Animal (Conor Maynard song)

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"Animal"
Single by Conor Maynard featuring Wiley
from the album Contrast
Released 20 January 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Dance-pop
Length 3:16 (album version)
3:25 (feat. Wiley)
Label Parlophone
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
"Turn Around"
(2012)
"Animal"
(2013)
"R U Crazy"
(2013)
Wiley singles chronology
"Banger"
(2013)
"Animal"
(2013)
"Reload"
(2013)

"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").[1] 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.

Music video[edit]

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.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

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. 4/5 stars.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Album version
No. Title Length
1. "Animal"   3:16
Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Animal" (feat. Wiley) 3:25
2. "Animal" (Wideboys Remix) 3:48
3. "Animal"   3:16
4. "Diamonds" (Live) 3:21
5. "Don't You Worry Child" (Acoustic) 3:05

Credits and personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 47
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[5] 74
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 27
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[7] 6
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[8] 34
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 6

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 20 January 2013[10] Digital Download Parlophone

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