Thank You Very Much (Margaret song)

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"Thank You Very Much"
Thank You Very Much Margaret.png
Single by Margaret
from the album All I Need and Add the Blonde
Released 21 February 2013 (2013-02-21)
Format
Genre Pop
Length 3:10
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Ant Whiting
Margaret singles chronology
"Thank You Very Much"
(2013)
"Tell Me How Are Ya"
(2013)

"Thank You Very Much"
(2013)
"Tell Me How Are Ya"
(2013)
Music video
"Thank You Very Much" on YouTube
Alternative cover
Artwork in the UK, Europe and Japan
Artwork in the UK, Europe and Japan

"Thank You Very Much" is a song recorded by Polish singer Margaret for her first extended play, All I Need (2013). It was also included on her debut studio album, Add the Blonde (2014). The song was written by Thomas Karlsson, Joakim Buddee and produced by Ant Whiting.[1][2] It was released to Polish radio stations on 14 May 2012, and later in the month Margaret performed it at the 2012 Sopot TOPtrendy Festival.[3][4] Shortly thereafter, her management decided to withdraw the song from radio stations and design a promotional plan before re-releasing it.[5] It was officially released on 21 February 2013 as Margaret's debut single.[1]

In 2013, Margaret represented Poland with the song at the 2013 Baltic Song Contest, and finished in second place.[6] During the peak of popularity of "Thank You Very Much" in Poland, the Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry (ZPAV) only published the top 5 of the Official Polish Airplay Chart (now it is the Top 100), which may explain why the single did not appear on the chart. Nevertheless, the song managed to peak at number 2 on the Polish Airplay New chart.[7] It later went on to become the third best-selling digital single of 2013 in Poland released by a Polish artist.[8] "Thank You Very Much" also charted in Austria, Germany, Italy and Russia.

A controversial music video for the song, directed by Chris Piliero, contributed to the single's success.

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song, in which Margaret appeared surrounded by thirty nude extras, was released onto YouTube in February 2013.[9] It was directed by Chris Piliero and the filming took place in Los Angeles.[9][10] Shortly after its release, the video was removed by YouTube for violating the website's policy against nudity and sexual content; it was later restored with age restrictions.[9][11] Following this, Margaret expressed her support for the right to nudity under the slogan, "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity", and criticised YouTube for censorship.[9] The video received substantial media coverage, contributing to the international success of "Thank You Very Much".[12][13] A year after its release, the music video appeared on the viral website 9GAG; this increased its YouTube traffic to more than 500,000 views in 24 hours.[14]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Thank You Very Much" (Radio Edit) – 3:10
  2. "Thank You Very Much" (Single Edit) – 3:09
  3. "Thank You Very Much" (Extended Version) – 4:21
  • Digital download[1]
  1. "Thank You Very Much" (UK Radio Version) – 3:10
  2. "Thank You Very Much" – 3:09

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[16] 38
Germany (Official German Charts)[17] 41
Italy (FIMI)[18] 22
Poland (Polish Airplay New)[7] 2
Russia Airplay (Tophit)[19] 127

Accolades[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Result Ref.
2013 2013 Sopot TOPtrendy Festival Biggest Hits of the Year Nominated [20]
2013 Baltic Song Contest Grand Prix Award 2nd [6]
2013 Eska Music Awards Biggest Hit of the Year Nominated [21]
Best Music Video Won [22]
2014 2014 Sopot TOPtrendy Festival Digital Song of the Year 3rd [8]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Poland 21 February 2013 Digital download [1]
Russia 24 February 2013 [23]
Scandinavia 18 March 2013 [24]
Germany, Switzerland and Austria 21 June 2013
  • B1M1 Recordings, Lda.
[25]
Italy 26 July 2013
  • X-Energy Italy
[26]
United Kingdom, Europe, Japan 4 November 2013
  • Extensive Music
[27]
Italy 18 December 2013 CD single
  • X-Energy Records
[28]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Margaret: Polska szafiarka zrobi światową karierę?" (in Polish). Interia.pl. 25 February 2013. Archived from the original on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "THANK YOU VERY MUCH" (in Polish). margaret-j.blogspot.co.uk. 14 May 2012. Archived from the original on 10 April 2017. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Margaret wystąpi na festiwalu "Sopot Top Trendy" 2012" (in Polish). RMF FM. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Staszewski, Wojciech (23 November 2015). "Margaret śpiewa Wzruszająca "Kolędę warszawską"". Newsweek Polska (in Polish). Archived from the original on 17 April 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
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  7. ^ a b "AirPlay Nowości: 02.03. – 08.03.2013" (in Polish). ZPAV. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Cyfrowa Piosenka Roku 2013" (in Polish). ZPAV. 24 June 2014. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Freedom, Equality, and Femininity. Margaret". Stradivarius Magazine. Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Margaret – Thank You Very Much. Polka, która ma szansę zdobyć Europę! Zobacz jej debiutancki singiel" (in Polish). Radio Eska. 25 February 2013. Archived from the original on 11 April 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Polka zakazana na YouTube" (in Polish). Onet.pl. 10 April 2013. Archived from the original on 14 April 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  12. ^ Danielli, Silvia (29 October 2013). "Margaret: i saluti speciali della fashion blogger polacca prestata alla musica" (in Italian). Max. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
    "Song-Check: Margaret und "Thank You Very Much"" (in German). Bravo. 26 June 2013. Archived from the original on 14 June 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
    Mitchell, Cicely (2 May 2013). "New Music Artist Margaret Sees Naked People!". 100.3 The Bull. Archived from the original on 9 December 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  13. ^ "Margaret robi karierę we Włoszech. Pod stacjami radiowymi ustawiają się fani". Newseria.pl (in Polish). Wprost. 20 January 2014. Archived from the original on 10 December 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  14. ^ "Margaret z Thank You Very Much viralowym hitem 2014 roku? Skąd 500 tysięcy odsłon w 1 dzień?" (in Polish). Radio Eska. 4 January 2014. Archived from the original on 5 January 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  15. ^ "Margaret – Thank You Very Much". Juno Records. Archived from the original on 11 April 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  16. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Margaret – Thank You Very Much" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  17. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Margaret – Thank You Very Much". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  18. ^ "Classifica settimanale WK 43 (dal 2013-10-21 al 2013-10-27)" (in Italian). FIMI. Archived from the original on 23 February 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  19. ^ "Margaret – Thank You Very Much (UK Radio Version)" (in Russian). Tophit. Archived from the original on 31 July 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  20. ^ "Sopot TOPtrendy Festival 2013 – kto wygrał Przebój Roku? Sprawdź na Eska.pl!" (in Polish). Radio Eska. 8 June 2013. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  21. ^ "Znamy nominacje ESKA Music Awards" (in Polish). Onet.pl. 18 June 2013. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  22. ^ "ESKA Music Awards 2013: Margaret ma ESKA TV Award – Najlepsze Video!" (in Polish). Radio Eska. 3 August 2013. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
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