Rescue Me (Skepta song)

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"Rescue Me"
Single by Skepta
from the album Doin' It Again
Released 27 June 2010
Format Digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Breakstep, dubstep, grime
Length 3:13 (radio edit)
Label Boy Better Know, 3 Beat, All Around The World
Writer(s) Joseph Junior Adenuga
Producer(s) Agent X
Skepta singles chronology
"Bad Boy"
(2009)
"Rescue Me"
(2010)
"Cross My Heart"
(2010)

"Rescue Me" is a single by British grime artist, Skepta. It released 27 June 2010 for digital download. On 10 July 2010 it charted number 14 on the UK Singles Chart, beating the chart position of Skepta's previous single, "Bad Boy". The track is produced by Agent X - who had also produced "Bad Boy". It is the second single released from his third album.

Critical reception[edit]

Fraser McAlpine of BBC Chart Blog gave the song a positive review stating:

Ha! Brilliant! For reasons too complicated to explain, my first experience of this song was a dodgy YouTube link which I was trying (and mostly failing) to watch on a crowded train on a really hot day. I knew this was the latest club banger from Skepta, an MC with a lot of love riding on his back. Unfortunately, I could only watch the first 21 seconds (which might sound like the feed line for a So Solid Crew joke, but it's not), and could not work out what on Earth was going on.

I mean, acoustic guitar? Earnestly-sung lyrics about self-development and things going wrong? Isn't that the preserve of your rock-type people? Surely someone has mis-labelled the YouTube clip? Surely there's been some kind of MISTAKE?

And then, in a miraculous parting of the binary clouds, letting pure information shine through, the rest of the video suddenly arrived. And that's when things started to become very clear.3/5 stars.[1]

Track listing[edit]

iTunes Digital download[2]
No. Title Length
1. "Rescue Me" (Radio Edit) 3:13
2. "Rescue Me" (Sigma Mix) 5:36
3. "Rescue Me" (Hervé Trust Me Mix) 4:24
4. "Rescue Me" (Melé Mix) 5:32
5. "Rescue Me" (Ruff Loaderz Mix) 5:48

Chart performance[edit]

On 10 July 2010, "Rescue Me" entered the UK Singles Chart at number 14 - which is Skepta's highest chart position currently. The next week it slipped down to number 19.

Chart (2010) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 14
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[4] 6

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