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How Do I Live [Single]

LeAnn Rimes Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (May 27, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single
  • Label: Mca
  • ASIN: B00000DWJQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #655,378 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Trisha Yearwood ~ How Do I Live

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!! November 1, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Now I'm not the biggest fan of country music. It actually comes in last on my list, but LeAnn's songs and voice are so amazing that I'm begging to like country. I give LeAnn 2 thumbs up, and wish her all the best! Good luck!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best song of the century! Congratulations, LeAnn! December 19, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live" was a record breaker on the Billboard charts for 69 weeks, the only single to sell 3 million copies, won LeAnn a special Billboard award, won her other Billboard awards, and became a huge success into pop and country, I think this is the best song/single you can get! Yea LeAnn!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How Do I Review... July 7, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I'll be the first to admit I'm biased...but only partially. It has nothing to do with this song alone, or Trisha Yearwood vs. LeAnn Rimes. It has more to do with my opinion of both women's talents. I have never been much of a fan of Trisha Yearwood's work, with the exception of one or two songs. I was not a big fan of "Blue" when it first came out, either. I'm still not much on that song, but I have grown to appreciate more of LeAnn's other work.
On to the song. I have to agree with the other reviewer who stated that he felt that the reason the producers of Con Air chose the Trisha Yearwood version is for the marketability and name recognition of Ms. Yearwood. She happened to be the bigger name at the time, although when it comes to country artists, that's not saying much, as Con Air was an action movie, and not many action films have crossover appeal. The true crossover appeal in country music is in "country rock" artists such as Elvis, Travis Tritt, Shania Twain, LeAnn Rimes (duh!), Lynyrd Skynyrd, and others. True country (as in honky-tonk, bluegrass, etc.) just doesn't have the same crossover appeal.
Back to the song. I have listened to both versions extensively, and can't fathom where people think Ms. Rimes' version is "hollow", "without feeling", etc. It comes across quite clear to me the emotion in the song as expressed by LeAnn Rimes. Trisha Yearwood may be a more established face/name in the music scene, but it is her work that is the more hollow version of this tune. Personally, I think most of Trisha Yearwood's work is on the tuneless side, as Ms. Yearwood seems to me to only have one pitch, and not a whole lot of range.
I rarely rate anything 5 stars, so four is as good as it gets for me. The debat will of course rage on, but I felt like putting in my own 2 cents for what it is worth.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SIMPLY THE BEST June 30, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is the best song for many reasons! LeAnn's voice is so powerful it adds more meaning to an already powerfully written song (thanks to Dianne Warren). If this song was any better, it would be perfect! She deserves all the credit she has received for this perfrmance!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best version March 12, 2004
Format:Audio CD
i don't know why there are so many complaints about the two versions of this song. obviously both singers came out winners: Yearwood had the biggest hit of her career with it and won a Grammy while Rimes sold 3,000,000 copies of it and it held the #1 spot on AC chart for 12 weeks and the #1 spot on the Country Single Sales chart for half a year...and not only that, Rimes version was on the Hot 100 Pop chart 69 weeks, making it one of the longest charting singles in music history...so tell me why there is so much complaining? Rimes should be the one who should get our sympathy because she was told by the Con-Air people that they wanted her to sing this song...but someone else learned that Yearwood had also recorded the song so they listened to both. the producers of the movie picked Yearwood's version...NOT because it was better...but because Yearwood had more of a name than Rimes did at the time and the producers felt Yearwood could help sell the movie. remember, this was mid 1997, barely a year after Rimes made her debut and so the producers under-estimated what Rimes COULD HAVE done for the film had they gone with her version all along. This single was also re-mixed into a dance version and yes, THAT version also hit #1...on the Dance Singles chart, that is!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great song August 11, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
By the way, who sang the song in the movie Con Air, LeAnne or Trisha ? Leanne has better voice than Trisha in my opinion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars tamara October 5, 2000
Format:Audio CD
i love this song i dont usally listen to country music but the first time i heard this song on one of my favorite shos days of our life i fell in love with it and have loved leann everysence she has a lovely strong voice and i wish her the best in upcoming songs i also plan to use this in my wedding
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT MASTERPIECE! February 11, 2000
By "v323"
Format:Audio CD
I have always had a deep respect for Leann because of her amazing voice at such a young age.
She has recorded 5 major albums, "Leann"-1999; "Blue"-1996; "Unchained Melody"-1997; "You Light Up My Life"-1997; "Sittin' On Top Of The World"-1998.
Leann was born August 28, 1982; which makes her 17 years old.
This single "How Do I Live" truly propelled Leann to her career's peak.
Even though Leann is only 17, she has sold an amazing amount of records:
Her "Blue" album has sold over 6 million copies; The "How Do I Live" single has sold more more than 3 million copies, amazing for a single. Her latest 1999 effort, "Leann," which features 12 of the Leann's versions of some of the most famous country songs, has sold more than 1 million copies to date; "Sittin' on top of the World" has sold more than 1 million copies; "The Early Years" has sold more than 2 mil copies; "You Light Up My Life" has sold more than 4 million copies;
Her "How Do I Live" single holds the Billboard chart record for 69 weeks at #1 and she also got several special Billboard Awards;
Leann has won Grammy's; American Music Awards; Academy of Country Music Awards; TNN Music City Award; CMA Horizon Award; Billboard Awards; and the BBC Rising Star award.
All this success and she's not even an adult.
By the way.....all you people who say Trisha Yearwood's version of How Do I Live is better, you are SO mistaken. Trisha has never EVER been able to match the strong voice of Leann.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars How Do I Leave???
Okay...of course it is up to personal taste..but Trisha Yearwood's version of this song is the definitive version. Read more
Published on December 10, 2007 by SeenIt?
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Love Song for a first kiss or date
Whenever I Hear Leann Rimes sing How Do I Live it reminds me of my first kiss with my boyfriend and the lyrics I could easily relate to and cherish with. Read more
Published on July 28, 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Gave Me Chills
I could do without the alternate mixes of "How Do I Live", but the film version of the song is worth the purchase. Read more
Published on July 31, 2003 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars The real How Do I Live talent... LeAnn Rimes
The song that showed Rimes true talent just so happens to be the ever so controversal cut of How Do I Live. Read more
Published on October 23, 2001 by Mirren Lucas
1.0 out of 5 stars That'll teach you to go against Trish
I say this not because I am a Trisha Yearwood fan, but because I am a country music fan and professional musician. Read more
Published on March 5, 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
This was definitly made for Leann not trisha. By the wy trisha is just a horrid singer! This song is great and sung by the right person. Congrads Leann!
Published on February 3, 2001 by "gibraud"
1.0 out of 5 stars A poor imitation
I am amazed at how big this song was in the US, in Australia this version charted only briefly and then left the charts while Trisha Yearwood's far superior recording went to... Read more
Published on January 2, 2001 by "startide"
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than country!
LeAnn was only 14 when she sang this song, and she totally blows away every other country singer! Her best move ever was crossing over to pop, and she's proving over & over... Read more
Published on December 10, 2000 by Bill Graper
5.0 out of 5 stars It speaks the truth
The words of this song are truer than true. If you've ever spent a vast amount of time with one person, then all of a sudden they're gone, what do you do with yourself? Read more
Published on October 29, 2000 by "jc_saunders"
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 Songs, 2 hits!!!
My Baby is a very sweet song and I love it, but the most meaningful is how do I live. Back in 5th grade, I had a crush on Jeff. Read more
Published on August 6, 2000
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