Rollerblades (Eliza Doolittle song)

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"Rollerblades"
Rollerblades.jpg
Single by Eliza Doolittle
from the album Eliza Doolittle
B-side "Doo Little"
Released 17 October 2010
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre
Length 3:06
Label EMI
Songwriter(s)
  • Eliza Doolittle
  • Jonny Sharp
  • Craigie Dodds
Producer(s)
  • Craigie Dodds
  • Jonny Sharp
Eliza Doolittle singles chronology
"Pack Up"
(2010)
"Rollerblades"
(2010)
"Skinny Genes"
(2010)

"Pack Up"
(2010)
"Rollerblades"
(2010)
"Skinny Genes"
(2010)
Music video
"Rollerblades" on YouTube

"Rollerblades" is the third single from British recording artist Eliza Doolittle, taken from her eponymous debut album. It was released on 17 October 2010 and peaked at 58. The track was added to BBC Radio 1's A-Playlist.[1]

Release and promotion[edit]

The song was released on 4 January 2011 on US iTunes Store as the 'Free Single of the Week'.

The song was recently used for a commercial for the Toyota Prius v.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song appeared on Doolittle's YouTube channel on 21 September 2010. It was shot in the Greenwich Village neighbourhood of New York City and shows Eliza cycling around the city.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Fraser McAlpine of BBC Chart Blog gave the song a positive review stating:

For an emotion we all yearn to feel, as much as we possibly can, light-hearted skippyfun can be very, very troublesome to capture in popular music. Too much sugar, as we all know, rots the teeth, and makes people feel sick. So it's often a good idea to leaven it with a bit of sourness, just to cleanse the palate.

It's a tough balance to strike though. Too much sour is even worse than too much sweet, cos it curdles the whole confection. Ideally, you'd want a song something like this, something which seems to be full of sunlight and happysighs; something which tumbles through your mind like a carrier bag lifted into the afternoon sky by a gentle breeze.

Unfortunately, the lighter and happier you sound, the more you risk annoying people, rather than carrying them along with your infectious giddiness, so it needs to also have some great big clumping clown feet, just to keep it from disappearing in a puff of twee. 3/5 stars.[3]

Track listings[edit]

Digital download
1
No.TitleLength
1."Rollerblades"3:06
2."Doo Little"2:45
3."Rollerblades" (Radio Edit)3:02
2
No.TitleLength
1."Rollerblades" (Video)3:10
iTunes EP
No.TitleLength
1."Rollerblades"3:06
2."Doo Little"2:45
3."Rollerblades" (Radio Edit)3:02
4."Rollerblades" (Video)3:10

Chart performance[edit]

"Rollerblades" debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 91 on 17 October 2010 before climbing to number 58 the following week; upon physical release.

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 58

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 17 October 2010 Digital download[6][7] EMI

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC - Radio 1 - Playlist". 21 October 2010. Archived from the original on 21 October 2010. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  2. ^ Video on YouTube
  3. ^ Fraser McAlpine. "Eliza Doolittle - 'Rollerblades'". BBC. bbc.co.uk.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Eliza Doolittle – Rollerblades" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  5. ^ "Eliza Doolittle: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  6. ^ https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00462TQ62
  7. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/preorder/rollerblades-ep/id396755652

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