Budapest (George Ezra song)

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"Budapest"
Single by George Ezra
from the album Wanted on Voyage
Released 13 December 2013
Format
Recorded 2013
Genre
Length 3:21
Label Columbia
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Cam Blackwood
George Ezra singles chronology
  • "Budapest"
  • (2013)
Alternate cover

"Budapest" is a song by British singer-songwriter George Ezra, from his debut studio album, Wanted on Voyage (2014). It was released as the album's lead single on 13 December 2013 in Italy, and on 13 June 2014 in the United Kingdom. The song was co-written by Ezra with Joel Pott and produced by Cam Blackwood.

The single was released on Columbia Records and distributed by Sony Music, and peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart. "Budapest" has also been a major hit for Ezra in Austria and New Zealand, topping the charts in both countries, while additionally reaching the top ten in multiple other countries, including Australia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, and Switzerland.

Music video[edit]

An official music video for "Budapest" was first released onto YouTube on 21 April 2014 at a total length of three minutes and thirty-six seconds. It consists of a large crowd of people all with different styles and accessories all standing motionless together in a tight-knit crowd, occasionally being intercut with footage of one of them doing something minor like shifting slightly where they stand, one of them sneezing gaining the attention of everyone around and George playing his guitar and singing to the camera with a smile. As the video goes on, the people start to move and interact by passing their accessories around, a group of 3 young men having one of them bite into a very spicy chilli pepper, a hen party attendee in a sash and tiara talking on the phone to someone, the crowd looking up together and putting on 3-D glasses, all intercut with George crowd-surfing them and playing and singing to the camera again.

As the video starts to come to an end, George begins to crowd-surf standing up instead, taking off his guitar and passing it down to join all the other accessories being passed around, this time with people interacting more and dancing together. The video ending with George singing with his guitar standing in the crowd which is now motionless again, when the song ends he simply stops and becomes motionless too. In a small epilogue, some members of the crowd are all on the floor silently cheering, laughing and clapping together.[1]

Track listings[edit]

Digital download (United Kingdom)[2]
  1. "Budapest" – 3:20
CD single (Germany)[3]
  1. "Budapest" – 3:23
  2. "Angry Hill" – 4:11

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[43] 4× Platinum 280,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[44] Gold 15,000x
Belgium (BEA)[45] Gold 15,000*
Germany (BVMI)[46] Platinum 300,000^
Italy (FIMI)[47] 3× Platinum 90,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[48] 2× Platinum 30,000*
Sweden (GLF)[49] Platinum 40,000x
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[50] Platinum 30,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[51] Platinum 600,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[52] Gold 500,000*
Streaming
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[53] Platinum 2,600,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales/streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Italy[54] 13 December 2013 Contemporary hit radio Sony Music Entertainment
Germany[3] 18 April 2014 CD single
United Kingdom[2] 13 June 2014 Digital download
United States[55][56][57] 25 August 2014 Adult album alternative radio Columbia Records
23 September 2014 Modern rock radio
27 October 2014 Hot adult contemporary radio

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