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If a Song Could Get Me You (song)

"If a Song Could Get Me You"
B-side "Addicted"
Released August 2008 (NOR)
July 24, 2009 (GER/AUT/SUI/ICE)
August 2010 (ARG)
Genre Pop, folk
Length 3:28
Writer(s) Marit Larsen (words & music)
Kåre Christoffer Vestrheim (music)
Marit Larsen chronology

"Solid Ground"
(2007)
"If a Song Could Get Me You"
(2008)
"I've Heard Your Love Songs"
(2008)

Marit Larsen international chronology
"If a Song Could Get Me You"
(2009)
"Under the Surface"
(2009)

If a Song Could Get Me You is a single by Norwegian singer-songwriter Marit Larsen. It is Larsen's first international single, and it was released in Norway, Iceland, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Lyrical content

The song deals with a broken relationship. The singer would do everything and try every song to get her boyfriend back.

Chart performance

In Norway the single entered the chart at #1 and stayed there for two consecutive weeks. In Germany it entered at #15, rose to #3 the next week and in the third week it was #1. It stayed there for five consecutive weeks. The song charted at #32 in its first week in Austria and in the fourth week, it became #1. After one week, it was beaten by "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas. Then, it returned to its peak position and held it for three more weeks. In Switzerland, it held the #2 spot for one week, only beaten by "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas. On airplay the song peaked at #1 in Austria, #3 in Germany and #5 in Switzerland.

Charts

Chart
(2008-2009)
Peak
Position
Norwegian Singles Chart[1] 1
German Singles Chart[2] 1
Austrian Singles Chart[3] 1
Swiss Singles Chart[4] 2
European Hot 100[5] 5
Icelandic Singles Chart[6] 22
Brazil Singles Chart[7] 71

Year-End Charts

Chart (2009) Year-end
position
Austrian Singles Chart 6
European Hot 100 30
German Singles Chart[8] 11
Swiss Singles Chart 19

Decade-end charts

(2000–2009) Position
German Singles Chart[9] 49

Best of All Time

Chart Position
Austrian Singles Chart[10] 148
Swiss Singles Chart[11] 191
Norwegian Singles Chart[12] 358

Certifications

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Preceded by
"I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz
Norwegian Singles Chart number-one single
18 August 2008 - 31 August 2008 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"The Day That Never Comes" by Metallica
Preceded by
"Jungle Drum" by Emilíana Torrini
German Singles Chart number-one single
28 August 2009 - 1 October 2009 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Pussy" by Rammstein
Preceded by
"Jungle Drum" by Emilíana Torrini
"I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas
Austrian Singles Chart number-one single
28 August 2009 - 3 September 2009 (1 week)
11 September 2009 - 1 October 2009 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas
"Sexy Bitch" by David Guetta feat. Akon

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