Sway (Bic Runga song)

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Single by Bic Runga
from the album Drive
Released May 1997
Format CD
Recorded 1996
Genre Pop rock
Label Columbia
Bic Runga singles chronology
"Bursting Through"
"Suddenly Strange"

"Sway" is a 1997 New Zealand music single by Bic Runga. It appeared on her first album, Drive, and it was featured in the 1999 film American Pie as well as the 2012 American Reunion. It was released in 1998 in Germany, Australia, and twice in the United Kingdom. It was also released in the United States. In 2001 it was voted 6th best New Zealand song of all time by members of APRA. An acoustic version of the song can be found on the charity album Even Better than the Real Thing Vol. 2.

Track listing 1 (New Zealand / Germany / United Kingdom)[edit]

  1. "Sway"
  2. "I Don't Mean It"
  3. "Lonely Lola Cherry Cola Girl"

Track listing 2 (United Kingdom)[edit]

  1. "Sway"
  2. "Welcome to My Kitchen"
  3. "Close the Door, Put Out the Light"

Track listing 3 (Australia)[edit]

  1. "Sway"
  2. "Dust"
  3. "Close the Door, Put Out the Light"

Other versions[edit]

  • It was covered by Filipino acoustic band MYMP.
  • Though not covered, the song is often miscredited to American singer and guitarist Liz Phair.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Chains" by DLT featuring Che Fu
New Zealand Music Awards Single of the Year
Succeeded by
"Scene III" by Che Fu