Breathless (Shayne Ward song)

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Shayne Ward Breathless CD Single Cover.jpg
Single by Shayne Ward
from the album Breathless
B-side "Gonna Be Alright"
Released 19 November 2007
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre R&B
Label Sony BMG, Syco
Songwriter(s) Rami, Savan Kotecha, Arnthor Birgisson
Shayne Ward singles chronology
"No U Hang Up" / "If That's OK with You"
"Gotta Be Somebody"
"No U Hang Up" / "If That's OK with You"
"Gotta Be Somebody"

"Breathless" is a song by English singer Shayne Ward. It was released on 19 November 2007 as the second and final single from his second studio album Breathless (2007).[1] It peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart.

Background and promotion[edit]

"Breathless" tells a tale about a woman who is so wonderful, she can take a man's breath away. Ward conceived the song possibly during his relationship with his then-girlfriend Faye McKeever.

Promotion for the single was very limited; which would explain the relatively moderate chart position of the song when compared to his previous singles. The only live performances shown to the public were when Ward performed the song during the results show in the fourth series of The X Factor on 10 November 2007, BBC Switch: Sound on 17 November 2007, and on The Paul O'Grady Show on 19 November 2007.

Chart performance[edit]

"Breathless" entered the UK Singles Chart on 25 November 2007 at number 6. It was number 4 on the HMV Official Singles Chart. The song has so far sold 102,000 copies in the UK.


On Valentine's Day 2008, "Breathless" was announced as number 2 on the UK's greatest love songs of all time.[2]

Usage in other media[edit]

The single was used in episode 7 of the Korean drama You're Beautiful.


Chart (2007) Peak
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[3] 25
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 6


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