Change (Daniel Merriweather song)

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Single by Daniel Merriweather
featuring Wale
from the album Love & War
Released2 February 2009 (UK)
30 January 2009 (US & CA)
FormatCD single
Digital download
GenreR&B, alternative hip hop
Length3:24 (w/Wale)
3:04 (solo edit)
Songwriter(s)Daniel Merriweather/Andrew Wyatt
Producer(s)Mark Ronson
Daniel Merriweather singles chronology
"Cash in My Pocket"
Wale singles chronology
"Nike Boots"

"Change" is a song by the Australian singer/songwriter Daniel Merriweather featuring a rap verse from rapper Wale. It was written by Merriweather and Andrew Wyatt and produced by Mark Ronson. It was released on 30 January 2009 in the United States and Canada, and 2 February 2009 in the UK (where the song peaked at no.8).

The song is included on Merriweather's album Love & War. The music video was directed by Elliot Jokelson.

Daniel Merriweather performed this song on the Seven Network's Sunrise on the morning of 26 June 2009; just after this performance news of Michael Jackson's death was broken.


Digital Spy gave the song 3/5 stars saying that "Lead single 'Change' is a typically snazzy Ronson production — there are horns and lightly funky beats as you'd expect".[1] had this to say about the song "newcomer Daniel Merriweather is already well on his way to a top 10 hit before this single has even touched radio airwaves. Perhaps best known as the "voice" on Ronson's 2007 hit 'Stop Me' or Wiley's Cash In My Pocket,".[2] gave the song 5/5 stars saying that it was "a pretty decent R&B song filled with stumping basses, satisfying drums and incorporated with some piano and saxophone/trumpet/horn. It's funky, soulful yet proving to be very catchy".[3]

The Daily Music Guide gave the song 3/5, commenting that the "results possibly aren't as mind-blowing as perhaps the PR says on the tin" but is "a decent enough pop song".[4]

CD Single track listing[edit]

  1. "Change"
  2. "I Think I'm In Love"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[5] 41
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 11
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[7] 16
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 13
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[9] 31
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 71
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 8

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
Swiss Singles Chart[13] 80


  1. ^ "Daniel Merriweather ft. Wale: 'Change'". 27 January 2009.
  2. ^ Angry Ape Review Archived 18 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Blogger".
  4. ^ Daily Music Guide review Archived 2 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ " – Daniel Merriweather feat. Wale – Change". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ " – Daniel Merriweather feat. Wale – Change" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  7. ^ " – Daniel Merriweather feat. Wale – Change" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  8. ^ " – Daniel Merriweather feat. Wale – Change". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  9. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Daniel Merriweather feat. Wale" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  10. ^ " – Daniel Merriweather feat. Wale – Change" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  11. ^ " – Daniel Merriweather feat. Wale – Change". Swiss Singles Chart.
  12. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  13. ^ "2009 Year End Swiss Singles Chart". Swiss Music Charts. 2009. Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2010.

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