Let Me Go (3 Doors Down song)

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"Let Me Go"
Single by 3 Doors Down
from the album Seventeen Days
Released February 14, 2005
Format CD
Genre Alternative rock, pop rock
Length 3:52
Label Republic Records
Writer(s) Brad Arnold, Matt Roberts, Todd Harrell and Chris Henderson.
3 Doors Down singles chronology
"Away from the Sun"
"Let Me Go"
"Behind Those Eyes"

"Let Me Go" is a song recorded by American rock band 3 Doors Down. It was released in 2005 as the lead single from the album Seventeen Days. The single was released in February 2005, and reached number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Modern Rock Tracks charts, and number 6 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.[1] It was originally intended for the film Spider-Man 2 but withheld.[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Wayne Isham and features actors Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (Prison Break) and Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives). It deals with two young high schoolers whose relationship seems to be the ideal, but which soon is shattered by a devastating secret. The girlfriend appears to be nothing more than the average All-American type on the surface, but her secret night job as a stripper at Jumbo's Clown Room shows a different side. Her boyfriend, upon witnessing her secret life, acts coldly and eventually breaks up with her. The rest of the video shows them both showing remorse over this hasty decision. At the very end, it is revealed that her night life was only being used to support her final secret: her young baby girl. In an interview with 3 Doors Down, it was revealed that a later idea was that the girl hated her job as a stripper.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Let Me Go" (Rock version) - 3:52
  2. "When I'm Gone" (Live) 4:23
  3. "It's Not Me" (Live) - 3:49
  4. "Let Me Go" (Video)
  • 2 CD Single

CD 1

  1. "Let Me Go" (Rock version) - 3:52
  2. "Kryptonite" (Live) - 4:13

CD 2'

  1. "Let Me Go" (Rock version) - 3:52
  2. "When I'm Gone" (Live) 4:23
  3. "It's Not Me" (Live) - 3:49
  4. "Let Me Go" (Album version-edited)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 55
Dutch Singles Chart 50
German Singles Chart 55
UK Singles Chart 133
US Billboard Hot 100 14
US Billboard Alternative Songs 14
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs 3
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 6
US "Billboard" Mainstream Top 40 2


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 633.

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