Lady Gaga:Million Reasons

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"Million Reasons"
Lady Gaga lies in a field of grass in this black and white photograph.
Single by Lady Gaga
from the album Joanne
Released August 11, 2016
Format Digital download
Studio Shangri-La Studios, Gypsy Palace Studios
(Malibu, California)
Electric Lady Studios
(New York)
Genre Pop
Length 3:25
Label Interscope
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Lady Gaga singles chronology
"Perfect Illusion"
(2016)
"Million Reasons"
(2016)
"The Cure"
(2017)

"Perfect Illusion"
(2016)
"Million Reasons"
(2016)
"The Cure"
(2017)
Peaked @ #4 oDecember 24, 2016

Lady Gaga sings on this country-flavored power ballad of her determination to stay in a relationship that appears to have run its course. She penned the heartbreaking song with Nashville songwriter Hillary Lindsey, who also worked with her for two other songs on Joanne. Lindsey is probably best known for the many hit tunes she's co-penned for Carrie Underwood, as well as Little Big Town's "Girl Crush."

Music video

An accompanying music video for "Million Reasons" was directed by Ruth Hogben and Andrea Gelardin, who had also helmed the video for the previous single, "Perfect Illusion". Gaga announced that the music video for "Million Reasons" would be a continuation of that for "Perfect Illusion". It was released on December 14, 2016 on MTV followed by a worldwide release to Vevo. The video begins with the singer laying across the desert floor from the ending of "Perfect Illusion" during sunset, as black SUVs approach her from afar. Gaga's crew comes out of the SUVs and takes her to a video shoot where she prepares to sing "Million Reasons". As she starts getting ready, the singer notices a small box with a bow atop it on her desk. The video then intercuts to a number of flashbacks—Gaga singing in a white studio while playing the guitar, getting rescued by her friends from the desert and breaking down in tears. Finally Gaga opens the box which reveals the content to be a rosary with a note saying "Love you, sis

Lyrics

You're giving me a million reasons to let you go
You're giving me a million reasons to quit the show
You're givin' me a million reasons
Give me a million reasons
Givin' me a million reasons
About a million reasons

If I had a highway, I would run for the hills
If you could find a dry way, I'd forever be still
But you're giving me a million reasons
Give me a million reasons
Givin' me a million reasons
About a million reasons

I bow down to pray
I try to make the worst seem better
Lord, show me the way
To cut through all his worn out leather
I've got a hundred million reasons to walk away
But baby, I just need one good one to stay

Head stuck in a cycle, I look off and I stare
It's like that I've stopped breathing, but completely aware
'Cause you're giving me a million reasons
Give me a million reasons
Givin' me a million reasons
About a million reasons

And if you say something that you might even mean
It's hard to even fathom which parts I should believe
'Cause you're giving me a million reasons
Give me a million reasons
Givin' me a million reasons
About a million reasons

I bow down to pray
I try to make the worst seem better
Lord, show me the way
To cut through all his worn out leather
I've got a hundred million reasons to walk away
But baby, I just need one good one to stay

Baby I'm bleedin', bleedin'
Stay
Can't you give me what I'm needin', needin'
Every heartbreak makes it hard to keep the faith
But baby, I just need one good one
Good one, good one, good one, good one, good one

When I bow down to pray
I try to make the worst seem better
Lord, show me the way
To cut through all his worn out leather
I've got a hundred million reasons to walk away
But baby, I just need one good one, good one
Tell me that you'll be the good one, good one
Baby, I just need one good one to stay


Weekly charts

Chart (2016) Peak
position
October 29, 2016 76
ReEntry
December 3, 2016 57
December 10, 2016 57
December 17, 2016 96
December 24, 2016 70
Reentry
February 4, 2017 52
February 11, 2017 62
February 18, 2017 83
February 25, 2017 86
March 4, 2017 96
March 11, 2017 OUT
March 18, 2017 OUT
March 25, 2017 97
April 1, 2017 4
April 8, 2017 18
April 15, 2017 30
April 22, 2017 30
April 29, 2017 38
May 6, 2017 46
May 13, 2017 37
May 20, 2017 41