If I Were Sorry

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"If I Were Sorry"
If I Were Sorry - Frans.jpg
Single by Frans
Released 28 February 2016
Format Digital download
Genre
Length 3:04
Label Cardiac Records
Songwriter(s)
Frans singles chronology
"Fotbollsfest"
(2008)
"If I Were Sorry"
(2016)
"Young Like Us"
(2016)

"Fotbollsfest"
(2008)
"If I Were Sorry"
(2016)
"Young Like Us"
(2016)
Sweden "If I Were Sorry"
Eurovision Song Contest 2016 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Fredrik Andersson, Michael Saxell, Frans Jeppsson-Wall, Oscar Fogelström
Lyricist(s)
Fredrik Andersson, Michael Saxell, Frans Jeppsson-Wall, Oscar Fogelström
Finals performance
Final result
5th
Final points
261
Appearance chronology
◄ "Heroes" (2015)   
"I Can't Go On" (2017) ►

"If I Were Sorry" is a song by Swedish singer Frans. The song was released in Sweden as a digital download on 28 February 2016, and was written by Frans along with Fredrik Andersson, Michael Saxell and Oscar Fogelström.[1] It took part in Melodifestivalen 2016, and qualified to the final from the fourth semi-final.[2] It later won the final with 156 points and represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 where it placed fifth.[3] In the weeks after the semifinal appearance the song charted in the Spotify Viral charts in Switzerland, Taiwan, Iceland, Uruguay, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States, Norway, France, Denmark, Turkey and Germany.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."If I Were Sorry"3:04

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 34
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[8] 15
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[9] 3
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[10] 57
Estonia (Raadio Uuno)[11] 3
Finland Download (Latauslista)[12] 7
France (SNEP)[13] 36
Germany (Official German Charts)[14] 12
Germany (Airplay Chart)[15] 1
Hungary (Single Top 40)[16] 20
Iceland (RÚV)[17] 5
Ireland (IRMA)[18] 47
Latvia (Latvijas Top 40)[19] 15
Lithuania (M-1 Top 40)[20] 2
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[21] 34
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[22] 1
Russia Airplay (Tophit)[23] 161
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[24] 35
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[25] 6
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[26] 16
Slovenia (SloTop50)[27] 35
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[28] 25[citation needed]
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[29] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[30] 25
UK Download (Official Charts Company)[31] 39
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[32] 61

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[33] 41
Germany (Official German Charts)[34] 64
Poland (ZPAV)[35] 14
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[36] 11

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[37] Gold 15,000*
Germany (BVMI)[38] Gold 200,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[39] 2× Platinum 40,000*
Sweden (GLF)[40] 7× Platinum 280,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref
Sweden 28 February 2016 Digital download Sony Music Entertainment Sweden [1]
Italy 17 June 2016 Mainstream radio [41]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Petersson, Emma (27 February 2016). "Molly Sandén och Frans är i final i Melodifestivalen 2016". svt.se (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. Retrieved 27 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (12 March 2016). "Frans wins Melodifestivalen in Sweden". EBU. 
  4. ^ Angus Quinn. "Melodifestivalen 2016: Frans storming Spotify charts globally". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  5. ^ http://wiwibloggs.com/2016/03/15/eurovision-2016-odds-russia-now-favourites-after-frans-wins-melodifestivalen/132864/ read 2016-03-17
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Frans – If I Were Sorry" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Frans – If I Were Sorry" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Frans – If I Were Sorry" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  9. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201652 into search. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  10. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert {{{year}}}{{{week}}} into search. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  11. ^ Uuno Top 20 (nädal 16). Raadio Uuno. Uuno.ee
  12. ^ "Frans: If I Were Sorry" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  13. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 20, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Frans – If I Were Sorry". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  15. ^ "Airplay Charts Deutschland – Woche 30/2016". German Charts. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  16. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  17. ^ "RÚV - Vinsældalisti Rásar 2". RÚV. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  18. ^ "Chart Track: Week 20, 2016". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  19. ^ "Latvijas Top 40". Latvijas Radio. 19 June 2016. Archived from the original on 19 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  20. ^ – Frans – If I were sorry Archived 2015-06-12 at the Wayback Machine.
  21. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Frans – If I Were Sorry" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  22. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  23. ^ "Frans - If I Were Sorry(послушать музыку, посмотреть видео клип)". tophit.ru. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  24. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  25. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201646 into search. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  26. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert {{{year}}}{{{week}}} into search. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  27. ^ SloTop50 - Week 31 Archived 2015-09-27 at WebCite
  28. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Frans – If I Were Sorry" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  29. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Frans – If I Were Sorry". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  30. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Frans – If I Were Sorry". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  31. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  32. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  33. ^ "Ö3 Austria Top 40 - Single-Charts 2016". oe3.orf.at. Archived from the original on 28 December 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  34. ^ "Top 100 Jahrescharts 2016". GfK Entertainment (in German). viva.tv. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  35. ^ "Podsumowanie roku – Airplay 2016" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 January 2017. 
  36. ^ "Årslista Singlar – År 2016" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Swedish Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  37. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Frans – If I were sorry" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved November 22, 2016.  Enter Frans in the field Interpret. Enter If I were sorry in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen. 
  38. ^ "GOLD/PLATIN/DIAMOND- Auszeichnungen in Deutschland" (PDF). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 18 October 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 
  39. ^ "Polish single certifications – Frans – If I Were Sorry" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  40. ^ "Frans - If I Were Sorry". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  41. ^ "FRANS "If I Were Sorry" (Radio Date: 17/06/2016)". Radio Date. Retrieved February 5, 2017.