Faith Hill gets a lot of play
Thursday, December 17, 2009
– Faith Hill is the only artist, in any musical genre to have 2 of the Top 10 most played songs of the decade, according to Nielsen BDS). Released to Country and Pop radio in November 1999, Breathe
stands at number 4 on the chart, while The Way You Love Me,
released on Feb. 29, 2000, comes in at number 6.
Rock band Nickelback's How You Remind Me was the most played song of the decade.
Other songs leading the chart were:
2. Train, "Drops of Jupiter
3. Lifehouse, Hanging By a Moment
5. 3 Doors Down, Kryptonite
7. Lee Ann Womack, I Hope You Dance
"When I heard this I didn't even know what to say," said Hill. "I was absolutely floored. The idea that these songs have connected the way that they have, with so many people, is just magical to me - it's a tremendous honor. It's what inspires me to continue to make music."
Both songs come from Hill's fourth studio recording "Breathe," which sold more than 8 million copies in the U.S. It netted Hill three of her five Grammy Awards (Best Country Album, Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals) as well as an American Music Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
The title track spent six weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart, 17 weeks at 1 on the Hot Adult Contemporary and hit 1 on the Adult Top 40 Chart. The song also reached 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and remained on the chart for 53 weeks.
The Way You Love Me spent four weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Country Charts in May 2000 and was a Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 and AC track.
Hill is currently working on her seventh studio recording.
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