2005: Because of You by Kelly Clarkson

Composed by Kelly Clarkson, with additional input by David Hodges and Ben Moody. Recorded by Kelly Clarkson for her second studio album, Breakaway. The singer wrote Because of You when she was 16 years old to cope with the emotional distress caused by her parents’ divorce. She wanted the song to be included on her debut studio album but her record label rejected the song. She then fine-tuned the song with the help of David Hodges and Ben Moody (both from American rock band Evanescence) before convincing her record label to include it on her second studio album, Breakaway. The music video won in the Best Female Video category at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards, making it two years in a row that Kelly Clarkson had won this award.

Weekly Chart History (2005 – 2006)Peak Position
Australia4
Austria3
Belgium Top Singles Chart Flanders Region5
Belgium Top Singles Chart Wallonia Region 16
Brazil1
Czech Republic 13
Denmark1
France13
Germany4
Hungary2
Ireland5
Netherlands Dutch Top 40 Singles Chart1
Netherlands Top 100 Singles Chart1
New Zealand19
Norway5
Scotland6
Slovakia75
Sweden30
Switzerland1
United Kingdom7
USA Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart3
USA Billboard Adult Top 40 Singles Chart2
USA Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart24
USA Billboard Latin Pop Songs Chart30
USA Billboard Mainstream Top 40 Chart1
USA Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart7
Year-End Chart History (2005)Final Position
USA Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart72
Year-End Chart History (2006)Final Position
Australia50
Austria19
Belgium Top Singles Chart Flanders Region 22
Belgium Top Singles Chart Wallonia Region 48
Brazil1
Germany19
Hungary11
Netherlands Download Top 10 Chart9
Netherlands Dutch Top 40 Singles Chart 22
Netherlands Top 100 Singles Chart 55
Switzerland8
USA Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart 4
USA Billboard Adult Top 40 Singles Chart 10
USA Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart 39
Weekly Chart History (2008)Peak Position
Italy31
Weekly Chart History (2012)Peak Position
South Korea92
Weekly Chart History (2015)Peak Position
Slovenia50