I Hope You Find It

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"I Hope You Find It"
Song by Miley Cyrus from the album The Last Song
Released March 23, 2010
Recorded 2009
Genre Country pop, adult contemporary
Length 3:55
Label Hollywood
Writer

"I Hope You Find It" is a country pop and adult contemporary ballad written by Steven Robson and Jeffrey Steele. It was originally recorded by American singer-songwriter and actress Miley Cyrus; It was included on the soundtrack of Cyrus' 2010 film The Last Song. "I Hope You Find It" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 but peaked on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at number five.[1]

In 2013, it was covered by American singer and actress Cher, who released it as the sophomore single off her twenty-fifth album Closer to the Truth.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[1] 5

Cher version[edit]

"I Hope You Find It"
Single by Cher
from the album Closer to the Truth
Released October 4, 2013
Recorded 2012
Genre Country pop, adult contemporary
Length 3:46
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Cher singles chronology
"Woman's World"
(2013)
"I Hope You Find It"
(2013)
"Take It Like a Man"
(2013)

American singer-actress Cher released her rendition of the song on her twenty-fifth studio album Closer to the Truth (2013). She released the song as the second single from the album on October 4, 2013.[2][3] Her rendition is prominently a country pop ballad.[4] "I Hope You Find It" became Cher's biggest radio hit in the United Kingdom in the 21st century, reaching number thirty-four on the official UK Airplay Chart. On the UK Singles Chart, the song debuted at number twenty-five, becoming Cher's first top 40 hit since "The Music's No Good Without You" in 2001.

Critical reception[edit]

Idolator described that Cher "brings an appropriate world-weariness to the song."[5] Montreal Gazette were mixed stating that "when [Cher] covers a song from a Miley Cyrus cinema bomb, we have entered a strange land."[6] So So Gay noted that this powerful and emotive ballad is "flexing the oft-overlooked soulful register of Cher's husky contralto."[7] USA Today inducted the song to their download list.[8] Philly also gave a positive review, as they considered "...no less has the feel of a song that starts over the closing credits of a movie, and features Cher’s too-rarely-heard falsetto, piercing right to the heart."[9]

Chart performance[edit]

Cher's version proved to be more successful than Miley's, debuting at 24 and peaking at 17 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. It did not chart on the Hot 100. Cher's version also debuted at number eighty-four on the Gaon International Chart of South Korea, exceeding sales of 2,447 copies during that week, before falling to number 142 the next week.[10] It also made it to number forty-nine on the German Singles Chart, where it became Cher's highest entry in more than ten years.[11] It also entered the charts in Austria and Switzerland, peaking at numbers 43 and 26, respectively.[12] In addition to its Swiss peak, the song also broke into the top forty of the Irish Singles Chart, debuting at number thirty-nine.[13] Also notably, "I Hope You Find It" became Cher's biggest radio hit in the United Kingdom in the 21st century, reaching number thirty-four on the official UK Airplay Chart, after a 134% increase in radio plays and an audience peak of 20.14 million.[14] On the main UK Singles Chart, the song debuted at number twenty-five, becoming Cher's first top 40 hit since "The Music's No Good Without You" (2001).[15] On the component charts, it shared the same opening spot (25) with the debut on the UK Digital Chart, while in Scotland it fared quite better, debuting at number 22.[16]

In February 2014, "I Hope You Find It" debuted on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart at number 24, marking Cher's 31st entry on that chart during the course of five decades.[17][18] The following week, it climbed up to number 20, becoming her highest-charting solo AC hit since "Song for the Lonely" reached number 11 in 2002 and making Cher the only female artist to have a top 20 AC single in 5 consecutive decades.[19]

Live performances and promotion[edit]

Cher performing "I Hope You Find It" during her 2014 Dressed to Kill Tour. She hovered above the audience during the performance.

On September 23, 2013, Cher performed "I Hope You Find It" for the first time along with her hit single "Believe" and the album's lead single "Woman's World" as part of the Today Show concert series. Furthermore, she performed it a day later on CBS's Late Show with David Letterman, on the morning show Live! with Kelly and Michael and in Europe on Wetten, dass..?, The X Factor UK, Vivement dimanche! and The Graham Norton Show. On November 8, 2013, Cher closed the eighth week of Dancing With Stars with a performance of the song.

To further promote the single, Cher released a lyric video for the song on her official YouTube channel.[20] The video was uploaded on September 24, 2013 and it has since gathered over 1,300,000 views.[20] It is based on letters and cards Cher is leaving for her lover, upon her departure. It also includes her handwriting. The video was well received by the media, Yahoo! Music complementing it and the song, praising "the beautiful treatment of this beautiful song, as well as (...) the bittersweet message Cher delivers".[20]

"I Hope You Find It" is on the setlist of Cher's current Dressed to Kill Tour, where she performs it floating on a platform above the audience.

Track listings[edit]

  • Digital single
  1. I Hope You Find It – 3:46
  • I Hope You Find It/Woman's World CD single[21]
  1. I Hope You Find It – 3:46
  2. Woman's World – 3:49

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013–2014) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[22] 43
Germany (Media Control Charts)[11] 49
Ireland (IRMA)[23] 39
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[24] 22
Switzerland (Swiss Hitparade)[12] 26
South Korea (Gaon International Chart)[10] 84
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[25] 25
UK Digital Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 25
UK Airplay (Official Charts Company)[26] 20
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[27] 17

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Germany[21] October 4, 2013 CD single Warner Bros. Records
United Kingdom[28] October 9, 2013 CD Single
Italy[29] November 8, 2013 Contemporary Hit Radio

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Corner, Lewis (18 June 2013). "Cher announces new album 'Closer To The Truth'". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Wass, Mike. "Cher’s ‘Closer To The Truth’: Stream The Entire Flawless Album". Idolator. 
  5. ^ Review by Idolator Retrieved October 15, 2013
  6. ^ Review by Montreal Gazette Retrieved October 15, 2013
  7. ^ Review by So So Gay Retrieved October 15, 2013
  8. ^ Review by USA Today Retrieved October 15, 2013
  9. ^ Review by Philly October 15, 2013
  10. ^ a b GAON DOWNLOAD CHART | gaon music chart
  11. ^ a b charts.de
  12. ^ a b Cher - I Hope You Find It / Woman's World - hitparade.ch
  13. ^ GFK Chart-Track
  14. ^ "Chart Pack". Music Week. Official Charts Company. 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  15. ^ OneRepublic reclaim UK singles top spot with Counting Stars
  16. ^ a b UK Single Downloads Top 40 - 26th October 2013 | The UK Charts | Top 40 | Official Charts Company
  17. ^ "Chart Highlights: American Authors Are 'Best' On Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  18. ^ "Cher Scores 31st Billboard Adult Contemporary Hit With 'I Hope You Find It'". Cher News. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  19. ^ "Listen to the Ferosh Reconstruction of Cher's "Closer to the Truth" jam.". Billboard. 2014-03-14. 
  20. ^ a b c "A New Song From Cher! Get First Look at ‘I Hope You Find It’ Lyric Video". Yahoo! Music. Yahoo!Music. September 24, 2013. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  21. ^ a b "I Hope You Find It/Woman's World (2track): Amazon.de: Musik". Amazon.de. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  22. ^ "Cher – I Hope You Find It – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  23. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart.
  24. ^ "Archive Chart". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  25. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  26. ^ "Chart Pack > UK Airplay Chart". Music Week. London, UK. 2013-10-21. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  27. ^ "Cher - Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
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  29. ^ http://www.radioairplay.fm/RadioDate/PublicDetails/41506