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
Released 18 February 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Dubstep
Length 4:30
Label Sony Music Entertainment
Songwriter(s) John Stephens
Amanda Ghost
Oliver Jones
Benga Adejumo
Arthur Smith
Producer(s) Magnetic Man
Magnetic Man singles chronology
"Perfect Stranger"
"Getting Nowhere"
"Perfect Stranger"
"Getting Nowhere"
John Legend singles chronology
"Hard Times"
(2011) Hard Times2011
"Getting Nowhere"
(2011) Getting Nowhere2011
"When Christmas Comes"
(2011) When Christmas Comes2011

"Getting Nowhere" is a song by live 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 4. 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]
No. Title Length
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]
No. Title Length
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 Digital Download Sony Music Entertainment


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