Breathe Me

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"Breathe Me"
Breathe Me.jpg
Single by Sia
from the album Colour the Small One
B-side "Sea Shells"
Released 19 April 2004 (2004-04-19)
Format
Recorded Heliocentric Studios
Rye, England
Genre
Length 4:32
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Jimmy Hogarth
Sia singles chronology
"Don't Bring Me Down"
(2003)
"Breathe Me"
(2004)
"Somersault"
(2004)
"Don't Bring Me Down"
(2003)
"Breathe Me"
(2004)
"Somersault"
(2004)

"Breathe Me" is a 2004 single by Australian singer Sia featured on the album Colour the Small One. The single has sold over 1.2 million copies in the United States.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Rolling Stone called the song "delicate and haunting".[2]

Chart performance[edit]

In the United Kingdom, "Breathe Me" peaked at number 71 on 1 May 2004.[3] The single also reached number 19 in Denmark in 2011 and number 81 in France in 2012.[4][5] In the United States, the track charted at number 24 on the Rock Digital Songs, a component chart on the Billboard magazine.[6]

Music video[edit]

The official music video was directed by Daniel Askill. It was shot over three days in a themed hotel in London and it is constructed with over 2,500 individual polaroid stills.[7]

Track listings[edit]

  • Maxi CD Pt.1
  1. "Breathe Me" – 4:32
  2. "Sea Shells" – 4:52
  • Maxi CD Pt.2
  1. "Breathe Me" – 4:34
  2. "Breathe Me (Four Tet remix)" – 5:01
  3. "Breathe Me (Ulrich Schnauss remix)" – 4:57
  4. "Breathe Me (Mylo remix)" – 6:22
  5. "Breathe Me (Mr. Dan remix)" – 4:38
  1. A: "Breathe Me (Four Tet remix)" – 5:01
  2. B: "Where I Belong (Hot Chip remix)" – 5:03
  • 10" Pt.2
  1. A: "Breathe Me (Ulrich Schnauss remix)" – 4:57
  2. B: "Numb (Leila remix)" – 4:14
  • 12" Single[8]
  1. A1 "Breathe Me (Mylo remix)" – 6:22
  2. A2 "Breathe Me (Ulrich Schnauss remix)" – 4:57
  3. B1 "Breathe Me (Four Tet remix)" – 5:01
  4. B2 "Breathe Me (Mr. Dan remix)" – 4:38

Usage in the media[edit]

"Breathe Me" and its remixes have been featured in many TV shows and movie soundtracks, most notably "Everyone's Waiting", the series finale of the HBO drama series Six Feet Under.[9] "Breathe Me"'s appearances in media include:

Remixes and covers[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Denmark (Tracklisten)[4] 19
France (SNEP)[5] 81
UK Singles Chart[3] 71
US Rock Digital Songs (Billboard)[6] 24

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[10] Gold 30,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[11] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[12] Platinum 1,200,000[13]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

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Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Canada 19 April 2004 CD single (part 1)[14] Go! Beat
CD single (part 2)[15]
Germany CD single (part 1)[16] Go! Beat
CD single (part 2)[17]
Vinyl single[18]
United Kingdom 12"[19]
United States 20 April 2004 CD single (part 1)[20] Go! Beat
3 January 2006 Digital download[21] Astralwerks

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knopper, Steve (20 April 2014). "Sia Furler, the Socially Phobic Pop Star". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Walters, Barry (12 January 2006). "Sia: Colour the Small One : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 5 May 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Sia". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Danishcharts.com – Sia – Breathe Me". Tracklisten. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Lescharts.com – Sia – Breathe Me" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Sia – Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Breathe Me music video Archived 29 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine., commentary by Daniel Askill.
  8. ^ a b "Breathe Me Release". 
  9. ^ Alan Ball (writer); Alan Ball (director) (21 August 2005). "Everyone's Waiting". Six Feet Under. Season 5. Episode 12. HBO. 
  10. ^ "Danish single certifications – Breath me". IFPI Denmark.  Click on næste to go to page if certification from official website
  11. ^ "British single certifications – Breath me". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Breath me in the search field and then press Enter.
  12. ^ "American single certifications". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  13. ^ Knopper, Steve (20 April 2014). "Sia Furler, the Socially Phobic Pop Star". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  14. ^ "Breathe Me Pt. 1: CD". Amazon.ca. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  15. ^ "Breathe Me Pt. 2: CD". Amazon.ca. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  16. ^ "Breathe Me: CD" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "Breathe Me: CD" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  18. ^ "Breathe Me: Vinyl" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  19. ^ "Breathe Me: 12" Vinyl". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "Breathe Me: CD". Amazon.com. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  21. ^ "Breathe Me – Single". iTunes (US). Archived from the original on 10 January 2015.