I Go Blind

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"I Go Blind"
54-40 I Go Blind.jpg
Single by 54-40
from the album 54-40
Released1986
GenreAlternative rock
Length2:46
LabelReprise
Songwriter(s)Neil Osborne, Phil Comparelli, Brad Merritt, Darryl Neudorf
Producer(s)54-40, Dave Ogilvie
54-40 singles chronology
"Baby Ran"
(1986)
"I Go Blind"
(1986)
"One Day in Your Life"
(1987)

"I Go Blind" is a song by Canadian alternative rock group 54-40. The song was released in Canada as the second single from the band's 1986 self-titled album, 54-40. It has since become one of the band's most popular songs.

Hootie & the Blowfish cover[edit]

The song was recorded by American band Hootie & the Blowfish and originally released as a b-side on the band's "Hold My Hand" single. The cover was later released on the soundtrack of the TV series Friends. The cover became a radio hit in 1996, peaking at No. 2 on the Adult Top 40 chart and at No. 22 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. The Hootie version also charted on Canada's RPM Singles Chart, peaking at No. 13.[1]

The song was featured on the band's compilation albums; 2000's Scattered, Smothered and Covered and 2003's The Best of Hootie & the Blowfish: 1993–2003.

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1996-1997) Peak
position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[2] 13
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[3] 22
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[4] 2
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[5] 17
US Radio Songs (Billboard)[6] 13

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[7] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 63, No. 1, February 19, 1996". RPM. Archived from the original on October 21, 2012. Retrieved 2011-02-01.
  2. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 2892." RPM. Library and Archives Canada.
  3. ^ "Hootie & The Blowfish Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Hootie & The Blowfish Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Hootie & The Blowfish Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Hootie & The Blowfish Chart History (Radio Songs)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Most Played Adult Top 40 Songs Of 1997" (PDF). Billboard. December 27, 1997. p. 131. Retrieved January 8, 2021.

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