Because You Love Me

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"Because You Love Me"
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Single by Jo Dee Messina
from the album I'm Alright
Released October 25, 1999
Format CD Single
Genre Country
Length 3:50
Label Curb
Songwriter(s) Kostas
John Scott Sherrill
Producer(s) Byron Gallimore
Tim McGraw
Jo Dee Messina singles chronology
"Lesson in Leavin'"
"Because You Love Me"
"That's the Way"
"Lesson in Leavin'"
"Because You Love Me"
"That's the Way"

"Because You Love Me" is a song written by Kostas and John Scott Sherrill, and recorded by American country music singer Jo Dee Messina. It was released in October 1999 as the fifth and final single from her album I'm Alright. The song peaked at number 8 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart[1] and peaked at number 11 on the Canadian RPM Country Singles. It also peaked at number 53 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 making it a minor crossover hit.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine, reviewed the song favorably, saying that the song reminds everybody that she is "equally capable of wringing every drop of tender emotion from a power ballad." She calls the lyric a "well-written treatise on the impact love can have on a life, and Messina wraps her voice around the sentiment and carries it like a beloved flag."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Lawrence Carroll and premiered in October 1999.

Chart performance[edit]

"Because You Love Me" debuted at number 51 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of October 23, 1999.

Chart (1999–2000) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 11
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 53
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 8

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 41


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 229. 
  2. ^ Billboard, October 23, 1999 - Vol. 111, No. 43
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9755." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. March 6, 2000. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  4. ^ "Jo Dee Messina Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Jo Dee Messina Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Best of 2000: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2000. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 

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