You and Me Song

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This article is about the Wannadies song. For other songs with similar titles, see You and Me (disambiguation).
"You and Me Song"
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Single by The Wannadies
from the album Be a Girl
B-side "Blister in the Sun"
Released
  • 1994
  • 1996
Genre Power pop[1]
Length 2:45
Label
Writer(s) Wiksten, S. Schönfeldt, F. Schönfeldt, Karlsson, Bergmark.
The Wannadies singles chronology
"You and Me Song"
(1994)
"Might Be Stars"
(1994)

"You and Me Song" is a song by Swedish band The Wannadies. Originally released as a single in 1994, it became the group's biggest hit. In April 1996, it peaked at number eighteen in the United Kingdom.[2]

Song information[edit]

Appearing on the band's third album, Be a Girl, the song was also included on their next album, Bagsy Me, due to the success of the re-released single and the song's appearance on the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann's film Romeo + Juliet.

For the second UK single release, the song's title acquired an ampersand. The B-side, "Blister in the Sun", is a cover of a song by the Violent Femmes.

Usage in other media[edit]

The song was used in the British soap opera Coronation Street's climax to one of its biggest ever plots, in which serial killer Richard Hillman drove into a canal with his family in the car; the song was used again in 2007 when David Platt did the same thing, but with only him in the car. Baz Luhrmann also included the song in the soundtrack for Romeo + Juliet in 1996.

In 2013, the song featured in a sketch for the tenth episode of the eighth series of Russell Howard's Good News.

In May 2014 the song featured in an advert for Pets at Home.

Features in Toyota Corolla advertisement, 2014.

Track listings[edit]

Original Swedish release (1994)
  1. "You and Me Song"
  2. "Let Go Oh Oh"
  3. "Wonderwall"
First UK release (1995)
  • 7" (DIE001)
  1. "You and Me Song"
  2. "Blister in the Sun"
  • CD (DIE001CD)
  1. "You and Me Song"
  2. "Blister in the Sun"
  3. "Lift Me Up (Don't Let Me Down)"
Second UK release (1996)
  • 7" (DIE005 – limited blue vinyl)
  1. "You & Me Song"
  2. "Blister in the Sun"
  3. "Everybody Loves Me"
  • CD (DIE005CD)
  1. "You & Me Song"
  2. "Everybody Loves Me"
  3. "I Like You a Lalalala Lot"
  4. "You & Me Song" (lounge version)
Third UK release (1997)
  • 7" (DIE011 – limited to 3,000 copies)
  1. "You & Me Song"
  2. "Just Can't Get Enough"

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "UK charts archive". Archived from the original on 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2011-10-21.