You and Me (Dave Matthews Band song)

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"You and Me"
Single by Dave Matthews Band
from the album Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King
Released 2009
Format Digital download
Genre Alternative rock
Length 5:40 (Album version)
4:20 (Radio edit)
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Dave Matthews
Producer(s) Rob Cavallo
Dave Matthews Band singles chronology
"Why I Am"
(2009)
"You and Me"
(2009)
"Mercy"
(2012)

"Why I Am"
(2009)
"You and Me"
(2009)
"Mercy"
(2012)
Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King track listing
"Baby Blue"
(12)
"You and Me"
(13)
"#35"
(hidden track)

"You and Me" is the third single by American rock band Dave Matthews Band from their seventh studio album Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King (2009). It was written by Dave Matthews, produced by Rob Cavallo, and released in 2009.

The song entered the US Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart in October 2009, peaking at number 32 in February 2010.[1] In October 2010, Billboard ranked the song as the year's number three "Triple A" song, a listing of the Adult Alternative songs played the most on American radio.[2]

Background[edit]

Matthews wrote the lyrics whilst crossing Saratoga Lake on a boat in mid-August 2007.[citation needed] The song was recorded in early 2008 and was one of the earliest songs finished for Big Whiskey.

In an interview with Evan Serpick of Rolling Stone, Matthews said that "You and Me" was "sort of like a birth song, that 'We can do anything' song"; and that it is intended to be inspiring, as "a little pick me up" at the end of album.[3]

Release[edit]

Customers who purchased the iTunes Pass for the album received two bonus versions of "You and Me" on September 1, 2009. One was an acoustic version of the song recorded in the studio, and the other was a live version recorded June 12, 2009, at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, New York.[4]

Live performances[edit]

The song was played live at Comcast Theatre on June 6, 2009, in Hartford, Connecticut, four days after the album's release.[5]

Dave Matthews Band appeared on Ellen on September 16, 2009, to play an outdoor concert on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California. During the broadcast, the band played "You and Me".[6]

The band performed the song live at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards (2010).

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009–10) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 53
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[8] 97
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 57
US Billboard Adult Alternative Songs[10] 2
US Billboard Adult Top 40[11] 30
US Billboard Hot Rock Songs[12] 32
US Billboard Digital Songs[13] 33
US Billboard Rock Digital Songs[14] 4

Track listing[edit]

  1. You and Me - 5:40
  2. Você e Eu (You and Me) [feat. Ivete Sangalo.] - 4:50

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard". Books.google.com. 2010-01-09. p. 52. Retrieved 2015-10-02. 
  2. ^ "Charts - The Year in Music 2010". Billboard. October 2, 2010. p. 129. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 
  3. ^ Serpick, Evan (June 10, 2009). "Dave Matthews Shares the Stories Behind 'Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 6, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY". Dmbalmanac.com. Retrieved October 14, 2009. 
  5. ^ "DMBAlmanac.com²". Dmbalmanac.com. Retrieved 2015-10-02. 
  6. ^ "Warner Bros. Studios Burbank, CA". Dmbalmanac.com. Retrieved 2015-10-03. 
  7. ^ Canadian Hot 100 - Billboard, Billboard, February 20, 2010, retrieved February 15, 2018 
  8. ^ "Dave Matthews Band Chart History (Japan Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
  9. ^ "Hot 100 - Billboard", Billboard, retrieved January 24, 2018 
  10. ^ Adult Alternative Songs - Billboard, Billboard, February 27, 2010, retrieved May 1, 2018 
  11. ^ Adult Top 40 - Billboard, Billboard, November 28, 2009, retrieved May 3, 2018 
  12. ^ "Hot Rock Songs - Billboard", Billboard, retrieved February 10, 2018 
  13. ^ Digital Songs - Billboard, Billboard, February 20, 2010, retrieved February 11, 2018 
  14. ^ "Rock Digital Songs - Billboard", Billboard, retrieved February 9, 2018