Listen to the Man

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"Listen to the Man"
Listen to the Man.jpg
Single by George Ezra
from the album Wanted on Voyage
Released28 October 2014
FormatDigital download
Recorded2013
Genre
Length3:03
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Cam Blackwood
George Ezra singles chronology
"Blame It on Me"
(2014)
"Listen to the Man"
(2014)
"Barcelona"
(2015)

"Listen to the Man" is a song by English singer-songwriter George Ezra. It was released in the United Kingdom on 28 October 2014 through Columbia Records as the fifth single from his debut studio album Wanted on Voyage (2014). The song has peaked at number 41 on the UK Singles Chart.

The accompanying music video features actor Sir Ian McKellen, who lip syncs to the lyrics.

Music video[edit]

The official music video was uploaded to YouTube on 28 October 2014. It features Ezra and actor Sir Ian McKellen (who lip syncs to the lyrics).[1] Midway through the video, the song cuts off and Ezra confronts McKellen, who says he is so excited to be a part of the video. He also calls Ezra "Geoff"[2] instead of George and says he loves Ezra's song "Bucharest" (Ezra then corrects him and says it's actually "Budapest"). Ezra then continues the song, with McKellen continuing to lip sync. The video has received over 62 million views as of December 2018.[3]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 28 October 2014 Digital download Columbia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pell, Michael (29 October 2014). "Ian McKellen Upstages George Ezra In "Listen To The Man" Video". MTV. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  2. ^ Smyth, David (25 July 2014). "George Ezra: the man with the song of the summer". London Evening Standard. Daily Mail and General Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  3. ^ "George Ezra - Listen to the Man". YouTube.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – George Ezra – Listen to the Man" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – George Ezra – Listen to the Man" (in French). Ultratip.
  6. ^ "Chart Track: Week 3, 2015". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ "British single certifications – George Ezra – Listen to the Man". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 18 September 2015. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Listen to the Man in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.