Higher (Erik Grönwall song)

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"Higher"
Higher-erik-gronwall.jpg
Single by Erik Grönwall
from the album 'Erik Grönwall'
Released 11 December 2009
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Pop
Label Columbia / Sony Music
Writer(s) Pär Westerlund, Joakim Olovsson

Higher is a Swedish English language single by Erik Grönwall, winner of the Swedish version of Idol in its sixth season in 2009. He sang the winning song when he was declared winner on December 11, 2009.

The single taken from his debut self-titled album Erik Grönwall went straight to #1 on the Swedish Single Charts on 18 December 2009 and stayed at number for 5 weeks (18 and 25 December 2009 and 1, 8 and 15 January 2010) making it both the Swedish Christmas and the New Year number one. After being toppled from top position for one week by Lady Gaga's Bad Romance on the charts of 22 January 2010, the song returned once again to the top on the chart dated 29 January 2010 for a 6th week at #1.

The song is written by Pär Westerlund and Joakim Olovsson. It was sung in the final by both Erik Grönwall and runner-up Calle Kristiansson. The song is included in Erik Grönwall's self-titled album Erik Grönwall.

Year (2009-2010) Top position
Swedish Singles Chart 1 [1]
Preceded by
"With Every Bit of Me" by Kevin Borg
Swedish Idol Winning song
2009
Succeeded by
"Dreaming People" by Jay Smith
Preceded by
Bad Romance by Lady Gaga
Swedish Singles Chart number-one single
18 December 2009 – 22 January 2010 (first run)
Succeeded by
Bad Romance by Lady Gaga
Preceded by
Bad Romance by Lady Gaga
Swedish Singles Chart number-one single
29 January 2010 – 5 February 2010
Succeeded by
Bad Romance by Lady Gaga

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