Save Me, San Francisco (song)

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"Save Me, San Francisco"
Single by Train
from the album Save Me, San Francisco
Released April 25, 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Pop rock, folk rock[1]
Length 4:09
Label Columbia Records
Songwriter(s) Dave Katz, Sam Hollander, Pat Monahan
Producer(s) Martin Terefe
Train singles chronology
"Shake Up Christmas"
"Save Me, San Francisco"
"Drive By"
"Shake Up Christmas"
"Save Me, San Francisco"
"Drive By"

"Save Me, San Francisco" is a song by the American pop rock band Train. It was released on April 25, 2011, as the fifth and final single from their fifth studio album of the same name. The song was written by Dave Katz, Sam Hollander, and Pat Monahan and produced by Martin Terefe.

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Save Me, San Francisco" was first released onto YouTube on April 29, 2011, at a total length of four minutes and 17 seconds.[2]

The plot of the music video is an allusion to 1967 California classic The Graduate. Like in the film, the male protagonist (played by Pat) is uninvited and late to the wedding of his beloved girl, Elaine. He travels across San Francisco in his sports car to reach the wedding, but runs out of gas, and ends up sprinting the rest of the way. Pat bursts into the church and shouts out his objection — only to find that Elaine and her bride have already said their marriage vows.[3] He is consoled by a wedding guest on the church steps as the newlyweds drive away. The video also features footage of a March 2011 Train concert in Oakland, CA

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
  1. "Save Me, San Francisco" - 4:09

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
Australia (ARIA) 61
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[4] 27
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 75
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[6] 23
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[7] 15
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[8] 6

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States April 25, 2011 Digital download Columbia Records


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