Gone (Switchfoot song)
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|Single by Switchfoot|
|from the album The Beautiful Letdown|
|Genre||Alternative rock, power pop|
"Gone" is a song and single by rock band Switchfoot. It was released on the 2003 double-platinum record, The Beautiful Letdown. Despite not being released as an official mainstream radio single, the song achieved solid success on Christian radio due to its Christian-based references, though they were not overt.
It was a No. 1 hit on Christian CHR radio.
In the media
This song was introduced to the band's live show during their 2003 tour supporting the original release of The Beautiful Letdown. It is played at nearly every show, most likely due to the song's success on CCM radio stations. Live performances of the song are characterized by fans enthusiastically singing along, especially during the song's coda. During the bridge, guitarist Drew Shirley generally contributes additional lead lines not featured in the studio version. During the Appetite for Construction Tour the band played "Gone" as a medley with Beyoncé's 2003 hit Crazy in Love, which the band covered for Pepsi Cover Art in 2007.
|US Christian Songs (Billboard)||27|
- "Making Noise: Switchfoot, MercyMe and Casting Crowns". About.com Entertainment.
- "Switchfoot Chart History (Hot Christian Songs)" Billboard. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
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