You and I (Medina song)

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"You and I"
Medina - You and I.jpg
Single by Medina
from the album Welcome to Medina
Released September 21, 2009 (2009-09-21)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Electropop
Length 3:12
Label Parlophone
Songwriter(s) Medina Valbak, Rasmus Stabell, Jeppe Federspiel, Adam Powers, Julie Steincke
Producer(s) Providers
Medina singles chronology
"100 dage"
"You and I"
"100 dage"
"You and I"

"You and I" is a song by Danish electropop singer Medina. It was released in the United Kingdom on September 21, 2009 and in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on May 3, 2010. The song is an English version of the Danish song, "Kun for mig", released in late 2008 in Denmark, where it spent 52 weeks on the singles chart; six weeks at number one. Produced by hip hop producers Providers, "Kun for mig" was the best selling single of 2009 in Denmark. Originally written by Medina, Jeppe Federspiel and Rasmus Stabell it was translated into English by Adam Powers and Julie Steincke, and released as Medina's debut single from her international studio album, Welcome to Medina.

"You and I" peaked at number thirty-nine in the UK, and at number six in the United States on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart. It reached number three in Bulgaria and number ten in Germany (where it was also certified Gold[1]) and Russia. The song also charted in Austria, Switzerland and Sweden.

Critical reception[edit]

David Balls of entertainment website Digital Spy gave the song four out of five stars writing, "With its wistful chorus and cool-but-insistent beats, it's an affecting slice of break-up disco given a frisson of distinction by some authentically Chilean pan pipe flourishes [...] this has all the right ingredients to become a very big hit."[2] Fraser McAlpine of BBC Chart Blog gave the song a positive review stating, "There's some standard synthing in the background, which creates a lovely air of isolation, with Medina's haunting vocals on the top telling the story of a love gone wrong. [...] it's perhaps not groundbreaking in any big way, since you've probably heard a variation on the general theme of this song millions of times before, but this one is well-crafted enough to be counted among the better examples."[3]

Live performances[edit]

Medina performed the song on the Greece version of X Factor on February 12, 2010. On May 20, 2010 she performed "You and I" on the 54th episode of the German television music show The Dome in Stuttgart. It was broadcast on May 30, 2010 on RTL II.[4]

Track listing[edit]



Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
United Kingdom September 21, 2009[23] Parlophone Digital download
October 12, 2009[24] CD single
United States October 11, 2009[25] EMI Digital download
May 3, 2010[26] Digital download
April 30, 2010[27] CD single


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  3. ^ McAlpine, Fraser (9 October 2009). "BBC - Chart Blog: Medina - 'You And I'". BBC. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
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  21. ^ [1] Archived January 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
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  27. ^ "MEDINA // You And I" (in German). EMI. Archived from the original on 2010-07-23. Retrieved 7 August 2010.