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"Here with Me" is the debut single by English singer-songwriter Dido. It was the first single she released from her 1999 debut studio album, No Angel. The song was written about her then-boyfriend Bob Page.

"Here with Me"
Here with Me (Dido song) coverart.jpg
Single by Dido
from the album No Angel
Released17 May 1999 (US)
February 2001 (UK)
FormatCD single
Recorded1998
GenrePopTrip Hop
Length4:15 (album version)
4:05 (radio edit)
LabelBMG
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Dido singles chronology
"Here with Me"
(1999)
"Don't Think of Me"
(2000)
Music video
"Here with Me" on YouTube

The single was released on 17 May 1999 in the United States, but was not released in the United Kingdom until February 2001, where it was the album's second single following the worldwide release of "Thank You" in December 2000. It peaked at number four in the UK Singles Chart, becoming her second top five single in a row, following "Stan," a collaboration with Eminem that incorporated, in sample form, the first verse of "Thank You." It reached number 1 on the Australia HitSeekers Chart following her live performance on the 2001 ARIA Awards.

"Here with Me" was used as the theme song for the 1999–2002 American television sci-fi drama Roswell. It was also featured prominently in a pivotal scene of the 2003 film Love Actually.

Contents

Music videosEdit

Two distinct music videos were produced for the selection. The first version was filmed in 1999, and released to the American market. The American version was directed by Big TV! and uses footage of the singer rendered in sepia tones. Dido later stated that she hoped to record a new video of the selection for international release.

The second version, shot in full color and directed by Liz Friedlander, was released in December 2000. This became the video released to the British & European markets; the music video for the international version was filmed in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Track listingEdit

UK CD1

  1. "Here with Me" (Radio Edit) – 4:05
  2. "Here with Me" (Lukas Burton Mix) – 3:55

UK CD2

  1. "Here with Me" (Radio Edit) – 4:05
  2. "Here with Me" (Lukas Burton Mix) – 3:55
  3. "Here with Me" (Chillin' With The Family Mix) – 5:16
  4. "Here with Me" (Parks & Wilson Homeyard Dub) – 6:02

DVD single

  1. "Here With Me" (Video) – 4:05
  2. "Thank You" (Live Performance) – 5:00

Charts and certificationsEdit

Cover versionsEdit

"Here with Me" was covered by Sarah Brightman for her 2000 album La Luna.

In popular cultureEdit

  • The song was prominently featured in the 2003 romantic comedy Love Actually during a scene where one of the characters has finally, but unintentionally, revealed his love for his best friend's new wife. The track appears on the movie's soundtrack album.
  • "Here with Me" was also used in the 2000 film Bounce.
  • "Here with Me" was featured as the opening song of the TV series Roswell. A cover was featured in the final scene of the first season of the rebooted series Roswell,_New_Mexico.
  • "Here with Me" was also featured in the NBC television show ER, when it was played as Samantha Taggart went over to Luka Kovač's apartment to have sexual intercourse.
  • "Here with Me" has been used as the haunting music featured in Victorian WorkSafe campaign advertisements, advocating safer workplaces for the sake of families.[35]
  • In December 2010, Matt Cardle performed "Here with Me" in the final of the talent show The X Factor.

ReferencesEdit

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