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"When You're Gone"
Single by Bryan Adams featuring Melanie C
from the album On a Day Like Today
B-side "Hey Baby"
"I Love Ya Too Much"
Released 30 November 1998
Format CD single
Recorded Pop rock
Length 3:25
Label A&M
Writer(s) Bryan Adams, Eliot Kennedy
Bryan Adams singles chronology
"On a Day Like Today"
"When You're Gone"
"Cloud Number Nine"
Melanie C singles chronology
N/A "When You're Gone"
"Goin' Down"
Bryan Adams singles chronology
"So Far So Good"
"When You're Gone"
"I Thought I'd Seen Everything"
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"When You're Gone" is a song by Bryan Adams and Melanie Chisholm. The song was written by Bryan Adams and Eliot Kennedy. The song peaked at number three at the UK singles chart and spent 15 weeks in the UK Top 40, with nine of these in the Top 10. The single sold 676,947 copies and was the 82nd-best selling single of the 1990s.

The song is frequently featured at Adams' concerts. He usually picks a female out of the audience to sing the song with him. Melanie C regularly features the song in her live set, with a guitarist singing Adams' part. The song is included on her live DVD Live Hits. Melanie C and Bryan Adams have played the song together numerous times in concert, performances of which can be found on YouTube.

In 2005, Adams rerecorded the song with Pamela Anderson for the US release of the Anthology greatest hits album. The new version was released to radio as a single.

Track listing and formats

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "When You're Gone".

  • UK CD
  1. "When You're Gone" - 3:25
  2. "Hey Baby" - 3:48
  3. "When You're Gone" [Bryan Solo Version] - 3:25
  • UK CD2
  1. "When You're Gone" - 3:25
  2. "I Love Ya Too Much" - 4:05
  3. "What Does It Do To Your Heart" - 3:07
  • UK Cassette
  1. "When You're Gone" - 3:25
  2. "Hey Baby" - 3:48

Official Versions

  • "When You're Gone" (Duet Version) - 3:25
  • "When You're Gone" (Bryan Adams Solo Version) - 3:25
  • "When You're Gone" (Duet Version Live) - 3:36

Chart positions

Chart (1998) Peak
Canadian Singles Chart 11
UK Singles Chart 3
Irish Singles Chart 3
Swiss Singles Chart 11
German Singles Chart 14
Austrian Singles Chart 14
French SNEP Singles Chart 37
Dutch Singles Chart 7
Belgium Flanders Singles Chart 16
Belgium Walonia Singles Chart 20
Swedish Singles Chart 8
Norwegian Singles Chart 6
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 4
New Zealand RIANZ 15
Italian Singles Chart 10


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