Sway (Bic Runga song)

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"Sway"
Sway by Bic Runga (NZ).jpg
Single by Bic Runga
from the album Drive
ReleasedMay 1997
FormatCD Single
Recorded1996
GenrePop rock
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Bic Runga
Bic Runga singles chronology
"Bursting Through"
(1996)
"Sway"
(1997)
"Suddenly Strange"
(1997)

"Sway" is a song by New Zealand recording artist Bic Runga. It was released as the second single from her debut studio album, Drive (1997).

At the New Zealand Music Awards of 1998, the song won three awards, 'Single of the Year', 'Best Songwriter' and 'Best Engineer' (Simon Sheridan).

The song was featured in the 1999 film American Pie as well as the 2012 American Reunion. An acoustic version of the song can be found on the charity album Even Better than the Real Thing Vol. 2. In 2001 it was voted 6th best New Zealand song of all time by members of APRA.

Track listings[edit]

New Zealand CD single (Columbia – 664198.1)
  1. "Sway" - 4:14
  2. "I Don't Mean It" - 3:18
  3. "Lonely Lola Cherry Cola Girl" - 3:56
Australian CD Single (Columbia – 665416.2)
  1. "Sway" - 4:24
  2. "Dust" - 2:09
  3. "Close The Door, Put Out The Light" - 2:37

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1997/98) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 10
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[2] 7
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 83

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 29
Chart (1998) Position
ARIA Singles Chart[5] 58

Accreditations[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[6] Gold 35,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Bic Runga – Sway". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Charts.nz – Bic Runga – Sway". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  4. ^ "End of Year Charts 1997". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Singles 1998". ARIA. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  6. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1998 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.

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