Glad You Came

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"Glad You Came"
TheWantedGYC.jpg
Single by The Wanted
from the album Battleground and The Wanted: The EP
B-side"Iris" (Live Tour Performance)
Released10 July 2011 (2011-07-10)
Recorded2011
StudioRokstone Studios (London, United Kingdom)
GenreEurodance[1]
Length3:18
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Steve Mac
The Wanted singles chronology
"Gold Forever"
(2011)
"Glad You Came"
(2011)
"Lightning"
(2011)
The Wanted US singles chronology
"All Time Low"
(2011)
"Glad You Came"
(2011)
"Heart Vacancy"
(2012)
Alternative cover
U.S. cover
U.S. cover
Music video
"Glad You Came" on YouTube

"Glad You Came" is a song by British-Irish boy band The Wanted, taken as the second single from their second studio album, Battleground. It was released on 10 July 2011. The song was written by Steve Mac, Wayne Hector and Ed Drewett, and was produced by Steve Mac. "Glad You Came" peaked at the top of the UK Singles Chart. Outside the United Kingdom, "Glad You Came" topped the charts in Japan, the Republic of Ireland and Venezuela, and peaked within the top ten of the charts in Brazil, Canada, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Spain and the United States, becoming their most successful single to date.

Background[edit]

The song was written and produced by Steve Mac.[2] It serves as the second single from The Wanted's second album, Battleground, which was released on 7 November 2011.[3] Band member Tom Parker said of the song, "We all felt it was a new, refreshing sound and a perfect song for the summer which really gets you in the mood for a party."[4]

The song premiered on the radio on 24 May 2011.[5] The song was also remixed by Alex Gaudino.[6] The American television series Glee covered the track in the episode "On My Way", which was aired during the third season.[7] It was performed at the Regionals competition between New Directions and the Dalton Academy Warblers.[7] Sebastian (Grant Gustin) leads the performance.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song four out of five stars writing, "'I decided you look well on me/ So let's go somewhere no-one else can see/You and me,' they continue over a cantering beat and featherlight hook before launching into a carnival-inspired chorus fizzier than a frozen Daiquiri. 'My universe will never be the same/ I'm glad you came,' they croon on the outro. The result is their catchiest effort since 'All Time Low', though on repeated listens we're not buying this innocent act they're sporting one bit."[8] David Griffiths wrote for 4Music that the song is "definitely their most danceable effort to date."[9] About.com's Bill Lamb gave to the song 3.5 out of 5 stars, writing that the song has "genial vocals", a "pop-dance beat" and a "catchy synth hook", but he also noted that it has "frothy lyrics" and "little memorable weight to the song".[10] He praised Max's solo in the beginning and also praised "the keyboard hook that nearly steals the show from the group."[10] To conclude, he wrote that "Glad You Came" is a cheerful, uptempo tune that is easy to dance with, and it is little more than that.[10]

Rolling Stone named "Glad You Came" the forty-fourth best song of 2012, citing the group's "push at the genre's PG-13 rating with a club-bumper that dares to raise the specter of under age inebriation."[11]

In 2018, the song was ranked thirty fifth by Billboard in their compilation of the 100 Greatest Boyband Songs of All Time.[12]

Chart performance[edit]

"Glad You Came" entered at the top of the UK Singles Chart on 17 July 2011 – for the week ending dated 23 July 2011 – with first-week sales of over 117,000 copies, becoming the band's second number-one single on the chart following "All Time Low" in August 2010.[13] Since then, "Glad You Came" has been certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for sales of over 612,000 copies, making it their biggest-selling single to date in the United Kingdom.[14]

In the Republic of Ireland, "Glad You Came" entered at the top of the Irish Singles Chart, making it the band's first number one single in the country.[15] The song remained at the top of the chart for five weeks.

The single was certified Platinum in both Australia and New Zealand for shipments of 75,000 and 15,000 copies respectively. It was also certified gold in Italy.[16]

In the United States, "Glad You Came" became their first to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number three for four non-consecutive weeks after it was covered on the Fox television series Glee, and becoming the highest American chart entry by a British boy band, surpassing Take That who peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Back for Good" in November 1995. This record was broken by fellow British-Irish boy band One Direction when their single "Best Song Ever" peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 2013.[17] The song also peaked at number four on the Adult Top 40, at number five on the Dance Club Songs and topped the US Pop Songs and the Mainstream Top 40 charts. The song has since then been certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 3,600,000 copies in the United States.[18]

The single also topped the charts in Japan and Venezuela. It also peaked within the top ten of the charts in Brazil, Canada, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Spain whilst also charting in other numerous countries around the world as well. The song was the best-selling song by a boy band in digital history before One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" overtook its sales in July 2012. "Glad You Came" is to date The Wanted's only top 40 hit in the United States.

Music video[edit]

The music video was created by Director X and was filmed in Ibiza, Spain. It sees the band on the beach, in a club and at a houseparty each with an individual woman. It was uploaded to YouTube on 10 June 2011.[19] Jay McGuiness revealed to MTV UK: "The theory of the video was take The Wanted to Ibiza and just film everything and then just cut bits that were useable. But the girls were models, they weren't just girls we picked." However Max George admitted: "Actually no, the girl I had to spend time with was just literally picked up off the street after a night out."[20] The video has achieved over 197 million views on YouTube as of December, 2020, becoming their most watched video on the site. It also starred a cameo from footballer John-Joe O'Toole.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Radio date and release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom[5] 24 May 2011 Mainstream radio airplay
United Kingdom[22] 10 July 2011 Digital download
Ireland[81]
Spain[82]
Germany[83]
United Kingdom[23] 11 July 2011 CD single
Australia 12 August 2011[84] Digital download
United States 13 September 2011, 24 January 2012[85] Mainstream radio airplay Island Def Jam
18 October 2011[86] Digital download

Vize version[edit]

"Glad You Came"
Vize Glad You Came.jpg
Single by Vize
Released12 November 2018 (2018-11-12)
Recorded2018
Length3:18
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Vize

On 12 November 2018, Vize released a cover of the song accompanied by a music video. The song released via Heaven Shall Dance, Kontor Records, Ultra Records, Central Station, Clippers Sounds and Happy Music charted in several countries as Germany, France, CIS and Belgium.

Track listing[edit]

Digital single[87]

  1. "Glad You Came" - 3:18

Digital extended single[88]

  1. "Glad You Came" (extended mix) - 4:26

Digital EP[89]

  1. "Glad You Came" (Modern Citizens mix) - 3:09
  2. "Glad You Came" (Modern Citizens extended mix) - 4:27

Remixes (Italy, Spain)[90][91]

  1. "Glad You Came" (Sini remix) - 2:55
  2. "Glad You Came" (VIP remix) - 2:37
  3. "Glad You Came" (Barkley remix) - 2:38
  4. "Glad You Came" (Sini extended remix) - 3:56
  5. "Glad You Came" (VIP extended remix) 3:36
  6. "Glad You Came" (Barkley extended remix) - 3:33

Remixes (Australia, New Zealand)[92][93]

  1. "Glad You Came" (Modern Citizens remix edit) - 3:09
  2. "Glad You Came" (Jesse Bloch remix edit) - 4:09
  3. "Glad You Came" (Modern Citizens extended remix) - 4:27
  4. "Glad You Came" (Jesse Bloch extended remix) - 4:37

The Remixes (USA)[94]

  1. "Glad You Came" (Sini remix) - 2:55
  2. "Glad You Came" (VIP remix) - 2:37
  3. "Glad You Came" (Barkley remix) - 2:38

Charts[edit]

Weekly[edit]

Chart (2018-2019) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[95] 32
CIS (Tophit Top Radio Hits)[96] 435
CIS (Tophit Top Radio & YouTube Hits)[96] 206
France (SNEP)[97] 151
Germany (Official German Charts)[98] 44

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