Wish You Were Here (Rednex song)

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"Wish You Were Here"
Wish You Were Here.jpg
Single by Rednex
from the album Sex & Violins
B-side "Hittin' the Hay"
Released 6 May, 1995
Format
Recorded 1994
Genre Pop
Length 4:00
Songwriter(s) Leskelä Teijo
Producer(s)
Rednex singles chronology
"Old Pop in an Oak"
(1995)
"Wish You Were Here"
(1995)
"Wild 'N Free"
(1995)

"Old Pop in an Oak"
(1995)
"Wish You Were Here"
(1995)
"Wild 'N Free"
(1995)
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. In Iceland it peaked at number 2 and in Sweden it peaked at number 3.

Critical reception[edit]

Music & Media wrote about the song: "The upcoming third [single], Wish You Were Here, focuses on a totally different side. It's a ballad, sung with lots of Dolly-patented vibrato and pathos."[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video of "Wish You Were Here" was directed by Matt Broadley.[2]

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

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 50
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 24
Denmark (IFPI)[6] 10
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[7] 5
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[8] 6
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 1
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn Topp 40)[10] 2
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[11] 32
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[12] 26
Norway (VG-lista)[13] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 3
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Releases: Albums" (PDF). Music & Media. March 18, 1995. Retrieved April 3, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Credits - Matt Broadley". mattbroadley.com. Retrieved January 29, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Rednex – Wish You Were Here" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Rednex – Wish You Were Here" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Rednex – Wish You Were Here" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "Top 10 Denmark" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved February 28, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100" (PDF). Music & Media. 
  8. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Rednex – Wish You Were Here". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  10. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (04.11.1995-10.11.1995)" (PDF). Dagblaðið Vísir - Tónlist. Retrieved February 3, 2018. 
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Rednex" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Rednex – Wish You Were Here" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Rednex – Wish You Were Here". VG-lista.
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Rednex – Wish You Were Here". Singles Top 100.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Rednex – Wish You Were Here". Swiss Singles Chart.

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