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Miss You (Westlife song)

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1 November 1999





Jake Schulze, Rami Yaacoub

"Miss You" is a popular song written by Jake Schulze and Rami Yacoub. It was originally recorded as a ballad, by the Irish boy band Westlife, but was never released as a single. In 2007, it was remade as a dance track by Swedish DJ and producer Basshunter becoming a hit single for him as "I Miss You" in 2008, notably in UK, Germany and Sweden.


Westlife song

The original song "Miss You" appeared on Irish boy band Westlife's 1999 debut album, Westlife. Although the album produced five different singles "Swear It Again", "If I Let You Go", "Flying Without Wings", the double A-side "I Have a Dream" / "Seasons in the Sun" all in 1999 and "Fool Again" and a remake of "More Than Words" both released in 2000, the song "Miss You" was never released as a single. The Westlife version heavily uses the sound of Irish instruments such as Fiddles and Bagpipes, making up a strong Irish sound. Moreover, the version is structured starting very soft and low until raising to soaring melody, leaving an anthem-like feel.

Basshunter version

Nearly a decade later, the Swedish singer and DJ Basshunter made a cover version of the song as a dance track retitling it as "I Miss You". Basshunter's track "I Miss You" featured lead vocals by the UK singer Lauren Dyson. It appeared on his 2007 album, Now You're Gone – The Album. The track was released as his fifth single from the album following "Now You're Gone" released in 2008, "All I Ever Wanted", Please Don't Go, a remake of KC and the Sunshine Band and "Angel In The Night" all in 2008. The Basshunter single was released on 15 December 2008 and peaked at number 32 on the UK Singles Chart. The song also charted in Germany and Sweden.

Music video

The music video was added to Hard2Beat's YouTube channel on 5 November 2008 and features a Christmas theme.

Picking up where Aylar and Basshunter left off in "Angel in the Night", "I Miss You" is set amongst the mountains of Norway in a beautiful log cabin. Aylar, Basshunter, and a gang of friends have the ultimate Christmas Day with presents, a jacuzzi, snow fights, and bikinis.

Track listing

  • 2-track CD single
    1. "I Miss You" (Radio edit)
    2. "Basshunter Megamix"
  • Maxi CD single
    1. "I Miss You" (Radio edit)
    2. "I Miss You" (Fonzerelli edit)
    3. "I Miss You" (Album edit)
    4. "I Miss You" (Fonzerelli Remix)
    5. "I Miss You" (Headhunters Remix)
    6. "I Miss You" (Video) + other bonus content


    On December 14, 2008, Basshunter song "I Miss You" entered the UK Singles Chart at #86 on downloads alone and peaked at #32.


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