More (Matthew West song)

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"More"
Single by Matthew West
from the album Happy
Released 2003
Genre CCM
Length 4:30
Label Universal South Records
Songwriter(s) Matthew West, Jason Houser, Kenny Greenberg
Producer(s) Jason Houser, Kenny Greenberg, Matthew West
Matthew West singles chronology
"More"
(2003)
"Next Thing You Know"
(2004)
"More"
(2003)
"Next Thing You Know"
(2004)

"More" is a song written and performed by contemporary Christian musician, Matthew West, from his first album, Happy. The album was released in late 2003, and it was the first and most successful radio single of West's career to date.[1] The song stayed at No. 1 on Christian radio for nine consecutive weeks during 2004, breaking the previous record of eight weeks.[2] In 2004, it was the most-played contemporary Christian song of the year.

By request of astronaut, Rex J. Walheim, "More" was played during the Day 5 wake-up call aboard STS-135, NASA's last Space Shuttle flight.[3]

Release[edit]

"More" was released as a radio single at the very end of 2003, near the time of Matthew West's debut album Happy on December 26.[4] It remained at number-one on Radio & Records' Christian AC chart for nine consecutive weeks during 2004, breaking the previous record of eight weeks.[2] No other new artist's debut single had received as much chart success since April 2001 when, R&R began reporting Christian music chart information.[1] According to R&R, it was the most-played Christian AC song of the year in 2004.[5] The single was named Christian Song of the Year in 2003.[6] "More" is also featuring the compilation album WOW Hits 2005.

Awards[edit]

In 2005, the song was nominated for two Dove Awards: Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year, at the 36th GMA Dove Awards.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Matthew West Makes 'History' June 21, 2005". Top40-Charts.com. 2005-06-15. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  2. ^ a b "Matthew West, 07/05". Christianity Today. 2005-07-18. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  3. ^ "STS-135 Flight Day 5 Crew Wake Up Call". NASA. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Matthew West Tops '04 Reader Poll, Joins Winter Jam '05". Top40-Charts.com. 2005-01-06. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  5. ^ "Matthew West's History: "An Album To Remember"". BREATHEcast.com. 2005-06-24. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  6. ^ Tom Evans (2006-03-09). "History Of The West: Award winning singer/songwriter Matthew West gets UK push". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  7. ^ 2005 Dove Awards - 36th Annual Dove Awards on About.com; Jones, Kim

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