How Do I Live (4:25)

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“How Do I Live” is a 1997 song, written by Diane Warren. It was released originally by Trisha Yearwood and shortly afterward by Leann Rimes.
The song was originally intended for release as a single for the 1997 action blockbuster Con Air soundtrack. Warren wrote the song for Rimes to sing. The film producers felt that Rimes’ version had too much of a pop feeling to it, and requested that she re-record it to fit their standards. She refused, and the producers chose Trisha Yearwood to record the song. Her more country-style version was released on May 27, 1997 and appeared in the film. When Rimes heard of the release, she quickly released her version.
Despite only peaking as high as number seven in the UK Singles Chart[1], LeAnn Rimes’ version of How Do I Live spent thirty-four weeks in the chart. It set a record for staying on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for sixty-nine weeks. The song entered the Top 25 Country singles chart on June 21, 1997 and was still there in February 2003, a record 291 weeks (five and half years) later.
How Do I Live was covered by F.I.R. (Faye and Real featuring LeAnn Rimes). F.I.R. invited Rimes to record a portion of the song for their third album Flight Tribe in 2006.
The song has also been performed on the hit show American Idol, Vonzell Solomon in Season 4, Paris Bennett in Season 5, and Meosha Denton in Season 2. It was also part of American Idol Season 2 compilation, sung by Carmen Rasmusen.


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How do I get through one night without you?
If I had to live without you
What kind of life would that be?

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  • rsc158

    I used to Love this song soo much! I remember it at the end of 'con air', i can still see the end scene :')

    31 Jan 2:47pm Reply
  • LegoTD

    Actually, it still does make me cry :)

    26 Jan 8:06pm Reply
  • LegoTD

    I love this song, used to make me cry haha

    14 Jan 7:44pm Reply
  • bicknor

    The rubbish shouted by isweetmms24 below often pops up. People need to see a psychiatrist, I think.

    23 Aug 2013 Reply
  • isweetmms24

    PLEASE DON'T READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST POSSIBLE FRIDAY BY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE.TOMORROW WILL BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW YOU'VE STARTED READING THIS. DON'T STOP. THIS IS SO FREAKY. 1. say your name 10 times 2. say your mom's name 5 times 3. say your crushes name 3 times 4. paste this to 4 other songs. if you do this, your crush will kiss you on the nearest Friday. but if you read this and do not paste this, then you will have very bad luck. SEND THIS TO 5 SONGS IN 143 MINUTES. WHEN YOU'RE DONE PRESS F6 AND YOUR CRUSH'S NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS ON THE SCREEN. THIS IS SO FREAKY BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY

    4 Aug 2013 Reply
  • FullMetalBrat19

    Love this song, reminds me of my bf <3

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • John-Boyy

    This is such a great song that no matter whose version you like better, be it Trisha or LeAnn...Ms. Diane Warren really must have lived this lyric. Period.

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • vspeedoflight

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    30 Mar 2013 Reply
  • NitaD1

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • greenvillepa


    18 Mar 2013 Reply
  • TheEnchantress

    Dunno really but my heart's still beating and I keep breathing.......

    8 Mar 2013 Reply
  • stankbaby123

    i love this song

    31 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Xelestial

    Her best song imo.

    22 Jul 2012 Reply
  • NitaD1

    Just lost

    18 Jul 2012 Reply
  • westlife23

    i be lost if i lost my mum

    17 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Dale_0607

    I'd be lost if I lost you...

    26 May 2012 Reply
  • theend8888

    I like Trisha Yearwood better on this song

    26 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Dale_0607

    I need you in my arms, need you to hold. You're my world, my heart, my soul :)

    27 Mar 2012 Reply
  • linzi76

    Con Air

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
  • willsid

    I saw her in Arlington Texas at the young age of 14. She is still going strong.

    18 Jan 2012 Reply
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