"Walking Away" is a song by English singer Craig David. It was written by David and Mark Hill and released as the third single from his debut studio album, Born to Do It (2000). It reached number one in New Zealand where it became the number one song of 2001, combining both sales and airplay.
In 2008, the track was re-recorded for David's Greatest Hits compilation, released in November 2008 in the United Kingdom. The new versions each feature a different artist: Lynnsha on the French version, Nek on the Italian version, Álex Ubago on the Spanish version and Monrose on the German version. Monrose's vocals were sung in English rather than in German, whereas the other artists sang in their native languages.
There were two versions to this song. The European music video begins with David with his girlfriend in a car, where she is seen yelling at him. He turns on the radio and the beat starts. He then gets out of the car and the landscape continually changes, showing different places. Directed by Max & Dania. In the U.S. version, the video begins with an introduction from another song, ("Walking Away Remix") leading into the actual song. The video shows him "walking away" from troubles in his life: a flooded apartment, a fire in his 67 Camaro convertible, electrical problems at the train station, and a tornado at the end of the video.
New versions of the songs were recorded and shot in 2008, and it features Lynnsha on the French version, Nek on the Italian version, Álex Ubago on the Spanish version and Monrose on the German version. The video was shot in black and white, and the guest artist is seen in some scenes. Sometimes, the two singers are seen together.