Over You (Daughtry song)

Over You (Daughtry song)
"Over You"
Single by Daughtry
from the album Daughtry
Released July 24, 2007 (2007-07-24) (U.S.)
Format CD single
Recorded 2006
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:27
Label RCA/19 Entertainment
Writer(s) Daughtry/Howes
Daughtry singles chronology
"What I Want"
(2007)
"Over You"
(2007)
"Crashed"
(2007)

"Over You" is the third main single (the fourth overall) from Daughtry's first album, Daughtry. It was first announced by Chris Daughtry at Summerfest 2007. The song was originally rumored to be the second single having been voted the fans' choice for second single on a poll on the band's site, where it has continuously received the most votes for favorite song from the album.

It won an award at the BMI Awards on May 19, 2009.

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Song meaning

In a radio interview, Chris Daughtry said the song is a breakup song about the difficulties of getting over someone, until one day you finally do ("The day I thought I'd never get through, I got over you"). Chris' quote on the meaning of "Over You":

You're with somebody for a really long time, and you pretty much think that this is the person you're gonna spend the rest of your life with, and then they drop the ball on you. Then you think it's over, your life is done, and then somebody better walks in. [1]

Music video

The video for the song was shot with director P.R. Brown in Los Angeles on July 17 and July 18. The video was supposed to be premiered on Yahoo! on August 16, but was removed from the site's upcoming video premieres list. It later returned for a short time on the list to be released on August 27, but it was again removed, and was not released schedule. Chris revealed in an interview that the video was delayed because the band was unsatisfied with certain elements of it, and the video was still in the editing phase. He went on to state that they wanted to make sure the they were happy with the video before its release.[1]

The video was premiered on September 20, on VH1.com. The video is about a girl named Sarah (scene name only), played by Jessica Szohr, who is struggling with alcoholism. She is seen at the beginning of the video with her boyfriend at a party, becoming drunk, while her boyfriend watches on in dismay. After the party, they end up in a car crash caused by her alcohol problems. Following the accident, Sarah is seen grief-stricken and depressed over what she has caused, and cannot seem to get over her alcoholism. The video ends with Sarah coming to grips with her problem and seeking help by going to Alcoholics Anonymous. The band is shown playing in a broken down house throughout the video.

The video entered VH1's VSpot Top 20 Countdown at #10 , and reached #1 the following week, becoming the band's third consecutive #1 video on the countdown. It held the #1 position for 8 non-consecutive weeks, and became the band's second video to retire, after 20 weeks on the countdown.

Chart performance

The single was released to Top 40 radio on July 24. It quickly began receiving heavy airplay from many stations, including New York's Z100. It entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #94, and peaked at #18, becoming the band's third top twenty hit on the chart. It is also their third top twenty hit in Canada, and their third top forty hit in New Zealand. On the U.S. Adult Top 40, it is the band's third top three hit. It has so far sold 1,315,000 in digital downloads.[2]

Charts

Chart (2007) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 18
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 14
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 3
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 16
Austria Singles Top 75 31
Canadian Hot 100 16
German Singles Chart 57
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 26
Swedish Singles Chart 22

References

  1. ^ a b Chris Daughtry Interview Radiotown.com. Accessed September 8, 2007
  2. ^ Idol Chatter 01-19-2011

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