Thinking About You (Calvin Harris song)

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"Thinking About You"
Thinking About You (Calvin Harris song).jpg
Single by Calvin Harris featuring Ayah Marar
from the album 18 Months
Released2 August 2013 (2013-08-02)
Format
Recorded2012
GenreHouse[1][2]
Length4:07
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Calvin Harris
  • Ayah Marar
Producer(s)Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris singles chronology
"I Need Your Love"
(2013)
"Thinking About You"
(2013)
"Under Control"
(2013)
Ayah Marar singles chronology
"Thinking About You"
(2013)
Music video
"Thinking About You" on YouTube

"Thinking About You" is a song by Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris, featuring Jordanian singer Ayah Marar. It was released on 2 August 2013 as the eighth and final single from Harris' third studio album, 18 Months (2012). The song was written by Harris and Marar, who previously worked together on Harris's promotional single, "Let Me Know" (2004) and "Flashback" (2009), the third single from his second studio album, Ready for the Weekend.

The song debuted and peaked at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart, giving Harris his ninth UK top 10 single from 18 Months and making him the first artist in history to have nine UK top 10 singles from one album. His record was surpassed in 2017 by Ed Sheeran, whose third studio album ÷ includes ten top 10 hits.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

On 11 August 2013, the song climbed to number 8 in the UK, giving Harris his ninth top-10 hit from 18 Months (counting "We Found Love", on which Harris was listed as a featured artist, as a single from 18 Months) and breaking his own chart record in the process.[4] On Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, the song became his fifth consecutive number one.[5]

Music video[edit]

The official music video was uploaded to Harris's Vevo account on 15 July 2013. It was directed by Vincent Haycock[6] and filmed in Los Angeles off the coast of Santa Catalina Island. The video features a pool party, a rave, a boat party (which Marar is on) being hijacked by Somali pirates, a couple having sex on a plane and a beaten-up teenage boy taking out revenge by badly beating up the guy who did it to him. The video also features an appearance from Hurts member Theo Hutchcraft.[7]

Track listing and formats[edit]

Digital download — EP[8]
No.TitleLength
1."Thinking About You" (Jesse Rose Remix)5:29
2."Thinking About You" (Laidback Luke Remix)6:34
3."Thinking About You" (Michael Brun Remix)5:42
4."Thinking About You" (Ludo Remix)6:45
5."Thinking About You" (GTA Remix)6:49
6."Thinking About You" (Firebeatz Remix)5:53
7."Thinking About You" (EDX's Belo Horizonte At Night Remix)6:51
8."Thinking About You" (Manufactured Superstars Remix)6:53

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s)
United Kingdom 2 August 2013 Digital download
United States[42] 8 October 2013 Contemporary hit radio

References[edit]

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