‘Here Without You’ is about the loneliness that comes with missing someone. According to Brad Arnold, the song is about being away from someone and missing them, not about how long you’ve gone. He said that the main inspiration for this song was his now ex-wife. Brad Arnold said: “‘Here Without You’ was a song that I wrote for my now-ex-wife. I didn’t write it for her, I guess, she was just mainly the inspiration for the thought process. And it was really kind of about all of us, in a way. The song’s about being away from someone, or missing them. And it really doesn’t matter if you’re here without them for all day or all month. It’s about the loneliness and missing of somebody. But in a way, people take that as a little bit of a sad song, and I kind of meant it as a happy song, because it’s talking about being here without you, but she’s still with me in my dreams. And tonight, it’s only you and me, so the song was really about that dream, and being in a state of peace, because you’ve got that person there with you in your sleep. In that way I kind of meant for it to be a little bit of a happy song.”
Release Date: August 11, 2003
Songwriter/s: Brad Arnold
Chart Rankings: In the US, the song peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, but topped the Adult Top 40 charts and the Mainstream Top 40 charts. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it Double Platinum for sales over 2 million copies. In the UK, it reached number 7 on the rock and Metal Charts, and peaked at number 77 on the Official Charts Company. ‘Here Without You’ reached the top 10 charts in Australia, Denmark, New Zealand and Poland. In Germany it peaked at number 23 and in Belgium it reached 26.
Artist’s age on Release Date: Brad Arnold (vocalist) was 25 years old when this song was released. The band was active for 7 years.
Cover Versions: boyceavenue – Andrew Freeman – Kurt Hugo Schneider – Madilyn Bailey – Luan Souza – Just Duet – Corey Gray – Ricardo Kolleman (The Voice Holland) – Thomas Pedersen – Marie Martins – Ana Free – Other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.