49 Percent

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"49 Percent"
Single by Röyksopp
from the album The Understanding
Released 26 September 2005
Format CD
Recorded 2004
Genre Electronica
Length 5:11
Label Astralwerks 11352
Writer(s) Svein Berge, Torbjørn Brundtland, Chelonis R. Jones
Röyksopp singles chronology
"Curves"
(2005)
"49 Percent"
(2005)
"What Else Is There?"
(2005)
Music video
"49 Percent" on YouTube

"49 Percent" is the second single from the Norwegian duo Röyksopp's second album The Understanding. It features the vocals and lyrics of Chelonis R. Jones. The song initially was written as "Don't Give Up" and sung in live shows, then was developed into "49 Percent" and "Don't Give Up" was covered by the band The Whitest Boy Alive.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "49 Percent (Radio Edit)" – 3:33
  2. "49 Percent (Angello & Ingrosso Remix)" – 9:18
  3. "Curves" – 4:59

Response[edit]

The single was released on 26 September 2005 in the United Kingdom and Australia. The single managed to reach number fifty-five on the UK Singles Chart.

Chart positions[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
2005 "49 Percent" UK Singles Chart 55

Versions[edit]

There are several versions of "49 Percent" that were released.

  • 1. 49 Percent (Radio Edit)
  • 2. 49 Percent (Angello & Ingrosso Remix)
  • 3. 49 Percent (Ewan Pearson Glass Half Full Remix)
  • 4. 49 Percent (M.A.N.D.Y. Remix Edit)
  • 5. 49 Percent (West London deep - 1% Deeper Mix)
  • 6. 49 Percent (Ewan Pearson Dub Half Empty Remix)