Heart Vacancy

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"Heart Vacancy"
Single by The Wanted
from the album The Wanted
B-side "Kickstarts"
Released 17 October 2010
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop, R&B, electropop
Length 3:42
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Mich Hansen, Jonas Jeberg, Lucas Secon, Wayne Hector
Producer(s) Jonas Jeberg, Cutfather
The Wanted singles chronology
"All Time Low"
(2010)
"Heart Vacancy"
(2010)
"Lose My Mind"
(2010)
The Wanted U.S. singles chronology
"Glad You Came"
(2012)
"Heart Vacancy"
(2012)
"Chasing the Sun"
(2012)

"Heart Vacancy" is a song by British boy band The Wanted from their self-titled debut album. It was released as the album's second single in the United Kingdom on 17 October 2010 through Geffen Records. The song was written by Jonas Jeberg, Cutfather, Lucas Secon, and Wayne Hector. "Heart Vacancy" was originally written for English pop singer Leona Lewis, and was given to four different artists before being recorded by The Wanted.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song three out of five stars and described it as "a slushy, string-laden slowie about longing for a girl, but with the BPM turned up a notch and a stomping rhythm - too fast for waving lighters but slow enough for hands-in-the-air time - 'Heart Vacancy' treads on the slightly more manly side of sentimental."[2] Michael Cragg from The Guardian called it "a boyband ballad full of over-emotive vocal straining", and wrote: "The nadir is a middle eight that involves the curly-haired one intoning,"When IIIIIII talk to youuuuuuuuuuuuu, on the phhhooooonnnnneee" as if he actually hates his lover and wants her to bleed from the ears."[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"Heart Vacancy" debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart with first-week sales of 66,394 sales copies.[4] In Ireland, the song debuted at peaked at number eighteen.[5] It was re-released as the band's second single in America in April 2012 but did not chart.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[6]
  1. "Heart Vacancy" – 3:42
  2. "Heart Vacancy" (Tonka's Daddycated Radio Edit) – 3:15
  3. "Heart Vacancy" (Tonka's Daddycated Remix) – 5:51
  4. "Heart Vacancy" (DJs from Mars Remix) – 6:15
  1. "Heart Vacancy" – 3:42
  2. "Kickstarts" (Elliot Gleave, Nicholas Douwma) – 2:58
  • Promotional CD single[8]
  1. "Heart Vacancy" (Radio Edit) - 3:45
  2. "Heart Vacancy" (Instrumental) - 3:28

Personnel[edit]

Source:[9]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Canada 80
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 18
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[10] 4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
UK Singles Chart[12] 110

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 17 October 2010[6] Digital download Geffen Records
18 October 2010[7] CD single
United States 10 April 2012[13] Digital download Island Def Jam Recordings

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