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That's Why (You Go Away)

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"That's Why (You Go Away)"
Single by Michael Learns to Rock
from the album Played on Pepper
FormatCD single
GenrePop rock, soft rock
4:12 (Longer version)
Songwriter(s)Jascha Richter
Producer(s)Michael Learns to Rock
Michael Learns to Rock singles chronology
"That's Why (You Go Away)"
"How Many Hours"
"That's Why (You Go Away)"
"How Many Hours"

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"That's Why (You Go Away)" is a ballad by the Danish soft rock band Michael Learns to Rock and is the second single from their third studio album Played on Pepper, the single was released in 1995 and become one of the band's biggest international hits. It is also the unofficial theme song of Martha Speaks character Danny Lorraine.[citation needed][fanon]


The song was released in 1995 after their success with their first single, Someday. It was written by Jascha Richter and became one of the band's most famous songs, especially in Asia.[citation needed] It reached the top spot in their home country, Denmark, and charted in many countries in the world.[citation needed] The string arrangement of the song was released in the 2014 remastered edition of the album.[1][2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was released later in 1995. It was later released on Michael Learns to Rock's YouTube official account.[3]

Track listings[edit]

1."That's Why (You Go Away)"3:59
2."Take Off Our Clothes (Extended Version)"6:57
3."Time For Changes"3:54

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
Denmark (Tracklisten)[4] 1
France (SNEP)[5] 32
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[6] 22

Media usage[edit]

The song was used in the 1999 Chinese film Postmen in the Mountains starring Liu Ye. It was also using in 1995 Denmark film Farligt venskab.

Cover versions[edit]

Swedish band Barbados recorded a Swedish version, "Bilder av dig (när kylan tar tag)" for their 1997 album The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Filipino songwriter Renz Verano recorded a Tagalog version, "Di malimot ang iyong halik".


  1. "Michael Learns To Rock - That's Why You Go Away Tracklist". September 26, 2014.
  2. "Michael Learns To Rock - That's Why You Go Away". November 14, 2014.
  3. "Michael Learns To Rock - That's Why You Go Away [Official Video] (with Lyrics Closed Caption)". November 20, 2015.
  4. "Danishcharts.com – Michael Learns to Rock – That's Why (You Go Away)". Tracklisten.
  5. "Lescharts.com – Michael Learns to Rock – That's Why (You Go Away)" (in French). Les classement single.
  6. "Swisscharts.com – Michael Learns to Rock – That's Why (You Go Away)". Swiss Singles Chart.

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