Blame Calvin Harris
Song Title: Blame
Artist: Calvin Harris
Date of release: 5 September 2014
Description: ” Blame ” is by Calvin Harris ( Adam Richard Wiles ), the Scottish DJ and producer. The song was written by Calvin Harris, John Newman and James Newman, with production by Calvin Harris.
The song was released by record labels Deconstruction, Fly Eye and Columbia and taken as the third single from Calvin’s fourth Album ” Motion “.
” Blame ” has the vocals from English singer John Newman, better known for his 2013 UK number one single ” Love Me Again “.
Calvin was approached on Twitter by John about working on a song together, he sent a demo to Calvin with his vocals and basic chords for the track.
Taking the basic demo, Calvin bult the music around the vocals, all the lyrics for the song were written by John.
Lyrically the song talks about a man who is feeling guilty after cheating on his partner and will not take responsibility for the cheating.
Earlier, before ” Blame ” was released Calvin announced via Twitter that his relationship with Rita Ora was over.
This led some people to interpret the song as about Calvin and Rita Ora’s relationship breakdown, in fact the song has nothing to do with Calvin or Rita Ora, the lyrics were written entirely by John Newman.
The song went on to receive good reviews from music critics, Idolator’s Robbie Daw commented that the song ” somehow feels fuller and more rounded-out, structurally, than much of his other output. Call it a new era for the Scottish producer/DJ “.
The song was liked by MTV Australia who described the track as ” Hot ” and also commented that the song is ” sure to have the crowd singing loud and proud “.
Calvin and John had huge commercial success with ” Blame “, in the United States the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 Chart at number 31, from there it climbed to reach number 19 and spent a total of 7 weeks on the chart.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified the single Platinum with sales of one million in the US alone.
Outside of the United States the song reached number one in many European countries including Finland,the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
In the United Kingdom ” Blame ” went straight in at the top for one week, the song spent 8 weeks in the top ten and a total of 34 weeks on the UK chart.
The song was awarded Platinum status by the British Phonographic Industry ( BPI ) for sales of 600,000 and was to become Calvin’s seventh UK number one.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 19
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Argentinean Singles Chart 1, Australia (ARIA) 9, Australia Dance (ARIA) 2, Austria (Austria Top 40) 4, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 7, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 2, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 11, Colombia (Monitor Latino) 1, Colombia (National-Report) 18, Croatia (ARC 100) 5,Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 8, Denmark (Tracklisten) 6, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 1, France (SNEP) 7, Germany (Official German Charts) 4, Hungary (Single Top 40) 2, Ireland (IRMA) 5, Israel (Media Forest) 3, Italy (FIMI) 4, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 48, Lebanon (The Official Lebanese Top 20) 3, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 3, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 9, Norway (VG-lista) 1, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 4, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 1, South Africa (EMA) 4, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 9, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 1, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 4
Official Website: Calvinharris.co.uk
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/calvinharris
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/CalvinHarris