Release Me (Wilson Phillips song)

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"Release Me"
Release Me (Wilson Phillips song - cover art).jpg
Single by Wilson Phillips
from the album Wilson Phillips
B-side "Eyes Like Twins"
Released June 1990
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, CD
Recorded 1989-1990
Genre Pop, soft rock, adult contemporary
Length 3:46 (Single Edit)
4:56 (Album Version)
Label SBK
Songwriter(s) Wilson Phillips
Producer(s) Glen Ballard
Wilson Phillips singles chronology
"Hold On"
(1990)
"Release Me"
(1990)
"Impulsive"
(1990)
"Hold On"
(1990)
"Release Me"
(1990)
"Impulsive"
(1990)

"Release Me" is a song written and recorded by Wilson Phillips, their second single from their debut album Wilson Phillips. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 15, 1990, and spent two weeks at number-one. It also topped the adult contemporary chart for one week that same year.

The song debuted at number 76 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated June 30, 1990 and it hit number one eleven weeks later.

Formats and track listings[edit]

7" vinyl[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Release Me" (Single Edit) Wilson Phillips 3:46
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
2. "Eyes Like Twins" Jeannette-Thérèse Obstoj, Rupert Hine 5:00

12" vinyl[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Release Me" (Album Version) Wilson Phillips 4:56
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Release Me" (Single Edit) Wilson Phillips 3:46
2. "Eyes Like Twins" Jeannette-Thérèse Obstoj, Rupert Hine 5:00

Maxi CD[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Release Me" (Single Edit) Wilson Phillips 3:46
2. "Release Me" (Album Version) Wilson Phillips 4:56
3. "Eyes Like Twins" Jeannette-Thérèse Obstoj, Rupert Hine 5:00
4. "The Dream Is Still Alive" Glen Ballard, Wilson Phillips 4:05

Maxi CD (UK)[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Release Me" (Single Edit) Wilson Phillips 3:46
2. "Release Me" (Album Version) Wilson Phillips 4:56
3. "Eyes Like Twins" Jeannette-Thérèse Obstoj, Rupert Hine 5:00
4. "Hold On" Glen Ballard, Wilson Phillips 4:27

Chart performance[edit]

Preceded by
"Blaze of Glory" by Jon Bon Jovi
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
September 15, 1990- September 22, 1990
Succeeded by
"(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection" by Nelson
Preceded by
"Come Back to Me" by Janet Jackson
Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks number-one single
August 25, 1990
Succeeded by
"Oh Girl" by Paul Young

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 02 Dec 1990 (61–100)". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved September 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Wilson Phillips - Release Me - austriancharts.at". Retrieved January 25, 2009. 
  3. ^ "dutchcharts.nl - Wilson Phillips - Release Me". Retrieved January 25, 2009. 
  4. ^ "De Nederlandse Top 40, week 47, 1990". Retrieved January 25, 2009. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "charts-surfer.de search results". Retrieved January 25, 2009. 
  6. ^ "irishcharts.ie search results". Retrieved January 25, 2009. 
  7. ^ "charts.org.nz > Wilson Phillips – Release Me (song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 23, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Official Charts > Wilson Phillips". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved September 23, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "allmusic - Wilson Phillips - Billboard singles". Retrieved January 25, 2009 (2009-01-25).  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  10. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1990". Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2009-09-15.