Turn Around (Conor Maynard song)

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"Turn Around"
Single by Conor Maynard featuring Ne-Yo
from the album Contrast
Released 11 October 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Synthpop, dance-pop
Length 3:52
Label Parlophone
  • Shaffer Smith
  • Benjamin Levin
  • Mikkel S. Eriksen
  • Tor Erik Hermansen
Conor Maynard singles chronology
"Vegas Girl"
"Turn Around"
Ne-Yo singles chronology
"Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)"
"Turn Around"
"Don't Make Em Like You"

"Turn Around" is a song by British singer Conor Maynard from his debut studio album, Contrast. The song features vocals from American singer Ne-Yo. It was released as the album's third single as a digital download on 11 October 2012. The song was produced by Stargate and Benny Blanco, who also co-wrote it with Ne-Yo. This is another collaboration between StarGate and Benny Blanco, following such songs as Wiz Khalifa's "Work Hard, Play Hard" and Rihanna's "Diamonds".

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Turn Around" was first released onto YouTube on 9 September 2012 at a total length of four minutes and three seconds and Britt Nilsson appear in the clip. It was filmed in Los Angeles, California, and was directed by Colin Tilley.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

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

"Turn around, open your eyes/ Look at me now/ Turn around, girl I've got you/ We won't fall down," he promises his (hopefully more appreciative) new beau over a mix of euphoric Italo piano riffs and pacing house beats, all worthy of the air-grabbing displayed in the accompanying music video. With mentor and pal Ne-Yo joining him on the track and another pop hit to add to his blossoming collection, we're sure being ditched over the internet will safely remain in Conor's past. 4/5 stars.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Turn Around"   3:53
Digital Remixes EP
No. Title Length
1. "Turn Around"   3:53
2. "Turn Around (DADA Edit)"   3:52
3. "Turn Around (Dave Aude Radio)"   4:05
4. "Turn Around (Marc MacRowland Remix)"   5:02
5. "Turn Around (The Arcade Remix)"   3:59
6. "Starships (BBC Live Version)"   3:22

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Lead vocals – Conor Maynard, NeYo
  • Producers – Stargate, Benny Blanco, Plan J
  • Lyrics – Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Benjamin Levin, Shaffer Smith
  • Label: Parlophone

Chart performance[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 11 October 2012 Digital download Parlophone
United States 30 October 2012 Top 40 radio[22] Capitol Records


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  13. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Conor Maynard feat. Ne-Yo – Turn Around". Top 40 Singles.
  14. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-10-20". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  15. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201245 into search.
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  17. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-10-20" UK Singles Chart.
  18. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/chartbeat/1481346/chart-highlights-phillip-phillips-makes-history-on-adult-pop-songs
  19. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/1505000/chart-highlights-bon-jovi-blasts-onto-ac-adult-pop-songs-charts
  20. ^ "Top 100 Singles of 2012". BBC Radio 1. BBC Online. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  21. ^ "MAHASZ Rádiós TOP 100 - radios 2013" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  22. ^ http://www.allaccess.com/top40-mainstream/future-releases

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