Wish You Were Here (Rednex song)

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"Wish You Were Here"
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Single by Rednex
from the album Sex & Violins
B-side "Hittin' the Hay"
Released 6 May 1995
Format CD single
Maxi single
Digital download
Recorded 1994
Genre Pop
Length 4:00
Songwriter(s) Leskelä Teijo
Producer(s) Denniz Pop, Max Martin
Rednex singles chronology
"Old Pop in an Oak"
"Wish You Were Here"
"Wild 'N Free"
"Old Pop in an Oak"
"Wish You Were Here"
"Wild 'N Free"
Music video
"Wish You Were Here" on YouTube

"Wish You Were Here" is a ballad by the Swedish band Rednex from their first album Sex & Violins. It was a number-one hit in Austria, Germany, Norway, and Switzerland.

Music video[edit]

The music video of "Wish You Were Here" was directed by Matt Broadley.[1]

Cover versions[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wish You Were Here" (Radio Edit) - 4:00
  2. "Wish You Were Here" (Live At Brunkeflo Town Hall) - 4:08
  3. "Hittin' the Hay" - 3:19
  4. "Wish You Were Here (Stampede Remix)" - 5:57


Chart (1995) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 5
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[3] 6
Germany (Media Control Charts) 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[2] 6
Norway (VG-lista)[2] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[2] 3
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[2] 1


  1. ^ "Credits - Matt Broadley". mattbroadley.com. Retrieved January 29, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Wish You Were Here", in Swedish Singles Chart Swedishcharts.com (Retrieved May 19, 2008)
  3. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 

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Preceded by
"Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" by Bryan Adams
Austrian number-one single
23 July 1995 - 24 September 1995
Succeeded by
"I Wanna Be a Hippy" by Technohead