Nothing Without Love

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"Nothing Without Love"
Single by Nate Ruess
from the album Grand Romantic
ReleasedFebruary 23, 2015 (2015-02-23)
FormatDigital download
LabelFueled By Ramen
Nate Ruess singles chronology
"Nothing Without Love"

"Nothing Without Love" is the debut single by American singer Nate Ruess from his debut solo studio album Grand Romantic. The song was released on February 23, 2015 via Fueled By Ramen. The song impacted modern rock radio on March 3, 2015.[2]


In the spring of 2014, Ruess was in the studio with producer Jeff Bhasker recording a demo for what was planned to be an upcoming fun. song. However, Ruess' band fun. announced on February 5, 2015 via Facebook that the band was taking a hiatus for its members to pursue other projects. Ruess announced in a Rolling Stone interview the following day that he planned to start a solo singing career. On February 18, Ruess released a teaser of his new single via his own YouTube channel.[3] The full song was released five days later via Fueled by Ramen.[4] Its iTunes chart sale were within the iTunes Top 40, peaking at 31 on 4/24/15.[5]


While composing the song, Ruess was unable to think of lyrics. Ruess turned to singing about recent events in his life, stating that "it felt so believable; I was saying what I was thinking." Ruess continued, stating that "this is the first time I've been comfortable in my own skin, and it's with someone who's comfortable in their own skin."[6]


On May 12, 2015, Ruess performed "Nothing Without Love" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

On July 31, 2015, Ruess performed the song on X Factor Indonesia.

Chart performance[edit]


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  4. ^ Kreps, Daniel. "Nate Ruess Goes Solo With 'Nothing Without Love' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  5. ^ " 'Nothing Without Love' by Nate Ruess (American Songs iTunes Chart)".
  6. ^ Montgomery, James. "Exclusive: Nate Ruess on Going Solo and the Future of fun". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  7. ^ " – Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  8. ^ "Nate Ruess Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
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  10. ^ "Nate Ruess Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  11. ^ "Nate Ruess Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  12. ^ "Nate Ruess Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  13. ^ "Nate Ruess Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  14. ^ "Hot Rock Songs : Dec 31, 2015 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  15. ^ "Rock Digital Songs : Dec 31, 2015 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. Retrieved January 3, 2016.