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"How to Save a Life"

Single by The Fray from the album How to Save a Life
Released August 28, 2004 (United States)[1]
February 19, 2007 (UK)
Format Digital download, CD single
Genre Piano rock, alternative rock
Length 4:23 (Album Version)
3:58 (Radio Edit)
Label Epic
Writer(s) Isaac Slade and Joe King
Producer Mike Flynn and Aaron Johnson
Certification 3x Platinum (RIAA)
The Fray singles chronology
"Over My Head (Cable Car)"
(2005) "How to Save a Life"
(2004) "Look After You"
(2007)
The Fray UK chronology
"How to Save a Life"
(2007) "Over My Head (Cable Car)"
(2007)
How to Save a Life track listing
"Over My Head (Cable Car)"
(2) "How to Save a Life"
(3) "All at Once"
(4)
Audio sample
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"How to Save a Life" is a song by American rock band The Fray. It is the title track from their debut album and was released as the second single from it. The song is one of their most popular airplay songs and peaked in the top 3 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. It became the joint seventh longest charting single on the Billboard Hot 100, tying with Santana's "Smooth" (1999), at 58 consecutive weeks. The song has been certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA,[2] and has sold 4,363,000 downloads as of July 2013, the second best-selling rock song in digital history.[3]
It is the band's highest-charting song to date, topping the Adult Top 40 chart for 15 consecutive weeks and topping the Canadian Airplay Chart. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 2007. It lost to "Dani California" by Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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1 Song meaning
2 Commercial success
3 Popularity from Television
4 Other variations
5 Music videos
6 Track listings
7 Personnel
8 Charts and certifications
8.1 Charts
8.2 Year-end charts
9 See also
10 References
11 External links
Song meaning[edit]

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