Because of You (98 Degrees song)

"Because of You" is a 1998 song by 98 Degrees, released as the second single from their album 98 Degrees and Rising. It peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum in December 1998.[1]

"Because of You"
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Single by 98 Degrees
from the album 98 Degrees and Rising
ReleasedSeptember 22, 1998 (1998-09-22)
Recorded1998
StudioChung King Studios, New York City, NY
Murlyn Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
GenreTeen pop, R&B, dance-pop
Length4:58 (Main version)
3:53 (Radio version)
LabelMotown
Songwriter(s)Anders Bagge, Arntor Birgisson, Christian Karlsson, and Patrick Tucker
Producer(s)Christian Karlsson, Anders Bagge, Arnthor Birgisson
98 Degrees singles chronology
"True to Your Heart"
(1998)
"Because of You"
(1998)
"The Hardest Thing"
(1999)
Alternative cover
Limited edition cover
Limited edition cover
Music video
"Because of You" on YouTube

Music videoEdit

The video directed by Wayne Isham takes place in San Francisco, where it follows a lady holding a postcard of the Golden Gate Bridge, while looking around the city by the bus, taxi and trolley. These gentlemen are seen on billboards. They are also seen on the beach, in a garden of flowers, and on the Golden Gate Bridge. The video utilizes quick zooming and morphing effects.

Track listings and formatsEdit

CD5/Cassette single
  1. "Because of You" (radio version) – 3:55
  2. "True to Your Heart" (album version) – 4:15
German single
  1. "Because of You" (album version) – 4:55
  2. "Was It Something I Didn't Say" – 5:02
  3. "Because of You" (Hex Hector Remix Radio Edit 2) – 3:36
  4. "Because of You" (Kano Dub) – 7:02
  5. "Because of You" (Video CD-ROM) - 3:55
UK promo single
  1. "Because of You" (radio version) – 3:55
  2. "Don't Stop the Love" - 4:33

Charts and certificationsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[2] 63
Dutch Singles Chart[3] 43
German Singles Chart 99
Scottish Singles Chart[4] 35
UK Singles Chart[5] 36
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 3
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 15

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1998) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 82
Chart (1999) Position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[7] 91
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[8] 69

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[10] Platinum 1,000,000[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - 98 Degrees - Singles[permanent dead link], riaa.com, accessed 2009-07-07
  2. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  3. ^ http://swisscharts.com/song/98/Because-Of-You-125510
  4. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100 - Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com.
  5. ^ "98 DEGREES - full Official Chart History - Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com.
  6. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1998". Archived from the original on 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2010-08-28.
  7. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 70, No. 8, December 13, 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Archived from the original on March 10, 2016. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  8. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Archived from the original on 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2010-08-28.
  9. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1998". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 111 (5): 75. January 30, 1999. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  10. ^ "American single certifications – 98 Degrees – Because of You". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.