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'Wanted'
Single by Hunter Hayes
from the album Hunter Hayes
ReleasedMarch 5, 2012
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length3:48
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)
  • Hunter Hayes
Producer(s)
Hunter Hayes singles chronology
'Storm Warning'
(2011)
'Wanted'
(2012)
'Somebody's Heartbreak'
(2012)

'Wanted' is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Hunter Hayes. It was released in March 2012 as the second single from his debut album Hunter Hayes (2011). Hayes co-wrote the song with Troy Verges.[1] The song was nominated for Best Country Solo Performance at the 2013 Grammy Awards.[2] It is the second best-selling song by a male solo country singer in the US as of April 2014.[3]Billboard ranked it the third-greatest country single of all time according to chart performance.[4]

Upon release, 'Wanted' was met with generally positive reviews and went on to be certified 4× Platinum in the US for sales of over 3.6 million. When the song topped the Hot Country Songs chart, Hayes broke the record held since 1973 by Johnny Rodriguez's 'You Always Come Back (To Hurting Me)' as the youngest male artist to reach number one.[5] The single was a moderate crossover hit in 2013 when it climbed to the top 15 on both the Adult Pop Songs and Adult Contemporary charts.

  • 4Chart performance
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Content[edit]

Hunter told Taste of Country about writing the song: 'At the time, I was trying to tell somebody something, but I couldn't figure out how to say it. So I wanted to say it in music because I knew it would be a little more impactful. I wanted to say we are great in this relationship together, and I feel like it could even get better.'[1]

The song is a ballad expressing a desire to make a lover feel 'wanted' by the narrator. It is in C major and an approximate tempo of 84 beats per minute.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dukes wrote, 'It’s a mature lyric that will wrap around the hearts of country loving women nationwide.' He added, 'It's familiar without being generic and catchy without being syrupy.'[7] Giving it 5 out of 5 stars, Matt Bjorke of Roughstock wrote: 'While 'Storm Warning' was a great opening salvo, 'Wanted' is the song that is going to make Hunter Hayes one of the music world’s most talented artists to arrive in years – that’s right – years.'[8]

Music video[edit]

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The music video was unveiled in early March 2012. It was directed by BirdmachineBird (Patrick Hubik and Traci Goudie). The video won an American Country Award for Best Music Video in 2012.[9]

Chart performance[edit]

'Wanted' debuted at number 57 on the US BillboardHot Country Songs chart for the week of February 27, 2012.[10] It also debuted at number 99 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for the week of May 12, 2012. It also debuted at number 100 on the Canadian Hot 100 for the week of September 15, 2012. For the week of September 29, 2012, 'Wanted' became Hayes' first number one single. Twenty-one weeks later, it returned to number one on the same chart. It also debuted at number 40 on the US BillboardAdult Pop Songs chart for the week of November 17, 2012, on which chart it eventually peaked at number 12. 'Wanted' also reached number 13 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The song peaked at number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and displayed longevity on the chart by staying on the chart for 46 weeks. As of February 2016, the song has sold 3,766,000 copies in the United States, where it is certified 4× Platinum by RIAA.[3] 'Wanted' has also been certified 2× Platinum by Music Canada.

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Legacy[edit]

The song's appearance at number one made Hayes the youngest solo male artist (by three months and one week) to top the Hot Country Songs chart, surpassing a record set in 1973 by Johnny Rodriguez's 'You Always Come Back (To Hurting Me)'.[5] The song became the second best-selling song by a male country solo artist in April 2014.[11] In 2016, Billboard ranked 'Wanted' at number three on a 'Greatest of All Time' Country Songs chart behind Florida Georgia Line's 'Cruise' and Leroy Van Dyke's 'Walk on By'.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2012–13)Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[12]27
US Billboard Hot 100[13]16
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[14]23
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[15]1
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[16]12
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[17]13

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012)Position
US Billboard Hot 100[18]52
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[19]20
Chart (2013)Position
US Billboard Hot 100[20]92
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[21]39
US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard)[22]46
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[23]17

All-time charts[edit]

ChartPosition
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4]3

Certifications and sales[edit]

RegionCertificationCertified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[24]2× Platinum160,000^
United States (RIAA)[25]5× Platinum3,766,000[3]

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ ab'Hunter Hayes, 'Wanted' – Lyrics Uncovered'.
  2. ^http://www.grammy.com/nominees
  3. ^ abcBjorke, Matt (February 16, 2016). 'The Top 30 Digital Country Singles: February 16, 2016'.
  4. ^ abc'Greatest of All-Time Top Country Songs'. Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2016. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  5. ^ abJessen, Wade (September 20, 2012). 'Hunter Hayes Makes History, Little Big Town Shines on Country Charts'. Billboard. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
  6. ^''Wanted' sheet music'. MusicNotes.com. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  7. ^'Hunter Hayes, 'Wanted' – Song Review'.
  8. ^'Single Review: Hunter Hayes - 'Wanted''.
  9. ^http://tackleboxfilms.com/directors/birdmachinebird/music-videos/
  10. ^'Chart Highlights: Hunter Hayes Debuts on Country Songs (Video)'.
  11. ^Paul Grein (April 9, 2014). 'Chart Watch: 'Happy' Peaked But It's Still Potent'. Yahoo Music.
  12. ^'Hunter Hayes Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)'. Billboard.
  13. ^'Hunter Hayes Chart History (Hot 100)'. Billboard.
  14. ^'Hunter Hayes Chart History (Pop Songs)'. Billboard.
  15. ^'Hunter Hayes Chart History (Hot Country Songs)'. Billboard.
  16. ^'Hunter Hayes Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)'. Billboard.
  17. ^'Hunter Hayes Chart History (Adult Contemporary)'. Billboard.
  18. ^'Best of 2012 - Hot 100 Songs'. Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
  19. ^'Best of 2012: Hot Country Songs'. Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  20. ^'Best of 2013: Hot 100 Songs'. Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  21. ^'Adult Contemporary Songs: Page 1'. Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  22. ^'Adult Pop Songs: Page 1'. Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  23. ^'Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs'. Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  24. ^'Canadian single certifications – Hunter Hayes – Wanted'. Music Canada. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
  25. ^'American single certifications – Hunter Hayes – Wanted'. Recording Industry Association of America.If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.

External links[edit]

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
  • Wanted Music Video at MTV
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Piano, voice and guitar (chords only) - Interactive Download
By Hunter Hayes. This edition: Interactive Download. Country; Pop. Piano/Vocal/Guitar (chords only). 6 pages. Published by Hal Leonard - Digital Sheet Music (HX.247618).

Item Number: HX.247618

About Interactive Downloads

Interactive Downloads are dynamic sheet music files that can be viewed and altered directly in My Digital Library from any device. Interactive features include: playback, tempo control, transposition, melody instrument selection, adjustable note size, and full-screen viewing. Once you download your personalized sheet music, you can view and print it at home, school, or anywhere you want to make music, and you don’t have to be connected to the internet. Just purchase, download and play!

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PLEASE NOTE: All Interactive Downloads will have a watermark at the bottom of each page that will include your name, purchase date and number of copies purchased. You are only authorized to print the number of copies that you have purchased. You may not digitally distribute or print more copies than purchased for use (i.e., you may not print or digitally distribute individual copies to friends or students).