” Hideaway ” is by Kiesza, the Canadian musician and songwriter. Taken from her first album, Sound Of Woman, the deep house track was written by Kiesza and the song’s producer Rami Samir Afuni.
With both sharing a love of 90s dance music. The influences for Kiesza would be CeCe Peniston and Robin S, along with her mother who would regularly play music from that decade. They wrote ” Hideaway ” in New York City in the summer of 2013, the process took about an hour, with another half an hour working on the mix.
Released as her first single in 2014 on the Lokal Legend record label owned by Rami, ” Hideaway ” won critical acclaim.
The song was a massive success in the United Kingdom with a UK Singles Chart entry at Number One. The single spent one week at the top and a total of forty-one weeks on the chart. With sales of in the region of 136,000 copies, ” Hideaway ” became the third fastest selling single of 2014.
With a UK chart entry at the top, Kiesza knocked Sigma’s ” Nobody To Love ” from the Number One. However, the song dropped a place to number two after the second week.
More success followed with a Number One entry on the Scottish Singles Chart, where it stayed on top for one week and fell to number three during the second week.
” Hideaway ” peaked at number twenty-one on the Irish Singles Chart, a position it held for one week. In Switzerland, a number fifty-eight debut for the song on the Swiss Singles Chart would only last for one week, dropping down ten to number sixty-eight in its second week there.
The Flanders region of Belgium, ” Hideaway ” reached a peak of fourteen and forty-three in the Wallonia region of the country.
Although successful in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the world, the song didn’t find the same level of success in the United States. Once released there in July it peaked at number fifty-one on the Billboard Top 100. However, it did reach number seventeen on the Billboard US Mainstream Top 40.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 51
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 25, Austria (Austria Top 40) 17, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 3, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 5, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 30, Denmark (Tracklisten) 2, Europe (Euro Digital Songs) 1, Finland (Suomen virallinen latauslista) 29, France (SNEP) 24, Germany (Official German Charts) 5, Greece (Billboard Greece Digital Songs) 10, Hungary (Dance Top 40) 35, Hungary (Rádiós Top 40) 31, Hungary (Single Top 40) 7, Ireland (IRMA) 11, Italy (FIMI) 1, Luxembourg Digital Songs (Billboard) 6, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 4, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 12, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 39, Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 15, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 49, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 5
Official Website: Kiesza.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/Kiesza
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/Kiesza
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