Song Title: Hideaway
Date of release: April 11, 2014
Description: ” Hideaway ” 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 songs producer Rami Samir Afuni.
With both sharing a love of 90’s dance music, big influences for Kiesza would be CeCe Peniston and Robin S and her mother who would regularly play music from that decade. They wrote ” Hideaway ” in New York city in the summer of 2013 in about an hour and spent 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 huge success in the United Kingdom with a chart entry at number one, there it spent one week and a total of 41 weeks on the chart. With sales of in the region of 136,000 copies, ” Hideaway ” became the 3rd fastest selling single of 2014.
With a UK chart entry at number one, the song knocked Sigma’s ” Nobody to Love ” from the top, however the song dropped a place to number two after the second week.
More success followed with a number one entry on the Scottish single chart, there it stayed on top for one week and fell to number three during the second week.
” Hideaway ” didn’t enter the Irish Singles Chart at number one, this time entering at number 21 for one week. In Switzerland, a number 58 debut for the song on the Swiss Singles Chart would only last for one week, dropping down ten to number 68 in its second week there.
The Flanders region of Belgium, ” Hideaway ” managed a chart entry of number 72 on the Ultratip chart and reached a peak of 14, in the Wallonia region of Belgium a number 43 chart entry would compound the success of the single in 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 could only manage a number 51 position on the Billboard Top 100 Chart, however the song did manage to reach number 17 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