Anything Could Happen Ellie Goulding



” Anything Could Happen ” is by Ellie Goulding ( Elena Jane “Ellie” Goulding ), the English singer and songwriter. The song was written and produced by Ellie Goulding and Jim Eliot.
Co-writer and producer Jim Eliot is from London, England. He has worked with a range of artists with both writing and producing including, Foxes, Will Young, Kylie Minogue, Rae Morris and Olly Murs.
” Anything Could Happen ” was released on the 17th of August 2012 by record label Polydor ( which operates as part of Universal Music Group ). The song was the lead single from Ellie’s second album, Halcyon.
Ellie premiered the song on the BBC Radio one show hosted by Fearne Cotton on the 9th of August 2012. She explained to host Ferne that ” I’ve been with this song a long time and I’ve had to listen to it a lot to get it just how I wanted it “.
In a behind- the- scenes feature with MTV News Ellie explained the song ” I suppose it’s one of those songs where I sort of talk about bits of my childhood, but also about my friendship with this person, and, um, I suppose it’s a song of realisation. ” Ellie added ” And it’s called ‘Anything Could Happen,’ [so] I’m hoping it will make people go out and propose to their girlfriends or go on that holiday they never ended up doing. I hope it will provoke positivity, as opposed to making people really sad “.
The accompanying music video was directed by Floria Sigismondi. Floria is an Italian-Canadian photographer and director who has worked for some of the biggest names in pop including, Justin Timberlake, David Bowie, Pink, Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera and Björk. She has also directed commercials for top brands like Old Navy, Target, Samsung, Absolut Vodka, MAC, Motorola and Adidas.
The video was filmed on location in Malibu, California. The beach city is situated in Los Angeles County, California and has some 21 miles ( 34km ) of coastline with a warm climate.
The video is centred around a couple’s car crash near the beach. Ellie told Fuse.Tv ” I find myself on a rock, with no idea how I’ve been there, ” She added ” I’ve been in a car crash. I end up being a mermaid-type thing “.
In a press release, Ellie explained the thinking behind the video ” I wanted there to be a surreal aspect but also something very emotional and touching. The idea that so much can change in a single instant scares me, and I like confronting my fears. Some people might find the video hard to watch because of how sad it is, but I wanted it to be thought-provoking! “.
” Anything Could Happen ” was a commercial success for Ellie. In the United States the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number seventy-five, after ten weeks on the chart the song climbed to reach a peak of number forty-seven, it spent five weeks on the chart there.
In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 13th of October 2012 and reached number five, it spent two weeks in the Top Ten and a total of twenty-nine weeks on the UK chart.

BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 47

UK Highest Chart Position: 5

Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 20, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 31, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 37, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 16, Europe (Euro Digital Songs) 9, Germany (Official German Charts) 66, Ireland (IRMA) 16, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 16, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 2, Romania (Romanian Top 100) 58, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 5, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 68

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