Throwback Thursday- Faith Hill ‘Breathe’
‘Breathe’ is a song written by Stephanie Bentley and Holly Lamar, and recorded by American country music artist Faith Hill. It was released in October 1999 as the first single and title track from her album of the same name. ‘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 charts in December 1999 and January 2000. It also peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 2000, having been blocked by “Maria Maria” by Santana featuring The Product G&B and “Try Again” by Aaliyah.
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 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 was “Hanging By A Moment” by Lifehouse in 2001.)