January 7.2014 – The Story Behind The Song “Breathe” by Faith Hill

Watch the award winning video here! Faith Hill Breathe

“Breathe” is a song written by Stephanie Bentley and Holly Lamar, and recorded by 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.

It spent six weeks at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, (December 25, 1999–January 29, 2000, )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.

“Breathe” was on the chart for a total of 53 weeks and was thus named the Number One single of 2000 on Billboard’s year-end countdown.

In 2009, the single was named the 27th most successful song of the 2000s, on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade.

“Breathe'”s music video was ranked #4 on CMT’s 100 Greatest Videos.

Faith Hill won the following awards for her hit song “Breathe”

2000 Billboard Music Awards: Hot 100 Single of the Year won
2000 Billboard Music Awards: Hot 100 Airplay Track of the Year won
2000 Grammy Awards: Best Female Country Vocal Performance won
2000 Grammy Awards: Best Country Song won

LYRICS: Written by Stephanie Bentley and Holly Lamar
I can feel the magic floating in the air
Being with you gets me that way
I watch the sunlight dance across your face and I’ve
Never been this swept away

All my thoughts just seem to settle on the breeze
When I’m lying wrapped up in your arms
The whole world just fades away
The only thing I hear
Is the beating of your heart

‘Cause I can feel you breathe
It’s washing over me
Suddenly I’m melting into you
There’s nothing left to prove
Baby all we need is just to be
Caught up in the touch
The slow and steady rush
Baby, isn’t that the way that love’s supposed to be
I can feel you breathe
Just breathe

In a way I know my heart is waking up
As all the walls come tumbling down
I’m closer than I’ve ever felt before
And I know
And you know
There’s no need for words right now

‘Cause I can feel you breathe
It’s washing over me
Suddenly I’m melting into you
There’s nothing left to prove
Baby all we need is just to be
Caught up in the touch
The slow and steady rush
Baby, isn’t that the way that love’s supposed to be
I can feel you breathe
Just breathe

Caught up in the touch
The slow and steady rush
Baby, isn’t that the way that love’s supposed to be
I can feel you breathe
Just breathe

I can feel the magic floating in the air
Being with you gets me that way

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About Robynn

Robynn Jaymes has spent her whole life in radio… 30 years!! And almost half of them have been at Star Country. Originally from Cincinnati, Robynn came to the area as a Liberty University student. Along with all things country music, Robynn is a big fan of Football!—The Virginia Tech Hokies, The Washington Redskins and, of course, the Cincinnati Bengals. And also, “I’m addicted to the Weather Channel,” she says. Right now, Robynn is a big fan if the music coming from Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum and Kenny Chesney! Robynn is also a winner of the Billboard Air Personality of the Year award. Hear all new Warm & Fuzzies with Robynn M-F at 11:45AM!

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