Ya Ghayeb

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"Ya Ghayeb"
Single by Fadel Shaker
from the album Fadel 2003
Released 2002
Format Rotana
Recorded 2002
Genre Arabic pop
Length 4:11
Label Rotana
Producer(s) Rotana
Fadel Shaker singles chronology
"Hobbal Khayal"
"Ya Ghateb"
"Dehket El Donya"

"Ya Ghayeb" "(You, Who is Absent)" is the lead single from Fadl Shaker's 2002 album, widely considered the most successful single in his career. The single was a record breaker and went to number one in the Middle East and spent more than a year on the charts. It is one of Shaker's most recognizable songs.


Ya Ghayeb's melody was taken from the Greek composer Sotis Volanis, who gave the rights to Fadel. When Prince Turki El Sudairy listened to the melody he wrote to Fadel with lyrics for the song.


Chart (2009) Peak
at peak
Algeria 1 (11 weeks)
Egypt 1 (10 weeks)
UAE 1 (9 weeks)
Lebanon 1 (11 Weeks)
Qatar 1 (9 weeks)
Jeddah 1 (4 weeks)
Kuwait 1 (10 weeks)
Jordan 1 (12 weeks)
Bahrain 1 (7 weeks)
Riyadh 1 (7 weeks)
Tunisia 1 (10 weeks)
Morocco 1 (7 weeks)