I Found You

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"I Found You"
Single by The Wanted
from the album Word of Mouth
Released 4 November 2012 (2012-11-04)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Dance-pop, Eurodance
Length 3:59
Label Island, Global Talent
Writer(s) Steve Mac, Wayne Hector, Ina Wroldsen
Producer(s) Steve Mac
The Wanted singles chronology
"Chasing the Sun"
(2012)
"I Found You"
(2012)
"Walks Like Rihanna"
(2013)

"I Found You" is a song by British-Irish boy band The Wanted. The single was released on 6 November 2012 as the second single from their third studio album, Word of Mouth (2013). The track received its first radio play on 7 September 2012, but was previewed on the band's official website the day before.[1]

Song details[edit]

Nathan Sykes told Digital Spy about the song: "We're doing a video for it in a couple of weeks as well in LA, which is really exciting. We are just trying to lock down all the ideas for it now." Max George added: "We've been working on our next album for, like, the last six months, but it's still not ready yet. We're still working away on that and we've got plenty more travelling to do yet, so I'm not actually sure when the album is going to be ready." The music video for the track was filmed on the week beginning 27 August in Los Angeles. In a preview shot from the video, Nathan is chased by a group of mental fans. Later, a new video was filmed due to undisclosed reasons, and that one was shot in London. This video became the official 'I Found You' video. The video was released on 15 October 2012. The video is directed by Chris Marrs Piliero, who also directed Kesha's "Blow", and Britney Spears's "Criminal" and "I Wanna Go".[2] The video filmed in LA was later posted on YouTube on 23 January 2013. The song is written in the key of A minor.[3]

Music videos[edit]

The video features Storm model Chloe Lloyd.[4] It starts with a shot of a woman, played by Lloyd, who has been tied up and gagged. The Wanted are seen walking somewhere while singing their parts. Max is seen holding a boxer. Scenes of them at a party are shown, where Nathan is seen talking to the same woman as an unknown man watches them. They reach a house which is later revealed to be the location where the woman has been kidnapped and the kidnapper is the same man from the party. They enter the house and fight the man's henchmen. They manage to take out all of them as Nathan approaches the woman who has been kidnapped and kisses her passionately. He steals a key from the woman's belt, gets up, winks, then leaves. The woman realizes that he is the man she talked to at the party. Nathan hands Tom the key and the guys depart the house, leaving the woman still tied up. In the end, they fish out a box from the sea, and open it with the key. The video ends as they open the box containing diamonds. They are satisfied with the box and its contents and close it.

On 21 January 2013, a second version of the video was released on The Wanted's YouTube page.[5] The video starts with an older gentleman introducing The Wanted in a black & white screen. As a the entire audience (of females) go completely crazy over the band. Soon after the video goes to full colour as the screaming fans get louder. Right around the middle of the music video, the fans start invading the stage, forcing The Wanted to escape through the back door, as Nathan sings the bridge on a ladder. Soon after the boys are able to runaway safely to their limousine. Two hours later the band starts looking through photos of their performance in their limo and notice that Nathan is missing, and then Nathan is seen running away from many screaming females.

Track listing[edit]

CD single / Digital EP[6][7]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Found You"   Steve Mac, Wayne Hector, Ina Wroldsen Steve Mac 3:58
2. "Mad Man"   Fabian Torsson, Nina Woodford, Britt Burton, Tom Parker, Max George, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran, Nathan Sykes Phat Fabe 3:09
3. "I Found You" (Steve Pitron & Max Sanna Club Edit) Steve Mac, Wayne Hector, Ina Wroldsen Steve Mac, Pitron & Sanna* 4:40
4. "I Found You" (DC Breaks Remix) Steve Mac, Wayne Hector, Ina Wroldsen Steve Mac, DC Breaks* 4:30

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012–13) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[8] 63
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[9] 60
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[10] 9
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[11] 50
Ireland (IRMA)[12] 8
Israel (Media Forest)[13] 4
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[14] 3
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[15] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[17] 89
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[18] 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Wanted Confirm New Single 'I Found You'". mtv.co.uk. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "The new The Wanted single is called 'I Found You'". Maximum Pop!. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Wanted "I Found You" Sheet Music - Download & Print". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Chloe Lloyd - Storm Models". Storm Model Management. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Wanted - I Found You (Fan Version)". Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "I Found You - EP by The Wanted - Preorder I Found You - EP on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  8. ^ [2] ARIA Report 1191.Retrieved 19 January 2013
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Wanted – I Found You" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Wanted – I Found You" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  11. ^ "The Wanted Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for The Wanted.
  12. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart.
  13. ^ "The Wanted – I Found You Media Forest". Israeli Airplay Chart. Media Forest.
  14. ^ "Archive Chart". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  15. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 20131 into search.
  16. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  17. ^ "The Wanted Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for The Wanted.
  18. ^ "The Wanted Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for The Wanted.

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