Now You're Gone (Basshunter song)

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"Now You're Gone"
Single by Basshunter and DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz
from the album Now You're Gone - The Album
Released 31 December 2007
Format CD single, maxi single, 12-inch single, digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Eurodance
Length 2:34 (Radio Edit)
5:43 (DJ Alex Extended Mix)
Label Hard2Beat (5051011-4730-5-0)
Writer(s) Basshunter
Producer(s) Basshunter
Certification Platinum (RIANZ)
Basshunter singles chronology
"Jingle Bells"
(2006)
"Now You're Gone"
(2007)
"All I Ever Wanted"
(2008)
Music video
"Now You're Gone" on YouTube

"Now You're Gone" is a song performed by Swedish dance musician Basshunter in cooperation with DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz. The single uses the same music as "Boten Anna", Basshunter's major European hit in 2006, but its lyrics, performed in English by Sebastian Westwood, are completely different.

The song was covered by Crazy Frog as "Everyone", on his third album.

Differences from "Boten Anna"[edit]

In 2007, DJ Mental Theo used the "Boten Anna" instrumental to create a bootleg English-language version for his DJ sets in Magaluf, Mallorca. It was this song that eventually became released as a single.[1]

The song's theme is different from "Boten Anna"; "Boten Anna" is about an IRC bot, and "Now You're Gone" is about a young couple breaking up. The music video expands on this theme, although it suggests a reunion of the couple, which is not referenced in the song itself. The tempo of the song has also been increased compared to "Boten Anna".

Reception[edit]

"Now You're Gone" peaked at number one in the United Kingdom in January 2008, having entered at number fourteen there on downloads alone. The single remained at the top spot for five weeks before being knocked off by Duffy's "Mercy". The song also topped the charts in the neighboring Republic of Ireland.

Music video[edit]

The Norwegian model Aylar Lie plays the female lead in the music video of the song. The other two girls that are with Aylar Lie are Silje Lian (who is in the pink top before she gets changed) and Marielle Mathiassen.

The music video expands on the song's theme of a young man and a woman ending their relationship, depicting the couple breaking up over SMS text messages. At the end of the video, the couple kiss, but the lyrics do not follow this event.

To date the video has experienced massive success on Internet video hosting site YouTube. The video has reached over 100 million views.

Formats and track listings[edit]

2-track CD single

  1. "Now You're Gone" (Radio Edit) - 2:34
  2. "Now You're Gone" (DJ Alex Extended Mix) - 5:42

CD maxi single

  1. "Now You're Gone" (Radio Edit) - 2:34
  2. "Now You're Gone" (Video Edit) - 2:39
  3. "Now You're Gone" (DJ Alex Extended Mix) - 5:42
  4. "Now You're Gone" (Sound Selektaz Remix) - 5:35
  5. "Now You're Gone" (Fonzerelli Remix) - 6:27
  6. "Now You're Gone" (Video)

Australian and German CD single / Brazilian digital

  1. "Now You're Gone" (Radio Edit) - 2:36
  2. "Now You're Gone" (DJ Alex Extended Mix) - 5:45
  3. "Now You're Gone" (Sound Selektaz Remix) - 5:38
  4. "Now You're Gone" (Fonzerelli Remix) - 6:29
  5. "Boten Anna" (Radio Edit) - 3:30

On December 28, 2008, the UK Singles Chart listed this at #8 for the year-end countdown.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007-2008) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 78
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 14
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 5
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 88
Denmark (Tracklisten)[6] 14
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 8
France (SNEP)[8] 6
Germany (Media Control Charts)[9] 18
Ireland (IRMA) 1
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 3
Norway (VG-lista)[11] 10
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[12] 5
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[13] 32
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 29
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 1
US Billboard Hot Dance Airplay[16] 1
Chart (2000-2009) Peak
position
UK Top 100 Songs of the Decade 95[17]

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
New Zealand Singles Chart (RIANZ)[18] 35
Preceded by
"When You Believe" by Leon Jackson
UK Singles Chart number-one single
13 January 2008 – 16 February 2008
Succeeded by
"Mercy" by Duffy
Preceded by
"Piece of Me" by Britney Spears
Irish Singles Chart number one single
25 January 2008 – 27 February 2008
Succeeded by
"Mercy" by Duffy
Preceded by
"I Can't Help Myself" by Bellatrax Featuring Sophia May
Billboard Hot Dance Airplay number one single
26 April 2008 – 3 May 2008
Succeeded by
"Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ministryofsound.com/music/singles/Basshunter
  2. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles - Week Commencing 21st April 2008". ARIA Charts. Retrieved 10 April 2009.
  3. ^ "Basshunter feat. DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz – Now You're Gone – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Basshunter feat. DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz – Now You're Gone" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ Canadian Hot 100 Single Charts Issue Date: 2008-04-12
  6. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Basshunter feat. DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz – Now You're Gone". Tracklisten.
  7. ^ "Basshunter feat. DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz: Now You're Gone" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Basshunter feat. DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz – Now You're Gone" (in French). Les classement single.
  9. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  10. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Basshunter feat. DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz – Now You're Gone". Top 40 Singles.
  11. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Basshunter feat. DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz – Now You're Gone". VG-lista.
  12. ^ Romanian Singles Chart
  13. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200811 into search.
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Basshunter feat. DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz – Now You're Gone". Singles Top 60.
  15. ^ "Basshunter feat. DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz – Now You're Gone – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  16. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/280774/basshunter/chart
  17. ^ Radio 1 Official Chart of the Decade, as broadcast on BBC Radio 1 on Tuesday 29 December 2009, presented by Nihal
  18. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Rianz.org.nz. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 

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