Walking Away (Craig David song)

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"Walking Away"
Single by Craig David
from the album Born to Do It
Released 31 October 2000
Format CD single, vinyl
Recorded 2000
Genre R&B
Length 3:24 (original version)
3:31 (new version)
Label Wildstar, Edel, Atlantic
Writer(s) Craig David, Mark Hill
Producer(s) Mark Hil
Craig David singles chronology
"7 Days"
(2000)
"Walking Away"
(2000)
"Rendezvous"
(2001)
Alternative cover
UK CD 2 cover

"Walking Away" is a song by English R&B singer Craig David. It was written by David and Mark Hill and released as the third single from his debut studio album, Born to Do It (2000). It reached number one in New Zealand where it became the number one song of 2001, combining both sales and airplay.

In 2008, the track was re-recorded for David's Greatest Hits compilation, released in November 2008 in the United Kingdom. The new versions each feature a different artist: Lynnsha on the French version, Nek on the Italian version, Álex Ubago on the Spanish version and Monrose on the German version.

Music video[edit]

Original version[edit]

There were two versions to this song. The European music video begins with David with his girlfriend in a car, where she is seen yelling at him. He turns on the radio and the beat starts. He then gets out of the car and the landscape continually changes, showing different places. Directed by Max & Dania. In the U.S. version, the video begins with an introduction from another song, (Walking Away Remix) leading into the actual song. The video shows him "walking away" from troubles in his life: a flooded apartment, a fire in his 67 Camaro convertible, electrical problems at the train station, and a tornado at the end of the video.

Greatest Hits version[edit]

New versions of the songs were recorded and shot in 2008, and it features Lynnsha on the French version, Nek on the Italian version, Álex Ubago on the Spanish version and Monrose on the German version. The video was shot in black and white, and the guest artist is seen in some scenes. Sometimes, the two singers are seen together.

Formats and track listings[edit]

12" maxi - UK
  1. "Walking Away" (DJ Chunky remix feat. MC B-live)
  2. "Walking Away" (DJ Chunky remix - no MC)
  3. "Walking Away" (treats better day remix)
12" maxi - Europe / UK CD single 2
  1. "Walking Away" — 3:27
  2. "Walking Away" (ignorants remix) — 5:16
  3. "Walking Away" (DJ chunky remix) — 5:43
  4. "Walking Away" (treats [better day] remix) — 5:22
CD maxi
  1. "Walking Away" — 3:27
  2. "Human" — 4:01
  3. "7 Days" (live in Stockholm) — 7:00
  4. "Walking Away" (ignorants remix) — 5:16
  5. "Walking Away" (DJ Chunky remix) — 5:43
  6. "Walking Away" (treats better day remix) — 5:22
UK CD single 1
  1. "Walking Away" — 3:27
  2. "Human" — 4:01
  3. "7 Days" (live in Stockholm) — 7:00

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Craig David – Walking Away". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Craig David – Walking Away" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Craig David – Walking Away" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Craig David – Walking Away" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Craig David – Walking Away". Tracklisten.
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Craig David – Walking Away" (in French). Les classement single.
  7. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  8. ^ "Irish Singles Chart, database". Irishcharts. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  9. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Craig David – Walking Away". Top Digital Download.
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Craig David search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  11. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Craig David – Walking Away". Top 40 Singles.
  12. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Craig David – Walking Away". VG-lista.
  13. ^ Romanian 2001 end-of-year charts
  14. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Craig David – Walking Away" Canciones Top 50.
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Craig David – Walking Away". Singles Top 60.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Craig David – Walking Away". Swiss Singles Chart.
  17. ^ ""Walking Away", UK Singles Chart". Chartstats. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  18. ^ "Craig David, Billboard charts". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  19. ^ "2001 Australian Singles Chart". aria. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  20. ^ "2001 New Zealand Singles Chart". Rianz. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  21. ^ "2001 French Singles Chart". Disqueenfrance. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  22. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  23. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Craig David – Walking Away". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. 

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