Rainmaker (Emmelie de Forest song)

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"Rainmaker"
Rainmaker Emmelie de Forest.png
Single by Emmelie de Forest
Released 21 February 2014 (2014-02-21)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Pop, Worldbeat, Folk Pop
Length 3:43
Label Universal
Songwriter(s)
Emmelie de Forest singles chronology
"Hunter & Prey"
(2013)
"Rainmaker"
(2014)
"Drunk Tonight"
(2014)
"Hunter & Prey"
(2013)
"Rainmaker"
(2014)
"Drunk Tonight"
(2014)

"Rainmaker" is a single by Danish singer-songwriter Emmelie de Forest. The song was released in Denmark on 21 February 2014. It is the official song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.[1] The song was written by Emmelie de Forest, Jakob Schack Glæsner, Fredrik Sonefors. The song has peaked at number 1 on the Danish Singles Chart becoming her second number one hit, as well as becoming her second top 75 single on the UK Singles Chart.

Background[edit]

Talking about the song Emmelie said, "It is about a tribe joining together to call upon the rainmaker to make their land blossom again. But on a more general level the rainmaker can be anything or anyone – it is about coming together and helping each other out". She also talked about enjoying success after winning Eurovision last year, "I’ve been performing my music around Europe, released my debut album and written a lot of new songs – to be honest, I’m living my dream!"[1]

Live performances[edit]

Emmelie sang the song live during the Maltese national final, the German national final, the Andra Chansen round of the Melodifestivalen in Lidköping and Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2014.

On 10 May 2014 Emmelie performed the song with the 26 finalists live during the final of Eurovision Song Contest 2014, at the B&W Hallerne, in Copenhagen, Denmark.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[2]
No. Title Length
1. "Rainmaker" 3:43
Digital download — remix[3]
No. Title Length
1. "Rainmaker" (Sidelmann remix) 4:58

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Denmark (Tracklisten)[4] 1
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 58
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 65
Sweden (Digilistan)[7] 23
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 73
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 74

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Europe 21 February 2014[2] Digital download Universal Music
21 February 2014[3] Digital download — remix

References[edit]

See also[edit]