Breath (Breaking Benjamin song)
|Single by Breaking Benjamin|
|from the album Phobia|
|Released||January 21, 2007|
|Genre||Post-grunge, alternative metal, nu metal|
|Writer(s)||Benjamin Burnley, Mark Klepaski|
|Breaking Benjamin singles chronology|
"Breath" is a song by American post-grunge/alternative metal band Breaking Benjamin. It was released in January 2007 as the second single from their third album, Phobia. It was the band's fourth charted song on the U.S. Hot 100 overall, and the second from Phobia. Although "Breath" failed to capture the pop success of The Diary of Jane at No. 50 where "Breath" hit No. 84 on the Billboard Hot 100, it was more successful on the rock charts where it hit No. 1 on the US Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, making it Breaking Benjamin's first number-one hit staying there for seven weeks where "The Diary of Jane" hit No. 2 and it also hit No. 3 on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart tying with So Cold as their highest-charting single on the chart where "The Diary of Jane" hit No. 4. The single was certified platinum by the RIAA in 2015.
The original version is the "Breath" off Phobia, which is 3:38 long. "Breath" also has a radio edit, which can be heard over public radio. The edit was mixed by Ian Van Dahl. "Breath" was No. 6 on the Top 40 Mix Edit charts of May 2008, it is 3:13 long. Generally, most active rock, mainstream rock and alternative rock stations still play the original version as of today. There is also another version of "Breath", but in a classical version. It is a cover song by Vitamin String Quartet and it's on the album Strung Out - The String Quartet Tribute to Hard Rock Hits, Vol.4, which can be found on iTunes.
|Promotional single No. 1|
|Promotional single No. 2|
|1.||"Breath (Top 40 mix, radio edit)"||3:13|
|2.||"Breath (Top 40 mix, full length version)"||3:38|
|Promotional single No. 3|
|1.||"Breath (Pop mix)"||3:16|
|2.||"Breath (Album version)"||3:38|
Chuck Taylor of Billboard reviewed the song favorably, stating that its "foot-tapping beats and accessible melody are better appreciated when separated from its closely related siblings." He went on to say that the song has a "solid midtempo pace that peaks with another one of the band's climactic choruses."
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||87|
|US Billboard Hot 100||84|
|US Alternative Songs (Billboard)||3|
|US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)||1|
- Taylor, Chuck (January 20, 2007). "Reviews - Singles". Billboard.
- "Breaking Benjamin – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Breaking Benjamin. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
- "Breaking Benjamin – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Breaking Benjamin. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
- "Breaking Benjamin – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for Breaking Benjamin. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
- "Breaking Benjamin – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Breaking Benjamin. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
- Breaking Benjamin's music video for "Breath", recorded at Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, February 11, 200 on YouTube 8.
"Pain" by Three Days Grace
|Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single
March 24, 2007 – May 5, 2007
| Succeeded by|
"What I've Done" by Linkin Park