Back Here

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"Back Here"
BBMak - Back Here.jpg
Single by BBMak
from the album Sooner or Later
B-side "Miss You More"
Released April 11, 2000[1]
Format CD single
Recorded 1999
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:24 (single version)
3:50 (radio version)
4:38 (extended version)
Label Telestar Productions
Songwriter(s) Mark Barry, Christian Burns, Steven McNally, Phil Thornalley
Producer(s) John Shanks, Oliver Leiber
BBMak singles chronology
"Back Here"
"Still on Your Side"
"Back Here"
"Still on Your Side"

"Back Here" is the debut single by British pop rock band BBMak. It was written by the three members of the group (Mark Barry, Christian Burns and Stephen McNally) along with songwriter Phil Thornalley. It appears on BBMak's debut studio album, Sooner or Later.

"Back Here" was released in The United Kingdom, in April 11, 2000, where it made the Top 40 on the UK Singles Chart in August, peaking at number 37. And proved more successful in The United States, rising to number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July of that year and remaining in the Top 40 for 24 weeks.[2] It also spent seven weeks atop the US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart that same year.[2] The single was re-released in the UK in February 2001 and made the Top 10 on the UK Singles Chart, debuting at #5.[3]

After BBMak disbanded in 2003, the former members have pursued solo careers in the music and entertainment business. "Back Here" remains the group's biggest hit in either the UK or the US. This song was featured on the 2000 compilation album, Now That's What I Call Music! 5 and also can be found on the 2001 Radio Disney Jams compilation, Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 3. It also appeared on MTV Classic's House of Pop block.

Track listings[edit]

US Single

  1. Back Here 3:39
  2. Miss You More 5:12
  3. I'm Not In Love / Next Time / I Can Tell 2:46

UK Promo CD

  1. Back Here 3:40

UK Maxi-CD

  1. Back Here 2001 3:47
  2. Back Here (Acoustic Version) 3:45
  3. More Than Words 3:53
  • Video Back Here

Europe Single

  1. Back Here 3:37
  2. Back Here (Acoustic Version) 3:51

Germany Promo CD

  1. Back Here 3:26
  2. Next Time 1:30
  3. Ghost Of You And Me 1:30

Germany Maxi-CD

  1. Back Here 3:39
  2. Back Here (Extended Version) 4:42
  3. Miss You More 5:06
  • Video Back Here 3:54


  • "Back Here":

Produced by Oliver Leiber and John Shanks

  • "Back Here" (Acoustic Version):

Produced by BBMak

  • "More Than Words":

Produced by BBMak and Darren Allison

  • "Miss You More":

Produced by BBMak, Mark Jolley, Milton McDonald and Richard Cardwell

Music videos[edit]

There are two versions of the video. The first made for the UK release of the single was filmed in Los Angeles and directed by Dani Jacobs. The second version was made for the US release and also directed by Dani Jacobs was filmed in London. It features the band performing on the platform of Canary Wharf DLR station and also scenes in the London Eye. the first use of this as a film location.


End of year chart (2000) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 33


  1. ^ "Back Here by BBMak". AllMusic. 
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  3. ^ 2001 UK Singles Chart info at
  4. ^ "bbmak > Music Videos > Back Here". MTV. MTV Networks. 2008-10-29. Archived from the original on 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  5. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2000". Archived from the original on 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Taking You Home" by Don Henley
"Cruisin'" by Huey Lewis & Gwyneth Paltrow
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single
November 4 - December 9, 2000
December 23, 2000
Succeeded by
"Cruisin'" by Huey Lewis & Gwyneth Paltrow
"This I Promise You" by *NSYNC