Burn Ellie Goulding
Song Title: Burn
Artist: Ellie Goulding
Date of release: 5 July 2013
Description: ” Burn ” is by Ellie Goulding, the English singer and songwriter. The song is taken from her album ” Halcyon Days “.
The song was written by Ellie along with Ryan Tedder, Greg Kurstin, Noel Zancanella and Brent Kutzle. Production and vocal production was done by Greg Kurstin and Ryan Tedder.
” Burn ” was released as a single in 2013 as the main single from the Album, the song was recorded by Leona Lewis and intented to be added to her third Album titled Glassheart back in 2011, however this song was to be dropped by Leona for more ballads.
Once released as a single, ” burn ” divided music critics. Some praised the song as being catchy, while others commented on the song not being at all memorable and not one of her best offerings.
However despite to feelings of the critics, the record buying public ( the more important people ) liked it, a commercial success in the United Kingdom saw Ellie get her first number one on the UK charts and healthy sales of over 116,000 in the first week. ” Burn ” stayed at the top of the UK charts for 3 straight weeks.
More success followed the UK with top ten entries in countries like Australia, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand and Sweden.
In the United States, ” Burn ” reached number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, along with number 3 on the US Mainstream Top 40 and a number 22 on the US Dance Club Songs chart.
The video for the song was directed by Mike Sharpe and shows Ellie dancing in an empty field with friends, with the video ending as the logo of Ellie is being formed by lights.
Ellie commented to the UK newspaper The Sun that she was proud of the song. “I hear it everywhere and it never annoys me, even if it might annoy other people,” she said. “That’s really rare and I love performing it because it makes people’s faces light up.”
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 13
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 6, Austria (Austria Top 40) 4, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 3, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 8, Brazil (Hot 100 Airplay) 48, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 14, Croatia (ARC 100) 2, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 3, Denmark (Tracklisten) 15, Europe (Euro Digital Songs) 2, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 4, France (SNEP) 9, Germany (Official German Charts) 4, Greece Digital Songs (Billboard) 5, Hungary (Rádiós Top 40) 1, Ireland (IRMA) 2, Israel (Media Forest) 7, Italy (FIMI) 1, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 88, Lebanon (The Official Lebanese Top 20) 3, Luxembourg Digital Songs (Billboard) 6, Mexico Top 20 Inglés (Monitor Latino) 4, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 7, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 7, Norway (VG-lista) 2, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 3, Portugal Digital Songs (Billboard) 9, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 1, South Africa (EMA) 4, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 10, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 3, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 5
Official Website: Elliegoulding.com
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Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/EllieGoulding