Here Without You

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For the Byrds' song, see Here Without You (The Byrds song).
"Here Without You"
Single by 3 Doors Down
from the album Away from the Sun
Released August 11, 2003
Format CD
Recorded 2002
Genre
Length 3:59
Label Universal
Certification 2x Platinum (RIAA)[1]
3 Doors Down singles chronology
"The Road I'm On"
(2003)
"Here Without You"
(2003)
"Away from the Sun"
(2004)

"Here Without You" is a song recorded by American rock band 3 Doors Down. It was released in August 2003 as the third single from the album Away from the Sun. It peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending November 8, 2003.[2] Only their songs "Kryptonite" and "When I'm Gone" reached higher positions on the chart, peaking at #3 and #4 respectively. It has since been certified 2x Platinum in the United States and Platinum in Australia. While the Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock were the main formats for 3 Doors Down, it wasn't expected to be a big success, the song was a moderate success hitting #14 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and #22 on the Modern Rock Tracks, it failed to top or reach #1 on both charts due to its soft rock ballads in the song compared to its original post-grunge sounds from their other songs including their 4 previous rock and alternative hits Kryptonite, Loser, Duck and Run, and When I'm Gone, but it still became a big hit making it their 3rd #1 Top 40 Mainstream hit and their 1st #1 Adult Top 40 hit for 13 consecutive weeks. After that, the song was played only on pop and adult contemporary stations, this song was not played on rock radio unlike their previous hits.

The song grew in popularity following the start of the Iraq War, and became an anthem for deployed troops and their families and friends at home.[3]

Content[edit]

Brad Arnold states that the main inspiration for this song was his now ex-wife. The song is about being away from someone and missing them, and it's not about how long you've gone, it's about the loneliness that comes with missing someone. It's also about a state of peace that comes with dreaming of the missed loved one.[4]

Track listing[edit]

US version
  1. "Here Without You" (Radio Edit) - 3:57
  2. "Here Without You" (Album version) - 3:57
UK version
  1. "Here Without You" (Album version) - 3:57
  2. "The Road I'm On" - 3:59
UK version enhanced
  1. "Here Without You" (Album version) - 3:57
  2. "Here Without You" (Live) - 4:13
  3. "It's Not Me" (Live) - 3:50
  4. "Here Without You" (Enhanced Video)

Appearances in other media[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003–04) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 13
Australia (ARIA)[7] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[8] 26
Denmark (Tracklisten)[9] 8
Germany (Official German Charts)[10] 23
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 12
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 10
Norway (VG-lista)[13] 11
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 61
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 77
UK Rock and Metal (Official Charts Company)[17] 7
US Billboard Hot 100[18] 5
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[19] 14
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[20] 1
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[21] 1
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[22] 14
US Modern Rock Tracks (Billboard)[23] 22

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[24] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - 3 Doors Down Gold & Platinum Singles, riaa.com, accessed July 3, 2009
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 633.
  3. ^ "Here Without You-AllMusic". Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  4. ^ "Interview with Brad Arnold-AllMusic". Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  5. ^ "Eddie Guerrero Tribute". Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – 3 Doors Down – Here Without You" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – 3 Doors Down – Here Without You". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – 3 Doors Down – Here Without You" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  9. ^ "Danishcharts.com – 3 Doors Down – Here Without You". Tracklisten. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  10. ^ "Musicline.de – 3 Doors Down Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – 3 Doors Down – Here Without You" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – 3 Doors Down – Here Without You". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – 3 Doors Down – Here Without You". VG-lista. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – 3 Doors Down – Here Without You". Singles Top 100. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – 3 Doors Down – Here Without You". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  16. ^ "Archive Chart: 2004-06-06" UK Singles Chart.
  17. ^ "Archive Chart: 2004-06-06" UK Rock Chart.
  18. ^ "3 Doors Down – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for 3 Doors Down. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  19. ^ "3 Doors Down – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for 3 Doors Down. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  20. ^ "3 Doors Down – Chart history" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for 3 Doors Down. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  21. ^ "3 Doors Down – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for 3 Doors Down. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  22. ^ "3 Doors Down – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for 3 Doors Down. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  23. ^ "3 Doors Down - Chart history". Billboard Modern Rock Tracks for 3 Doors Down. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  24. ^ "American single certifications – 3 Doors Down – Here Without You". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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