Breathe (Nickelback song)

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"Breathe"
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Single by Nickelback
from the album The State
Released November 20, 2000 (2000-11-20)
Format CD single
Genre
Length 3:58
Label Roadrunner
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Dale Penner
  • Nickelback
Nickelback singles chronology
"Old Enough"
(2000)
"Breathe"
(2000)
"Worthy to Say"
(2000)
The State track listing
"Breathe"
(1)
"Cowboy Hat"
(2)

"Breathe" is a song by Canadian rock band Nickelback. Written by Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake and Mike Kroeger, it was featured as the opening track on the band's second studio album The State in 1998. Upon the album's reissue by Roadrunner Records, "Breathe" was released as the third single from The State on November 20, 2000, reaching number 16 on the Canadian Top Rock Songs chart, number 10 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and number 10 on the Alternative Songs chart.

Background[edit]

"Breathe" was written by Nickelback's lead vocalist and guitarist Chad Kroeger, guitarist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, and bassist Mike Kroeger.[1] The song debuted on the RPM Canadian Top Rock Songs chart at number 23 on August 7, 2000,[2] and later peaked at number 16 on October 2, 2000.[3] The single later debuted on the US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart at number 32 for the week of August 12, 2000.[4] It remained in the top 40 for a total of 17 weeks, peaking at number 10 for the week of October 21, 2000.[5] The song also reached number 21 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart (then known as Hot Modern Rock Tracks) for the week of February 10, 2001,[6] after 15 weeks on the chart since entering at number 38 on November 25, 2000.[7] The song was later included on MuchMusic's fifth Big Shiny Tunes compilation Big Shiny Tunes 5 in September 2001,[8] and on the soundtrack to the film Clockstoppers in March 2002.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake and Mike Kroeger.

No. Title Length
1. "Breathe" (LP version) 3:57
2. "Breathe" (trimmed intro version) 3:49
3. "Breathe" (call out hook) 0:16
4. "Worthy to Say" (live acoustic version) 4:19
Total length: 12:21

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2000–01) Peak
position
Canadian Top Rock Songs (RPM)[3] 16
US Mainstream Rock Tracks (Billboard)[5] 10
US Modern Rock Tracks (Billboard)[6] 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Breathe". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  2. ^ "RPM Rock Report" (Scan). RPM. Vol. 71 no. 14. Toronto, Ontario: Library and Archives Canada. August 7, 2000. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "RPM Rock Report" (Scan). RPM. Vol. 71 no. 22. Toronto, Ontario: Library and Archives Canada. October 2, 2000. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Top Mainstream Rock Songs Chart: The Week of August 12, 2000". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Mainstream Rock Songs: Nickelback Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "Alternative Songs: Nickelback Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Top Alternative Songs Chart: The Week of November 25, 2000". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  8. ^ Torreano, Bradley. "Big Shiny Tunes, Vol. 5 - Various Artists: Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  9. ^ Phares, Heather. "Clockstoppers - Original Soundtrack: Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 

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