When You're Gone (Bryan Adams song)

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"When You're Gone"
Whenyou'regonecover.jpg
Single by Bryan Adams featuring Melanie C
from the album On a Day Like Today
B-side
  • "Hey Baby"
  • "I Love Ya Too Much"
  • "What Does It Do to Your Heart"
Released November 30, 1998
Format CD single
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:25
Label A&M
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Bryan Adams singles chronology
"On a Day Like Today"
(1998)
"When You're Gone"
(1998)
"Cloud Number Nine"
(1999)

"On a Day Like Today"
(1998)
"When You're Gone"
(1998)
"Cloud Number Nine"
(1999)
Melanie C singles chronology
"When You're Gone"
(1998)
"Goin' Down"
(1999)
Audio sample
Music video
"When You're Gone" on YouTube

"When You're Gone" is a song by Canadian musician Bryan Adams, from his album On a Day Like Today (1998). The song features Melanie C of the Spice Girls. The song was written by Adams and Eliot Kennedy. The song peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart and spent 15 weeks in the UK Top 40, with nine of these in the Top 10. With sales of 676,947, "When You're Gone" was the 82nd-best selling single of the 1990s. It has sold 730,000 copies in the UK as of August 2017.[1]

The CD single of "When You're Gone" also included a solo version by Adams. The song is frequently featured at Adams' concerts. He usually picks a female audience member to sing the song with him. As such, it appears on several CD and DVD releases. In recent years, he also performed it entirely solo, both fully acoustic and with his full band.[2]

Melanie C regularly features the song in her live concerts, with guitarist Greg Hatwell singing Adams' parts. The song is included on her live DVD Live Hits. Melanie C and Bryan Adams have played the song together a couple of times in concert. Duet versions have been released on the singles for Adams' "Cloud Number Nine" (1999) and on Melanie C's "If That Were Me" (2000).

In 2005, Adams re-recorded the song with Pamela Anderson for the US release of the Anthology greatest hits album. The new version was released to radio as a single.

Track listing and formats[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "When You're Gone".

  • UK CD
  1. "When You're Gone" - 3:25
  2. "Hey Baby" - 3:48
  3. "When You're Gone" (Bryan Solo Version) - 3:25
  • UK CD2
  1. "When You're Gone" - 3:25
  2. "I Love Ya Too Much" - 4:05
  3. "What Does It Do To Your Heart" - 3:07
  • UK Cassette
  1. "When You're Gone" - 3:25
  2. "Hey Baby" - 3:48

Official versions[edit]

  • "When You're Gone" - 3:25
  • "When You're Gone" (Bryan Adams solo version) - 3:25
  • "When You're Gone" (Live duet acoustic version) - 3:11
  • "When You're Gone" (Live duet rock version) - 3:36

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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