I Can Only Imagine (David Guetta song)

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"I Can Only Imagine"
David Guetta - I Can Only Imagine.jpg
Single by David Guetta featuring Chris Brown and Lil Wayne
from the album Nothing but the Beat
Released2 May 2012
Format
RecordedParis, France
(Gum Prod Studio, Catfield Studio)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
(Piano Music Studio)
Ibiza, Spain
(Can Rocas Studio)
Naples, Italy
(Test Pressing Studios)
Genre
Length3:29
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • David Guetta
  • Frédéric Riesterer
  • Black Raw
David Guetta singles chronology
" The Alphabeat"
(2012)
"I Can Only Imagine"
(2012)
"Laserlight"
(2012)
Chris Brown singles chronology
"Till I Die"
(2012)
"I Can Only Imagine"
(2012)
"Put It Down"
(2012)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right)"
(2012)
"I Can Only Imagine"
(2012)
"My Homies Still"
(2012)

"I Can Only Imagine" is a song performed by French DJ David Guetta, featuring vocals from American singer Chris Brown and rapper Lil Wayne, from Guetta's fifth studio album Nothing but the Beat. It was released as the sixth single from the album on April 23, 2012.[1] Prior to its official release, the song charted in the lower regions of the charts in Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Guetta, Brown and Wayne performed the song live for the first time at the 54th Grammy Awards on February 12, 2012.

The video was filmed on May 29, 2012, and premiered on July 2, 2012. It was directed by Colin Tilley. Guetta said how the video focuses more on futuristic images rather than on a plot as some of Guetta's other videos played out. It first opens up with Guetta walking into a room, and Brown appears in a mask as his eyes light up. As Brown starts singing in another scene, he is in a light-up suit. As the chorus plays, Brown is seen in a zero-gravity room. Guetta also then seen in the zero-gravity room. Wayne then is seen with a skateboard with a few other skateboarders in the background. Wayne is also located in another futuristic room. Brown is then seen in another room with a lit-up floor as he dances while he sings the chorus. Five other dancers join Brown.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[2]
No.TitleLength
1."I Can Only Imagine" (Live at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards)3:09

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
United States[2] February 13, 2012 Digital download — Live at the 54th Grammy Awards
Various[3] April 23, 2012 Digital download — Beatport exclusive
Australia[29] May 2, 2012 Digital download
Austria[30]
Belgium[31]
Finland[32]
Germany[33]
Italy[34]
Japan[35]
Netherlands[36]
New Zealand[37]
Norway[38]
Switzerland[39]
United States[40] August 7, 2012 Mainstream airplay

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