Lonely (Merril Bainbridge song)

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Single by Merril Bainbridge
from the album Between the Days
Released April 1998 (Australia)
August 1998 (U.S.)
Format CD
Genre Pop
Length 3:34
Label Gotham, Universal
Songwriter(s) Merril Bainbridge, Owen Bolwell
Producer(s) Siew
Merril Bainbridge singles chronology
"Sleeping Dogs"
"I Got You Babe"
"Sleeping Dogs"
"I Got You Babe"

"Lonely" is a pop song written by Merril Bainbridge and Owen Bolwell, produced by Siew for Bainbridge's second album Between the Days (1998). It was released as the album's first single in Australia in April 1998 and the United States and Japan in August 1998 (see 1998 in music) as a CD single. The bridge of the song samples the lyrics from the nursery rhyme "Georgie Porgie".

The song made its debut to the Australian ARIA Singles Chart at number seventy-four, making the song Bainbridge's fifth song to reach the top one hundred. On its second week it fell three places to seventy-seven but by the next week the song jumped nine places to sixty-eight and after six weeks of being in the chart it broke the top fifty at number forty-eight. After two weeks of being in the top fifty the song peaked at its peak position in Australia at number forty, then dropping out of the top fifty the next week. The song spent a total of three weeks in the top fifty and seventeen weeks in the top one hundred.

It was not Bainbridges biggest hit in the U.S. or Japan, only peaking on the U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at number eighteen and spending four weeks in the chart and it debuted and peaked at number twenty-five in Japan.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
  1. "Lonely" — 3:36
  2. "Lonely" (alternate mix) — 3:31
  3. "Lonely" (acoustic version) — 2:19


Chart (1998) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[1] 40
Japan Singles Chart 25
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100[2] 18


  1. ^ "Australian chart position". australian-charts. Retrieved 3 January 2007. 
  2. ^ "U.S. chart position". Billboard. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 3 July 2007.