When I Get You Alone" is the first single by American singer Robin Thicke, released in August 2002. It was originally to be featured on his debut studio album Cherry Blue Skies, before being placed on a revamped version of that album called . A Beautiful World
Writing and inspiration [ edit ]
The track samples
Walter Murphy's " A Fifth of Beethoven", which is based on Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Songwriting credits thus went to "Murphy/Thicke".
Music video [ edit ]
music video for the song featured an unshaven Thicke, with long, grungy hair, as a courier racing through the streets of Manhattan on a bicycle. It received some rotation on MTV2 and BET's Rated Next and was played moderately on pop and urban radio.
Chart performance [ edit ]
"When I Get You Alone" did not chart on any US
Billboard charts, though it did reach number 49 on the Radio & Records Pop chart; however, the song charted well in other countries. It peaked at number 3 on the Belgium's Ultratop 50, number 5 on the Dutch [1 ] Mega Single Top 100, number 8 on the New Zealand [2 ] Top 40 Singles, number 15 on the Belgium [3 ] Ultratop 50 and the Italy [4 ] Top Digital Download, number 17 on the Australian [5 ] ARIA Top 50 Singles, number 60 on the Austrian [6 ] Ö3 Austria Top 40, and number 62 on the Switzerland [7 ] Singles Chart. [8 ]
In popular culture [ edit ]
The song received its most attention in the US in 2007, when
runner-up American Idol Blake Lewis performed it during the Top 3. It has been a staple of other Idol productions as well, notably appearing on and New Zealand Idol . Australian Idol
This song was featured in the films
and The Rules of Attraction , in the episode "The Indicator" of Agent Cody Banks and also on October 19, 2008, the song was featured in an episode of Alias . A version of this song is performed by Entourage Darren Criss playing the character Blaine and the Dalton Academy Warblers in the episode " Glee Silly Love Songs".
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
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