Next to Me (Emeli Sandé song)

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"Next to Me"
NextToMe.jpg
Single by Emeli Sandé
from the album Our Version of Events
Released 10 February 2012
Format Digital download
Genre
Length 3:16
Label Virgin
Songwriter(s)
  • Emeli Sandé
  • Hugo Chegwin
  • Harry Craze
  • Anup Paul
Producer(s)
  • Craze & Hoax
  • Mojam Music (add. prod.)
Emeli Sandé singles chronology
"Daddy"
(2011)
"Next to Me"
(2012)
"My Kind of Love"
(2012)

"Daddy"
(2011)
"Next to Me"
(2012)
"My Kind of Love"
(2012)

"Next to Me" is a song by Scottish recording artist Emeli Sandé. The single was first released in Ireland on 10 February 2012 as the third single from her debut studio album, Our Version of Events (2012). "Next to Me" was written by Sandé and co-written by Hugo Chegwin, Harry Craze and A. K. Paul. The recording was also produced by Craze and Chegwin.

On the week ending 23 February 2012, the track debuted at number one on the Irish Singles Chart, also topping the Scottish Singles Chart and peaking at number two on the UK Singles Chart. "Next to Me" was also the first single from the album in the US, released on 17 April 2012, and it became her first to reach the top 40 in the US Billboard Hot 100, charting at number 25.[1] It was the 14th best-selling single of 2012 in the UK.[2]

Composition[edit]

According to sheet music on e-Chords.com, the song is written in the key of A minor, with the chorus fluctuating between the A minor, G and C keys.[3]

Reception[edit]

Lewis Corner of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review stating: "You won't find him trying to chase the devil/ For money, fame, for power, out of grief [sic]," Sandé insists of her morally righteous right-hand man over head-nodding beats and gospel-choir harmonies. Whether this mysterious entity is a lover, her faith or the music itself is never clarified, but one thing is for certain; if it inspires Sandé to write music of this standard, then her claims of perfection are rightly justified. 4/5 stars[4]

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Next to Me" was first released onto YouTube on 18 January 2012 at a total length of 3:31.

In popular culture[edit]

Media[edit]

"Next to Me" was used the Chilean commercial Top+Shoes in Almacenes Paris, and was featured in the soundtrack of Chilean soap opera Soltera otra vez (2nd season). The song was performed by Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) and her mother, Shelby Corcoran (Idina Menzel), in the 2013 Glee episode "Sweet Dreams".[5] It was also used in video games Zumba Fitness: World Party and Dance Central Spotlight.

Track listing[edit]


Personnel[edit]

  • Emeli Sande: Main Vocal
  • Abeeku "Beyku" Ribeiro: Additional Vocals
  • Craze & Hoax, James Murray, Mustafa Omer: All instruments and programming, except piano and bass
  • Anup Paul: Bass
  • Neil Cowley: Piano
  • Patsy McKay, Jenny La Touche, Awsa Bergstrom, Rebecca Jones, Charlene Jones, Crystal Jones, Lorraine Barnes, John Gibbons, Jack Vasiliou, Roxy Harris: Choir Vocal Backing


Production[edit]

  • Produced by Craze & Hoax for Method Music Mgmt. and Delirious Blacksmith Music Mgmt. Ltd., with additional production by Mojam Music (for Delirious Blacksmith Music Mgmt.)
  • Recorded by Craze & Hoax
  • Mixed by Tom Elmhirst, with assistance by Ben Baptie
  • Mastered by Simon Davey
  • Published by Stellar Songs Ltd./EMI Music Publishing Ltd./Naughty Words/Sony-ATV Music Publishing Ltd.


Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format(s) Version(s) Label
France[8] 12 February 2012 Digital download Album version EMI Music
Germany[7]
United Kingdom[6] Virgin Records
Ireland[11] 20 April 2012 Digital remixes EP
  • Nu:Tone Remix
  • Mojam Remix
  • Dorian Remix
  • In Bed Remix

EMI Music
Germany[10] 23 April 2012
Italy[12]
France[9] 23 June 2012 Digital download Sadek Remix EMI Music
United Kingdom[13] 3 March 2013 Kendrick Lamar Remix Virgin EMI Records
United States[14] Capitol Records
United States[15] 5 March 2013 Digital Remixes EP
  • MOTi Remix
  • James Egbert Mixshow
  • Manhattan Clique Mixshow
  • MOTi BrightLight Mixshow

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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