Marry Me (Train song)

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"Marry Me"
Marry Me Train.jpg
Single by Train
from the album Save Me, San Francisco
ReleasedOctober 25, 2010 (2010-10-25)
Recorded2009
GenreFolk rock, pop rock, indie pop
Length3:25
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Pat Monahan
Producer(s)Martin Terefe
Train singles chronology
"If It's Love"
(2010)
"Marry Me"
(2010)
"Shake Up Christmas"
(2011)

"Marry Me" is a song written by Pat Monahan and recorded by the group Train, for their fifth studio album Save Me, San Francisco. The song was released on October 25, 2010 as the album's third single. The single peaked in the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking the first time the band has had three consecutive top 40 hits and also had three songs from one album chart on the Hot 100.

It performed well on Adult Contemporary radio,[1] where it has peaked within the Top 5 of the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and the Adult Pop Songs chart.

Background[edit]

Lead singer and songwriter of Train, Pat Monahan stated in several interviews that the song was initially a very short tune, consisting only of a verse and a chorus, but he was later influenced to continue on with the song to capitalize on the initial simple beauty of the song.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was directed by Lex Halaby. The concept of the video consists of three main outlets - it starts off with separate shots of different couples sitting on a couch and reminiscing about the start of their relationships and the details of how they met. The rest of the video alternates between two different environments, starting with a diner in which a love at first sight moment occurs between Pat Monahan and the waitress of the diner, played by Anna Camp, when their eyes meet. The second alternate environment is the band performing the song, with drummer Scott Underwood on piano and Jimmy Stafford on guitar, with a gray background. The story of the video progresses with the waitress looking at the table where Pat was sitting only to find that he has left, causing her to become regretful of not taking a chance to talk to Pat. The waitress eventually runs out of the diner, hoping that her true love has not gone far, but is disappointed to realize that that's not the case. She then returns to the table where Pat was sitting and finds that he's left his hat. She looks up to see Pat return to the diner, their eyes meet, and he smiles. The final shot of the video shows two steaming cups of coffee on either side of a table in the diner.

Charts[edit]

"Marry Me" debuted at number 95 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number 34. In April 2011, the single topped 1,000,000 in digital downloads.[2]

Martina McBride version[edit]

"Marry Me"
Martina McBride - Marry Me.png
Single by Martina McBride
featuring Pat Monahan
from the album Eleven
ReleasedMarch 26, 2012
Recorded2011
GenreCountry
Length3:46
LabelRepublic Nashville
Songwriter(s)Pat Monahan
Producer(s)Martina McBride
Byron Gallimore
Martina McBride singles chronology
"I'm Gonna Love You Through It"
(2011)
"Marry Me"
(2012)
"Reckless"
(2016)
Pat Monahan singles chronology
"The Truth"
(2010)
"Marry Me"
(2012)

Country music artist Martina McBride recorded a duet version with Pat Monahan for her eleventh studio album, Eleven.[14] It was released as the third single from the album on March 26, 2012.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[15] 45

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sara D Anderson (2010-09-27). "Train, 'Marry Me' - New Song". AOL Radio Blog. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
  2. ^ http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart_watch/74358/week-ending-april-24-2011-songs-did-gaga-go-too-far/
  3. ^ "Train Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 20, 2011.
  4. ^ "Train Chart History (Canada AC)". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  5. ^ "Train Chart History (Canada Hot AC)". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  6. ^ "Train Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 16, 2011.
  7. ^ "Train Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  8. ^ "Train Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  9. ^ "Train Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  10. ^ "Train Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  11. ^ "RIAA – January 7, 2011: Train Singles". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
  12. ^ "Adult Contemporary Songs – Year-End 2011". Billboard. Retrieved September 28, 2019.
  13. ^ "Adult Pop Songs – Year-End 2011". Billboard. Retrieved September 28, 2019.
  14. ^ http://abcnewsradioonline.com/music-news/2011/10/7/trains-pat-monahan-records-marry-me-duet-with-martina-mcbrid/[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "Martina McBride Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.

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