A Thing About You

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"A Thing About You"
Roxette A thing about you.jpg
Single by Roxette
from the album The Ballad Hits
B-side "The Weight of the World"
Released 14 October 2002
Genre Pop
Length 3:51
Label
Songwriter(s) Per Gessle
Producer(s)
Roxette singles chronology
"Milk and Toast and Honey"
(2001)
"A Thing About You"
(2002)
"Opportunity Nox"
(2003)
"Milk and Toast and Honey"
(2001)
"A Thing About You"
(2002)
"Opportunity Nox"
(2003)
Music video
"A Thing About You" on YouTube

"A Thing About You" is a song by Swedish pop music duo Roxette, released on 14 October 2002 as the lead single from the duo's second greatest hits compilation album, The Ballad Hits (2002). Their first release following vocalist Marie Fredriksson's brain tumour diagnosis, the song charted in the top forty of numerous national record charts, including Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan. The song received moderate airplay in the United Kingdom via BBC Radio 2,[1] and remains their last single to enter the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 77.[2] Its music video was directed by longtime collaborator Jonas Åkerlund.[3]

Formats and track listings[edit]

All songs written by Per Gessle.

  • CD Single (Europe 5515060)
  1. "A Thing About You" – 3:51
  2. "The Weight of the World" – 2:52
  3. "A Thing About You" (Enhanced Video) – 3:43

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of The Ballad Hits.[4]

  • Recorded at Tits & Ass Studio, Halmstad in December 2001 and Polar Studios, Stockholm in March and June 2002.
  • Mixed by Ronny Lahti, Clarence Öfwerman and Per Gessle at Polar Studios, Stockholm in June 2002.

Musicians

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 39
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 39
Brazil (ABPD)[7][8] 18
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 37
Italy (FIMI)[10] 39
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 88
Scotland (The Official Charts Company)[12] 99
Spain (AFYVE)[13] 23
Spanish Airplay (AFYVE)[13] 15
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 35
Taiwan (G-Music)[7] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 77

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC Radio 2 playlist". BBC Music. Archived from the original on 7 February 2003. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Roxette: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  3. ^ Ballad & Pop Hits - The Complete Video Collection (DVD liner notes). Roxette. EMI. 2003. 7243 4 90946 9 7. 
  4. ^ Lindström, Sven (2002). The Ballad Hits (CD liner notes). Roxette. Capitol Records. 72435 42798-2 9. 
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Roxette – A Thing About You" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Roxette – A Thing About You" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Roxette - A Thing About You". Top40-charts.com. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "Brazilian Singles Chart Archive" (PDF). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Roxette – A Thing About You". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Roxette – A Thing About You". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Roxette – A Thing About You" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". The Official Charts Company. 16 February 2003. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  13. ^ a b Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Roxette – A Thing About You". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Roxette – A Thing About You". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 23 August 2017.

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