Give In to Me (Faith Hill song)

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"Give In to Me"
Song by Faith Hill
from the album Country Strong
ReleasedOctober 26, 2010 (2010-10-26)
GenreCountry pop
Length4:11
LabelRCA Nashville
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Jay Joyce

"Give In to Me" is a song written by Billy Falcon, Rose Falcon, and Elisha Hoffman and recorded by American country pop singer Faith Hill for Country Strong, the soundtrack to the 2010 film of the same name.[1] The song was produced by Jay Joyce. It is the only track on the album to not be included in the film itself.[2] Despite not being released as a single, Hill's recording reached number 56 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 2011 due to unsolicited airplay.[3]

An alternate version of the song was recorded by two of the film's stars, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester, for a companion album titled Country Strong (More Music from the Motion Picture).[4] Their rendition charted at 79 in the United States and at 94 in Canada from digital sales, and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in February 2014.[5]

Composition[edit]

"Give In to Me" is a mid-tempo country pop song written by Billy Falcon, Rose Falcon, and Elisha Hoffman.[2][6] Produced by Jay Joyce, the original Faith Hill recording lasts for four minutes and eleven seconds. According to the digital sheet music published by Spirit One Music, "Give In to Me" was composed in the key of C Major with a one octave vocal range that spans from G3 to G4.[6] The song was set in common time to a tempo of 80 BPM.[6] Matthew Wilkening of Taste of Country described the song's instrumentation as "delicate guitar lines over a warm keyboard backdrop," and Hill's vocal performance on the song as "restrained" and "elegant."[7] "Give In to Me" features passionate lyrics that describe a deep form of love and intimacy.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

In a review of the film's soundtrack, The Mercury News praised "Give In to Me" for its storytelling, writing, "Faith Hill's slow boil on "Give In to Me" shows the pretenders what makes a great country music performance."[8] Meg Grant of AARP The Magazine likewise complimented the song's lyrical content, calling it "the best song to come out of Country Strong," in a review of the film itself. "Country's strength is, in fact, its honest and tender portrayal of human weakness," writes Grant, "something "Give In To Me" [sic] reveals, and something these filmmakers overlooked."[9] Matthew Wilkening of Taste of Country contrasted the song favorably to Hill's bombastic back catalogue, writing that "unlike those overdone Sunday Night Football theme songs, 'Give In to Me' is a tasteful, hushed mid-tempo song."[7]

Commercial performance[edit]

Faith Hill's recording of "Give In to Me" debuted at number 60 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart dated January 15, 2011.[10] It reached a peak position of 56 when it re-entered on the chart dated February 12, 2011 and spent one additional week on the chart.[11]

Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester's recording of "Give In to Me" entered the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at number 4 on the chart dated January 22, 2011.[12] It entered the Billboard Hot 100 the following week at 79, fuelled by a debut of 56 on the Digital Songs component sales chart.[13][14] For the week of January 22, 2011, the song also entered the Heatseeker Songs chart at number 15.[15] It rose to its peak position of 5 on the following chart dated January 29, 2011.[16] Hedlund and Meester's version did not chart on Hot Country Songs, as the chart only tracked airplay at the time, but it did peak at number 7 on the Country Digital Songs sales chart in its second week, on the chart dated January 29, 2011.[17] Their rendition was certified Gold by RIAA on February 7, 2014, indicating digital sales of over 500,000 units.[5]

Track listings[edit]

Country Strong[1]
No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
9."Give In to Me"Faith Hill4:11
Country Strong (More Music from the Motion Picture)[4]
No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
12."Give In to Me"Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester3:29

Charts[edit]

Faith Hill version
Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[18] 56
Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester version
Chart (2011) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[19] 94
US Billboard Hot 100[20] 76
US Country Digital Songs (Billboard)[21] 7
US Heatseeker Songs (Billboard)[22] 5

Certifications and sales[edit]

Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester version
Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[5] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Country Strong [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] - Original Soundtrack | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (January 2, 2011). "Country Strong: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Roughstock. Cheri Media. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  3. ^ Jessen, Wade (November 17, 2011). "Taylor Swift 'Sparks' No. 1 Country Song; Faith Hill's CMA Bounce". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Country Strong: More Music from the Motion Picture - Original Soundtrack | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "American single certifications – Garrett Hedlund & Leighton Meester – Give In to Me". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  6. ^ a b c "Faith Hill "Give In To Me" Sheet Music in C Major". Musicnotes.com. Spirit One Music. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  7. ^ a b c Wilkening, Matthew (January 3, 2011). "Faith Hill, 'Give In to Me' (From 'Country Strong') – Song Spotlight". Taste of Country. Townsquare Media. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  8. ^ Associated Press (January 4, 2011). "Review: 'Country Strong' soundtrack is traditional country". The Mercury News. Digital First Media. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  9. ^ Grant, Amy (January 7, 2011). "Movies for Grownups Review: Country Strong with Gwyneth Paltrow". AARP The Magazine. AARP, Inc. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  10. ^ Trust, Gary (January 6, 2011). "Weekly Chart Notes: Skillz, Teena Marie, Michael Jackson". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  11. ^ "Chart history for "Give In to Me" on Hot Country Songs" (Faith Hill version). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  12. ^ "Garrett Hedlund & Leighton Meester – Chart history". Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Garrett Hedlund & Leighton Meester. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  13. ^ "Hot 100" (The Week Of: January 29, 2016). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  14. ^ "Garrett Hedlund & Leighton Meester – Chart history". Billboard Digital Songs for Garrett Hedlund & Leighton Meester. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  15. ^ "Heatseekers Songs" (The Week Of: January 22, 2016). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  16. ^ "Heatseekers Songs" (The Week Of: January 29, 2016). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  17. ^ "Country Digital Song Sales" (The Week Of: January 29, 2016). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  18. ^ "Faith Hill Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  19. ^ "Garrett Hedlund & Leighton Meester – Chart history". Billboard Canadian Hot 100 for Garrett Hedlund & Leighton Meester. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  20. ^ "Garrett Hedlund & Leighton Meester – Chart history". Billboard Hot 100 for Garrett Hedlund & Leighton Meester. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  21. ^ "Garrett Hedlund & Leighton Meester – Chart history". Billboard Country Digital Songs for Garrett Hedlund & Leighton Meester. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  22. ^ "Garrett Hedlund & Leighton Meester – Chart history". Billboard Heatseeker Songs for Garrett Hedlund & Leighton Meester. Retrieved December 24, 2016.

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