Stop for a Minute (Keane song)

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"Stop for a Minute"
Single by Keane featuring K'naan
from the album Night Train
Released 5 April 2010
Genre Synthpop
Length 4:07 (album version)
3:42 (radio edit - with rap)
3:35 (radio edit - without rap)
Label Island
Songwriter(s) Tom Chaplin, Richard Hughes, Tim Rice-Oxley, K'naan
Producer(s) Keane / Fraser T Smith
Keane singles chronology
"Better Than This"
(2009) Better Than This2009
"Stop for a Minute"
(2010) Stop for a Minute2010
"Silenced by the Night"
K'naan singles chronology
"Wavin' Flag"
(2009) Wavin' Flag2009
"Stop for a Minute"
(2010) Stop for a Minute2010
"Wavin' Flag (Coca-Cola Celebration Mix)"
(2010) Wavin' Flag (Coca-Cola Celebration Mix)2010
Silenced by the Night2012

"Stop for a Minute" is the only single from Keane's 2010 EP, and fourth record,[1] Night Train. The song marks Keane's collaboration with Somali-Canadian rapper, K'naan.[2] The single was released on 5 April 2010 in the United Kingdom and on 11 April 2010 in the United States.[3] The song is featured on the soundtrack of Pro Evolution Soccer 2011.[4]

Music video[edit]

The video begins with shots of a London streetscape (looks to be in the Aldgate or Whitechapel area of London),[1] before entering an upscale pub. Keane frontman Tom Chaplin and K'naan are shown singing in the bar while surrounded by patrons enjoying their night, a contrast to some of the song's lyrics.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Stop for a Minute" 4:06


The song debuted at number forty on the UK Singles Charts, making their tenth top-forty hit and their highest chart single since Spiralling.[5]

Chart (2010) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 31
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[7] 14
Denmark Airplay (Tracklisten)[8] 15
European Hot 100[9] 74
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 27
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[9] 80
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[11] 14
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 40
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[13] 14

Release history[edit]

Country Date
United Kingdom 5 May 2010 (digital)[14]
United Kingdom 10 May 2010 (physical)[15]
United States 11 May 2010[3]


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