The Day You Went Away

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"The Day You Went Away"
Single by Wendy Matthews
from the album Lily
Released 31 August 1992
Format CD single
Recorded Rhinoceros Studios, Sydney
Genre Pop, Ballad
Length 4:44
Label RooART
Writer(s) Mark Batson, Johnny Male
Producer(s) T-Bone Burnett
Wendy Matthews singles chronology
"Let's Kiss (Like Angels Do)"
(1991)
"The Day You Went Away"
(1992)
"Friday's Child"
(1993)

"The Day You Went Away" was the first single released by Australian recording artist, Wendy Matthews, from her second solo studio album, Lily. The single was released 31 August 1992 on the RooART label and debuted on the Australian Singles Charts at No. 43 in September, before peaking at No. 2 in December 1992. This is Matthews' highest charting single on the ARIA Charts.[1] The single was subsequently released in UK/Europe on RooART in 1993.

Matthews subsequently included the song on her 1999 Greatest Hits album, Stepping Stones and her 2007 compilation album, The Essential Wendy Matthews.

"The Day You Went Away" won two ARIAs at the 1993 ARIA Music Awards; one for Single of the Year and one for Highest Selling Single.[2]

Music[edit]

"The Day You Went Away" is performed in a slow 4/4 time with the range of E4 - C#6.[3]

Tracklisting[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Day You Went Away"   M. Batson, J. Male[4] 4:44
2. "I Don't Want to Be with Nobody but You" (recorded live Melbourne, May 1991) E. Floyd[5] 6:09
3. "Won't Let Me Be (Georgia's Song)" (recorded live Melbourne, May 1991) A. Duffield, J. Valentine, W. Matthews[6] 5:32
Total length:
16:25

Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1993 "The Day You Went Away" Single of the Year[2] Won
1993 "The Day You Went Away" Highest Selling Single of the Year[2] Won

Charts[edit]

Weekly Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
ARIA Singles Chart 2[1]

End of year Charts[edit]

"The Day You Went Away" was the highest selling single by an Australian artist in 1992.

Chart (1992) Position
ARIA Singles Chart 8[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Wendy Matthews - The Day You Went Away". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "1991 ARIA Award Winners". ARIA. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.sheetmusicdirect.com/se/ID_No/39137/Product.aspx
  4. ^ "'The Day You Went Away' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  5. ^ ""I Don't Want To Be With Nobody But You" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "'Won't Let Me Be' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Singles 1992". ARIA. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 

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