1997: How Do I Live By LeAnn Rimes

Composed by Diane Warren for the American action crime film Con Air. The composer had in mind LeAnn Rimes to perform the song for the film but the movie studio (Walt Disney Pictures) had other ideas. It wanted country music singer Trisha Yearwood to record the song for the film, and she did. LeAnn Rimes did record How Do I Live, and it was released as a single in 1997 and 1998. This version set a record on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the USA for staying in the Chart for the longest time, 69 weeks. This record was not surpassed until 2008 when Jason Mraz’s song (I’m Yours) peaked at No.6 after being in the Chart for 76 weeks. The LeAnn Rimes version of How Do I Live also set a record for the longest time that a song remained in the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart (25 consecutive weeks), a record that was not broken until 2017. However, the song did not reach No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, peaking at No.2, though it did reach No.1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart in the USA. In 1998, for the first time in history, the Grammy Awards nominated two artists for the same song in the same category. LeAnn Rimes performed the song at the Grammy ceremony, but Trisha Yearwood won the Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. Diane Warren is an American songwriter. She made Billboard Magazine history in the late 1980’s when she became the first songwriter to have seven songs, all by different artists, in the Singles Chart at the same time.

Weekly Chart History (1997 – 1999)Peak Position
Australia17
Austria24
Canada Adult Contemporary Chart13
Canada Country Tracks Chart60
Canada Top 100 Singles Chart19
Germany22
Ireland14
Netherlands Dutch Top 40 Chart4
Netherlands Top 100 Singles Chart5
Norway4
Scotland6
Switzerland24
United Kingdom7
USA Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart1
USA Billboard Adult Top 40 Chart10
USA Billboard Country Songs Chart43
USA Billboard Mainstream Top 40 Chart4
USA Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart2
Year-End Chart History (1997)Final Position
USA Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart 9
Year-End Chart History (1998)Final Position
Netherlands Top 100 Singles Chart 13
USA Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart 5
Year-End Chart History (1999)Final Position
Germany84
Decade-End Chart History (1990 – 1999)Final Position
USA Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart1