Rise & Fall (Craig David song)

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"Rise & Fall"
Craig David Featuring Sting - Rise & Fall (CD).jpg
Single by Craig David featuring Sting
from the album Slicker Than Your Average
Released28 April 2003
Producer(s)Soulshock and Karlin
Craig David singles chronology
"Hidden Agenda"
"Rise & Fall"
Sting singles chronology
"After the Rain Has Fallen"
"Rise & Fall"
"Send Your Love"

"Rise & Fall" is a song by British singer Craig David and the third single taken from his second studio album, Slicker Than Your Average (2002). The song, a collaboration with fellow English musician Sting, returned David to the UK top five, peaking at #2 on the UK Singles Chart. It was the most successful song from the album.

The song is based on a sample of the 1993 song "Shape of My Heart" from Sting's album Ten Summoner's Tales. Girl group Sugababes released their song, "Shape", which also sampled the Sting song within weeks of "Rise & Fall". The song also returned David to the top ten of the Australian Singles Chart, outpeaking both "What's Your Flava?" and "Hidden Agenda". It also marked the first DVD single release for David.

Chart performance[edit]

"Rise & Fall" charted at number two on the UK Singles Chart, spending ten weeks inside the top 75. It also charted at number six in the ARIA Charts.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Max & Dania, who have directed a number of Craig David's videos.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single
1."Rise & Fall" (Video Edit) (featuring Sting)4:20
2."Rise & Fall" (Blacksmith Hip Hop Rub featuring Fallacy)3:32
3."Rise & Fall" (MJ Cole Remix)6:18
4."Rise & Fall" (Rishi Rich Desi Kulcha Remix featuring Juggy D)5:00
5."Rise & Fall" (Video)3:11
UK DVD single
1."Rise & Fall" (Performance Video) (featuring Sting) 
2."What's Changed" (Album Version) – (Audio + Picture Gallery) 
3."MTV Interview" (Video) 

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Produced and arranged by Soulshock and Karlin for Soulpower Productions.
  • Mixed by Manny Marroquin and Soulshock.
  • Written by Craig David, Sting and Dominic Miller.
  • Mastered by Dick Beetham at 360 Mastering, London.
  • "Rise & Fall" (Blacksmith Hip Hop Rub featuring Fallacy): remix produced by Blacksmith for Blacksmith Music Productions Ltd. Mixed by Darryl Lavictoire @ The Hide Out Studios, Brixton. Rap written and performed by Fallacy for Monster Management. Fallacy appears courtesy of Virgin Records. All instruments by Blacksmith. Pro Tools and programming by Steve Antony and Tom Burbury.
  • "Rise & Fall" (MJ Cole Remix): remixed by MJ Cole @ Prolific Studios, London. All keyboards played by MJ Cole.
  • "Rise & Fall" (Rishi Rich Desi Kulcha Remix featuring Juggy D): mix produced by Rishi Rich for TwoPointNine Ltd (Management)/2Point9.com. Additional vocals written and performed by Juggy D. All instruments played by Rishi Rich except for tumbi, algozee and sarongi played by Pardeep Sandhu. Mixed by Rishi Rich at The Heights Recording Studio, London.


Chart (2003) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 6
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 51
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 17
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 17
Denmark (Tracklisten)[5] 11
France (SNEP)[6] 15
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 15
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[8] 1
Ireland (IRMA) 5
Italy (FIMI)[9] 9
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[10] 9
Norway (VG-lista)[11] 17
Poland (Polish Airplay Charts)[12] 1
Romania (Romanian Top 100) 1
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[13] 4
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 35
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 2

See also[edit]