You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You"
James Arthur You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You.jpg
Single by James Arthur
from the album James Arthur
Released 20 October 2013 (2013-10-20)
Format
Recorded 2013
Genre
Length 3:20
Label Syco
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) TMS
James Arthur singles chronology
"Impossible"
(2013)
"You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You"
(2013)
"Recovery"
(2013)
"Impossible"
(2013)
"You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You"
(2013)
"Recovery"
(2013)

"You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You" is a song by British singer and songwriter James Arthur. Written by Arthur along with TMS, who also produced the record, it serves as his first single since winning the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012, his second single overall after "Impossible", and the lead single from his self-titled debut album.

Background[edit]

Speaking to Capital FM about the song, Arthur called it: "One of those big, uplifting anthemic tunes. The rest of the album is quite diverse."[1] The song received its debut airplay on Capital FM on 9 September 2013.[2]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

The song has received highly positive reviews from critics and fans alike. Writing for the Metro, Seamus Duff said "With a possibly genuine new talent about to take the charts, The X Factor might in fact have produced their best winner yet."[3] Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave it four stars out of five, saying "It's hard times when nobody wants you," he sings in his unmistakably wobbly, soul-soaked vocal over a barrage of horns and toe-tapping percussion. Unsurprisingly, the result feels just as big - if not bigger - than before.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

The single reached number 17 in New Zealand on 17 October 2013 and number 22 in Australia three days later. On 27 October, it debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart, falling behind Lorde's "Royals".[5][6]

Music video[edit]

The song's official music video was directed by Emil Nava[1] and was uploaded to YouTube on 19 September 2013. It features Arthur performing at a street gig.[7]

Track listing[edit]

CD single[8]
No. Title Length
1. "You're Nobody 'til Someobody Loves You" 3:23
2. "Wrecking Ball" (live at Radio Hamburg) 3:48
Digital download – EP[9]
No. Title Length
1. "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Love You" (Benga & LAXX Remix) 3:23
2. "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Love You" (Raf Riley Remix) (featuring Lunar C) 4:05
3. "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Love You" (Starkillers Radio Edit) 3:42
4. "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Love You" (DJ Joachim Remix) 5:33

Charts and certifications[edit]

Radio and release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United Kingdom[2] 9 September 2013 Radio premiere Syco
Australia[27] 11 October 2013 Digital download
New Zealand[28]
Ireland[29] 18 October 2013
United Kingdom[30] 20 October 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Odams, Katherine (19 September 2013). "James Arthur Premieres 'You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Love You' Music Video (WATCH)". Entertainmentwise. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "James Arthur's New Song 'You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You' Has First Play on Capital". Capital FM. 9 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Duff, Seamus (18 September 2013). "James Arthur's new single You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You – is he the new Kelly Clarkson and best X Factor winner to date?". Metro. DMG Media. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Copsey, Robert (9 October 2013). "James Arthur: 'You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You' - Single review". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Archive Chart: 2013-11-02" UK Singles Chart.
  6. ^ Deen, Sarah (27 October 2013). "Lorde royally beats X Factor winner James Arthur to score her first ever chart-topper". Metro. DMG Media. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "James Arthur – You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You". YouTube. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  8. ^ You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You: Amazon.de: Musik
  9. ^ "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You (Remixes) [Explicit]: James Arthur: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  10. ^ "Australian-charts.com – James Arthur – You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  11. ^ "Austriancharts.at – James Arthur – You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – James Arthur – You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – James Arthur – You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  14. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201343 into search. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  15. ^ "Lescharts.com – James Arthur – You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  16. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – James Arthur – You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  17. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  18. ^ "Chart Track: Week 43, 2013". Irish Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "Charts.org.nz – James Arthur – You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  20. ^ "Archive Chart: 2013-11-02". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  21. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201403 into search.
  22. ^ "Swisscharts.com – James Arthur – You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  23. ^ "MAHASZ Rádiós TOP 100 - radios 2013" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  24. ^ "End of Year Charts: 2013" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  25. ^ "British single certifications – James Arthur – You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  26. ^ Jones, Alan (7 October 2016). "Official Charts Analysis: James Arthur holds top spot in singles chart". Music Week. Intent Media. Retrieved 7 October 2016. (Subscription required (help)). 
  27. ^ "James Arthur – You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You". iTunes Store – AUS (Apple Inc.). Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  28. ^ "James Arthur – You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You". iTunes Store – NZ (Apple Inc.). Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  29. ^ "James Arthur – You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You". iTunes Store – IRE (Apple Inc.). Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  30. ^ "James Arthur – You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You". iTunes Store – UK (Apple Inc.). Retrieved 19 September 2013.