How Do I Live

Today’s song was the 6th best selling single in the US in 1998. How Do I Live was written by Diane Warren and recorded by LeAnn Rimes who was just 14 years old at the time. It went on to set a record for staying on the Billboard Top 100 chart for 69 weeks. The song was originally intended for the soundtrack of the action film Con Air, and Diane Warren had apparently promised it to LeAnn Rimes. However, Disney (the parent company of Touchstone Pictures who were producing Con Air) decided she was too young and Trish Yearwood was chosen to record the version for the film. On hearing about this, Wilbur Rimes – LeAnn Rimes’ father and manager, quickly pushed out her version of the song and it made its way into pop history.

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