Tea and Toast

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"Tea and Toast"
Single by Lucy Spraggan
from the album Join the Club
Released 13 July 2012
13 December 2013 (re-release)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Indie pop
Length 4:36
Songwriter(s) Lucy Spraggan
Lucy Spraggan singles chronology
"Tea and Toast"
"Tea and Toast"

"Last Night (Beer Fear)"
(2013) Last Night (Beer Fear)2013

"Tea & Toast"
(2013) Tea & Toast2013

"Give Me Sunshine"
2013 cover
2013 cover
Give Me Sunshine2014

"Tea and Toast" is a single by English musician Lucy Spraggan. The song was released in the United Kingdom as a digital download on 13 July 2012, Columbia Records re-released the song on 13 December 2013. The song was written by Lucy Spraggan. The song is included on her album Join the Club (2013).

Live performances[edit]

She sang the song on The X Factor at bootcamp after Tulisa said that she wanted to hear one of her tracks. Lucy said that the song was about a real couple that she had seen. After she performed the song, she burst into tears when she received a standing ovation from the audience and the judging panel.[1][2]

Inspiration for song[edit]

Spraggan explains the inspiration behind "Tea and Toast". She revealed that she was inspired by an elderly couple walking down the street when "the lady collapsed in the street and was unconscious. And the look on the husbands face was like he'd never lost her before and he'd just lost her then. It was horrible and it inspired me to write a song — after I got them into an ambulance. "[3]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Tea and Toast" 4:36
Album version
No. Title Length
1. "Tea & Toast" 4:32
Digital download - 2013 single
No. Title Length
1. "Tea and Toast" 4:32
2. "It Doesn't Feel Like Christmas" 3:30

Big Hits 2012 cover version[edit]

After Spraggan was asked to remove her album Top Room at the Zoo from iTunes,[4] a group called Big Hits 2012 took advantage and released their own version. This version charted at #52 on the UK Singles Chart,[5] while their version of Last Night also charted at #74.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

The song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 135 and number 11 on the UK Indie Chart after she performed her song "Last Night" at The X Factor auditions which was shown on 25 August 2012. In October 2013 the song re-entered the UK Singles Chart at number 50, due to the release of her album Join the Club.

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 135
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[7] 11
Chart (2013) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 50

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 13 July 2012[9] Digital download Independent
13 December 2013[10] Columbia Records