Because of You (98 Degrees song)

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"Because of You"
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Single by 98 Degrees
from the album 98 Degrees and Rising
Released September 22, 1998 (1998-09-22)
Recorded Chung King Studios, New York City, NY
Murlyn Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
Genre Teen pop, R&B, dance-pop
Length 4:58 (Main version)
3:53 (Radio version)
Label Motown
Writer(s) Anders Bagge, Arntor Birgisson, Christian Karlsson, and Patrick Tucker
Producer(s) Christian Karlsson, Anders Bagge, Arnthor Birgisson
98 Degrees singles chronology
"True to Your Heart"
(1998)
"Because of You"
(1998)
"The Hardest Thing"
(1999)
Alternative cover
Limited edition cover
Music sample
A sample from "Because of You" by 98 Degrees
Music video
"Because of You" on YouTube

"Because of You" is a 1998 song by 98 Degrees, released as the second single from their album 98 Degrees and Rising. It peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum in December 1998. The album version of the song was featured on the 1999 compilation album Now That's What I Call Music! 2.[1]

Music video[edit]

The video directed by Wayne Isham takes place in San Francisco, where it follows a girl holding a postcard of the Golden Gate Bridge, while looking around the city by bus, taxi and trolley. The boys are seen on billboards. They are also seen on the beach, in a garden of flowers, and on the Golden Gate Bridge. The video utilized a special visual effect that combined quick zooming and morphing, an effect Isham had used in a previous video for Will Smith and would use in later music videos for Bon Jovi, Ricky Martin, NSYNC, and Metallica.

Track listings and formats[edit]

CD5/Cassette single
  1. "Because of You" (radio version) – 3:55
  2. "True to Your Heart" (album version) – 4:15
German single
  1. "Because of You" (album version) – 4:55
  2. "Was It Something I Didn't Say" – 5:02
  3. "Because of You" (Hex Hector Remix Radio Edit 2) – 3:36
  4. "Because of You" (Kano Dub) – 7:02
  5. "Because of You" (Video CD-ROM) - 3:55
UK promo single
  1. "Because of You" (radio version) – 3:55
  2. "Don't Stop the Love" - 4:33

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[2] 63
Dutch Singles Chart[3] 43
German Singles Chart 99
Scottish Singles Chart[4] 35
UK Singles Chart[5] 36
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 3
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 15

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 82
Chart (1999) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 69

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Platinum 900,000[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - 98 Degrees - Singles, riaa.com, accessed 2009-07-07
  2. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  3. ^ http://swisscharts.com/song/98/Because-Of-You-125510
  4. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/scottish-singles-chart/19990307/41/
  5. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/3869/98-degrees/
  6. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1998". Archived from the original on 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  7. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Archived from the original on 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  8. ^ "American single certifications – 98 Degrees – Because of You". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  9. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1998". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 111 (5): 75. January 30, 1999. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 31, 2015.