Contents.Background The song was written and produced by Steve Mac. It serves as the second single from The Wanted's second album, which was released on 7 November 2011. Band member said of the song, 'We all felt it was a new, refreshing sound and a perfect song for the summer which really gets you in the mood for a party.' The song premiered on the radio on 24 May 2011. The song was also remixed by Alex Gaudino.
The American covered the track in the episode ', which was aired during the. It was performed at the Regionals competition between New Directions and the Dalton Academy Warblers. leads the performance. Critical reception Robert Copsey of gave the song four out of five stars writing, 'I decided you look well on me/ So let's go somewhere no-one else can see/You and me,' they continue over a cantering beat and featherlight hook before launching into a carnival-inspired chorus fizzier than a frozen Daiquiri.
'My universe will never be the same/ I'm glad you came,' they croon on the outro. The result is their catchiest effort since 'All Time Low', though on repeated listens we're not buying this innocent act they're sporting one bit.' David Griffiths wrote for that the song is 'definitely their most danceable effort to date.' 's Bill Lamb gave to the song 3.5 out of 5 stars, writing that the song has 'genial vocals', a 'pop-dance beat' and a 'catchy synth hook', but he also noted that it has 'frothy lyrics' and 'little memorable weight to the song'. He praised 's solo in the beginning and also praised 'the keyboard hook that nearly steals the show from the group.' To conclude, he wrote that 'Glad You Came' is a cheerful, uptempo tune that is easy to dance with, and it is little more than that.named 'Glad You Came' the forty-fourth best song of 2012, citing the group's 'push at the genre's PG-13 rating with a club-bumper that dares to raise the specter of under age inebriation.' Chart performance 'Glad You Came' debuted at number one in Ireland, making it the band's first number-one single in the country.
The song was at number one for five weeks. In the United Kingdom, the song debuted at number one with first-week sales of over 117,000 copies, becoming the band's second number-one single in the UK. As of April 2014, it is their biggest-selling single to date with 590,000 copies sold in the UK.In Australia the song was certified Gold for shipping 35,000 copies. In the United States, the song became their first to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number three for four non-consecutive weeks after it was covered on the television series, and becoming the highest American chart entry by a British boy band, surpassing who peaked at number seven with ' in November 1995.
This record was broken by fellow British-Irish boy band when their single ' peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 2013. As of May 2013, the song has sold 3,600,000 copies in the United States.
The song was the best-selling song by a boy band in digital history before 's ' overtook its sales in July 2012. 'Glad You Came' is to date The Wanted's only top 40 hit in the United States.Music video The music video was created by and was filmed in. It sees the band on the beach, in a club and at a houseparty each with an individual woman. It was uploaded to on 10 June 2011. Revealed to: 'The theory of the video was take The Wanted to Ibiza and just film everything and then just cut bits that were useable. But the girls were models, they weren't just girls we picked.'
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However admitted: 'Actually no, the girl I had to spend time with was just literally picked up off the street after a night out.' The video has achieved over 130 million views on YouTube, becoming their most watched video on the site. It also starred a cameo from footballer. Track listing.
UK digital single. 'Glad You Came' (Karaoke Version) – 3:17. UK digital EP. 'Glad You Came' – 3:17. 'Glad You Came' ( Radio Edit) – 3:05.
'Glad You Came' (Alex Gaudino Club Mix) – 7:55. ' (Live Tour Performance) – 4:01.
UK CD single. 'Glad You Came' – 3:17. 'Glad You Came' (Alex Gaudino Radio Edit) – 3:05. 'Gold Forever' ( Session) – 3:35.
U.S. And Canada digital single. 'Glad You Came' (Radio Edit) – 3:18. U.S.
Digital remix EP. 'Glad You Came' (Mixin Marc and Tony Svedja Radio Mix) – 3:58. 'Glad You Came' (Mixin Marc and Tony Svedja Club Remix) – 5:52. 'Glad You Came' (Mixin Marc and Tony Svedja Dub) – 5:44. 'Glad You Came' (Bassjackers Remix Edit) – 3:40. 'Glad You Came' (Bassjackers Extended Club) – 5:04. 'Glad You Came' (Bassjackers Dub) – 5:52.
'Glad You Came' (Alex Gaudino Radio Full Vocal) – 3:05. 'Glad You Came' (Alex Gaudino Club Remix) – 7:54. 'Glad You Came' (Alex Gaudino Dub) – 7:51. U.S. Exclusive CD single.
'Glad You Came' – 3:18. 'Glad You Came' (Mixin Marc and Tony Svedja Radio Mix) – 3:58. U.S. Promotional CD single.
'Glad You Came' (Radio Edit) – 3:18. 'Glad You Came' (Alex Gaudino Radio Full Vocal) – 3:05. 'Glad You Came' (Alex Gaudino Club Remix) – 7:54. 'Glad You Came' (Alex Gaudino Dub) – 7:51. 'Glad You Came' (Bassjackers Remix Edit) – 3:40. 'Glad You Came' (Bassjackers Extended Club) – 5:04. 'Glad You Came' (Bassjackers Dub) – 5:52.
'Glad You Came' (Mixin Marc and Tony Svedja Radio Mix) – 3:58. 'Glad You Came' (Mixin Marc and Tony Svedja Club Remix) – 5:52Charts and certifications. Global Talent.United Kingdom10 July 2011IrelandSpainGermanyUnited Kingdom11 July 2011Australia12 August 2011United States13 September 2011Mainstream radio airplay18 October 2011Digital downloadVize version On 12 November 2018, Vize released a cover of the song accompanied by a music video.
The song released on Heaven Shall Dance / Kontor Records GmbH under exclusive license to Ultra Records, LLC charted in Germany, France and Belgium.Track list. 'Glad You Came' (3:18). 'Glad You Came' (Extended Mix) (4:26)Charts Chart (2018-2019)PeakpositionBelgium ( Wallonia)32France 151Germany 52References.