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"Goodbye My Lover"
Goodbye My Lover cover
Single by James Blunt
from the album Back to Bedlam
Released December 2005: Worldwide
Digital single:Worldwide
Format CD single: Worldwide
Vinyl single: United Kingdom
Recorded London, England
Genre RockSoul
Length 4:18
Label Atlantic Records/Custard Records
Writer(s) J. Blunt
S. Skarbek
Producer(s) Tom Rothrock
Jimmy Hogarth
Chart positions
James Blunt singles chronology
"High"
(2005)
"Goodbye My Lover"
(2005)
"Wisemen (re-release)"
(2006)

"Goodbye My Lover" is an rocksoul song written by British singer James Blunt and Sacha Skarbek for Blunt's debut album Back to Bedlam (2004). The song was produced by Tom Rothrock and Jimmy Hogarth and received a mixed reception from music critics. It was released as the fourth single in the winter of 2005 and reached the top ten in the United Kingdom, where it became Blunt's second top ten single. It also reached the top ten in Sweden, Australia and France. In the United States, "Goodbye My Lover" was released to minor success on the Billboard singles chart, where it reached number sixty-six on the Billboard Hot 100 mostly on the success of its digital downloads, even though the single was not released in the U.S. Image File history File links Jamesbluntgml. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less*) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ... 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Contents


Music video

"Goodbye My Lover" featured a music video that was directed by Sam Brown and was filmed on October 28, 2005 in Los Angeles. In the video Blunt is featured sitting in a darkened hotel room by himself, reflecting on a past relationship. In a different hotel room a young couple is shown making love for the last time, before the woman finally decides to part ways with her partner and end the relationship. A music video (also promo) is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... A Music Video Director is someone who helps create the treatment and visual overtone of a music video Famous Music Video Directors Brett Ratner Herb Ritts Mariah Carey Hype Williams Joseph Kahn David LaChapelle Paul Hunter Categories: Music Videos ... October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 64 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ...


The young woman in the video was played by actress Mischa Barton, who is best known for her portrayal of Marissa Cooper on the popular television series The O.C.. Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Mischa Barton Mischa Anne Barton (born January 24, 1986) is a British-born American actress and model. ... Marissa Cooper is a fictional character on the FOX television network series The O.C., shown nationally in the United States. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... The O.C. is an American television comedy-drama program broadcast on the Fox Network in the US and on various networks around the world. ...


Formats and track listings

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Goodbye My Lover".


CD single

  1. "Goodbye My Lover" – 4:18
  2. "Close Your Eyes" – 3:25 (J. Blunt, S. Skarbek & J. Hogarth)

Vinyl single

  1. "Goodbye My Lover" – 4:18
  2. "Where is My Mind" (Live in Manchester) – 3:45 (B. Francis)

Chart performance

In December 2005, "Goodbye My Lover" was released in the United Kingdom. The song became Blunt's second top ten single when it peaked at number nine on the singles chart, and spent a total of fourteen weeks in the top seventy-five. Outside of the UK, the song was also successful. It reached number one in Sweden and became Blunt's second number one on the singles chart. "Goodbye My Lover" was released in Australia in December 2005 and debuted at number eight before ascending the chart to number three, remaining inside the top ten for sixteen weeks, a feat rarely reached in recent years. The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ...


Due to the favourable reception of Blunt's previous single "You're Beautiful", "Goodbye My Lover" debuted on the United States Billboard Hot 100 singles chart at number hundred, even though it had not been released as a single in the U.S. The single appeared on the chart backed solely on the strength of digital sales after a re-run of an episode of Saturday Night Live that featured Blunt performing the song. It later re-entered the Billboard Hot 100, again due to digital downloads as a result of Blunt's performance of the song on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Youre Beautiful is a pop–soft rock song by British singer James Blunt for his debut album Back to Bedlam (2004). ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast by NBC nearly every Saturday night since its debut on October 11, 1975. ... The Oprah Winfrey Show is an American nationally syndicated talk show, hosted and produced by Oprah Winfrey. ...


Charts

Chart (2005) Peak
position
France Top 100 Singles 6
Chart (2006) Peak
position
Sweden Top 60 Singles 1
Australia ARIA Top 50 Singles 3
World Chart Show 5
UK Top 75 Singles 9
Ireland Top 50 Singles 13
United World Chart 14
New Zealand Top 40 Singles 19
Switzerland Top 100 Singles 19
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles 66

The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) is a trade group representing the Australian recording industry. ...

Chart trajectories

UK Singles chart trajectory
Week 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Position
11
9
9
13
18
19
23
27
21
26
40
37
39
53
59
45
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart trajectory
Week 01 02 (re) 03 04
Position
100
66 (re)
71
87
Australia ARIA Top 50 Singles chart trajectory
Week 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Position
8
8
6
5
3
4
6
5
3
4
4
4
8
10
7
10
12
14
15
17
19
22
32
38

References

  • "Chart Data: James Blunt." Worldwide chart positions. URL accessed on April 1, 2006.
  • "James Blunt Taps OC Star For Video." Music video production information. URL accessed on April 2, 2006.

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External links

  • JamesBlunt.com — official website.
  • AtlanticRecords.com — official website for Atlantic Records.
James Blunt
Albums: Back to Bedlam · Chasing Time: The Bedlam Sessions

Singles: "High" · "Wisemen" · "You're Beautiful" · "Goodbye My Lover" James Blunt (born James Hillier Blount, 22 February 1974) is a British musician whose debut album, Back To Bedlam, and single releases — especially the number one hit Youre Beautiful — brought him to fame in 2005. ... Back To Bedlam is the debut album from British musician James Blunt, released by Custard Records in 2004. ... High is a single that was released by British musician James Blunt in 2004. ... Wisemen is a rock–soul song written by British singer-songwriter James Blunt, Jimmy Hogarth and Sacha Skarbek for Blunts debut album Back to Bedlam (2004). ... Youre Beautiful is a pop–soft rock song by British singer James Blunt for his debut album Back to Bedlam (2004). ...


Related: Atlantic Records · Custard Records Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Custard Records is an American record label, best known for its success with English singer-songwriter and Number 1 recording artist James Blunt. ...


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