Breathe (Faith Hill song)

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"Breathe"
Faith Breathe.png
Single by Faith Hill
from the album Breathe
B-side"It All Comes Down to Love"
ReleasedOctober 4, 1999 (1999-10-04)
FormatCD single
GenreCountry pop
Length4:09
LabelWarner Bros. Nashville
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Faith Hill singles chronology
"The Secret of Life"
(1999)
"Breathe"
(1999)
"The Way You Love Me"
(2000)
Music video
"Breathe" on YouTube

"Breathe" is a song written by Stephanie Bentley and Holly Lamar and recorded by American country music artist Faith Hill. It was released in October 1999 as the first single from her fourth album of the same name. "Breathe" became Hill's seventh number one on the Hot Country Songs chart in the US. The song spent six weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in December 1999 and January 2000. It also peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in April 2000. Despite not peaking at number one, it was the number one single of 2000, becoming only the second single at the time to top the year end charts despite never spending a week at the top of the weekly charts and marking the first time this had happened in 35 years.

Chart performance[edit]

In October 1999, "Breathe" was released to country and pop radio. It spent six weeks at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, seventeen weeks at number one on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, and one week at number one on the Adult Top 40 chart. The song also reached a peak of number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for five non-consecutive weeks starting with the week ending April 22, 2000. It was kept off the top position by Santana's "Maria Maria" featuring The Product G&B and "Try Again" by Aaliyah.

Even though "Breathe" never made it to number one on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart, it was on the chart for 53 weeks and named the number one single of 2000 on Billboard's year-end countdown. It was one of only three songs in the history of the Hot 100 to be named the number one single of the year without making it to the top of the chart on any of the weekly surveys. (The first was "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs in 1965, and the third was "Hanging by a Moment" by Lifehouse in 2001.)

In 2009, the single was named the twenty-seventh most-successful song of the 2000s, on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade.[1] The song was released in the United Kingdom in May 2000 and reached number 33.

Music video[edit]

"Breathe'"s music video was ranked number 4 on CMT's 100 Greatest Videos in 2008.[2] Directed by Lili Fini Zanuck,[3] Faith revealed a more sultry side to herself in what would become one of the most controversial videos of her career. The video was shot in the desert and featured scenes of Faith writhing in a bed on the sand, covered only by a sheet.

CD singles[edit]

US CD single:

  1. "Breathe" [Pop Version] – 4:10
  2. "It All Comes Down to Love" – 4:16

US Promo The Hex Hector Remixes

  1. "Breathe" [Main 7" Mix – Recall] – 3:55
  2. "Breathe" [Main 7" TV – Recall] – 4:04
  3. "Breathe" [Main 7" Instrumental – Recall] – 4:04
  4. "Breathe" [Main 7" Acapella – Recall] – 3:44
  5. "Breathe" [Main Radio Edit] – 3:58
  6. "Breathe" [Main Radio Edit TV track] – 3:58
  7. "Breathe" [Main Radio Edit Instrumental] – 3:58
  8. "Breathe" [Main Club Mix Vocal up] – 10:10
  9. "Breathe" [Main Club Mix Instrumental] – 10:10
  10. "Breathe" [Main Club Dub] – 8:55

UK CD single:

  1. "Breathe" [Pop Version] – 4:09
  2. "This Kiss" [Pop Radio Version] – 3:16
  3. "What's In it For Me" – 5:36

Europe promo

  1. "Breathe" [Pop Remix] – 4:10
  2. "Breathe" [Hex Hector Radio Edit] – 5:55

Europe maxi-CD

  1. "Breathe" [Tin Tin Out Radio Mix] – 3:57
  2. "Breathe" [Radio Version] – 4:08
  3. "Breathe" [Main Club Mix] – 10:10
Other versions

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[27]
(physical)
Gold 800,000[26]
United States (RIAA)[27]
(digital)
Gold 500,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

Covers[edit]

  • The Brazilian singer Wanessa Camargo made a cover in Portuguese named "Eu Posso Te Sentir (I Can Feel You)".[28]
  • Smartbomb has covered "Breathe" on their CD Yeah. Well, anyway ...[29]
  • American singer and voice actress E.G. Daily auditioned with this song for the fifth season of the reality show The Voice.[30]

Parodies[edit]

  • Country music parodist Cledus T. Judd recorded a parody of the song, called "Breath" (about a person with bad breath), on his 2002 album, Cledus Envy.

Use in other recordings[edit]

The Enemy, a member of the drum and bass trio Evol Intent, sampled "Breathe" in his track "Swept Away".

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hot 100 Decade Songs
  2. ^ "100 Greatest Videos". Archived from the original on December 11, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-29.
  3. ^ "Breathe (1999)". Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Faith Hill – Breathe". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Faith Hill – Breathe" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Faith Hill – Breathe" (in French). Ultratip.
  7. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  8. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 7232." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 8, 2000. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  9. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 10004." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 20, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  10. ^ "Faith Hill: Breathe" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  11. ^ "Chart Track: Week 42, 2001". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  12. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Faith Hill – Breathe". Top Digital Download.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Faith Hill – Breathe" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  14. ^ "Charts.nz – Faith Hill – Breathe". Top 40 Singles.
  15. ^ "Top40-charts.com". Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
  17. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  18. ^ "Faith Hill Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  19. ^ "Faith Hill Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  20. ^ "Faith Hill Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  21. ^ "Faith Hill Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  22. ^ "Faith Hill Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  23. ^ "RPM 1999 Top 100 Country Tracks". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  24. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2000". Archived from the original on 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2010-08-31.
  25. ^ "Best of 2000: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2000. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  26. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 2000". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 113 (6): 64. February 10, 2001. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  27. ^ a b "American single certifications – Hill, Faith – Breathe". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  28. ^ [1] Archived February 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  29. ^ "Yeah. Well, Anyway... | Smartbomb Album | Yahoo! Music". New.music.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
  30. ^ E.G. Daily: "Breathe" - The Voice Highlight

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