What Took You So Long?

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For the song by The Courteeners, see What Took You So Long? (The Courteeners song).
"What Took You So Long?"
Single by Emma Bunton
from the album A Girl Like Me
B-side
  • "Merry-Go Round"
  • "(Hey You) Free Up Your Mind"
Released 2 April 2001 (2001-04-02)
Format CD single
Recorded Biffco Studios
(Dublin, Ireland)
Genre
Length 3:59
Label Virgin
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Richard Stannard
  • Julian Gallagher
Emma Bunton singles chronology
"What I Am"
(1999)
"What Took You So Long?"
(2001)
"Take My Breath Away"
(2001)
Audio sample
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Music video
"What Took You So Long?" on YouTube

"What Took You So Long?" is a song by British recording artist Emma Bunton from her debut solo album, A Girl Like Me (2001). Written by Bunton, Richard Stannard, Julian Gallagher, Martin Harrington, John Themis and Dave Morgan, the song was released as the album's lead single in the United Kingdom, where it debuted at number one with 76,000 copies sold in its first week,[1] making it the singer's first and only number-one single in the United Kingdom. The single also topped the charts in New Zealand. The music video for the single was directed by Greg Masuak and shot in the Mojave Desert, California.[citation needed]

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "What Took You So Long?".

  • UK CD single
  1. "What Took You So Long?" – 3:59
  2. "(Hey You) Free Up Your Mind" – 3:21
  3. "Merry-Go Round" – 3:54
  4. "What Took You So Long?" (Video)
  • European CD single
  1. "What Took You So Long?" - 3:59
  2. "Merry-Go Round" - 3:54

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sexton, Paul (13 April 2001). "European Chart Sees Big Top-10 Debuts". Billboard. AllBusiness.com. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Emma Bunton – What Took You So Long?". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Emma Bunton – What Took You So Long? – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Emma Bunton – What Took You So Long?" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Emma Bunton – What Took You So Long?" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Emma Bunton – What Took You So Long?". Tracklisten.
  7. ^ "European Top 20 Chart – Week Commencing 23rd April 2001". Music & Media. Pandora Archive. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Emma Bunton – What Took You So Long?" (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. ^ "Top 50 Singles, Week Ending 12 April 2001". Irish Recorded Music Association. Chart-Track. Retrieved 12 October 2008. 
  11. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Emma Bunton – What Took You So Long?". Top Digital Download.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Emma Bunton – What Took You So Long?" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  13. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Emma Bunton – What Took You So Long?". Top 40 Singles.
  14. ^ Romanian Top 100 Singles Airplay Chart - Top of the Year 2001
  15. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Emma Bunton – What Took You So Long?" Canciones Top 50.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Emma Bunton – What Took You So Long?". Singles Top 60.
  17. ^ "Emma Bunton – What Took You So Long? – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  18. ^ "Emma Bunton – What Took You So Long?". Official Charts Company. Chart Stats. Retrieved 30 June 2008. 
  19. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  20. ^ "British single certifications – Emma Bunton – What Took You So Long?". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter What Took You So Long? in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Click Go
  21. ^ Justin, Myers 30/05/2013. "The Spice Girls’ biggest selling solo singles revealed!". Official Charts. Retrieved 2014-01-05. 
  22. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 2001". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  23. ^ "Annual Top 50 Singles Chart 2001". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 11 November 2008. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Pure and Simple" by Hear'Say
UK Singles Chart number-one single
8 April 2001 – 15 April 2001
Succeeded by
"Survivor" by Destiny's Child
Preceded by
"Lady Marmalade" by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink
New Zealand Singles Chart number-one single
1 July 2001
Succeeded by
"Follow Me" by Uncle Kracker