Walking Away (Craig David song)

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"Walking Away"
Craig David - Walking Away (CD 1).jpg
Single by Craig David
from the album Born to Do It
Released31 October 2000
Format
Recorded2000
GenreR&B
Length
  • 3:24 (original version)
  • 3:31 (new version)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Mark Hill
Craig David singles chronology
"7 Days"
(2000)
"Walking Away"
(2000)
"Rendezvous"
(2001)

"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.

Music video[edit]

Original version[edit]

There are two versions of the video. 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 song starts. He then gets out of the car and the landscape continually changes, showing different places. This was 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. This was directed by Lenny Bass.

Greatest Hits version[edit]

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.

Formats and track listings[edit]

12" maxi — UK
  1. "Walking Away" (DJ Chunky remix featuring MC B-live)
  2. "Walking Away" (DJ Chunky remix — no MC)
  3. "Walking Away" (treats better day remix)
12" maxi — Europe / UK CD: 2
  1. "Walking Away" — 3:27
  2. "Walking Away" (ignorants remix) — 5:16
  3. "Walking Away" (DJ chunky remix) — 5:43
  4. "Walking Away" (treats [better day] remix) — 5:22
CD maxi
  1. "Walking Away" — 3:27
  2. "Human" — 4:01
  3. "7 Days" (live in Stockholm) — 7:00
  4. "Walking Away" (ignorants remix) — 5:16
  5. "Walking Away" (DJ Chunky remix) — 5:43
  6. "Walking Away" (treats better day remix) — 5:22
UK CD: 1
  1. "Walking Away" — 3:27
  2. "Human" — 4:01
  3. "7 Days" (live in Stockholm) — 7:00

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United Kingdom 31 October 2000
United States February 2002

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Craig David – Walking Away" (in French). Les classement single.
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  11. ^ "Charts.nz – Craig David – Walking Away". Top 40 Singles.
  12. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Craig David – Walking Away". VG-lista.
  13. ^ "Nielsen Music Control". Archived from the original on 12 May 2007.
  14. ^ Romanian 2001 end-of-year charts
  15. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  16. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Craig David – Walking Away" Canciones Top 50.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Craig David – Walking Away". Singles Top 100.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Craig David – Walking Away". Swiss Singles Chart.
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  20. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  21. ^ "Craig David, Billboard charts". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 July 2009.
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  24. ^ "2001 New Zealand Singles Chart". Rianz. Retrieved 23 July 2009.
  25. ^ "2001 French Singles Chart". Disqueenfrance. Retrieved 23 July 2009.
  26. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  27. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Craig David – Walking Away". Recorded Music NZ.
  28. ^ "British single certifications – Craig David – Walking Away". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Walking Away in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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