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One Hit Wonders - DUNCAN SHEIK (1997)
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"Barely Breathing" by Duncan Sheik - 

Originally intended as a "throwaway" track written to complete the album, the song became Sheik's breakout hit, entering the top 20 of the U.S. Billboard charts, peaking at #16, and holding steady for 55 weeks. "Barely Breathing" also hit #19 on the Hot Adult Contemporary chart. At the time, it was the fourth longest-running single in the Hot 100. It ranked #88 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s, and #8 on their 40 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 90s list.

Additionally, "Barely Breathing" earned Sheik a BMI Award for Most Played Song of the Year in 1997 and a Grammynomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1998.

The song was most recently covered in the 4th episode of the 4th season of the American musical comedy-drama television series, Glee.

Billboard Top 10 Songs of 1997 - Year End Charts

1 Elton John Candle In The Wind 1997
2 Jewel Foolish Games / You Were Meant For Me
3 Puff Daddy and Faith Evans I'll Be Missing You
4 Toni Braxton Un-Break My Heart
5 Puff Daddy Can't Nobody Hold Me Down
6 R. Kelly I Believe I Can Fly
7 En Vogue Don't Let Go (Love)
8 Mark Morrison Return Of The Mack
9 LeAnn Rimes How Do I Live
10 Spice Girls Wannabe

18 Duncan Sheik Barely Breathing

| Closed on 05/11/13 at 05:00PM
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14%a. 10 (Great song)
14%b. 7-9 (Good Song)
0%c. 5-6 (Not bad)
57%d. Who? What? Huh?
14%e. DUNCAN SH**!!

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#1 | 510 days ago
Nick__ (+)

Good song!!!yes

What is this attraction?

I only feel the pain
There's nothing left to reason
And only you to blame
Will it ever change?

Cause I am barely breathing
And I can't find the air
Don't know who I'm kidding
Imagining you care
7-9 (Good Song)  
#2 | 510 days ago

I used to think that I could not go on
And life was nothing but an awful song
But now I know the meaning of true love
I'm leaning on the everlasting arms
If I can see it, then I can do it
If I just believe it, there's nothing to it
I believe I can fly
I believe I can touch the sky
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly away
I believe I can soar
I see me running through that open door
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly
See I was on the verge of breaking down
Sometimes silence can seem so loud
There are miracles in life I must achieve
But first I know it starts inside of me, oh
If I can see it, then I can be it
If I just believe it, there's nothing to it
Hey, cause I believe in me, oh
If I can see it, then I can do it (I can do it)
If I just believe it, there's nothing to it
Hey, if I just spread my wings
I can fly
I can fly
I can fly, hey
(I like this song better)
Who? What? Huh?  
#3 | 510 days ago

I know what you're doing,
I see it all too clear
I only taste the saline when I kiss away your tears 
You really had me going, wishing on a star

I have never gotten tired of this song, unlike some other great hits...
10 (Great song)  

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