Breathe Me

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"Breathe Me"
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
Length 4:32
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Jimmy Hogarth
Sia singles chronology
"Don't Bring Me Down"
(2003)
"Breathe Me"
(2004)
"Where I Belong"
(2004)

"Breathe Me" is a 2004 single by Australian singer Sia Furler 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]

Charts[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]

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

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Canada 19 April 2004 CD single (part 1)[7] Universal, Go! Beat
CD single (part 2)[8]
Germany CD single (part 1)[9] Go! Beat
CD single (part 2)[10]
Vinyl single[11]
United Kingdom 12"[12]
United States 20 April 2004 CD single (part 1)[13] Universal, Go! Beat
3 January 2006 Digital download[14] Universal, Island, Systemtactic, Go! Beat, Astralwerks

Tracklistings[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
  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

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.[16]

Remixes and covers[edit]

"Breathe Me" 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.[17] "Breathe Me"'s appearances in media include:

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 Pt. 1: CD". Amazon.ca. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Breathe Me Pt. 2: CD". Amazon.ca. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Breathe Me: CD" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Breathe Me: CD" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Breathe Me: Vinyl" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Breathe Me: 12" Vinyl". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "Breathe Me: CD". Amazon.com. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "Breathe Me – Single". iTunes (US). Archived from the original on 10 January 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "Breathe Me Release". 
  16. ^ Breathe Me music video, commentary by Daniel Askill.
  17. ^ Alan Ball (writer); Alan Ball (director) (21 August 2005). "Everyone's Waiting". Six Feet Under. Season 5. Episode 12. HBO.