I Want to Live (Josh Gracin song)
|"I Want To Live"|
|Single by Josh Gracin|
|from the album Josh Gracin|
|Released||March 1, 2004|
|Length||3:47 (radio edit)
3:58 (album version)
|Josh Gracin singles chronology|
"I Want to Live" is a debut song written by Brett James and Rivers Rutherford, and recorded by American country music singer Josh Gracin. It was released in March 2004 as the first single from his debut album Josh Gracin. The song peaked at number 4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts in mid-2004. It also peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 57.
The accompanying music video for the song, directed by Brent Hedgehock, features Gracin hanging out with his friends at a karaoke bar and sings while at said bar or backgrounds being played behind him.
A mid-tempo ballad, "I Want to Live" centralizes on a character who, upon realizing that his life has been unsatisfactory, decides that he wants to change — to "take everything that this world has to give".
Directed by Brent Hedgecock, the video shows Gracin hanging out with his friends at a karaoke bar when his friends ask him to go up and sing. As he's singing, Josh is placed in areas that come from the backgrounds that are playing behind him as he's singing. The video premiered on CMT in mid-2004.
"I Want to Live" debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of March 13, 2004.
|US Billboard Hot 100||45|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||4|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||38|