” Wish You Were Here ” is by Avril Lavigne ( Avril Ramona Lavigne ), the Canadian singer-songwriter and actress. The song was written by Avril Lavigne, Max Martin and Shellback.
The song was produced by Max Martin and Shellback, Max Martin ( Martin Karl Sandberg ) wrote and co-produced Britney Spears Worldwide hit single “…Baby One More Time”, while Shellback ( Karl Johan Schuster ) co-wrote along with Max Martin Pink’s ” So What ” single and another Britney Spears single ” If U Seek Amy “.
The song was released by record label RCA on the 9th of September 2011 and taken as the third and final single from Avril’s fourth Album, Goodbye Lullaby
The mid-tempo ballad was recorded at Maratone Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. Avril describes ” Wish You Were Here ” as the most personal song on the Album.
” It was more raw and stripped-down and more emotional, and I wasn’t holding back,” Avril said while recording the Album. She explained that the song is about someone in her life. Saying ” I love this song. I like this song because I wrote it about missing somebody and that’s something that we all go through at some point in our lives “. She added that ” It’s just about looking back and remembering all those good times you shared with somebody, all the crazy moments. And that’s life. We all experience that at some point, but it has a positive message “.
The video that accompanies the song was directed by David ” Dave ” Meyers, who in 2003 won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Video of the Year. The video begins with Avril on a wooden floor surrounded by leaves, she is barefoot and wearing a black dress. She made a post on her Facebook and Twitter accounts saying ” My music video for ‘Wish You Were Here’ is coming out tomorrow (and the tears are real… no onions!!) “.
Critics for the video gave it mixed reviews with some calling it dark and sombre, while some are saying it showed another side to Avril’s music. The single however received more positive reviews. Writing for Rolling Stone magazine, Jody Rosen called the song a ” jangling power ballad “.
Allmusic’s Stephen Thomas Erlewine called ” Wish you were here ” the highlight of the Album, with Al Fox of BBC Music writing that the song is where “Lavigne manages to communicate some real sentiment “.
In the United States, the song peaked at number sixty-five on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and spent one week on there. In Canada, the song peaked at number sixty-four on the Canadian Hot 100 Chart.
” Wish you were here ” was never released on radio in the United Kingdom, Germany and some other countries in Europe.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 65
UK Highest Chart Position: N/A
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 4, Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 34, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 64, Hungary (Rádiós Top 40) 35, Japan Adult Contemporary Airplay (Billboard) 33, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 90, Lebanon (The Official Lebanese Top 20) 3, Russia (Tophitru) 47, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 68, South Korea (Gaon Chart) 6
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