Heart Vacancy

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"Heart Vacancy"
Heart Vacancy.jpg
Single by the Wanted
from the album The Wanted
Released17 October 2010
The Wanted singles chronology
"All Time Low"
"Heart Vacancy"
"Lose My Mind"
The Wanted US singles chronology
"Glad You Came"
"Heart Vacancy"
"Chasing the Sun"
Music video
"Heart Vacancy" on YouTube

"Heart Vacancy" is a song by British boy band the Wanted from their self-titled debut album. It was released as the album's second single in the United Kingdom on 17 October 2010 through Geffen Records. The song was written by Jonas Jeberg, Cutfather, Lucas Secon, and Wayne Hector. "Heart Vacancy" was originally written for English singer Leona Lewis, and was given to four different artists before being recorded by the Wanted.[1]

Four years after the band's hiatus in 2014, Tom Parker, Max George and Jay McGuiness performed the song as a three piece at Parker's wedding to his fiance Kelsey in July 2018.

Critical reception[edit]

Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song three out of five stars and described it as "a slushy, string-laden slowie about longing for a girl, but with the BPM turned up a notch and a stomping rhythm – too fast for waving lighters but slow enough for hands-in-the-air time – 'Heart Vacancy' treads on the slightly more manly side of sentimental."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"Heart Vacancy" debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart with first-week sales of 66,394, second only to the Bruno Mars song "Just the Way You Are".[3] In Ireland, the song debuted at peaked at number eighteen.[4] It was re-released as the band's second single in America in April 2012 but did not chart.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[5]
  1. "Heart Vacancy" – 3:42
  2. "Heart Vacancy" (Tonka's Daddycated Radio Edit) – 3:15
  3. "Heart Vacancy" (Tonka's Daddycated Remix) – 5:51
  4. "Heart Vacancy" (DJs from Mars Remix) – 6:15
  1. "Heart Vacancy" – 3:42
  2. "Kickstarts" (Elliot Gleave, Nicholas Douwma) – 2:58
  • Promotional CD single
  1. "Heart Vacancy" (Radio Edit) – 3:45
  2. "Heart Vacancy" (Instrumental) – 3:28




Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 18
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[8] 4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
UK Singles Chart[10] 110

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 17 October 2010[5] Digital download Geffen
18 October 2010[6] CD single
United States 10 April 2012[11] Digital download Island Def Jam

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Hansen, Thomas Søie (31 December 2010). "Kender du X Factors Cutfather?". Berlingske Tidende (in Danish). Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  2. ^ Copsey, Robert (17 October 2010). "Music - Singles Review - The Wanted: 'Heart Vacancy' - Digital Spy". Digital Spy. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
  3. ^ Jones, Alan (25 October 2010). "Kings of Leon and Bruno Mars top charts". Music Week. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  4. ^ a b "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Heart Vacancy". Irish Singles Chart.
  5. ^ a b "Heart Vacancy - EP by The Wanted". iTunes.
  6. ^ a b "Heart Vacancy - CD by the Wanted". Amazon.com.
  7. ^ The Wanted (Liner Notes). The Wanted. Geffen Records. 2010.CS1 maint: others (link)
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ http://www.ukchartsplus.co.uk/UKChartsPlusYE2010.pdf
  11. ^ iTunes - Music - Heart Vacancy - Single by The Wanted