Air That I Breathe chords

by The Hollies
  • The Air That I Breathe was written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood. It was initially recorded by Albert in 1972, and then released by the Hollies in 1974 (UK - Jan 1974, US - Mar 1974) from the album Hollies.
  • Music: Key of G Major in 4/4 time at ~ 84 bpm (♩)
  • Chords in G Major: G, B7, C, Cm, D, Dm
  • Video Key: B Major - Capo on 4 if playing with the video
Chart Legend
Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note
G Major B7 C Major Cm Cm D Major Dm
C Major G Major B7Cm Cm D Major Dm

Air That I Breathe

Capo on 4 if playing with the video
Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
                G         F         G      F     C
Intro: 4/4 ‖         |         |         |   / /   ‖

   G                       B7
1. If I could make a wish    I think Id pass
 C                Cm           G
   Can't think of a-ny-thing I need |  𝄎  | 
   G                             B7
   No ci-ga-rettes, no sleep, no light, no sound
 C             Cm               G 
   No-thing to eat, no books to read

   Bm                                    Cm                   G 
** Mak-ing love with you     Has left me peace-ful, warm, and tired
   Bm                                    Cm                G 
** What more could I ask     Theres noth-ing left to be de-sired

        G                          B7
Bridge: Peace came up-on me and it leaves me weak
       C                  Cm            G
        So sleep, si-lent an-gel, go to sleep |  𝄎  | 

        G
Chorus: Some-times...
                          D                            G
        All I need is the air that I breathe    And to love you
                          D                            G
        All I need is the air that I breathe    Yes to love you
                          D
        All I need is the air that I breathe...

           Dm       C       G       D       Dm      C       G       D
Instr: ‖        |       |       |       |       |       |       |       ‖

        G                          B7
Bridge: Peace came up-on me and it leaves me weak
           C              Cm            G
        So sleep, si-lent an-gel, go to sleep |  𝄎  | 

        G
Chorus: Some-times...
                          D                            G
        All I need is the air that I breathe    And to love you
                          D                            G
        All I need is the air that I breathe    Yes to love you
                          D
        All I need is the air that I breathe

            Dm       C       G       D
Instr: ‖        |       |       |       ‖
 
        G
Chorus: Some-times...
                          D                            G
        All I need is the air that I breathe    And to love you
                          D                            G
        All I need is the air that I breathe    Yes to love you
                          D                            G
        All I need is the air that I breathe    And to love you
                          D                            G
        All I need is the air that I breathe    Yes to love you...


About the Song

The Air That I Breathe" is a classic song by the British rock band The Hollies. Released in 1974, the song became one of the band's most well-known hits and has since become a timeless track that continues to resonate with audiences.

Chart Success: The song achieved significant chart success around the world. It reached the top of the charts in several countries, including Canada and the Netherlands, and made it to the Top 10 in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Cover Versions: The song's popularity has led to numerous cover versions by various artists across different genres. One of the most notable covers is by the band Simply Red, which released their version in 1998.

Legacy: The song's continuing popularity has solidified its place in music history. It's often included in "best of" lists and compilations, and it remains a favorite among fans of classic rock and easy-listening music.

Sampling: The song's distinctive opening guitar riff has been sampled in various hip-hop and electronic tracks, further highlighting its lasting impact on music.

Awards: While the song didn't win any major awards, its impact is evidenced by its continued presence in popular culture and its status as one of The Hollies' most iconic tracks.

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