Breathe (Fabolous song)

"Breathe" is the first single of Fabolous' album Real Talk. It reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 2004.[1] The song utilizes a sample of Supertramp's "Crime of the Century". The single acquired two remixes; one featuring 50 Cent and Mase; another with Noztra. The music video features cameos by The Game, Just Blaze, J. D. Williams, and DJ Clue.

"Breathe"
Breathe (Fabolous single - cover art).jpg
Single by Fabolous
from the album Real Talk
ReleasedAugust 31, 2004
Recorded2004
GenreEast coast hip hop, gangsta rap
Length4:28 (album version)
3:32 (radio edit)
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)John Jackson, Justin Smith, Roger Hodgson, Richard Davies
Producer(s)Just Blaze
Fabolous singles chronology
"Badaboom"
(2004)
"Breathe"
(2004)
"Baby"
(2005)
Audio
"Breathe" on YouTube

Pitchfork Media named "Breathe" the number nine song of the year for 2004, stating "'Breathe' sounds like the track Fab was always meant to rap over."[citation needed]

The song was also listed by Pitchfork Media as the 288th best song of the 2000s.[citation needed] Complex named it number 60 on best songs of the decade.[2]

The Beastie Boys performed their song "So What'cha Want" over the beat of "Breathe" on Late Show with David Letterman in 2006.[3]

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2004–2005) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 36
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[5] 18
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 65
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[7] 37
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 34
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 21
Scotland (OCC)[10] 36
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 32
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 46
UK Singles (OCC)[13] 28
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 10
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[15] 4
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[16] 2
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[17] 12

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2004) Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[18] 72
Chart (2005) Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[19] 86

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1958-12-15. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved March 14, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Complex (April 18, 2012). "The 100 Best Songs of The Complex Decade". Complex. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  3. ^ Beastie Boys HD : David Letterman - 2006, retrieved March 12, 2021
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Fabolous – Breathe". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Fabolous – Breathe" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
  6. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Fabolous – Breathe" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
  7. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 47, 2004" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved March 27, 2021.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Fabolous – {{{song}}}" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
  9. ^ "Charts.nz – Fabolous – Breathe". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Fabolous – Breathe". Singles Top 100. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Fabolous – Breathe". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
  13. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
  14. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
  15. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
  16. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
  17. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
  18. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2004". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
  19. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2005". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2021.

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