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"Halfway There" is a song performed by Big Time Rush. It was released for digital download as the band's third promotional single on April 27, 2010.[2] initially released as a standalone single and later included on their first studio album, BTR. An official music video was released after the premiere of the Big Time Rush episode "Big Time Jobs".

There are two versions of the song. The single version has Kendall Schmidt's verse first and James Maslow's verse second, while the album version switches them, in addition to minor differences in mixing. Throughout the show, the instrumental is played as score in the background.


"Halfway There" was written and produced by Eric Sanicola, a music producer and songwriter from Rockville Center, NY. Big Time Rush's vocals were recorded by engineer Rob Chiarelli at Westlake Studio C in Los Angeles, California, and were then sent back to Sanicola for programming and production.[1][3]

"Halfway There" was first featured in Big Time Rush in the first season episode "Big Time Demos", and later also in the episode "Big Time Jobs".

The song was digitally released as Big Time Rush's third promotional single, following "Big Time Rush" and "Any Kind of Guy", on April 27, 2010. It was subsequently included on the Best of Season 1, and a slightly remixed version became the sixth track on the band's first studio album, BTR. The song has since been included on the Greatest Hits, L'Intégrale, and Ultimate Fan Edition compilations.

Music video

A music video was released in 2010, around the release of "Big Time Demos". It combines footage of BTR walking together in an alley near a brick wall with behind-the-scenes footage from the shooting of "Big Time Demos".

The video was directed by Petro, who would later also direct BTR's "City Is Ours" music video.[4]


Lyrics adapted from the liner notes of BTR.[1]

If we never flew
We would never fall
If the world was ours
We would have it all
But the life we live isn't so simplistic
You just don't get what you want
So we take what comes and we keep on goin'
Leaning on each other's shoulders
Then we turn around
And see we've come so far somehow

We're Halfway There
We're lookin' good now
And nothing's gonna get in the way
We're Halfway There
And lookin' back now
I never thought that I'd ever say
We're Halfway There...We're Halfway There

When the chips are down
Back against the wall
Got no more to give
'Cause we gave it all
Seems like going the distance is unrealistic
But we're too far from the start


How you ever gonna reach the stars
If you never get off the ground
And you'll always be where you are
If you let life knock you down


Credits and personnel

All credits transcribed from the liner notes of BTR.[1]

  • (Composed by) Eric Sanicola
  • © 2010 Eric Sanicola Publishing (ASCAP) and Tunes by Nickelodeon Inc.
  • Produced by Eric Sanicola
  • Vocals Recorded by Rob Chiarelli
  • Mixed by Rob Chiarelli for Final Mix Inc.
  • Recorded at Westlake Studio C, Los Angeles, CA
  • All Instruments by Eric Sanicola




V·T·E Songs in Big Time Rush
Season 1 "Big Time Rush" · "Famous" · "City Is Ours" · "Any Kind of Guy" · "This Is Our Someday" · "Halfway There" · "Stuck" · "A Shot in the Dark" · "Count on You"
Season 2 "Til I Forget About You" · "Boyfriend" · "I Know You Know" · "Big Night" · "Nothing Even Matters" · "Make a Beautiful Christmas" · "All I Want for Christmas" · "Yardsquirrel's Christmas" · "Oh Yeah" · "Dance, Dance, Dance" · "The Mom Song" · "Worldwide" · "Paralyzed" · "Superstar" · "If I Ruled the World" · "Blow Your Speakers" · "All Over Again"
Season 3 "Love Me Love Me" · "Time of Our Life" · "Cover Girl" · "Elevate" · "Movin' Up to Bel Air" · "Windows Down" · "No Idea"
Season 4 "Like Nobody's Around" · "With Ur Love" · "Picture This" · "You Dumped Me for Her" · "24/seven" · "Confetti Falling" · "My Friends" · "Song for You" · "Run Wild" · "Untouchable" · "Get Up" · "Crazy for U" · "We Are"
Big Time Movie "Can't Buy Me Love" · "Help" · "A Hard Day's Night" · "We Can Work It Out" · "Revolution" · "Music Sounds Better with U"