Extraordinary (Clean Bandit song)

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"Extraordinary"
Extraordinary Clean Bandit.png
Single by Clean Bandit featuring Sharna Bass
from the album New Eyes
Released16 May 2014
Format
Recorded2013
GenreUK funky
Length4:16
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Clean Bandit singles chronology
"Rather Be"
(2014)
"Extraordinary"
(2014)
"Come Over"
(2014)
Sharna Bass singles chronology
"Extraordinary"
(2014)
Music video
"Extraordinary" on YouTube

"Extraordinary" is a song by British electronic group Clean Bandit, featuring vocals from Sharna Bass. It was written by Jack Patterson, Jimmy Napes, Grace Chatto and Gustave Rudman.[1]

The song was issued as the fifth single from Clean Bandit's debut studio album, New Eyes (2014).[2] The single and its remix EP were first released in Ireland on 16 May 2014, and was released in the United Kingdom on 18 May 2014.

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in Cuba.[2] It was released onto YouTube on 2 April 2014 at a total length of four minutes and seventeen seconds.[3] The video was made by the group and features Sharna Bass, who provides vocals for the track. As of April 2018, the video has received more than 34 million views.

Critical reception[edit]

The Guardian said that "there's a lot going on in the recent single Extraordinary – steel drums, pizzicato strings, rumbling timpani, cut-up vocal samples, chattering electronics – but you'd never notice, partly because the production is so polite and anaemic that it saps the constant musical shifts of their power, and partly because it's all buried underneath another rotten song, this time a kind of uplifting Emile Sandé-esque ballad: the result is about as extraordinary as branch of Tesco Express".[4]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download – single
No.TitleLength
1."Extraordinary" (featuring Sharna Bass)4:16
Digital download – EP
No.TitleLength
1."Extraordinary" (Sigma Remix)4:40
2."Extraordinary" (Zinc Remix)4:47
3."Extraordinary" (Bontan Remix)6:18
4."Extraordinary" (Klingande Remix)5:06

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[5] 4
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 34
Belgium Dance Bubbling Under (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 1
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[7] 17
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Wallonia)[8] 41
Belgium Dance Bubbling Under (Ultratop Wallonia)[8] 3
Europe (Euro Digital Songs)[9] 12
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 21
Italy (FIMI)[11] 17
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[12] 37
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[13] 66
Poland (Dance Top 50)[14] 39
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[15] 7
Slovakia (IFPI)[16] 81
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[17] 100
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[18] 5
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[19] 2
UK Download (Official Charts Company)[20] 6

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Italy (FIMI)[21] Gold 15,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[22] Silver 200,000double-dagger

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

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format (Version) Label
Ireland 16 May 2014 Digital download[23]
Digital download – remixes[24]
United Kingdom 18 May 2014 Digital download[25]
Digital download – remixes[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clean Bandit debut new single 'Extraordinary' music video - watch - Music News". Digital Spy. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b "This Week's Fresh Music Top 20". 4Music. 15 April 2014. Missing or empty |series= (help)
  3. ^ Clean Bandit - Extraordinary feat. Sharna Bass YouTube
  4. ^ Alexis Petridis. "Clean Bandit: New Eyes review – featherweight pop dance with delusions of classical grandeur | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Clean Bandit feat. Sharna Bass – Extraordinary" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – Clean Bandit feat. Sharna Bass – Extraordinary" (in Dutch). Ultratop Dance. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Clean Bandit feat. Sharna Bass – Extraordinary" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – Clean Bandit feat. Sharna Bass – Extraordinary" (in French). Ultratop Dance. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Euro Digital Songs : Jun 07, 2014". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Chart Track: Week 21, 2014". Irish Singles Chart.
  11. ^ "Top Digital Download – Classifica settimanale WK 32 (dal 04-08-2014 al 10-08-2014)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 28, 2014" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Clean Bandit feat. Sharna Bass – Extraordinary" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  14. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Dance Top 50. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  15. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  16. ^ "Clean Bandit feat. Sharna Bass – Extraordinary" (in Slovak). IFPI Slovakia. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  17. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201428 into search. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  18. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  19. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  20. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  21. ^ "Italian single certifications – Clean Bandit feat. Sharna Bass – Extraordinary" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Select "2014" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Extraordinary" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  22. ^ "British single certifications – Clean Bandit feat. Sharna Bass – Extraordinary". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Extraordinary in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  23. ^ "Extraordinary (feat. Sharna Bass) - Single". iTunes Store (IE). Apple Inc. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  24. ^ "Extraordinary (feat. Sharna Bass) Remixes - Single". iTunes Store (IE). Apple Inc. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  25. ^ "Extraordinary (feat. Sharna Bass) - Single". iTunes Store (GB). Apple Inc. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  26. ^ "Extraordinary (feat. Sharna Bass) Remixes - Single". iTunes Store (GB). Apple Inc. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014.