Kickstarts (song)

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"Kickstarts"
Kickstarts.jpg
Single by Example
from the album Won't Go Quietly
Released 13 June 2010 (2010-06-13)
Format
Recorded 2009
Genre
Length 3:01
Label Data
Writer(s) Elliot Gleave
Producer(s) Sub Focus
Example singles chronology
"Won't Go Quietly"
(2010)
"Kickstarts"
(2010)
"Last Ones Standing"
(2010)

"Kickstarts" is a song by British singer Example. This is the third single from Example's second album, Won't Go Quietly. The song was available to download on 13 June 2010, with a physical single release on 14 June 2010. Production was handled by British drum and bass musician Sub Focus.

Critical reception[edit]

Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review stating:

Having scored that all-important breakthrough hit with 'Won't Go Quietly' earlier this year, Elliot 'Example' Gleave now faces the tricky task of following it up. The Londoner recently told us he was gunning for plenty of radio play and a well-received video with this one – but does 'Kickstarts' warrant that kind of attention?

The answer is a resounding "Yes!" Example reckons producer Sub Focus has brought a "hardcore club edge to a lyrically poppy single" here – and he's not wrong, with lines like "You're my girl in a golden crown / Princess I don't wanna let you down" cloaked in loads of clubby beats and a squiggly synth riff. It all adds up to a self-proclaimed slice of "grown-up rave" that's as refreshing as sipping a pint of cider in a pub garden on a hot summer's day. Nice 4/5 stars.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[4]
No. Title Length
1. "Kickstarts" (Radio Edit) 3:01
2. "Kickstarts" (Extended Mix) 5:31
3. "Kickstarts" (Wideboys Stadium Mix) 6:32
4. "Kickstarts" (Afrojack Remix) 6:31
5. "Kickstarts" (Fenech Soler Remix) 5:45

Chart performance[edit]

"Kickstarts" debuted on the Irish Singles Chart at number 8 on 18 June 2010, marking Example's most successful single in the country, after "Won't Go Quietly" reached a peak of number 36 in January 2010. Likewise, "Kickstarts" received similar success on the UK Singles Chart, debuting at number 3 beating the previous single's peak of number 6, but also at number one on the UK Dance Chart and UK Indie Chart, marking his second consecutive number one on both charts. The single also managed to reach a peak of number 11 on the European Hot 100 Singles chart.

See also[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
Ireland[24] 13 June 2010 Digital download
United Kingdom[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Cragg (June 17, 2010). "Example: Won't Go Quietly". 
  2. ^ Luke Bainbridge (June 27, 2010). "Example: Won't Go Quietly". 
  3. ^ Music – Singles Review – Example: 'Kickstarts'. Digital Spy (14 June 2010). Retrieved on 2010-12-03.
  4. ^ a b Kickstarts – EP by Example – Download Kickstarts – EP on iTunes. Itunes.apple.com (13 June 2010). Retrieved on 2010-12-03.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Example – Kickstarts" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Example – Kickstarts" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Example – Kickstarts" (in French). Ultratip.
  8. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201035 into search.
  9. ^ "Example – Chart history" European Hot 100 for Example. Retrieved 2010-12-03.
  10. ^ "Musicline.de – Example Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  11. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  12. ^ "Chart Track: Week 24, 2010". Irish Singles Chart.
  13. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Example – Kickstarts". Top 40 Singles.
  14. ^ "Archive Chart: 26 June 2010". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  15. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201030 into search.
  16. ^ "June 2010/ Archive Chart: 26 June 2010" UK Dance Chart.
  17. ^ "June 2010/ Archive Chart: 26 June 2010" UK Indie Chart.
  18. ^ "June 2010/ Archive Chart: 26 June 2010" UK Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "Example – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Example.
  20. ^ http://www.ukchartsplus.co.uk/UKChartsPlusYE2010.pdf
  21. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-22. 
  22. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Example – Kickstarts". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  23. ^ "British single certifications – Example – Kickstarts". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 8 September 2014.  Enter Kickstarts in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  24. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/kickstarts-extended-mix/id369678730

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