockstoppers. A re-recording of this song is available for Rock Band 2 via the Rock Band Network. It is also heard in the 2000 film, Coyote Ugly. Alvin and the Chipmunks covered this song for their 2007 video game Alvin and the Chipmunks. It was also featured in the fourth American Pie installment, American Reunion.


Jenkins comments in the liner notes of the band's compilation album, A Collection, that it was written about a muse of his at the time (allegedly Charlize Theron), and it was written to 'freak her out' when she heard it on the radio.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Never Let You Go" (Radio Version)
  2. "Never Let You Go" (LP Version)
  3. "Anything" (Extended Version)

Australian Import :

  1. "Never Let You Go"
  2. "Anything (Extended Version)
  3. "New Girl" (Non-LP Track)

• "New Girl" is also available on the Japanese version of Blue.


Chart (2000) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 14
US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 11
US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 5
US Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 4
US Billboard Adult Top 40 3
Canadian RPM Singles Chart 1
Canadian RPM Top 30 Rock Report 2
New Zealand Singles Chart 15
UK Singles Chart 195
Year-end chart (2000) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 43


  1. ^ [1] Billboard Chart History
  2. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 70, No. 21, March 27, 2000". RPM. Retrieved June 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 2000". Retrieved 2010-08-31. 

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