Spaceship (Tinchy Stryder and Dappy song)

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Single by Tinchy Stryder and Dappy
B-side "Oh No"
Released 12 June 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Electronic, hip hop, R&B
Length 3:33
Label Takeover Entertainment
Songwriter(s) Kwasi Danquah III (Composer)
Dino Contostavlos (Co-Lyricist)
TMS (Co-Lyricist)
Producer(s) TMS
Tinchy Stryder singles chronology
"Bring It"
"Off the Record"
"Bring It"
"Off the Record"
Dappy singles chronology
"Number 1"
(2009) Number 12009
(2011) Spaceship2011
"No Regrets"
(2011) No Regrets2011
Music video
"Spaceship" on YouTube

"Spaceship" is a single by recording artist Tinchy Stryder and hip hop vocalist Dappy. It was meant to be the first single released from his fourth studio album entitled, Full Tank but Full Tank was scrapped making it a non-album single. It was released on 12 June 2011 as a digital download. The single features vocals from Rapper/singer Dappy of N-Dubz, as well as uncredited back up vocals from Tulisa Contostavlos, also from N-Dubz. This is Tinchy Stryder's first top five single since 2009.

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in Portofino, Liguria, North-Western Italy, by United Kingdom directors Kwasi Danquah III, Luke Monaghan & James Barber, to accompany the release of "Spaceship". British fashion model and 2010 Miss England finalist, Pascal Craymer, makes a cameo in the video. The video was premiered on Tinchy Stryder's YouTube channel on 25 April 2011 and reached 1 million views on 8 May 2011. The video has now reached nearly 6 million .[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Spaceship" (Album Version) 3:33
2. "Spaceship" (7Th Heaven Clean Radio Edit) 4:05
3. "Spaceship" (Club Junkies Radio Edit) 3:25
4. "Oh No" 3:29
Total length: 14:32

Critical reception[edit]

Lewis Corner of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review stating:

It's been a rocky few months for Tinchy Stryder. After catapulting to the upper echelons of the charts with his debut LP and its subsequent spinoff singles, the pint-sized rapper suffered a textbook case of follow-up album syndrome, failing to replicate his success second time around. Determined to push forward, he's re-teamed with original chart-topping collaborators N-Dubz in a bid to regain his former chart glory. He and the Grime music trio's frontman/serial "Dappy hat's" offender Dappy split rhymes that reminisce on how far they've come in the biz - with girls, cars, gadgets and blingin' designer clobber now all at their disposal. "I'm a f**king star/ have you seen my car?" boasts Tinchy, while Dapz admits: "My momma thought I wouldn't make it/ But now she's living in a spaceship," over a watery stew of club beats and pulsating synths that lack any real oomph or lyrical resonance. Not to worry, Tinch, there's always that rainy day fund, right? RIGHT? 3/5 stars[2]

Chart Performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 45
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[4] 5
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[5] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 5

Release history[edit]

Date Format Label
12 June 2011[7] Digital Download Takeover Entertainment Limited &
Universal Island Records