Drinking from the Bottle

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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
Released27 January 2013 (2013-01-27)
FormatDigital download
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 British DJ and record producer Calvin Harris from his third studio album, 18 Months. The song features British 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 and some strong language.

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]

Live performances[edit]

Harris and Tempah gave their first live performance of "Drinking from the Bottle" on The Jonathan Ross Show on 3 November 2012.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
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


Charts and certifications[edit]


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  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD63yANuAHg
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Calvin Harris feat. Tinie Tempah – Drinking from the Bottle". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
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  8. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 201314 into search.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Calvin Harris feat. Tinie Tempah – Drinking from the Bottle" (in French). Les classement single.
  10. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  11. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  12. ^ "Icelandic Singles Chart". Tonlist.is. Archived from the original on 19 July 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  13. ^ "Chart Track: Week 4, 2013". Irish Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "Mexico Ingles Airplay". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Calvin Harris feat. Tinie Tempah – Drinking from the Bottle" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  16. ^ "Charts.nz – Calvin Harris feat. Tinie Tempah – Drinking from the Bottle". Top 40 Singles.
  17. ^ "Romanian Top 100 Official Podcast". Kissfm.ro. Archived from the original on 26 April 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  18. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  19. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201310 into search.
  20. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Calvin Harris feat. Tinie Tempah – Drinking from the Bottle". Singles Top 100.
  21. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  22. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  23. ^ "Calvin Harris Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.
  24. ^ "MAHASZ Rádiós TOP 100 - radios 2013" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  25. ^ "Russian Top Year-End Radio Hits (2013)". Tophit. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  26. ^ "End of Year Singles Chart Top 100 - 2013". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  27. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  28. ^ "Italian single certifications – Calvin Harris feat. Tinie Tempah – Drinking From the Bottle" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Select "Tutti gli anni" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Drinking From the Bottle" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  29. ^ "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.
  30. ^ "British single certifications – Calvin Harris ft Tinie Tempah – Drinking From the Bottle". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Drinking From the Bottle in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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