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"
Released19 April 2004 (2004-04-19)
Format
RecordedHeliocentric Studios
Rye, England
Genre
Length4:32
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Jimmy Hogarth
Sia singles chronology
"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] The song became popular on Alternative radio and has been used in many different forms of media.

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
  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] Appearances of the song in media include:

Remixes and covers[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

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.
  11. ^ "British single certifications – Breath me". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Breath me in the "Search BPI Awards" 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.