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"Drinking from the Bottle"
Calvin Harris Featuring Tinie Tempah - Drinking From The Bottle.jpg
Single by Calvin Harris featuring Tinie Tempah
from the album 18 Months
Released 27 January 2013 (2013-01-27)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Length 4:00
Producer(s) Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris singles chronology
"Sweet Nothing"
"Drinking from the Bottle"
"I Need Your Love"
Tinie Tempah singles chronology
"Drinking from the Bottle"

"Drinking from the Bottle" is a song by Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris from his third studio album, 18 Months. The song features English rapper Tinie Tempah. The song was released as a single on 27 January 2013. It has peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart.

Music video[edit]

A lyric video to accompany the release of "Drinking from the Bottle" was first released onto YouTube on 2 December 2012 at a total length of four minutes and one second. The official video was uploaded to Harris's YouTube's account on 21 December, after being filmed in the first week of December 2012.[1]

The video opens with actor Brad Dourif, as The Devil, speaking to his friend "Patrick" (Vader Vader) lead singer, Pat-Ric (McCaffery) Nasty, who is dressed as a wizard), talking about how he had sex with Joan of Arc in 1430, just a few months before her burning at the stake. The rest of the video features Harris and Tempah in a dark room with scantily-clad women, with Harris sitting inside a car and Tempah outside it. There are also scenes of drinking, drugs, violence, arson, sex, twerking and nudity, as well as Harris and Tempah meeting up with the devil. The video was accompanied by a parental advisory explicit content sign for extremely sexually explicit content.

Critical reception[edit]

Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song three out of five stars and wrote, "With lyrics about necking booze from buckets with sparklers, name-checking Rihanna, the Kardashians and, erm, Danny DeVito as well as a ravey breakdown that you could set your watch to, they've ticked all the necessary boxes for an easy chart hit. 'I know this crazy life can be a bitter pill to swallow,' he continues, prompting our weary response: 'Go on then, one last time won't hurt us... right?'."[2]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Drinking from the Bottle" (featuring Tinie Tempah) 4:00
2. "Drinking from the Bottle" (Andy Light Remix) 5:24
3. "Drinking from the Bottle" (Extended Mix) 6:02



Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 16
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 34
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[5] 2
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[6] 2
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[7] 8
France (SNEP)[8] 62
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[9] 17
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[10] 14
Iceland (Tonlist)[11] 21
Ireland (IRMA)[12] 9
Mexico Ingles Airplay (Billboard)[13] 26
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[14] 83
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[15] 34
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[16] 82
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[17] 3
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[18] 27
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 53
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[20] 5
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[21] 1
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[22] 23

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
Hungarian Airplay Chart[23] 96
UK Singles Chart[24] 40


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[25] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Italy (FIMI)[26] Gold 15,000*
Sweden (GLF)[27] Platinum 40,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[28] Gold 400,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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  2. ^ Calvin Harris ft. Tinie Tempah: 'Drinking from the Bottle' - Single review. Digital Spy.
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Calvin Harris feat. Tinie Tempah – Drinking from the Bottle". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Calvin Harris feat. Tinie Tempah – Drinking from the Bottle" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Calvin Harris feat. Tinie Tempah – Drinking from the Bottle" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Calvin Harris feat. Tinie Tempah – Drinking from the Bottle" (in French). Ultratip.
  7. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201314 into search.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Calvin Harris feat. Tinie Tempah – Drinking from the Bottle" (in French). Les classement single.
  9. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  10. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  11. ^ "Icelandic Singles Chart". Tonlist.is. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  12. ^ "Chart Track: Week 4, 2013". Irish Singles Chart.
  13. ^ "Mexico Ingles Airplay". Billboard. 
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Calvin Harris feat. Tinie Tempah – Drinking from the Bottle" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  15. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Calvin Harris feat. Tinie Tempah – Drinking from the Bottle". Top 40 Singles.
  16. ^ "Romanian Top 100 Official Podcast". Kissfm.ro. Archived from the original on 26 April 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  17. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-11-10". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  18. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201310 into search.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Calvin Harris feat. Tinie Tempah – Drinking from the Bottle". Singles Top 100.
  20. ^ "Archive Chart: 2013-01-19" UK Singles Chart.
  21. ^ "Archive Chart: 2013-01-19" UK Dance Chart.
  22. ^ "Calvin Harris – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Calvin Harris.
  23. ^ "MAHASZ Rádiós TOP 100 - radios 2013" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  24. ^ "End of Year Singles Chart Top 100 - 2013". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  26. ^ "Italian single certifications – Calvin Harris feat. Tinie Tempah – Drinking From the Bottle" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana.  Select Online in the field Sezione. Enter Calvin Harris feat. Tinie Tempah in the field Filtra. The certification will load automatically
  27. ^ "Calvin Harris feat. Tinie Tempah - Fade Into Darkness - Certifikat" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Archived from the original (Enter Drinking From the Bottle in the Sök bar, then click on the Visa button below the single's respective icon) on 26 December 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  28. ^ "British single certifications – Calvin Harris ft Tinie Tempah – Drinking From the Bottle". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Drinking From the Bottle in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search

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