Where You Are

Infobox Single
Name = Where You Are

Artist = Jessica Simpson featuring Nick Lachey
from Album = Sweet Kisses
B-side =
Released = US January 2, 2000 UK May 26, 2000
Format = CD maxi single, 12" single
Recorded =
Genre = Pop ballad, R&B, soul, teen pop
Length = 3:54 (Radio Edit)
4:27 (Album Version)
Label = Columbia
Writer = Louis Biancaniello, Sam Watters, A. Stamatopoulou, Nick Lachey
Producer = Louis Biancaniello, Sam Watters
Certification =
Chronology = Jessica Simpson singles
Last single = "I Wanna Love You Forever
This single = "Where You Are"
Next single = "I Think I'm in Love with You"
Misc = Extra chronology 2
Artist = Nick Lachey singles
Type = singles
Last single =
This single = ""Where You Are"
Next single = "Shut Up"

"Where You Are" is the second single from Jessica Simpson's debut album, "Sweet Kisses". Released in 2000, the single (which is a collaboration with Nick Lachey) reached sixty-two on the Billboard Hot 100 , becoming Simpson's third Hot 100 chart entry. The single is most known for being the first single ever in which Simpson professionally recorded with Lachey. (The couple went on to record several other duets, including, but not limited to, "A Whole New World" and "Baby, It's Cold Outside".)

"Where You Are" was written by Louis Biancaniello and Sam Watters (the two also produced the track) with writing assistance from A. Stamatopoulou and Simpson's then-boyfriend (now ex-husband) Nick Lachey. Due to the sentimental lyrics of the single, it was also included on the soundtrack of the 2000 teen film "Here on Earth".

Remixes and other versions

*"Where You Are" [Album Version] - 4:27
*"Where You Are" [Radio Edit] - 3:54
*"Where You Are" [Lenny B's Dub Mix] - 7:15
*"Where You Are" [Dance Remix] 10:56
*"Where You Are" [Lenny Bs Bonus Beats] - 2:33
*"Where You Are" [Lenny Bs Radio Mix] - 4:21
*"Where You Are" [Lenny B's Club Mix] - 10:58

Music video

Directed by Kevin Bray, the video of "Where You Are" is relatively low key and features Lachey and Simpson moping around and singing to each other. Due to the song's dark nature, the film stock is graduated to align with pale tones that can be seen in the video. As the video is also from the "Here on Earth" soundtrack, the video features scenes from the film.

Commercial release

"Where You Are" was the second commercial single to be released from "Sweet Kisses". The single was released on 2 May 2000, and it charted in the top five (number four) on the Billboard US Single Sales Chart. The single, which was not as successful as her debut, went on to sell around 100,000 copies within the US alone (the single was not released anywhere else). The first edition of the single was released as a maxi-single containing club mixes, the later edition released (limited release only) contained the radio edit and an instrumental album version of the song.

Chart performance

"Where You Are" was relatively unsuccessful, especially in comparison with the success of its predecessor, "I Wanna Love You Forever". The track failed to reach even the top fifty of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at sixty-two. The song did, however, become a relative Adult Contemporary hit.

On the dance charts, the song was not received by dance fans on the dance floor, and failed to chart on Hot Dance Music/Club Play. Strangely enough though, dance fans reacted strongly to the physical single of the song and the song became a hit on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales reaching number four. Critics of Billboard Magazine have explained this seeming contradiction by pointing out that the physical single had a previously unreleased remix of "I Wanna Love You Forever" included on it, so that may have helped sales.

Internationally, the song was not released in major music markets excluding Canada.


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