Let It Rain (Tinchy Stryder song)
|"Let It Rain"|
|Single by Tinchy Stryder featuring Melanie Fiona|
|from the album Third Strike|
|Released||27 January 2011|
|Label||Takeover Entertainment Limited
Universal Island Records
|Songwriter(s)||Kwasi Danquah III (Composer)
Melanie Fiona (Co-Lyricist)
Emeli Sandé (Co-Lyricist)
|Tinchy Stryder singles chronology|
|Melanie Fiona singles chronology|
"Let It Rain" is a single by British rapper Tinchy Stryder. The song was produced by Takeover Entertainment producer Nathan Retro. It is the third and final single from his third studio album Third Strike, and It was released on 24 January 2011 as a digital download. The single also features vocals from Grammy Award winning Canadian singer Melanie Fiona and has thus far peaked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart.
Nick Levine of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review stating:
With his last two singles stalling outside the UK top 20, his Third Strike album yet to threaten the UK top 40, and the Brits panel forgetting conveniently that he exists, it's hard to avoid the conclusion that pretty much every clap of his grime-pop crossover thunder has been stolen by another fashion-conscious MC from our fair capital whose semi-comic nom de plume begins with "T".
This latest album spin-off is likely to help him grab it back. Stryder's Made-it-through-against-the-odds rhymes are as earnest as ever, and Canadian soul belter Melanie Fiona turns in a fairly mighty vocal, but, as midtempo electro-R&B tunes go, 'Let It Rain' is a bit like a family saloon that's due its MOT: perfectly serviceable but not terribly exciting. Not half as exciting, it has be [sic] said, as a similarly-themed recent offering from a certain Mr Tin... .
|1.||"Let It Rain" (Album Version)||3:40|
|2.||"Let It Rain" (Club Junkies Club Mix)||7:26|
|3.||"Let It Rain" (7th Heaven Club Mix)||8:05|
|4.||"Let It Rain" (Craze & Hoax Remix)||3:41|
"Let It Rain" debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 103 on 9 January 2011. The following week, the single rocketed up the UK Singles Chart, jumping 65 places to number 38; marking Stryder's ninth UK Top 40 hit and fourth consecutive UK Top 40 single to have been released from Third Strike. On 23 January 2011, the single climbed a further 12 places to number 25 on the UK Singles Chart. On 30 January 2011, the single climbed a further 11 places to number 14 on the UK Singles Chart.
|UK Dance (Official Charts Company)||3|
|UK Download (Official Charts Company)||14|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||14|
|27 January 2011||Digital download||Takeover Entertainment Limited &
Universal Island Records
|30 January 2011|
- Nick Levine. "Tinchy Stryder ft. Melanie Fiona: 'Let It Rain'". Digital Spy. digitalspy.co.uk.
- "Let It Rain (Remix Bundle) - EP". iTunes. www.apple.com/uk/itunes/.
- "Let It Rain". Amazon.com. www.amazon.co.uk.
- 9 January 2011 - UK Singles Chart - New Entries Archived 11 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine., Retrieved 2011-01-22
- UK Singles Chart - Top 40 Singles - 16 January 2011 Archived 3 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine., Retrieved 2011-01-23
- "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
- "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
- "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.