Without You (Van Halen song)

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"Without You"
Single by Van Halen
from the album Van Halen III
Released February 19, 1998
Recorded 1997 at 5150 Studios, Hollywood, California
Genre Hard rock
Length

6:28 (album version)

4:57 (single edit)
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, Gary Cherone, Alex Van Halen
Producer(s) Mike Post and Eddie Van Halen
Van Halen singles chronology
"Can't Get This Stuff No More"
(1997)
"Without You"
(1998)
"Fire in the Hole"
(1998)

"Without You" is a rock song written by the group Van Halen for their 1998 album Van Halen III. It was the first of three singles from for the album. The track was debuted at #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, a first in the magazine's history. It was also the band's last single to reach the peak position.

"Without You" made history as the first song leaked to the radio in the internet age by Andrew Ross Geladaris, a 16 year old in Toronto. The song was leaked to the internet 3 months before it was to hit the airwaves. Sources say that the band felt that the leak hurt the song and album premier.

The "Without You" music video and cost over $1,000,000 to make. The band footage for the music video was shot in Los Angeles, California over January 28-29, 1998. The remaining footage was shot inside the Ice Hotel in Sweden. The video premiered on MTV on March 2, 1998.


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Preceded by
"Given to Fly" by Pearl Jam
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single
March 7, 1998 – April 11, 1998
Succeeded by
"Blue on Black" by Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band