You and Me by Lifehouse Song Info
"You and Me" peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart in the Winter of 2006. The track was written by lead singer Jason Wade and American record producer Jude Cole. It was recorded and produced by John Alagía at his home studio in Easton, Maryland. The song was first released via digital download on January 28, 2005. It was then solicited to mainstream radio on March 15, 2005. An extended wedding version of the song was then released on July 26, 2005. The song received positive reviews from critics, who noted that the song was more mellow and stripped-down than their previous singles. It became a commercial success, charting in the top five in the United States and also charting in Australia and New Zealand. On May 19, 2005, the song was certified Gold by the RIAA for selling more than 500,000 units in the United States. In 2005, it became the ninth most downloaded song, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Because of its success, it appeared as the number one song on Billboard's list of Top 40 Adult Pop Songs from 1996–2011 on March 16, 2011. A music video for the song premiered on MTV.com on March 21, 2005, and features a couple as Wade sings in a train station. "You and Me" has appeared on many television shows, including Smallville, Grey's Anatomy, The Vampire Diaries, Cold Case, and Gavin & Stacey. The song was written by Lifehouse lead singer Jason Wade and American record producer Jude Cole. It was recorded and produced by John Alagía at his home studio in Easton, Maryland. In an interview with MTV, Wade explained his experience working with Alagía, and said, "When we walked into John's house, we didn't know what to expect, and we get in there and the mixing board is in the living room, the B3 organ is in the kitchen and the piano is over there. And he's so nonchalant about all his stuff — there'd be a triple-platinum Dave Matthews Band plaque sticking out from under the bed." "You and Me" was first released via digital download on January 28, 2005. It was then solicited to mainstream radio on March 15, 2005. An extended wedding version of the song was released on July 26, 2005. On May 16, 2005, a CD single was issued in Australia. "You and Me" debuted at number 92 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of February 12, 2005. It stayed on the chart for 62 non-consecutive weeks and eventually peaked at number five. On the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, the song debuted at number 29 for the week of July 23, 2005. It eventually peaked at number one after it stayed on the chart for 34 non-consecutive weeks. The song debuted at number 29 on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart for the week of February 19, 2005. After moving around the chart for 39 consecutive weeks, the song peaked at number one for nine non-consecutive weeks. Because of its success on the chart, "You and Me" became the number one song on Billboard's list of the Top 40 Adult Pop Songs from 1996–2011 on March 16, 2011. On the Billboard Digital Songs chart, the song debuted at number 38 for the week of April 23, 2005. After moving around the chart for 31 non-consecutive weeks, the song eventually peaked at number three. "You and Me" debuted at number 37 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart during the week of May 21, 2005. It eventually peaked at number four after it spent 26 consecutive weeks on the chart. On the Billboard Radio Songs chart, the track debuted at number 74 during the week of May 21, 2005. It proceeded to move around the chart for 26 consecutive weeks until it eventually peaked at number nine. According to Nielsen SoundScan, "You and Me" was the ninth top-selling digital song of 2005. On May 19, 2005, "You and Me" was certified Gold by the RIAA for selling more than 500,000 units of the song. The song also achieved international success. In Australia, the song debuted at number 30 on the ARIA Charts for the week of May 29, 2005. That later became its peak after it spent four weeks on the chart. On the New Zealand Singles Chart, "You and Me" debuted at number 39, which later became its peak after it spent only one week on the chart during the week of October 31, 2005. The song has also ranked at number 83 on Billboard's Year-End Hot 100 singles of 2006. The music video, directed by Bill Yukich, premiered on MTV.com on March 21, 2005. It was then released on iTunes for digital download on March 30, 2005. The video starts with a woman exiting the taxi and going to the Los Angeles Union Station. A man exits a car and follows her. Wade then plays the first verse and first chorus in the waiting area of the L. A. Union Station. As the band plays the second verse, they are shown playing on the rooftop with Iron Mountain clearly visible. When the chorus plays again, they are shown on the roof with lights from the buildings of Downtown Los Angeles at night. When Wade sings the bridge, he is on the roof of the Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard. The man and the woman are also seen running in the boarding area of the Los Angeles Union Station. They later meet up and kiss on one of the boarding platforms of the station in front of a train which later starts to move. The video ends with the band sitting down in the waiting hall.