2007: 1973 By James Blunt

Composed by Mark Batson and James Blunt for James’s second studio album, All The Lost Souls. The song was inspired by the club scene on the Spanish island of Ibiza where James Blunt has a residence and enjoys the social scene. The singer confirmed in a radio interview that the female in the lyrics of the song, Simona, was based on a real person he met at the Pacha Ibiza, a club on the island which opened in 1973. The video was filmed at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, USA.

Chart History (2007) Peak Position
Australia 11
Austria 1
Belgium Ultratop 50 Flanders Region Chart 3
Belgium Ultratop 50 Wallonia Region Chart 1
Brazil 4
Canada 13
Czech Republic 6
Denmark 9
Finland 11
Germany 2
Hungary 11
Ireland 5
Italy 2
Netherlands Dutch Top 40 Chart 3
Netherlands Single Top 100 Chart 3
New Zealand 9
Norway 7
Poland 3
Romania 31
Slovakia 1
Sweden 7
Switzerland 1
Turkey 1
United Kingdom 4
USA Billboard Hot 100 Chart 73
USA Billboard Adult Top 40 Chart 18
USA Billboard Pop 100 Chart 60
Venezuela 1