Lonely No More

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"Lonely No More"
Single by Rob Thomas
from the album …Something to Be
Released February 8, 2005
Format Digital download
CD Single
7"
Recorded 2004
Genre Pop rock, funk rock
Length 3:47
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Rob Thomas
Producer(s) Matt Serletic
Certification Gold "RIAA"
Rob Thomas singles chronology
"A New York Christmas"
(2003)
"Lonely No More"
(2005)
"This Is How a Heart Breaks"
(2005)

"Lonely No More" was released in February 2005 as the first single from Rob Thomas's debut album, …Something to Be. It became his second big solo hit (after "Smooth", on which he was actually a featured artist) and his biggest solo hit to date. The song peaked inside the Top 10 at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at #11 in the UK. "Lonely No More" hit number one on the Adult Contemporary chart,[1] soft rock remix exists for adult contemporary station airplay; otherwise, most AC stations would play the original version instead.

Song information[edit]

The single was written by Thomas and produced by Matt Serletic. Although he had guest starred on Santana's "Smooth" years before this song, "Lonely No More" is notable for being the proper solo debut single of Thomas. Unlike the singles he had released in Matchbox Twenty, "Lonely No More" deviates by not containing a rock sound, and instead on focusing on a more pop like feel. Starting over a series of chordless industrial rhythmic beats, Thomas explains to a prospective romantic interest over a Latin beat why he is not exactly comfortable heading into a relationship with her at the moment. Although she seems to know what to say to him, he points out that words are only words. She needs to show him something else, or even swear allegiance to reassure his insecurities. To explain exactly how hurt he has been in previous relationships, Thomas belts, "I don't wanna be lonely no more/I don't wanna have to pay for this/I don't want to know the lover at my door/Is just another heartache on my list". The song was nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 2006 Grammys.

In March 2014 British group Rixton sampled portions of the song for their single "Me and My Broken Heart".[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video of "Lonely No More", directed by Joseph Kahn, does not follow the plot of the song closely and does not have a clear plot in the video. Instead, it focuses on the visual look of the video especially with its special effects which emulate a Rubik's Cube effect. Thomas can be seen in various scenes as they shift or fold violently into each other (while Thomas remains immobile) from being his bedroom, to a nightclub, and to an office. Although the shifting scenes and objects seem to move by themselves, at one point Thomas can be physically prodding them to move. The video does try to incorporate some elements of the loneliness of "Lonely No More" by showing Thomas looking forlorn in a paparazzi scene and expressing mixed feelings about some girls in the video.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lonely No More" (Album Version) - 3:44
  2. "Lonely No More" (Acoustic) - 4:05

Remixes[edit]

  1. Jason Nevins Roc Da Club Mix
  2. Scumfrog Dub
  3. Francois L. Club Mix
  4. Jason Nevins Roc Da Edit
  5. Francois L. Edit
  6. Junior Vasquez Mix

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart (2005–06) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 3
Austrian Singles Chart 24
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 2
Danish Singles Chart 12
Dutch Singles Chart 39
French Singles Chart 28
German Singles Chart 16
Hungarian Singles Chart 1
Irish Singles Chart 19
Italian Singles Chart 47
New Zealand Singles Chart 9
Norwegian Singles Chart 17
Spanish Singles Chart 6
Swedish Singles Chart 10
Swiss Singles Chart 24
UK Singles Chart 11
US Billboard Hot 100 6
US Billboard Pop Songs 9
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs[3] 1
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs 1
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 1

Year end charts[edit]

End Of Year Chart (2005) Position
Australian Singles Chart 23
Hungarian Singles Chart 3
US Billboard Hot 100 22

Sales and Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales/Shipments
Australia Platinum 70,000+
USA Gold 500,000+

Awards and nominations[edit]

APRA Awards[edit]

The APRA Awards are presented annually from 1982 by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA).[4]

Year Recipient Award Result
2006 "Lonely No More" (Rob Thomas) – Rob Thomas Most Performed Foreign Work[5] Won

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart info Billboard.com. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
  2. ^ Hampp, Andrew (2014-04-22). "Rixton's 'Heart' Breaking In The U.S.". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  3. ^ "Hot Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. June 25, 2005. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ "APRA History". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 6 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "2006 Winners - APRA Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 6 May 2010. 

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