I Should've Followed You Home

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"I Should've Followed You Home"
Single by Agnetha Fältskog and Gary Barlow
from the album A
Released 18 November 2013 (2013-11-18) (Digital)
Format Digital, CD single,
Recorded 2012
Genre Pop
Length 4:04
Label Universal Music
Writer(s) Gary Barlow, Jörgen Elofsson
Producer(s) Jörgen Elofsson, Peter Nordahl
Agnetha Fältskog chronology
"Dance Your Pain Away"
(2013)
"I Should've Followed You Home"
(2013)
Gary Barlow chronology
"Let Me Go"
(2013)
"I Should've Followed You Home"
(2013)
"Face to Face"
(2014)


"I Should've Followed You Home" is a duet sung by Swedish recording artist and former ABBA member Agnetha Fältskog and British singer-songwriter and Take That frontman Gary Barlow. Written by Barlow and producer Jörgen Elofsson, it was the third single taken from A.

Background[edit]

"I Should've Followed You Home" was co-written by singer-songwriter Gary Barlow and Jorgen Elofsson. Elofsson was looking for the ideal duet partner to match Agnetha for the album and was delighted to get his first choice: "To me Gary Barlow was the perfect partner," he explained. "His warm and thick voice matched perfectly with Agnetha's pop soprano voice. I must say I was nervous when I presented my favourite choice but luckily for me one of Agnetha's favourite songs turned out to be "Back for Good" by Take That!"[citation needed]

Barlow and Elofsson have worked together in the past and recorded the song first with Barlow's vocals. Fältskog loved the track and was delighted to turn it into a duet, feeling that the two voices together were a fantastic combination. Their recording sessions happened separately so the pair did not finally meet in person until she visited London in May and the two met for the BBC documentary Agnetha: ABBA and After... which was broadcast in June.[1]

On 12 November 2013 Fältskog sang live "I Should've Followed You Home" at the BBC Children in Need Rocks 2013 concert in London. She sang a duet with Gary Barlow, the organiser of the event. It was her the first live performance for 25 years. [2]

Promotional video[edit]

The video premiered at YouTube on 18 November 2013 (2013-11-18), the same day as the release of the single itself.

Formats and track listing[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Version Length
1. "I Should've Followed You Home"   7th Heaven Radio Edit 4.51
2. "I Should've Followed You Home"   Album version 4.04
3. "I Should've Followed You Home"   7th Heaven Club Mix 7:36
4. "I Should've Followed You Home"   7th Heaven Dub  

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Swedish DigiListan[3] 36
Swedish Svensktoppen[4] 4
UK Singles Charts [5] 99

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