Goodnight Girl

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"Goodnight Girl"
Single by Wet Wet Wet
from the album High on the Happy Side
Released 23 December 1991 (UK)
Format CD, cassette, 7"
Genre Pop
Label PolyGram
Wet Wet Wet singles chronology
"Put the Light On"
(1991)
"Goodnight Girl"
(1991)
"More than Love"
(1992)

"Goodnight Girl" is the third single from Wet Wet Wet's fourth studio album, High on the Happy Side. It was released on 23 December 1991, and was the second of the band's three UK number-one singles (the first being a cover of The Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends"), but the only one to be self-penned. A lush, string-laden ballad, it spent four weeks at number one in the UK Singles Chart in January 1992.[1]

"Goodnight Girl" also gave Wet Wet Wet their third Irish number-one single (after "With a Little Help from My Friends" and "Sweet Surrender"). Marti Pellow recorded his own version of the song for inclusion on his 2002 album Marti Pellow Sings the Hits of Wet Wet Wet & Smile. Writer Graeme Clark was inspired to write the song for his then girlfriend, but has never publicly named her.

Track listings[edit]

CD 1
  1. "Goodnight Girl"
  2. "Wishing I Was Lucky"
  3. "Temptation" (from The Memphis Sessions)
CD 2
  1. "Goodnight Girl"
  2. "With a Little Help from My Friends"
  3. "Sweet Surrender"
  4. "Goodnight Girl" (no strings attached)
MC
  1. "Goodnight Girl"
  2. "Ambrose Wykes"
7"
  1. "Goodnight Girl"
  2. "Ambrose Wykes"
  3. "Put the Light On"
CD 1 ('94 version) (Europe & Australia)
  1. "Goodnight Girl '94" - 3:40
  2. "Love Is All Around" (MTV Most Wanted Version) - 4:22
  3. "Goodnight Girl" - 3:40
CD 1 ('94 version) (USA)
  1. "Goodnight Girl '94" - 3:40
  2. "Love Is All Around" (MTV Most Wanted Version) - 4:22
Preceded by
"Bohemian Rhapsody/These Are the Days of Our Lives" by Queen
UK number-one single
25 January - 15 February 1992 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Stay" by Shakespears Sister
Preceded by
"Bohemian Rhapsody/These Are the Days of Our Lives" by Queen
Irish number-one single
30 January 1992 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Stay" by Shakespears Sister

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 536. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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