You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You

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"You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You"
Single by James Arthur
from the album James Arthur
Released 20 October 2013 (2013-10-20)
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2013
Genre Pop, soul
Length 3:20
Label Syco
Writer(s) James Arthur, Tom Barnes, Pete Kelleher, Ben Kohn
Producer(s) TMS
James Arthur singles chronology
"Wrecking Ball"
(2013)
"You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You"
(2013)
"Recovery"
(2013)

"You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You" is a song by British singer-songwriter James Arthur. Written by Arthur along with TMS, who also produced the record, it serves as his first single since winning the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012, his second single overall after "Impossible", and the lead single from his self-titled debut album.

Background[edit]

Speaking to Capital FM about the song, Arthur called it: "One of those big, uplifting anthemic tunes. The rest of the album is quite diverse."[1] The song received its debut airplay on Capital FM on 9 September 2013.[2]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

The song has received highly positive reviews from critics and fans alike. Writing for the Metro, Seamus Duff said "With a possibly genuine new talent about to take the charts, The X Factor might in fact have produced their best winner yet."[3] Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave it four stars out of five, saying "It's hard times when nobody wants you," he sings in his unmistakably wobbly, soul-soaked vocal over a barrage of horns and toe-tapping percussion. Unsurprisingly, the result feels just as big - if not bigger - than before.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

The single reached number 17 in New Zealand on 17 October 2013 and number 22 in Australia three days later. On 27 October, it debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart, falling behind Lorde's "Royals".[5][6]

Music video[edit]

The song's official music video was directed by Emil Nava[1] and was uploaded to YouTube on 19 September 2013. It features Arthur performing at a street gig.[7]

Tracklisting[edit]

CD single[8]
No. Title Length
1. "You're Nobody 'til Someobody Loves You"   3:23
2. "Wrecking Ball" (live at Radio Hamburg) 4:04
Digital download - EP[9]
No. Title Length
1. "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Love You" (Benga & LAXX Remix) 3:23
2. "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Love You" (Raf Riley Remix) (featuring Lunar C) 4:05
3. "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Love You" (Starkillers Radio Edit) 3:42
4. "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Love You" (DJ Joachim Remix) 5:33

Charts[edit]

Radio and release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United Kingdom[2] 9 September 2013 Radio premiere Syco Music
Australia[26] 11 October 2013 Digital download
New Zealand[27]
Ireland[28] 18 October 2013
United Kingdom[29] 20 October 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Odams, Katherine (19 September 2013). "James Arthur Premieres 'You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Love You' Music Video (WATCH)". Entertainmentwise. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "James Arthur's New Song 'You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You' Has First Play on Capital". Capital FM. 9 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Duff, Seamus (18 September 2013). "James Arthur's new single You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You – is he the new Kelly Clarkson and best X Factor winner to date?". Metro (DMG Media). Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Copsey, Robert (9 October 2013). "James Arthur: 'You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You' - Single review". Digital Spy (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  6. ^ Deen, Sarah (27 October 2013). "Lorde royally beats X Factor winner James Arthur to score her first ever chart-topper". Metro (DMG Media). Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "James Arthur – You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You". YouTube. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  8. ^ You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You: Amazon.de: Musik
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  14. ^ "ARC, Issue Date: September 2, 2013" (in Croatian). HRT. September 2, 2013. Retrieved September 2, 2013. 
  15. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201341 into search. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
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  17. ^ "James Arthur – You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  18. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ – Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  19. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart.
  20. ^ "Charts.org.nz – James Arthur – You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  21. ^ "Archive Chart". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  22. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert {{{year}}}{{{week}}} into search.
  23. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – James Arthur – You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You" Canciones Top 50.
  24. ^ "James Arthur – You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  25. ^ "MAHASZ Rádiós TOP 100 - radios 2013" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  26. ^ "James Arthur – You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You". iTunes Store – AUS (Apple Inc.). Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  27. ^ "James Arthur – You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You". iTunes Store – NZ (Apple Inc.). Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  28. ^ "James Arthur – You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You". iTunes Store – IRE (Apple Inc.). Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  29. ^ "James Arthur – You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You". iTunes Store – UK (Apple Inc.). Retrieved 19 September 2013.