You Save Me

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For the song of the same name by Kutless, see It Is Well (Kutless album).
"You Save Me"
Single by Kenny Chesney
from the album The Road and the Radio
Released August 14, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Country
Length 3:55
Label BNA
Writer(s) Brett James
Troy Verges
Producer(s) Buddy Cannon
Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney singles chronology
"Summertime"
(2006)
"You Save Me"
(2006)
"Beer in Mexico"
(2007)

"You Save Me" is a song written by Brett James and Troy Verges, and recorded by American country music singer Kenny Chesney. It was released in August 2006 as the fourth single from Chesney's album The Road and the Radio.

Content[edit]

The song is about a man's enduring love for a woman.

Reception[edit]

Kevin John Coyne, reviewing the song for Country Universe, gave it a positive rating. He summarized up his review by saying the song "is awesome, one of the best singles of his career." He then went on to say if Chesney followed up the single with the title cut he would be two steps closer to the hall of fame.[1]

Music video[edit]

A music video was made by Shaun Silva. It premiered on August 10, 2006. According to Chesney, the video took a total of 7 days to film.

The video begins with Kenny Chesney as a member of the police department, travelling to a criminal spot in Mexico with three local police agents, presumably to make a raid. During the car ride, Chesney thinks back on his time with a girl he met and fell in love with in Mexico, and her attempts to persuade him not to go with them. The agents comment on how he appears to be nervous, to which he replies that it "didn't feel right". His partner challenges him briefly but allows him to walk away while they proceed with the raid. As Chesney starts to leave, he notices how the civilians in the areas are discreetly but uniformly retreating from the criminal spot or taking cover. He becomes suspicious and draws his gun, running towards the entrance, to which the agents had just entered. He is too late to save them, however, when an explosion tears through the building, leaving him as the only survivor. Chesney is anguished by the trap but can't help reflecting on his girlfriend and how she inadvertently saved him as the song begins.

Throughout the song, Chesney is riding alone on a bus. As he travels through the country, he passes places he had been with his girlfriend. At the end of the song, he returns safely home to her and they embrace. Chesney is also seen performing the song during the video.

Chart positions[edit]

"You Save Me" debuted at number 47 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of August 19, 2006.

Chart (2006) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 41
US Billboard Pop 100 75

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coyne, Kevin John (2006-08-17). "Kenny Chesney - "You Save Me"". Country Universe. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kenny Chesney.
  3. ^ "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Kenny Chesney.
  4. ^ "Best of 2006: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2006. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 

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