Gone (Switchfoot song)

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Single by Switchfoot
from the album The Beautiful Letdown
Released 2003
Format CD
Recorded 2002
Genre Alternative rock, power pop
Length 3:45
Label Sony BMG
Songwriter(s) Jon Foreman
Tim Foreman
Producer(s) John Fields

"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.[1]

In the media[edit]


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.


Chart (2004) Peak
US Christian Songs (Billboard)[2] 27