Breathless The corrs
Song Title: Breathless
Artist: The Corrs
Date of release: 3 July 2000
Description: ” Breathless ” is by The Corrs, the Irish pop rock group. The song was written by Andrea , Caroline, Jim and Sharon Corr along with Robert John “Mutt” Lange, the record producer who worked with Shania Twain.
The song was taken as the first single from the group’s third Album ” In Blue ” released in 2000.
” Breathless ” is written as a pop rock song about love and seduction, a woman who desires true love.
Music critics had mixed feelings about the song, some said the song was a stand out track and one of the best on the Album, however some critics called the song one of the weaker tracks on the Album , some went as far as to call it ” saccharine ” and nothing more than a ” Poppy hit “.
But as is normally the case, the record buying public held a better view of the song and ” Breathless ” was to make a dent on the mainstream charts across the World.
The Corrs enjoyed success with the song with it reaching the top ten on many countries and claiming the number one slot in three.
In the United states the song reached number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, this was to be the group’s only top 40 single to date in the country.
Along with success on the US Billboard Hot 100, the song also reached number 22 on the Top 40 Mainstream chart and reached number 14 on the US Adult Contemporary chart.
Europe was to be another success for the group, in Ireland ” Breathless ” entered the Irish Singles Chart at number 3 but didn’t move higher.
Italy was to be successful, there the group entered the FIMI ( Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana ) chart at number 5 and climbed to number 2.
In the United kingdom, The Corrs scored a number one with the song and held the top slot for one week, the song spent 4 weeks in the top ten and a total of 16 weeks on the chart.
Outside of Europe the group had a debut at number 48 on the ARIA Singles Chart ( Australian Recording Industry Association ). From there the song climbed to reach number 7.
Along with Australia, ” Breathless ” entered the RIANZ ( Recording Industry Association of New Zealand ) Chart at number 32, the song climbed to reach a top position of number 3 and stayed there for 2 weeks.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 34
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 7, Austria (Austria Top 40) 10, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 17, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 22, Canadian Adult Contemporary 3, France (SNEP) 26, Germany (Official German Charts) 19, Ireland (IRMA) 3, Italy (FIMI) 2, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 17, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 3, Poland (Polish Singles Chart) 1, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 5, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 15
Official Website: Thecorrswebsite.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/thecorrsofficial
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/TheCorrs