If a Song Could Get Me You (song)

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"If a Song Could Get Me You"
If a Song Could Get Me You (song) cover.jpg
Single by Marit Larsen
from the album If a Song Could Get Me You / The Chase
B-side "Addicted" (international version)
Released 18 August 2008 (NOR)
24 July 2009 (GER/AUT/SUI/ICE)
August 2010 (ARG)
Recorded 2008
Genre Pop, folk
Length 3:28
Label EMI (Norway)
Sony Music (international version)
Songwriter(s) Marit Larsen (words & music)
Kåre Christoffer Vestrheim (music)
Producer(s) Kåre Christoffer Vestrheim
Marit Larsen singles chronology
"Solid Ground"
(2007)
"If a Song Could Get Me You"
(2008)
"I've Heard Your Love Songs"
(2008)
"Solid Ground"
(2007)
"If a Song Could Get Me You"
(2008)
"I've Heard Your Love Songs"
(2008)
Marit Larsen international singles chronology
"If a Song Could Get Me You"
(2009) If a Song Could Get Me You2009
"Under the Surface"
(2010) Under the Surface2010

If a Song Could Get Me You is a single by Norwegian singer-songwriter Marit Larsen. It is Larsen's first international single, and it was released in Norway, Iceland, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Lyrical content[edit]

The song deals with a broken relationship. The singer would do everything and try every song to get her boyfriend back.

Chart performance[edit]

In Norway the single entered the chart at #1 and stayed there for two consecutive weeks. In Germany it entered at #15, rose to #3 the next week and in the third week it was #1. It stayed there for five consecutive weeks. The song charted at #32 in its first week in Austria and in the fourth week, it became #1. After one week, it was beaten by "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas. Then, it returned to its peak position and held it for three more weeks. In Switzerland, it held the #2 spot for one week, only beaten by "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas. On airplay the song peaked at #1 in Austria, #3 in Germany and #5 in Switzerland.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008–2009) Peak
position
Norwegian Singles Chart[1] 1
German Singles Chart[2] 1
Austrian Singles Chart[3] 1
Swiss Singles Chart[4] 2
European Hot 100[5] 5
Icelandic Singles Chart[6] 19
Brazil Singles Chart[7] 71

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
Austrian Singles Chart 6
European Hot 100 30
German Singles Chart 11
Swiss Singles Chart 19

Decade-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000–2009) Position
German Singles Chart 49

All-time charts[edit]

Chart Position
Austrian Singles Chart[3] 148
Swiss Singles Chart[4] 191
Norwegian Singles Chart[1] 358

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[8] Gold 15,000*
Germany (BVMI)[9] Platinum 300,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[10] Platinum 30,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Preceded by
"I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz
Norwegian Singles Chart number-one single
18 August 2008 – 31 August 2008 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"The Day That Never Comes" by Metallica
Preceded by
"Jungle Drum" by Emilíana Torrini
German Singles Chart number-one single
28 August 2009 – 1 October 2009 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Pussy" by Rammstein
Preceded by
"Jungle Drum" by Emilíana Torrini
"I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas
Austrian Singles Chart number-one single
28 August 2009 – 3 September 2009 (1 week)
11 September 2009 – 1 October 2009 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas
"Sexy Bitch" by David Guetta feat. Akon

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1]
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  3. ^ a b [3]
  4. ^ a b [4]
  5. ^ [5]
  6. ^ Icelandic Singles Chart Archived 2015-01-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ [6]
  8. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Marit Larsen – If a Song Could Get Me You" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Marit Larsen in the field Interpret. Enter If a Song Could Get Me You in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  9. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Marit Larsen; 'If a Song Could Get Me You')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  10. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Marit Larsen; 'If a Song Could Get Me You')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.