Animal (Conor Maynard song)
|Single by Conor Maynard featuring Wiley|
|from the album Contrast|
|Released||20 January 2013|
|Length||3:16 (album version)
3:25 (feat. Wiley)
|Writer(s)||Conor Maynard, George Astasio, Jason Pebworth, Jon Shave, Sophie Stern, Kurtis McKenzie, Joey Dyer & Jon Mills|
|Producer(s)||The Invisible Men, The Arcade|
|Conor Maynard singles chronology|
"Animal" is a song by British singer Conor Maynard from his debut studio album, Contrast. It was released as the album's fourth single as a digital download on 20 January 2013, it features vocals from English rapper, MC, songwriter, record producer and recording artist Wiley (also known as "The Godfather of Grime"). The song was written by Conor Maynard, The Invisible Men, Sophie Stern, Kurtis McKenzie, Joey Dyer, Jon Mills and produced by The Invisible Men, The Arcade. The song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 34 on 20 January 2013, climbing twenty-eight places the following week to number 6, becoming Maynard's third highest-charting single.
A music video to accompany the release of "Animal" was first released onto YouTube on 11 December 2012 at a total length of three minutes and twenty-eight seconds.
Lewis Corner of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review stating:
"I know I'm getting close from the trail of broken hearts/ Hope she's coming back to finish what she started," Conor declares over militant beats and wall-bouncing synths, while Wiley jumps on for a guest verse for a radio edit re-swizzle. Despite his sex-charged pleas to "mess me up" being at odds with his boyish charm, 12 months on we're still standing by our judgement that Conor is one of pop's most exciting new stars. .
|1.||"Animal" (feat. Wiley)||3:25|
|2.||"Animal" (Wideboys Remix)||3:48|
|5.||"Don't You Worry Child" (Acoustic)||3:05|
Credits and personnel
- Lead vocals – Conor Maynard, Wiley
- Producers – The Invisible Men, The Arcade
- Lyrics – Conor Maynard, The Invisible Men, Sophie Stern, Kurtis McKenzie, Joey Dyer, Jon Mills
- Label: Parlophone
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||47|
|Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)||74|
|Scotland (Official Charts Company)||6|
|Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)||34|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||6|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||147|
|United Kingdom||20 January 2013||Digital Download||Parlophone|
- Conor Maynard interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' January 2013
- Conor Maynard - Animal ft. Wiley on YouTube
- Conor Maynard ft. Wiley: 'Animal' - Single review. Digital Spy. digitalspy.co.uk/
- "Ultratop.be – Conor Maynard feat. Wiley – Animal" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
- "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201310 into search.
- "Chart Track: Week 04, 2013". Irish Singles Chart.
- "Archive Chart: 2013-02-02". Scottish Singles Top 40.
- "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 20134 into search.
- "Archive Chart: 2013-02-02" UK Singles Chart.
- iTunes - Music - Animal - EP by Conor Maynard
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