Movin' Too Fast

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"Movin' Too Fast"
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Single by Artful Dodger and Romina Johnson
from the album It's All About the Stragglers
Released12 July 1999
Recorded1998
GenreUK garage
Length3:54
LabelLocked On
Songwriter(s)
  • Orlando Levene Johnson
  • Fabio Raponi
  • Ingo Peter Schwartz
Producer(s)Artful Dodger
Artful Dodger singles chronology
"What You Gonna Do"
(1998)
"Movin' Too Fast"
(1999)
"Re-Rewind"
(1999)

"Movin' Too Fast" is a song released by Artful Dodger in 1999. The song features Romina Johnson and was featured on the duo's debut studio album, It's All About the Stragglers. "Movin' Too Fast" was originally recorded by Johnson as a solo artist and appears on her debut album, Simply Passion.

The Artful Dodger version of the track was first distributed as a white label vinyl release.[1] After it was picked up by DJs it was assigned to Locked On for mainstream distribution.[1] Artful Dodger did not receive a share of the publishing for the track, nor a remix fee.[1]

The original Romina Johnson single release peaked at No. 187 on the UK Singles Chart in 1999,[citation needed]. The Artful Dodger release of the following year went to No. 2 on the same chart. It also reached number one on the UK Dance chart and remained on the Indie charts for two weeks. The song has gone Platinum in the United Kingdom for sales and streams exceeding 600,000.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 41
Canada Dance/Urban (RPM)[3] 15
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[4] 13
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 63
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 21
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 57
Norway (VG-lista)[8] 18
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[9] 9
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 2
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[11] 1
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[12] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] Platinum 600,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Cover versions[edit]

In 2019, a version by DJ Spoony with Katie Chatburn and The Ignition Orchestra featuring Paloma Faith on vocals was released as a promo single for the UK garage covers album Garage Classical.

In July 2020, former Britain's Got Talent contestant and Love Island winner Paige Turley released a version of the song as her debut single.[14][15] The record was recorded with The House & Garage Orchestra (a project featuring Luck & Neat producer Shy Cookie in a manner similar to Pete Tong's recordings with Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra) and was released by New State Music.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sam, "Mark Hill/Artful Dodger [Producer]". Speakhertz, 24 April 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be – Artful Dodger & Romina Johnson – Movin Too Fast" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Dance/Urban: Issue 9955." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 17 no. 11. 11 March 2000. p. 11. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Artful Dodger & Romina Johnson – Movin Too Fast". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Movin' Too Fast". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Artful Dodger & Romina Johnson – Movin Too Fast" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  8. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Artful Dodger & Romina Johnson – Movin Too Fast". VG-lista.
  9. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  12. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company.
  13. ^ "British single certifications – Artful Dodger & Romina Johnson – Movin' Too Fast". British Phonographic Industry. 17 July 2020. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  14. ^ https://metro.co.uk/2020/07/12/love-island-winner-paige-turley-lands-dream-record-deal-12978927/
  15. ^ https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/entertainment/a33343578/love-island-paige-turley-debut-song-single/

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