Blame It on Me (George Ezra song)

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"Blame It on Me"
George Ezra Blame It on Me.jpg
Single by George Ezra
from the album Wanted on Voyage
Released 11 August 2014
Format
Recorded 2013
Genre
Length 3:15
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Cam Blackwood
George Ezra singles chronology
"Cassy O'"
(2014)
"Blame It on Me"
(2014)
"Listen to the Man"
(2014)

"Cassy O'"
(2014)
"Blame It on Me"
(2014)
"Listen to the Man"
(2014)

"Blame It on Me" is a song by British singer-songwriter George Ezra. It was released as the fourth single from his debut studio album, Wanted on Voyage (2014). The song was released in the United Kingdom as a digital download on 11 August 2014 through Columbia Records. It debuted at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart, marking Ezra's second consecutive top 10 hit.

Music video[edit]

An official lyric video to accompany the release of "Blame It on Me" was also issued on 20 June, with Ezra holding an old-fashioned TV with the lyrics appearing on it; at the same time, he is sitting on the seat of a dunk tank while several tennis balls are thrown towards it from off-screen. At the end of the bridge, a ball hits the button and Ezra falls into the water. Ezra then holds the TV above his head for a while, whilst his face is barely visible. As the song ends, tennis balls are thrown towards the TV, which finally falls out of Ezra's hands and into the water. The video then ends with him laughing.[1]

The official music video for "Blame It on Me" was directed by Rob Brandon. It was first released onto YouTube on 11 August 2014 at a total length of three minutes and forty-four seconds. The video begins with a Ford pickup full of criminals driving past Ezra, who is carrying his guitar in its case, and a Japanese man. The man asks Ezra in Japanese, "Are you sure you want to follow the yellow brick road?" and then walks away without Ezra giving a response. The rest of the video features Ezra having a very bad day, including his guitar case blowing open and his guitar falling out into the road before it is run over by a police car, getting tackled by a rugby team, hit with a sucker dart fired from a toy pistol by a child, defecated on by a bird and winding up in the middle of a gunfight between police officers and the aforementioned criminals. The video has over 50 million views as of March 2018.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Blame It on Me"3:15
CD single[3]
No.TitleLength
1."Blame It on Me"3:20
2."Get Lonely With Me"3:05

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[24] 2× Platinum 140,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[25] Gold 7,500*
United Kingdom (BPI)[26] Platinum 600,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 11 August 2014 Digital download Columbia
Germany 28 November 2014 CD single Columbia

References[edit]

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  21. ^ "SloTop50: Slovenian official year end singles chart". slotop50.si. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  22. ^ Copsey, Rob (31 December 2014). "The Official Top 100 Biggest Songs of 2014 revealed". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  23. ^ "SloTop50: Slovenian official year end singles chart". slotop50.si. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  24. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2017 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  25. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – George Ezra – Blame it on Me". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  26. ^ "British single certifications – George Ezra – Blame it on Me". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2 May 2015. Select singles in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Enter Blame it on Me in the search field and then press Enter.