Why Can't I Wake Up with You

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"Why Can't I Wake Up with You"
Single by Take That
from the album Everything Changes
A-side "Why Can't I Wake Up with You"
Released 20 February 1993
Format 7", maxi-CD
Recorded 1993
Genre Dance, soul
Length 3:37
Writer(s) Gary Barlow
Take That singles chronology
"Could It Be Magic"
(1992)
"Why Can't I Wake Up with You"
(1993)
"Pray"
(1993)
Alternative covers
UK 7" limited edition EP

"Why Can't I Wake Up with You" is a song by boyband Take That. Written by Gary Barlow, the song was released on 20 February 1993 as the lead single from their second album, Everything Changes.

Background[edit]

The original version of the song first appeared on their Take That & Party debut album, however Gary Barlow re-wrote the song with a higher tempo and modified lyrics. It was released in February 1993 and peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart, spending 10 weeks on the UK singles chart.[1] The song has since received a Silver sales status certification from the BPI for sales of over 200,000 copies inside the UK.

Music video[edit]

The music video is almost a tribute to George Michael's 1990 video for "Freedom". It is parallel to the song as it has a particularly moody atmosphere. It depicts the band members on their own in different rooms of a house each singing the song, with Mark Owen dressed in just an open shirt and white briefs. At the end of the video, the band members are shown trying to get past paparazzi.

Track listings[edit]

UK CD single (74321 13310 2)
  1. "Why Can't I Wake Up with You?" (Radio Edit) - 3:38
  2. "A Million Love Songs" (Live Version) - 5:32
  3. "Satisfied" (Live Version) - 4:28
  4. "Take That Medley" (Live Version) - 6:04
EU CD single (74321 13447 2)
  1. "Why Can't I Wake Up with You?" (Radio Edit) - 3:38
  2. "Why Can't I Wake Up with You?" (Live Version - Featuring Acappella) - 4:07
  3. "A Million Love Songs" (Extended Mix) - 6:06*
UK 7" vinyl (74321 13310 7)
  1. "Why Can't I Wake Up with You?" (Radio Edit) - 3:38
  2. "Why Can't I Wake Up with You?" (Live Version - Featuring Acappella) - 4:07
  3. "A Million Love Songs" (Live Version) - 5:32
UK cassette (74321 13310 4)
  1. "Why Can't I Wake Up with You?" (Radio Edit) - 3:38
  2. "Why Can't I Wake Up with You?" (Live Version - Featuring Acappella) - 4:07
  3. "A Million Love Songs" (Live Version) - 5:32
UK 7" E.P. (Limited Edition) (743321 13311 7)
  1. "Why Can't I Wake Up with You?" (Radio Edit) - 3:38
  2. "Promises" (Live Version) - 4:17
  3. "Clap Your Hands" (Live Version) - 3:09

*Billed as the "Live Version" on the sleeve but actually contains an unknown extended mix featuring a much-longer outro to the song.

Official versions[edit]

  • 1992 Version (4:12)
  • Album Version (3:37)
  • Radio Edit (3:38)
  • 7" Mix (3:37)
  • Club Mix (4:12)
  • Live Acappella (4:07)
  • Live Version (5:13)
  • Acoustic Version (4:28)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50) (Flanders)[2] 30
Belgium (Ultratop 50) (Wallonia)[3] 18
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[4] 8
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[5] 21
Germany (Media Control AG)[6] 68
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 7
UK Singles (Official Chart Company)[8] 2
End of year chart (1993) Position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 49

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
UK[9] Silver 1 March 1993 200,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.theofficialcharts.com/search-results-album/_/Why+Can't+I+Wake+Up+With+You#single Chart Appearance. Take That - Why Can't I Wake Up With You - Chart Stats Archive.
  2. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Take+That&titel=Why+Can%27t+I+Wake+Up+With+You%3F&cat=s (Retrieved 17 September 2012)
  3. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Take+That&titel=Why+Can%27t+I+Wake+Up+With+You%3F&cat=s (Retrieved 17 September 2012)
  4. ^ "Hits of the World - Eurochart Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 6 March 1993. p. 47. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  5. ^ source: Pennanen, Timo: Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972. Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava, 2006. ISBN 9789511210535. page: 280
  6. ^ "Take That singles, German Singles Chart" (in German). musicline. Retrieved 19 April 2010. 
  7. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie IRMA Archive Chart.
  8. ^ http://www.theofficialcharts.com/search-results-album/_/Why+Can't+I+Wake+Up+With+You#single Take That - Why Can't I Wake Up With You - Chart Stats Archive.
  9. ^ UK certifications Bpi.co.uk (Retrieved 2 September 2008)

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