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Wish I Knew You
"Wish I Knew You"
Single by The Revivalists
from the album Men Amongst Mountains
ReleasedFebruary 23, 2016 (2016-02-23)
FormatDigital download
GenreAlternative rock, indie rock
The Revivalists
Ben Ellman
The Revivalists singles chronology
"Keep Going"
"Wish I Knew You"
"All My Friends"
Music video
"Wish I Knew You" on YouTube

"Wish I Knew You" is a song by American rock band The Revivalists. The song was written by the band and was produced by Ben Ellman. The song peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart, becoming the band's first chart-topper on the chart.[1] The song also found success on a number of other rock radio formats, as well as adult contemporary stations. This song had also set a record in May 2017 (since beaten by Portugal. The Man's track "Live In The Moment") for the most plays (spins) ever recorded during a week's time (3,488 across the panel) for any track on Alternative/Modern Rock radio since the inception of Mediabase tracking systems in 1988.[2]

Music video

The music video was released on February 24, 2016.[3]

Use in other media

The song was featured in a 2017 commercial for Blue Moon.[4]


Weekly charts

Year-end charts

Chart (2017) Position
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[11] 2
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[12] 7
US Rock Airplay Songs (Billboard)[13] 3
Chart (2018) Position
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[14] 54


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[15] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States March 7, 2016 Triple A radio [16]
October 25, 2016 Modern rock radio [17]
April 10, 2017 Hot AC radio [18]

See also


  1. ^ Rutherford, Kevin (September 22, 2016). "The Revivalists Achieve First Adult Alternative Songs No. 1". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "The Revivalists: Wish I Knew You Reaches #1 on Alternative Radio". May 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Mahot, Laura (February 23, 2016). "Exclusive Video Premiere: 'Wish I Knew You,' The Revivalists". Interview. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ https://www.ispot.tv/ad/wLZN/blue-moon-shines-brighter-song-by-the-revivalists iSpot
  5. ^ "The Revivalists Chart History (Canada Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "The Revivalists Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  7. ^ "The Revivalists Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  8. ^ "The Revivalists Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  9. ^ "The Revivalists Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  10. ^ "The Revivalists Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  11. ^ "Alternative Songs - Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "Hot Rock Songs - Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "Rock Airplay Songs - Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ "Hot Rock Songs - Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ "American single certifications - The Revivalists - Wish I Knew You". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2017.If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.
  16. ^ "Future Releases on Triple A Radio Stations". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  17. ^ "Future Releases on Alternative Radio Stations". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on October 26, 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  18. ^ "The Revivalists' "Wish I Knew You" Top 5 at Alternative Radio, Impacting at Hot AC April 10th - Spinning Now on SiriusXM's The Pulse". Washington Square Records. March 28, 2017. Retrieved 2017.

External links

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