Because You Love Me
|"Because You Love Me"|
|Single by Jo Dee Messina|
|from the album I'm Alright|
|Released||October 25, 1999|
John Scott Sherrill
|Jo Dee Messina singles chronology|
"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 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.
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."
The music video was directed by Lawrence Carroll and premiered in October 1999.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||11|
|US Billboard Hot 100||53|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||8|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||41|
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 229.
- Billboard, October 23, 1999 - Vol. 111, No. 43
- "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9755." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. March 6, 2000. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
- "Jo Dee Messina Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
- "Jo Dee Messina Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
- "Best of 2000: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2000. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
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