Blame It on the Weatherman

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"Blame It on the Weatherman"
Single by B*Witched
from the album B*Witched
Released 8 March 1999
Format CD single, cassette
Genre Pop
Length 3:33
Label Epic
Writer(s) Ray "Madman" Hedges, Martin Brannigan, Tracy Ackerman
Producer(s) Ray "Madman" Hedges, Tracy Ackerman
B*Witched singles chronology
"To You I Belong"
(1998)
"Blame It on the Weatherman"
(1999)
"Jesse Hold On"
(1999)
Alternative cover
US & UK CD1 single & limited edition

"Blame It on the Weatherman" is a song by Irish girl group B*Witched. It was released as the fourth single from their self-titled debut studio album. It was written and composed by Paul Nixon[citation needed], Amy Atherton and Emily Lightfoot.

Like the other three singles from the album, "Blame It on the Weatherman" reached number one on the UK Singles Chart. With this, B*Witched became the first act ever to have their first four singles all debut at number one in the UK (a record since equalled and bettered by fellow Irish band Westlife)[1] and today remain the only girl group to do so.[2] Despite success in the UK, it slightly underperformed in Ireland, reaching number nine. It became the group's first single to miss the top ten in New Zealand.

The song was eventually included on the 2003 Charmed soundtrack as a bonus track, having been featured in the season 5 episode "A Witch's Tail (Part 2)".

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Michael Geoghegan. It features the band floating on a large upside-down articulated lorry through the flooded city of London, picking up numerous floating items from the water and also rescuing a puppy.

Track listings[edit]

UK CD1

  1. "Blame It on the Weatherman" - 3:33
  2. "Together We'll Be Fine" - 3:18
  3. "Blame It on the Weatherman" [Orchestral Version] - 3:31

International CD Single & UK CD2

  1. "Blame It on the Weatherman" [Original] - 3:33
  2. "Blame It on the Weatherman" [Amen Club Mix] - 7:10
  3. "Blame It on the Weatherman" [Chicane Vocal Edit] - 5:01

UK Cassette

  1. "Blame It on the Weatherman" - 3:33
  2. "Blame It on the Weatherman" [Orchestral Version] - 3:31

UK 12" Vinyl Promo

  1. "Blame It on the Weatherman" [Amen Club Mix] - 7:10
  2. "Blame It on the Weatherman" [Chicane Vocal Remix] - 7:06
  3. "Blame It on the Weatherman" [Chicane Vocal Edit] - 5:01

US 12" Vinyl Promo

  1. "Blame It on the Weatherman" (Original version) - 3:33
  2. "Blame It on the Weatherman" [Amen UK Club Mix] - 7:10
  3. "Blame It on the Weatherman" [Chicane Vocal Edit] - 5:01
  4. "Blame It on the Weatherman" [Chicane Vocal Remix] - 7:06
  5. "Blame It on the Weatherman" [Orchestral Version] - 3:31

Limited Edition CD Single

  1. Blame It On The Weatherman
  2. Together We'll Be Fine
  3. Blame It On The Weatherman [Orchestral Version]
  4. Blame It On The Weatherman [Amen Club Mix]
  5. Blame It On The Weatherman [Chicane Vocal Edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 48
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 31
Germany (Media Control Charts)[5] 59
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 8
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 29
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 1
Preceded by
"When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" by Boyzone
UK Singles Chart number-one single
21 March 1999 – 27 March 1999
Succeeded by
"Flat Beat" by Mr Oizo

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