Breathe Easy

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"Breathe Easy"
Blue breath easy.jpg
Single by Blue
from the album Guilty
B-side
  • "Taste It"
  • "Whatever Happens"
Released22 March 2004
FormatCD single
Recorded2003
GenrePop
Length4:35 (Album version)
3:40 (Radio edit)
LabelInnocent
Songwriter(s)Lars Halvor Jensen, Martin Michael Larsson & Lee Ryan
Producer(s)DEEKAY
Blue singles chronology
"Signed, Seals, Delivered I'm Yours"
(2003)
"Breathe Easy"
(2004)
"Bubblin'"
(2004)
Music video
"Breathe Easy" on YouTube

"Breathe Easy" is a song written by Lars Halvor Jensen, Martin Michael Larsson and Lee Ryan and released by the British boyband Blue. The song was included on their third studio album, Guilty. It was released as a single on 22 March 2004 in the United Kingdom and reached number four on the UK Singles Chart. An Italian version of the song, entitled "A Chi Mi Dice" (English: "Those Who Tell Me"), was released as a single in France and Italy, lyrics written by Tiziano Ferro.[1] This version reached number one in Italy and number 15 in France.

In December 2012, Daniel Evans, a finalist on The X Factor, published an acoustic piano-driven ballad version on his YouTube channel. This was subsequently released on iTunes as part of "The Covers Collection EP Vol.2"

Critical reception[edit]

The song received mixed reviews from contemporary pop music critics. Tiscali Music's review said of band-member and song co-writer "Lee Ryan proves to be more than just a pretty face with his co-written ballad 'Breathe Easy'", while they wrote about the song "'Breathe Easy' is a hauntingly beautiful track" and "[Blue] are fast becoming one of the biggest bands in Britain and with this majestic song they've just taken another step towards the pop summit".[2] In an average album review by The Guardian's Betty Clarke, Breathe Easy was described as a "Westlife-ish horror".[3]

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1

  1. "Breathe Easy" (Album Version) - 4:35
  2. "Breathe Easy" (Love 4 Music Remix) - 3:30

UK CD2

  1. "Breathe Easy" (Album Version) - 4:35
  2. "Taste It" (Live From The Tour) - 3:42
  3. "Whatever Happens" - 3:45
  4. "Breathe Easy" (Video) - 4:30

A Chi Mi Dice

  1. "A Chi Mi Dice" - 4:15
  2. "Breathe Easy" (Radio Edit) - 3:40
  3. "Taste It" (Live From The Tour) - 3:42
  4. "Whatever Happens" - 3:45

A Chi Mi Dice Enhanced Single

  1. "A Chi Mi Dice" - 4:15
  2. "Breathe Easy" (Radio Edit) - 3:40
  3. "A Chi Mi Dice" (Video) - 4:15
  4. "Breathe Easy" (Video) - 3:42

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Germany (BVMI)[23] Gold 150,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 2011-05-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Blue - 'Breathe Easy' review". Tiscali Music. Tiscali. 22 March 2004. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2009.
  3. ^ Clarke, Betty (31 October 2003). "Blue: Guilty - Guardian review". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 3 May 2009.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Blue – Breathe Easy" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Blue – Breathe Easy" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Blue – Breathe Easy" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Blue – Breathe Easy". Tracklisten. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Hits of the World - Eurochart Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 10 April 2004. p. 55. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Blue – Breathe Easy". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  11. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Breathe Easy". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Charts.nz – Blue – Breathe Easy". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Blue – Breathe Easy". VG-lista. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Blue – Breathe Easy". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  17. ^ "Jahreshitparade Singles 2004" (in German). Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  18. ^ "Top 100 Singles - Jahrescharts 2004" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  19. ^ "Swiss Year-End Charts 2004" (in German). Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  20. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart 2004" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  21. ^ "Lescharts.com – Blue – A Chi Mi Dice" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  22. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Blue – A Chi Mi Dice". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  23. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Blue; 'Breathe Easy')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 4 May 2018.

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