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"I Don't Want to Be" is a song by Gavin DeGraw appearing on his 2003 debut album, Chariot. It was released as a single in Australia in 2003, and in the UK in 2004. The single became DeGraw's biggest hit to date, mainly due to the premiere of One Tree Hill, of which the song is the opening theme; peaking at number ten in the U.S. in January 2005.[1]

"I Don't Want to Be"
A man wearing a grey t-shirt and yellow ball cap is lying down on a pile of leaves.
Single by Gavin DeGraw
from the album Chariot
ReleasedSeptember 1, 2004
FormatCD single
GenrePop rock
Length3.36
LabelJ
Songwriter(s)Gavin DeGraw
Producer(s)Mark Endert
Gavin DeGraw singles chronology
"I Don't Want to Be"
(2004)
"Chariot"
(2005)

The song was certified 2x Platinum, having sold over 2,000,000 paid downloads. It is also DeGraw's only single to break the UK Top 40. On May 27, 2012 the song re-entered UK charts reaching number 27, due to the finale of One Tree Hill's 9th and final season airing, which featured DeGraw.[citation needed]

Contents

Track listingEdit

  1. "I Don't Want to Be" (Album Version)
  2. "I Don't Want to Be" (Stripped Version)
  3. "Just Friends" (Album Version)
  4. "I Don't Want to Be" (Video)

Charts and certificationsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2004–12) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 19
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 44
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 99
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 25
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 21
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 30
Norway (VG-lista)[8] 6
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 15
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 46
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 27
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 10
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[13] 9
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[14] 1

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification
United Kingdom (BPI)[15] Silver
United States (RIAA)[16] Gold

Use in mediaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.billboard.com/music/Gavin-DeGraw/chart-history/hot-100/song/448664
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Gavin DeGraw – I Don't Want to Be". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Gavin DeGraw – I Don't Want to Be" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Musicline.de – Gavin DeGraw Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Gavin DeGraw". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Gavin DeGraw – I Don't Want to Be" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  7. ^ "Charts.nz – Gavin DeGraw – I Don't Want to Be". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  8. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Gavin DeGraw – I Don't Want to Be". VG-lista. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  9. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Gavin DeGraw – I Don't Want to Be". Singles Top 100. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Gavin DeGraw – I Don't Want to Be". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  11. ^ "Gavin DeGraw: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  12. ^ "Gavin DeGraw Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  13. ^ "Gavin DeGraw Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  14. ^ "Gavin DeGraw Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  15. ^ "British single certifications – Gavin DeGraw – I Don't Want to Be". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type I Don't Want to Be in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  16. ^ "American single certifications – Gavin DeGraw – I Don't Want to Be". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.