Can't Breathe

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"Can't Breathe"
Single by Fefe Dobson featuring Orianthi
from the album Joy
Released March 30, 2011
Recorded 2010
Anarchy Studios West
(Nashville, TN; United States)
Genre Electrorock, pop rock, alternative rock
Length 3:47
Label 21 Music, Island
Writer(s) Fefe Dobson, Bob Ezrin, Thomas "Tawgs" Salter, Tommy Henriksen
Producer(s) Bob Ezrin, Tommy Henriksen
Fefe Dobson singles chronology
"Stuttering"
(2010)
"Can't Breathe"
(2011)
"Legacy"
(2013)
Music video
"Can't Breathe" VEVO (FefeDobson Channel) on YouTube

"Can't Breathe" is a song by Canadian singer–songwriter Fefe Dobson from her second released studio album, Joy (2010), which features a guitar solo from Orianthi.[1][2] It was written and produced by Bob Ezrin and Tommy Henriksen, and co-written by Dobson and Thomas "Tawgs" Salter. The song was released in March 2011 as the album's third and final single, and was only released in Canada. Dobson reported on her Twitter in April of that year that the song had been sent to radio.[3] In addition to the formats in which she was already established, it was also her third consecutive single to reach the Canadian AC charts of Mediabase & Nielsen BDS.

Music video[edit]

The music video was released on March 29, 2011 via Vevo.[4]

Personnel[edit]

  • Songwriting – F. Dobson, B. Ezrin, T. “Tawgs” Salter, T. Henriksen
  • Production – Bob Ezrin, Tommy Henriksen
  • Mixing – Serban Ghenea
  • Mix engineer – John Hanes (Assisted by Tim Roberts)
  • Programming,Keyboards,Strings,Bass and electric guitars: Tommy Henriksen
  • Keyboards and additional programming: Bob Ezrin, Thomas “Tawgs” Salter and Tim Lauer
  • Lead guitar: Steve Hunter
  • Guitar solo: Orianthi
  • Backing vocals: Vicki Hampton and Fefe Dobson

Source:[1][5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 19
Canada AC (Nielsen)[7] 20
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Nielsen)[8] 20
Canada AC (Nielsen)[9] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Joy - Fefe Dobson : Credits". AllMusic. 2010-11-22. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Wells, James Dean. "Fefe Dobson, 'Can't Breathe' Feat. Orianthi -- New Song". AOL Radio. AOL. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  3. ^ https://twitter.com/fefedobson/status/56092367811379200
  4. ^ Fefe Dobson's "Can't Breathe" music video on VEVO
  5. ^ "Fefe Dobson: Fefe's Notes - The Complete Lyrics for Joy". BestFan. Retrieved 2010-11-10. 
  6. ^ "Fefe Dobson – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Fefe Dobson. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  7. ^ "BDSRadio Charts (Canada AC National Airplay)". Nielsen BDS. Nielsen Corporation. Archived from the original on 21 November 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "BDSRadio Charts (Canada CHR/Top 40 National Airplay)". Nielsen BDS. Nielsen Corporation. Archived from the original on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "BDSRadio Charts (Canada AC National Airplay)". Nielsen BDS. Nielsen Corporation. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2014.