Hopeful (Bars and Melody song)

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Hopeful - Bars and Melody.jpg
Single by Bars and Melody
from the album 143
Released25 July 2014
LabelSyco Music
Bars & Melody singles chronology
"Keep Smiling"

"Hopeful" is the debut single by British pop duo Bars and Melody. It is based on the lyrics and music of Twista's 2005 song "Hope", featuring Faith Evans. The song was released on 25 July 2014 through Syco Music. It debuted at number 5 on the UK Singles Chart, with sales of 40,191.[2]


Bars and Melody first performed the song when they auditioned for the eighth series of Britain's Got Talent in February 2014. They received judge Simon Cowell's golden buzzer and went straight through to the live shows.[3] On 7 June, the duo finished in third place during the live final.

On 15 June, it was announced that Bars and Melody had signed to Cowell's record label Syco Music.[4] It was later revealed that they would release their version of "Hope" (retitled "Hopeful") as their debut single on 27 July.[5]


To promote the song, they appeared on television shows such as This Morning and Good Morning Britain as well as The Official Chart on BBC Radio 1 the day the song debuted.

Music video[edit]

The music video was released to YouTube on 7 July 2014. It has since amassed over 124 million views over several videos.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[7]
Digital EP[8]
2."Hopeful" (Liam Keegan Remix)2:42
3."Hopeful" (Local F Remix)3:34
4."Hopeful" (Summer Jam Remix)3:13
CD single/Acoustic Digital EP[9]
2."Hopeful" (Acoustic)2:50
3."Shining Star"3:38


Chart (2014–16) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 56
Japan Hot Overseas (Billboard)[11] 1
Japan Radio Songs (Billboard)[12] 2
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[13] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 5

Australia- 1

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 25 July 2014 Digital download Syco Music


  1. ^ "Hopeful - Lyrics and Credits". Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.musicweek.com/analysis/read/official-charts-analysis-sheeran-s-x-sells-31k-copies-to-spend-sixth-week-at-no-1/059218
  3. ^ Darvill, Josh (10 May 2014). "Britain's Got Talent 2014: Bars and Melody get Simon Cowell's golden buzzer". TellyMix. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  4. ^ Pryer, Emma (15 June 2014). "Britain's Got Talent rappers Bars & Melody to release single on Simon Cowell's label". Daily Mirror. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  5. ^ Heath, Olivia (8 July 2014). "Britain's Got Talent stars Bars and Melody unveil 'Hopeful' music video". Reveal. Nat Mags. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Bars and Melody - Hopeful". YouTube. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Hopeful - Single by Bars and Melody". iTunes. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Hopeful - EP by Bars and Melody". iTunes. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Hopeful: Bars and Melody". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Chart Track: Week 31, 2014". Irish Singles Chart.
  11. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Overseas" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Billboard Japan Radio Songs" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  14. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.