Wish You Were Here (Mark Wills song)

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"Wish You Were Here"
Single by Mark Wills
from the album Wish You Were Here
B-side"Emily Harper"[1]
ReleasedJanuary 11, 1999 (1999-01-11)
FormatCD Single
LabelMercury Nashville
Songwriter(s)Skip Ewing
Debbie Moore
Bill Anderson
Producer(s)Carson Chamberlain
Mark Wills singles chronology
"Don't Laugh at Me"
"Wish You Were Here"
"She's in Love"

"Wish You Were Here" is a song written by Bill Anderson, Skip Ewing, and Debbie Moore, and recorded by American country music artist Mark Wills. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart. It was released in January 1999 as the third single and title track from his album of the same name. The song was also Wills's first Billboard number-one single.


Wills told Billboard magazine that it while some people say it is a sad song, "it's really a very positive, optimistic love song about life after death."[2]

Chart positions[edit]

"Wish You Were Here" debuted at number 54 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of January 23, 1999.

Chart (1999) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 34
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 43
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 15


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 470–471. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ Billboard, April 4, 1998
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 8150." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 24, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  4. ^ "Mark Wills Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Mark Wills Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  7. ^ "Best of 1999: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1999. Retrieved August 25, 2012.

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