What Took You So Long (4:00)

Cover of A Girl Like Me

From A Girl Like Me and 31 other releases

What Took You So Long? is a pop rock–acoustic song written by English singer-songwriter Emma Bunton, Richard Stannard, Julian Gallagher, Martin Harrington, John Themis, and Dave Morgan for Bunton’s debut solo album, A Girl Like Me (2001). Released as the album’s lead single in April 2001 in the United Kingdom, it debuted and peaked at #1 for two weeks on the UK Singles Chart, making it her first — and so far only — #1 single. It sold 76,000 copies in its first week, and 250,367 copies altogether. “What Took You So Long?” was the UK’s 41st best-seller of 2001. The music video for the song, directed by Greg Masuak, was shot in the Mojave Desert in California.

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