" is a country song by American recording artist Faith Hill
, released as the first single from her 1999 album of the same name
. The song was written by Stephanie Bentley
and Holly Lamar
. "Breathe" became Hill's 7th number one on the country music charts in the US. The song spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard Country chart
in December 1999 and January 2000. It also peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100
in May 2000, having been blocked by "Maria Maria
". It has also become Faith Hill's most successful single to date.
In October 1999, "Breathe" was released to Country and Pop radio. It spent six weeks at number one on the U.S. Billboard
Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, seventeen weeks at number one on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, and one week at number one on the Adult Top 40 chart. The song also reached a peak of #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for five non-consecutive weeks starting with the week ending April 22, 2000.
Even though "Breathe" never made it to No. 1 on the weekly Billboard Hot 100
chart, it was on the chart for 53 weeks and was thus named the Number One single of 2000 on Billboard's year-end countdown. It was only the second song in the history of the Hot 100 to be named the No. 1 single of the year without making it to the top of the chart on any of the weekly surveys. (The first was "Wooly Bully
" by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
in 1965, and the third... Read More