When Can I See You Again?

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"When Can I See You Again?"
Song by Owl City
from the album Wreck-It Ralph
Published
Released October 26, 2012
Format Digital download
Genre
Length 3:40
Label Walt Disney
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Adam Young

"When Can I See You Again?" is a song recorded by Owl City for the 2012 Walt Disney Animation Studios film Wreck-It Ralph. It was written and produced by Adam Young, with additional writing from Matt Thiessen and Brian Lee.

Music and lyrics[edit]

"When Can I See You Again?" is an uptempo dance-pop and synthpop song.[2][3] It features Young's "light vocals over a bed of pounding drums and twinkly synths".[2] Young told AOL Music, "As a huge fan of Disney animation films growing up, it was a real honor to write 'When Can I See You Again' for Wreck-It Ralph. I felt like it was really challenging to try to live up to the Disney legacy. I had a blast."[4] Since October 1, 2014, a Cantonese-language arrangement has been used as one of the two theme songs for Hong Kong Disneyland's Paint the Night Parade, alongside "Baroque Hoedown".[citation needed] An expanded version of the parade premiered at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, on May 22, 2015, and features new lyrics and vocals recorded by Young.[5][6]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song includes Young singing in front of an arcade game.

The music video for "When Can I See You Again?" was released on October 26, 2012 and directed by Matt Stawski.[7] It features "fun video game themes" and clips from Wreck-It Ralph.[8] Young told AOL Music, "The funniest thing has been actually standing in front of the arcade game with controls, putting the quarter in. It's great to be back and feel like I'm 12 years old again in the arcade."[9]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[10] 78
Japan Hot 100 (Billboard)[11] 100
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[12] 11
US Digital Songs (Billboard)[13] 60

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather (October 30, 2012). "Wreck-It Ralph [Original Score] - Henry Jackman : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Sam Lansky (October 12, 2012). "Owl City’s "When Can I See You Again": Hear The Dance-Pop Track | Music News, Reviews, and Gossip on". Idolator.com. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Playlist: Big Boi, Kelly Clarkson and more". Usatoday.com. November 14, 2012. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ Maggie Malach (October 5, 2012). "Owl City, 'When Can I See You Again' Audio Premiere: Adam Young Pens Song for Disney Soundtrack - AOL Music Blog". Blog.music.aol.ca. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ Slater, Shawn (April 13, 2015). "Behind the Scenes of ‘Paint the Night’ Parade, Coming for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration". Disney Parks Blog. Disney.com. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  6. ^ Young, Adam (March 25, 2015). "Disney hired me to work on their new Electrical Parade. Stoked" (Video). Instragram. @owlcityofficial. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Music Video News: Director Matt Stawski on Owl City "When Can I See You Again"". Video Static. November 2, 2012. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Watch It Now: Owl City – 'When Can I See You Again?' from 'Wreck-It Ralph' - Disney Music Blog". Blogs.disney.com. October 26, 2012. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  9. ^ Maggie Malach (October 25, 2012). "Owl City: 'When Can I See You Again' Singer Gives Sneak Peek at 'Wreck-It Ralph'-Inspired Video - AOL Music Blog". Blog.music.aol.ca. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Owl City – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Owl City.
  11. ^ "Owl City - Chart history". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 – Issue Date: 2012-11-24". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Owl City - Chart history". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 

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