You're Not Alone (Tinchy Stryder song)

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"You're Not Alone"
Single by Tinchy Stryder
from the album Catch 22
B-side "Stryderman (Live)"
Released 26 October 2009 (Download)
2 November 2009 (CD)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Electronic
Length 3:50
Label Takeover Entertainment Limited
Universal Island Records
Songwriter(s) Kwasi Danquah III (Composer)
Fraser T Smith (Co-Lyricist)
Tim Kellet (Co-Lyricist)
Robin Taylor-Firth (Co-Lyricist)
Patrick Okogwu Jr. (Co-Lyricist)
Producer(s) Fraser T Smith
Tinchy Stryder singles chronology
"I Got Soul"
"You're Not Alone"
"I Got Soul"
"You're Not Alone"
Music video
"You're Not Alone" on YouTube

"You're Not Alone" is a song composed by recording artist Tinchy Stryder. The song was released as the fifth and final single from Stryder's second studio album, Catch 22 on 2 November 2009.[1] On the week of the album's release, the track charted at No. 50 in the UK, based mostly on hype around the track which had received its first play on the BBC Radio 1 chart show the previous week. Tinchy Stryder performed the song at the MOBO Awards 2009 on 30 September, it then entered the top 40 on the UK Singles Chart on 10 October 2009 at number 32, next week on 17 October it climbed to number 14 in the UK, it dropped to number 15 in its 3rd week in the UK top 40.[2] The song interpolates "You're Not Alone", a hit in 1997 for the band Olive.[3] Olive claimed in an interview they would hope Tinchy Stryder would return the favour and collaborate with them on a song for their upcoming album.[4] The song samples Leona Lewis' Run which in turn is a cover of the original performed by Snow Patrol.[citation needed]


The song was praised by The Guardian for its "powerfully nagging hook" and "unshakeable chorus".[3] Nick Levine of Digital Spy gave the song 4/5 stars and a positive review stating: "That whopping great chorus sounds as ace as ever, Stryder's rhymes are simple and good-natured, and Fraser T Smith's production gleams like the gold medallion Tinchy hangs round his neck."[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video premiered on the Star in the Hood (company) Blog on 19 September 2009.[6] The video features Tinchy Stryder in various scenes around empty streets in the London Docklands at night, paralleling Olive's video for the original version in which Tim Kellet, Robin Taylor-Firth and Ruth-Ann Boyle can be seen in similar Paris locations.[7]

Track listing[edit]

CD single / Digital download[8]
No. Title Length
1. "You're Not Alone" (Full Length Version) 3:50
2. "You're Not Alone" (Red Top Remix) 3:38
3. "You're Not Alone" (Lost Daze Radio Edit) 3:11
4. "Stryderman" (Live) 5:22
Total length: 13:11


Chart (2009) Peak
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[9] 35
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[10] 23
Ireland (IRMA)[11] 21
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 14

End-of-year charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
UK Singles Chart[13] 142


  1. ^ Balls, David (24 August 2009). "Tinchy Stryder thanks fans for number two". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 July 2009. 
  2. ^ You're Not Alone – Chart Stats. UK Singles Chart.
  3. ^ a b Petridis, Alexis (14 August 2009). "Tinchy Stryder: Catch 22". The Guardian. UK. Retrieved 22 July 2009. 
  4. ^ Olive want Tinchy Stryder Collaboration. Digital Spy
  5. ^ Tinchy Stryder You're Not Alone. Digital Spy.
  6. ^ You're Not Alone video.
  7. ^ You're Not Alone video. YouTube.
  8. ^ "Tinchy Stryder; Amelle – Never Leave You (4-Track Maxi-Single)". 2 August 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2009. 
  9. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert {{{year}}}{{{week}}} into search.
  10. ^ "Tinchy Stryder – Chart history" European Hot 100 for Tinchy Stryder.
  11. ^ "Chart Track: Week 44, 2009". Irish Singles Chart.
  12. ^ "Tinchy Stryder: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  13. ^ "Charts Plus Year end 2009" (PDF). Charts Plus. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 

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