"Chariot" is a single by Gavin DeGraw released in 2005, taken from his 2003 album of the same name. It has been believed the song addresses the overwhelming feeling Gavin felt when he moved to New York from his rural hometown. In the song, he is supposedly pleading for a chariot to come and take him home (i.e. "You'll be my vacation away from this place/ You know what I want").
|Single by Gavin DeGraw|
|from the album Chariot|
|Released||March 1, 2005|
|Format||CD, digital download|
|Genre||Pop rock, soul|
|Gavin DeGraw singles chronology|
"Chariot" peaked at number thirty in July, 2005 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S. It was certified Platinum. It was featured prominently in a 2004 episode of Dead Like Me, in which he had prior guest starred.
DeGraw said on "Chariot":
|“||Chariot" is a metaphorical vehicle for getting to a place in your mind that is a more broken down and laid back. It's somewhere to be just for a moment--instead of being wrapped up and living wherever you're living and consumed with what you're doing. It's a place to release and chill out.||”|
The music video for "Chariot" was directed by Zach Braff, who also directed music videos for Joshua Radin. It stars model and actress Jaime King and also features a brief cameo from Donald Faison, who plays the role of Christopher Turk in the TV show Scrubs, in which Braff is also a cast member.
|Italian Singles Chart||27|
|Netherlands Singles Chart||12|
|Norwegian Singles Chart||19|
|UK Singles Chart||114|
|US Billboard Hot 100||30|
|US Billboard Pop Songs||17|
|US Billboard Adult Pop Songs||5|
|US Billboard Adult Contemporary||27|
- "Google Books - Billboard". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09.