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I Need You (Tim McGraw and Faith Hill song)

"I Need You" is a song written by David Lee and Tony Lane, and performed by American country music artist Tim McGraw and his wife, Faith Hill as a duet. It was released in April 2007 as the second single from the album, Let It Go. The song peaked at number 8 on the country charts in August 2007, partly due to competition with individual singles from Hill and McGraw ("Lost" and "If You're Reading This", respectively).

"I Need You"
Tim & Faith - I Need You.jpg
Single by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
from the album Let It Go
ReleasedApril 23, 2007
FormatDigital download
  • David Lee
  • Tony Lane
Tim McGraw singles chronology
"Last Dollar (Fly Away)"
"I Need You"
"If You're Reading This"
Faith Hill singles chronology
"Stealing Kisses"
"I Need You"

The duet was nominated twice at the 2008 Grammy Awards for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals and Best Country Song.



The song is a ballad, in which the two lovers describe what their love means to each other. They both state their need for each other.

Critical receptionEdit

Ken Tucker, of Billboard magazine in his review of the album, called the song "wonderfully different than the power ballads they usually do."[1]

Music videoEdit

The music video, which features an acoustic version of this song, was directed by Sherman Halsey and was released in June 2007.

Chart positionsEdit

"I Need You" debuted at number 48 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs for the week of April 14, 2007.

Chart (2007) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 50
US Billboard Pop 100 64
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[4] 75

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2007) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 45


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Cover versionsEdit

Country music duo Steel Magnolia recorded a live version of the song, which is included in their 2010 extended play, Steel Magnolia — EP.


  1. ^ Billboard, March 31, 2007
  2. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Best of 2007: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2007. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
  6. ^ "American single certifications – Tim McGraw – I Need You". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 27, 2012. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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