“7 Seconds” is a song composed by Youssou N’Dour, Neneh Cherry, Cameron McVey and Jonathan Sharp. Released as a single by Youssou N’Dour and Neneh Cherry, the song was a huge international hit in 1994. It remained on the charts for nearly half a year and reached the top three in many countries, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Australia, Russia and Poland. The single stayed at #1 for 16 consecutive weeks on the French Singles Chart, which was the record of the most weeks at the top at the time. The song was a track on N’Dour’s album The Guide (Wommat), released shortly after the single. In 1996 it was included on the Neneh Cherry album Man.