4 in the Morning

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"4 in the Morning"
Single by Gwen Stefani
from the album The Sweet Escape
ReleasedMay 8, 2007 (2007-05-08)
Format
Recorded
Genre
Length4:51
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Gwen Stefani singles chronology
"The Sweet Escape"
(2006)
"4 in the Morning"
(2007)
"Now That You Got It"
(2007)
"The Sweet Escape"
(2006)
"4 in the Morning"
(2007)
"Now That You Got It"
(2007)

"4 in the Morning" is a song by American singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani from her second studio album The Sweet Escape (2006). It was written by Stefani and co-written and produced by Tony Kanal and was released on May 8, 2007. Whilst writing the song, Stefani was pregnant with her first child and listened to songs sung by Roberta Flack and Billy Idol.[1]

Background and writing[change | change source]

"4 in the Morning" was written by Stefani and Kanal after Stefani finished her Harajuku Lovers Tour in 2005. The song was influenced by songs from Stefani's debut album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004). Stefani listened to ballads sung by Roberta Flack and Billy Idol[1]. Stefani also said that "4 in the Morning" was one of her favorite songs from the album.[2]

Track listings[change | change source]

  1. "4 in the Morning" (Album Version) – 4:51
  2. "4 in the Morning" (Thin White Duke Edit) – 4:55
  • Australian and German CD maxi single[4]
  1. "4 in the Morning" (Album Version) – 4:51
  2. "4 in the Morning" (Thin White Duke Edit) – 4:55
  3. "4 in the Morning" (Oscar the Punk Remix) – 5:41
  4. "4 in the Morning" (video) – 4:24

Credits and personnel[change | change source]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of The Sweet Escape[6]

Charts[change | change source]

Release history[change | change source]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States May 8, 2007 Contemporary hit radio Interscope [41]
Germany June 22, 2007 Universal [42][4][43]
Australia June 23, 2007
  • CD maxi single
  • digital download
[44]
United Kingdom June 25, 2007
  • CD single
  • digital download
Polydor [3][45]

References[change | change source]

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