“How to Save a Life” is a song by American pop rock band The Fray. The song is written by Isaac Slade & Joe King and produced by Mike Flynn & Aaron Johnson. It was released as the second single from their debut studio album of the same name on August 28, 2005. The song is one of the band’s most popular airplay songs and peaked in the top 3 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 2007, but lost to “Dani California” by Red Hot Chili Peppers.