” 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, others called the song one of the weaker tracks, with a few critics calling it ” saccharine ” and nothing more than a ” Poppy hit “.
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 single with it reaching the Top Ten in many countries and claiming the Number One spot in three territories.
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 Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, the song also reached number twenty-two on the Top Forty Mainstream Chart and reached number fourteen 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 three, where it peaked.
Italy was to be successful, there the group entered the FIMI ( Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana ) chart at number five and climbed to number two.
In the United Kingdom, The Corrs scored a Number One with the song and held the top spot for one week; the song spent four weeks in the Top Ten and a total of sixteen weeks on the chart.
Outside of Europe, the group had a debut at number forty-eight on the ARIA Singles Chart ( Australian Recording Industry Association ). From there the song climbed to reach number seven.
Along with Australia, ” Breathless ” entered the RIANZ ( Recording Industry Association of New Zealand ) Chart at number thirty-two and climbed to reach a top position of number three, staying there for two 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
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