The Sweet Escape (song)

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"The Sweet Escape"
Single by Gwen Stefani featuring Akon
from the album The Sweet Escape
ReleasedDecember 19, 2006 (2006-12-19)
Format
Recorded2006
Genre
Length4:06
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Akon
  • Tuinfort
Gwen Stefani singles chronology
"Wind It Up"
(2006)
"The Sweet Escape"
(2006)
"4 in the Morning"
(2007)
"Wind It Up"
(2006)
"The Sweet Escape"
(2006)
"4 in the Morning"
(2007)
Akon singles chronology

"The Sweet Escape" is a song by American singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani from her second studio album of the same name (2006). It was written by Stefani, Akon, and Giorgio Tuinfort. Akon was featured on the song and also produced and created the songs beat.[1] As both Stefani and Akon wrote the song, Stefani was surprised how the song ended up as it was a doo-wop song and not a hip hop song.[2][3]

Track listings[change | change source]

  1. "The Sweet Escape" (featuring Akon) – 4:06
  2. "Hollaback Girl" (Harajuku Lovers Live Version) – 4:49
  • Australian and German CD maxi single[6][7]
  1. "The Sweet Escape" (featuring Akon) – 4:06
  2. "Hollaback Girl" (Harajuku Lovers Live Version) – 4:49
  3. "Wind It Up" (Robots to Mars Remix) – 3:34
  4. "The Sweet Escape" (video) – 4:05
  • US 12" single[8]
A1. "The Sweet Escape" (Konvict Remix) (featuring Akon) – 4:03
A2. "The Sweet Escape" (Album Version) (featuring Akon) – 4:06
B1. "The Sweet Escape" (Konvict Instrumental) – 4:03
B2. "The Sweet Escape" (Album Version Instrumental) – 4:06
B3. "The Sweet Escape" (Album Version Acappella) – 3:51
  • Digital download – Konvict Remix[9]
  1. "The Sweet Escape" (Konvict Remix) (featuring Akon) – 4:01

Credits and personnel[change | change source]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of The Sweet Escape.[10]

Charts[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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