Getting Nowhere

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"Getting Nowhere"
A black triangle and brown background. The performer and single is 'GETTING NOWHERE FEAT. JOHN LEGEND'
Single by Magnetic Man featuring John Legend
from the album Magnetic Man
Released18 February 2011
Producer(s)Magnetic Man
Magnetic Man singles chronology
"Perfect Stranger"
"Getting Nowhere"
John Legend singles chronology
"Hard Times"
"Getting Nowhere"
"When Christmas Comes"

"Getting Nowhere" is a song by English electronic music project Magnetic Man featuring American singer John Legend. It is the third single to be released from their debut album Magnetic Man. It was released on 18 February 2011. It only managed to peak to number 65 on the UK Singles Chart but had some success in Flanders where it reached number four. The song was also used in a Sony PlayStation Move advert in November 2011.

Critical reception[edit]

Nick Levine of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review stating:

On which Artwork, Benga and Skream – the commanding triptych of Croydon clubland, if you will – team up with nine-time Grammy Award winner John Legend to reaffirm what the James Blake album has recently suggested – that dubstep can possess genuine gets-you-in-the-guts soul. 4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[2]
1."Getting Nowhere" (featuring John Legend)4:30
2."Getting Nowhere (Skream Remix)" (featuring John Legend)4:52
3."Getting Nowhere (Breakage As Hard As We Try Remix)" (featuring John Legend)4:41
4."Getting Nowhere (Yoruba Soul Mix)" (featuring John Legend)7:29
5."Getting Nowhere (Music Version)" (featuring John Legend)3:47
12" vinyl[3]
1."Getting Nowhere" (Skream Remix) (featuring John Legend))4:52
2."Getting Nowhere" (Breakage As Hard As We Try Remix) (featuring John Legend)4:42
3."Getting Nowhere" (Original Mix) (featuring John Legend)4:30

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 4
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[5] 32
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[6] 65

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 18 February 2011 Sony


  1. ^ Nick Levine. "Magnetic Man ft. John Legend: 'Getting Nowhere'". Digital Spy.
  2. ^ Getting Nowhere (feat. John Legend) – EP by Magnetic Man. iTunes
  3. ^ "Magnetic Man Getting Nowhere Magnet Item No: 228336". Vinyl, Streetwear & Sneakers Online Shop. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  4. ^ " – Magnetic Man feat. John Legend – Getting Nowhere" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  5. ^ " – Magnetic Man feat. John Legend – Getting Nowhere" (in French). Ultratip.
  6. ^ "Chart Stats – Magnetic Man Ft John Legend – Getting Nowhere". The Official Charts Company. Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-10-22.

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