I Choose You (Sara Bareilles song)

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"I Choose You"
Single by Sara Bareilles
from the album The Blessed Unrest
Released January 17, 2014 (2014-01-17)
Genre Indie pop
Length 3:39
Label Epic
Writer(s) Sara Bareilles, Jason Blynn, Pete Harper
Producer(s) Mark Endert
Sara Bareilles singles chronology
"I Choose You"
"She Used to Be Mine"

"I Choose You" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles for her fourth studio album, The Blessed Unrest (2013). The song was written by Bareilles, Jason Blynn and Pete Harper, while production was handled by Mark Endert, who also produced her hit "Brave". "I Choose You" was released through Epic Records on January 17, 2014 as the album's second single.


The song is a mid-tempo indie pop ballad with elements of alternative music, set to a beat of 76 BPM.[1] It is composed in the key of A Major, with the vocal range spanning from E3 - F5.[1] Mike Wass of Idolator described the production on the song as the most expansive of Barielles's career, with its incorporation of "kooky staccato beats" and a "sprinkling of synths".[2] Its lyrics describe the act of falling in love and the "beautiful start / to a lifelong love letter".

Music video[edit]

The music video for "I Choose You" was directed by Dennis Liu and was released on May 5, 2014.[3] It features two real-life couples - one heterosexual and one lesbian - delivering unique proposals to their significant others with Bareilles's assistance.[4][5] The video combines footage of the preparations with shots of Bareilles singing, and culminates in the proposals.[5]

Charts and certifications[edit]

"I Choose You" debuted at No. 36 on the Adult Pop Songs chart for the week of March 1, 2014,[6] and debuted at No. 27 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the week of April 26, 2014.[7] It has since reached the Top 20 on both charts. The song also debuted at its peak position of 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the chart dated May 24, 2014.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Sara Bareilles "I Choose You" Sheet Music". Music Notes. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Wass, Mike. "Sara Bareilles' 'The Blessed Unrest': Album Review". Idolator. Spin Media. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "I Choose You by Sara Bareilles". MTV. Viacom Media Networks. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Wass, Mike. "Sara Bareilles' "I Choose You" Video Is The Cutest Thing You'll See This Week". Idolator. Spin Media. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Malec, Brett. "Sara Bareilles Helps Couples Propose in Heartwarming "I Choose You" Video - Watch!". E! Online. NBCUniversal. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Trust, Gary. "Chart Highlights: A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera, Beyonce & Jay Z Add New No. 1s". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Trust, Gary. "Chart Highlights: Jason Derulo Dominates Pop Songs With 'Talk Dirty'". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Chart Search" (I Choose You). Billboard Hot 100 for Sara Bareilles. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Sara Bareilles – I Choose You" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  10. ^ "Sara Bareilles – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Sara Bareilles.
  11. ^ "Sara Bareilles – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Sara Bareilles.
  12. ^ "Sara Bareilles – Chart history" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Sara Bareilles.
  13. ^ "American single certifications – Sara Bareilles – I Choose You". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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