Barely Breathing

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"Barely Breathing"
Barely Breathing Duncan Sheik single.jpg
Single by Duncan Sheik
from the album Duncan Sheik
B-side"Home"
ReleasedNovember 12, 1996
Format
Genre
Length4:15 (album version)
3:56 (radio edit)
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)Duncan Sheik
Producer(s)Rupert Hine
Duncan Sheik singles chronology
"Barely Breathing"
(1996)
"She Runs Away"
(1997)
Audio sample
A sample from "Barely Breathing" by Duncan Sheik

"Barely Breathing" is the first single from the Gold-plus debut album of American singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik.

Details[edit]

Originally intended as a "throwaway" track written to complete the album,[citation needed] the song became Sheik's breakout hit, entering the top 20 of the U.S. Billboard charts, peaking at #16, and remaining on the chart for 55 weeks. "Barely Breathing" also hit #19 on the Hot Adult Contemporary chart.[1] At the time, it was the fourth–longest–running single in the Hot 100.[2] It ranked #88 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s, and #8 on their 40 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 90s list.

Additionally, "Barely Breathing" earned Sheik a BMI Award for Most Played Song of the Year in 1997 and a Grammy nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1998.[3]

The song was covered in a 2012 episode of the American television series, Glee.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  • U.S. CD Single:
  1. "Barely Breathing" – 4:15
  2. "Home" – 4:48
  • UK CD Single:
  1. "Barely Breathing (Radio Edit)" – 3:57
  2. "The End of Outside (Live)" – 5:02
  3. "Rubbed Out" – 5:19
  • Alternate CD Single:
  1. "Barely Breathing (Radio Edit)" – 3:56
  2. "Barely Breathing (Album Version)" – 4:15

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 220.
  2. ^ "Hip Online: Artists: Duncan Sheik". Archived from the original on 2006-10-31. Retrieved 2006-12-26.
  3. ^ "Duncan Sheik: CV". Archived from the original on 2006-11-29. Retrieved 2006-12-26.
  4. ^ "Barely Breathing (Glee Cast Version)". Amazon.com. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
  5. ^ Canadian Adult Contemporary peak Collections Canada
  6. ^ Canadian Top Singles peak Collections Canada
  7. ^ "Duncan Sheik Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 26, 2011.
  8. ^ "Duncan Sheik Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved March 26, 2011.
  9. ^ "Duncan Sheik Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 26, 2011.
  10. ^ "Duncan Sheik Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 26, 2011.
  11. ^ "RPM Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1997". RPM. Archived from the original on 2017-08-05. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1997". Archived from the original on 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2010-08-28.

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