Lost in You (Chris Gaines song)

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"Lost in You"
Chris Gaines - Lost in You single.png
Single by Chris Gaines
from the album Greatest Hits
Released July 19, 1999
Format CD Single
Genre Country, Alternative rock, country rock, country pop
Length 3:05
Label Capitol Nashville
Songwriter(s) Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Tommy Sims
Producer(s) Don Was
Garth Brooks singles chronology
"It's Your Song"
(1998)
"Lost in You"
(1999)
"It Don't Matter to the Sun"
(1999)
"It's Your Song"
(1998)
"Lost in You'"
(1999)
"It Don't Matter to the Sun"
(1999)

"Lost in You" is a song co-written by Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick, and Tommy Sims. It was recorded by American country music artist Garth Brooks under the fictitious persona of Australian alternative rock artist Chris Gaines. It was released in July 1999 as the lead single from the album Greatest Hits. Originally, the album was intended to be the soundtrack for a movie called The Lamb that would star Brooks as a rock star recalling the different periods of his life. The single was purposefully released over a year in advance from the scheduled film release date to pique interest in Brooks performing rock instead of country. The Lamb, however, was never filmed due to financial and management problems. It peaked at No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably saying that it is a "gentle, beautifully produced love song." She goes on to say that it contains easy beats, "supple guitar strumming" and a chorus that "flows like a lazy steam on the most pleasant of days."[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jon Small and premiered in mid-1999.

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[2] 45
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[3] 1
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 55
UK Singles Chart[5] 70
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 5
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[7] 9
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 62

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[9] Gold 700,000[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard, July 31, 1999
  2. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 8352." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 23, 1999. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 8469." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 30, 1999. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 8474." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 6, 1999. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  5. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/garth%20brooks/
  6. ^ "Garth Brooks – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Garth Brooks.
  7. ^ "Garth Brooks – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Garth Brooks.
  8. ^ "Garth Brooks – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Garth Brooks.
  9. ^ "American single certifications – Brooks, Garth – Lost in You". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  10. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1999". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 112 (4): 63. January 22, 2000. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved June 4, 2015.