Last Night (Lucy Spraggan song)

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"Last Night"
Single by Lucy Spraggan
from the album Top Room at the Zoo and Join the Club
Released 29 September 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre
Length 2:13
Label Sony Music Entertainment
Writer(s) Lucy Spraggan
Producer(s)
  • Will Farley
    (Top Room at the Zoo version)
  • James Falnnigan
  • Samuel Preston
    (Join the Club version)
Lucy Spraggan singles chronology
"Lighthouse"
(2013)
"Last Night (Beer Fear)"
(2013)
"Tea & Toast"
(2013)

"Last Night" is a song by English musician Lucy Spraggan, from her self-released album Top Room at the Zoo (2011). The song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 70 after performing the song at The X Factor auditions which was shown on 25 August 2012. Following a rule change regarding X Factor contestants, it was pulled from the charts midweek as it reached number 2 but early sales enabled it to finish at number 11 for the week. A new version of the song "Last Night (Beer Fear)" was released in the United Kingdom on 29 September 2013 as the second single from her debut studio album Join the Club (2013)

Background[edit]

Spraggan performed the song at The X Factor auditions, she was put through to bootcamp after performing the track,.[1] Judge Louis Walsh suggested that the song could go to number one in the charts.[2] Shortly after the audition was screened, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 70. The song then peaked to number 2 on iTunes. However, it was soon removed from iTunes by request of The X Factor producers due to an X Factor rule change. She was told to take down her album and informed that all other X Factor contestants this year have also been banned until the show is over, in order to give them the same level of exposure.[1] Steve Anderson of The Independent suggested that it was removed because it was challenging the 2011 X Factor victors, Little Mix, for the number one spot.[3]

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song was uploaded to YouTube on 24 August 2012 at a total length of two minutes and fourteen seconds.[4] The video was directed by Damien Reeves and produced by Melmo Films [5] and funded by Live and Unsigned [6] as one part of Lucy's prize for becoming the runner up of Live and Unsigned 2011.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download (2011)
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Last Night" Lucy Spraggan Will Farley 2:09
Digital download (2013)[8]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Last Night (Beer Fear)" Spraggan
2:13

Chart performance[edit]

On 26 August 2012 "Last Night" entered the UK Singles Chart at number 70 after Spraggan performed the song at The X Factor auditions, which was shown in the episode broadcast on 25 August 2012. On 29 August 2012, "Last Night" was at number 5 on the Official Chart Update before being removed from iTunes later that day.[9][10] It finished in the week end charts in the UK at number 11.[11] On 30 August 2012, the song entered the Irish Singles Chart at number 16.[12]

Last Night[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[13] 16
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[14] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 11

Last Night (Beer Fear)[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[13] 45
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[14] 15
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[15] 18

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format Label
United Kingdom 29 September 2013[8] Digital download Sony Music Entertainment

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eames, Tom (29 August 2012). "'X Factor' Lucy Spraggan's song taken off iTunes due to 'rule change'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Glanfield, Tim (28 August 2012). "X Factor 2012: Lucy Spraggan's music removed from iTunes to "level playing field for contestants"". Radio Times. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Anderson, Steve (30 August 2012). "X Factor telling contestant Lucy Spraggan to remove Little Mix-bothering single from sale exposes holes in show's power". The Independent. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Lucy Spraggan | Last Night (Beer Fear)". YouTube. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Lucy Spraggan Last Night Music Video 2012". Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Advertising Standards Authority ASA investigation of Live and Unsigned". Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Live and Unsigned Winners and Results 2011". Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  8. ^ a b iTunes - Music - Last Night (Beer Fear) - Single by Lucy Spraggan
  9. ^ Corner, Lewis (29 August 2012). "Little Mix, Rita Ora lead midweek chart". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  10. ^ Kreisler, Lauren (29 August 2012). "Little Mix's Wings soaring towards Number 1". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Archive Chart: 2012-09-08" UK Singles Chart.
  12. ^ Corner, Lewis (31 August 2012). "Little Mix storm Irish singles chart with 'Wings'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  13. ^ a b "Chart Track: Week 35, 2012". Irish Singles Chart. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "sc_Irish_" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  14. ^ a b "Archive Chart: 2012-09-08". Scottish Singles Top 40. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "sc_Scotland_" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  15. ^ "Archive Chart: 2013-10-12" UK Singles Chart.