Back Here

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"Back Here"
Single by BBMak
from the album Sooner or Later
B-side "Miss You More"
Released 1999
Format CD single
Recorded 1999
Genre Pop, pop rock
Length 3:39
Label Telstar Records
Writer(s) Mark Barry, Christian Burns, Stephen McNally, Phil Thornalley
Producer(s) John Shanks, Oliver Leiber
BBMak singles chronology
"Back Here"
(2000)
"Still on Your Side"
(2001)

"Back Here" is the debut single by British pop rock band BBMak. It was written by the three members of the group (Mark Barry, Christian Burns and Stephen McNally) along with songwriter Phil Thornalley. It appears on BBMak's debut studio album, Sooner or Later.

"Back Here" was originally released in the UK in 1999, where it made the Top 40 on the UK Singles Chart in August, peaking at number 37.[1] The next year, the song was released in the United States and proved more successful, rising to number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July of that year and remaining in the Top 40 for 24 weeks.[2] It also spent seven weeks atop the US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart that same year.[2] The single was re-released in the UK in February 2001 and made the Top 10 on the UK Singles Chart, debuting at #5.[3]

After BBMak disbanded in 2003, the former members have pursued solo careers in the music and entertainment business. "Back Here" remains the group's biggest hit in either the UK or the US. This song was also featured on the 2000 compilation album, Now That's What I Call Music! 5

Track listings[edit]

US Single

  1. Back Here 3:39
  2. Miss You More 5:12
  3. I'm Not In Love / Next Time / I Can Tell 2:46

UK Promo CD August 9, 1999

  1. Back Here 3:40

UK Maxi-CD

  1. Back Here 2001 3:47
  2. Back Here (Acoustic Version) 3:45
  3. More Than Words 3:53
  • Video Back Here

Europe Single

  1. Back Here 2001 3:41
  2. Back Here (Acoustic Version) 3:39

Germany Promo CD

  1. Back Here 3:26
  2. Next Time 1:30
  3. Ghost Of You And Me 1:30

Germany Maxi-CD

  1. Back Here 3:39
  2. Back Here (Extended Version) 4:42
  3. Miss You More 5:06
  • Video Back Here 3:54

Production[edit]

  • "Back Here":

Produced by Oliver Leiber and John Shanks

  • "Back Here" (Acoustic Version):

Produced by BBMak

  • "More Than Words":

Produced by BBMak and Darren Allison

  • "Miss You More":

Produced by BBMak, Mark Jolley, Milton McDonald and Richard Cardwell

Music videos[edit]

There are two versions of the video. The first made for the UK release of the single was filmed in Los Angeles and directed by Dani Jacobs. The second version was made for the US release and also directed by Dani Jacobs was filmed in London. It features the band performing on the platform of Canary Wharf DLR station and also scenes in the London Eye. the first use of this as a film location.

Charts[edit]

End of year chart (2000) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1999 UK Singles Chart info at chartstats.com
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  3. ^ 2001 UK Singles Chart info at chartstats.com
  4. ^ "bbmak > Music Videos > Back Here". MTV. MTV Networks. 2008-10-29. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  5. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2000". Retrieved 2010-08-31. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Taking You Home" by Don Henley
"Cruisin'" by Huey Lewis & Gwyneth Paltrow
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single
November 4 - December 9, 2000
December 23, 2000
Succeeded by
"Cruisin'" by Huey Lewis & Gwyneth Paltrow
"This I Promise You" by *NSYNC