Something in the Way You Move

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"Something in the Way You Move"
Ellie Goulding - Something In the Way You Move (Single).png
Single by Ellie Goulding
from the album Delirium
Released19 January 2016 (2016-01-19)
Recorded2015
StudioEcho (Los Angeles, California)
GenreElectropop
Length3:47
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Greg Kurstin
Ellie Goulding singles chronology
"Army"
(2016)
"Something in the Way You Move"
(2016)
"Still Falling for You"
(2016)

"Something in the Way You Move" is a song by English singer Ellie Goulding from her third studio album, Delirium (2015). The song was serviced to contemporary hit radio in the United States on 19 January 2016 as the album's second single in North America, and third overall. It reached number 51 on the UK Singles Chart and number 43 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Composition[edit]

"Something in the Way You Move" is an electropop song,[1] with a tempo of 108 beats per minute and it uses the chords A, B, C#m, and E.[2] Lyrically, the song describes an ill-fated attraction to someone.[1] The Guardian's Alexis Petridis noted similarities between the song and "Love Me like You Do", another song from Delirium, saying it has "a virtually identical chorus".[3] Eve Barlow of Spin wrote the chorus is reminiscent of the 1980s.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

"Something in the Way You Move" received mixed to positive reviews from music critics. MTV News dubbed the song "pure pop bliss".[1] Ian Sandwell of Digital Spy praised it as "pure, unfiltered pop magic" and "pop gold".[5] Idolator's Bianca Gracie deemed it "vibrant" and warned not to be surprised if "its bright vibe ends up taking over the radio."[6] However, Music Times gave the track a negative review, calling it "generic pop" and stating there was nothing "interesting" about it.[7] Hazel Cills of Pitchfork wrote that although the song is "a mighty fine song in a vacuum", Selena Gomez had already done something similar with "Me & the Rhythm".[8]

Music videos[edit]

A lyric video for "Something in the Way You Move" was released on 9 October 2015, and features fans of Goulding dancing in black and white behind the song's lyrics in lilac and blue.[9] The official music video for the song was directed by Ed Coleman and premiered on 23 February 2016, consisting of live footage of Goulding's performance in Antwerp, Belgium, as part of the Delirium World Tour.[10][11]

On 21 June 2017, a second video was released to Goulding's Vevo page.[12] Filmed exclusively for Goulding's Deichmann 2017 Spring Summer collection and directed by Emil Nava, the video shows Goulding dancing and performing the song wearing footwear from the collection range.

Live performances[edit]

Goulding performed "Something in the Way You Move" on Channel 4's TFI Friday on 27 November 2015.[13] On 31 December, she performed the song on Alan Carr's New Year Specstacular.[14]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Delirium.[15]

Recording

Personnel

  • Ellie Goulding – vocals
  • Greg Kurstin – production, engineering, bass, drums, guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Alex Pasco – engineering
  • Julian Burg – engineering
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing
  • John Hanes – engineering for mix
  • Tom Coyne – mastering
  • Randy Merrill – mastering assistance

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Poland (ZPAV)[46] Gold 10,000*
United States (RIAA)[47] Gold 500,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various 9 October 2015 Digital download (promotional single) Polydor [1]
United States 19 January 2016 Contemporary hit radio [48]
Italy 29 April 2016 Universal [49]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Petridis, Alexis (5 November 2015). "Ellie Goulding: Delirium review – gimlet-eyed mainstream pop with few surprises". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  4. ^ Barlow, Eve (4 November 2015). "Review: Ellie Goulding Accepts Her Pop Mission on 'Delirium'". Spin. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  5. ^ Sandwell, Ian (9 October 2015). "Ellie Goulding's new song 'Something in the Way You Move' is pop gold". Digital Spy. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  6. ^ Gracie, Bianca (9 October 2015). "Ellie Goulding's "Something In The Way You Move": Listen To The Vibrant 'Delirium' Track". Idolator. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Ellie Goulding 'Something in the Way You Move' Brings Generic Pop to 'Delirium' [REVIEW]". Music Times. 9 October 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
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  14. ^ Alan Carr's New Year Specstacular. 31 December 2015. Channel 4.
  15. ^ Delirium (liner notes). Ellie Goulding. Polydor Records. 2015. 00602547587152.CS1 maint: others (link)
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