Never Let You Go (Third Eye Blind song)

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"Never Let You Go"
Single by Third Eye Blind
from the album Blue
Released March 2000
Format CD
Recorded 1999
Genre Alternative rock, power pop
Length 3:57
Label Elektra
Writer(s) Stephan Jenkins
Third Eye Blind singles chronology
"Never Let You Go"
"10 Days Late"

"Never Let You Go" is a song by American rock band Third Eye Blind. It was released in November 1999 as the second single from their second album, Blue. The song peaked at number 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100[1] and also spent three weeks at number-one in Canada.[2]


Jenkins comments in the liner notes of the band's compilation album, A Collection, that it was written about a muse of his at the time (allegedly Charlize Theron), and it was written to 'freak her out' when she heard it on the radio.

In popular culture[edit]

It was included on the soundtrack to the 2002 film, Clockstoppers as well as the 1999 feature, "Say It Ain't So." A re-recording of this song is available for Rock Band 2 via the Rock Band Network. It is also heard in the 2000 film, Coyote Ugly. Alvin and the Chipmunks covered this song for their 2007 video game Alvin and the Chipmunks. It was also featured in the fourth American Pie installment, American Reunion.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Never Let You Go" (Radio Version)
  2. "Never Let You Go" (LP Version)
  3. "Anything" (Extended Version)

Australian Import :

  1. "Never Let You Go"
  2. "Anything (Extended Version)
  3. "New Girl" (Non-LP Track)

• "New Girl" is also available on the Japanese version of Blue.


Chart (2000) Peak
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 1
Canadian Top 30 Rock Report (RPM) 2
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[3] 15
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 195
US Billboard Hot 100 14
US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 11
US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 5
US Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 4
US Billboard Adult Top 40 3
Year-end chart (2000) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 43


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