I Should've Followed You Home

"I Should've Followed You Home" is a duet sung by Swedish recording artist and ABBA member Agnetha Fältskog and British singer-songwriter and Take That frontman Gary Barlow. Written by Barlow and producer Jörgen Elofsson, it was the third single taken from A.

"I Should've Followed You Home"
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Single by Agnetha Fältskog and Gary Barlow
from the album A
Released18 November 2013 (2013-11-18) (Digital)
FormatDigital, CD single,
LabelUniversal Music
Songwriter(s)Gary Barlow, Jörgen Elofsson
Producer(s)Jörgen Elofsson, Peter Nordahl
Agnetha Fältskog singles chronology
"Dance Your Pain Away"
"I Should've Followed You Home"
Gary Barlow singles chronology
"Let Me Go"
"I Should've Followed You Home"
"Face to Face"


"I Should've Followed You Home" was co-written by Gary Barlow and Jorgen Elofsson. Elofsson was looking for the ideal duet partner to match Agnetha for the album and was delighted to get his first choice: "To me Gary Barlow was the perfect partner," he explained. "His warm and thick voice matched perfectly with Agnetha's pop soprano voice. I must say I was nervous when I presented my favourite choice but luckily for me one of Agnetha's favourite songs turned out to be "Back for Good" by Take That!"[citation needed]

Barlow and Elofsson have worked together in the past and recorded the song first with Barlow's vocals. Fältskog loved the track and was delighted to turn it into a duet, feeling that the two voices together were a fantastic combination. Their recording sessions happened separately so the pair did not finally meet in person until she visited London in May and the two met for the BBC documentary Agnetha: ABBA and After... which was broadcast in June.[1]

On 12 November 2013 Fältskog sang live "I Should've Followed You Home" at the BBC Children in Need Rocks 2013 concert in London. She sang the song with Gary Barlow, the organiser of the event. It was her first live performance for 25 years.[2]

Promotional videoEdit

The video premiered at YouTube on 18 November 2013 (2013-11-18), the same day as the release of the single itself.

Formats and track listingEdit

Digital download
1."I Should've Followed You Home"7th Heaven Radio Edit4.51
2."I Should've Followed You Home"Album version4.04
3."I Should've Followed You Home"7th Heaven Club Mix7:36
4."I Should've Followed You Home"7th Heaven Dub 

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2013) Peak
Swedish DigiListan[3] 36
Swedish Svensktoppen[4] 4
UK Singles Charts[5] 99


  1. ^ http://www.agnetha.com/news/i-shouldve-followed-you-home/ 14/10/13
  2. ^ Agnetha performs at Children In Need Rocks! - Agnetha Fältskog | Agnetha Fältskog
  3. ^ http://sverigesradio.se/sida/topplista.aspx?programid=2697
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Official Singles Chart UK Top 100 - 30th November 2013 | The UK Charts | Top 40 Archived 15 July 2013 at WebCite