Leave Right Now Will Young
Song Title: Leave Right Now
Artist: Will Young
Date of release: 24th of November 2003
Description: ” Leave Right Now ” is by Will Young ( William Robert ” Will ” Young ), the British singer-songwriter and actor. Will, from Wokingham in England, found stardom after he won the first series of talent contest Pop Idol in 2002. The talent show was first aired on the ITV network in the United Kingdom during the winter months of 2001 and 2002.
The song was written by Eg White ( Francis Anthony ” Eg ” White ), the British musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known for his work with artists such as Adele, Florence and the Machine, Dua Lipa, Tom Odell, Sam Smith, Will Young, James Morrison, Linkin Park, Pink, Joss Stone, Maverick Sabre and Rebecca Ferguson.
In 2009 Eg White won his second Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year, his first was in 2004 for his work on this song with Will Young in which he was awarded the Best Song Musically and Lyrically.
” Leave Right Now ” was released by record label BMG ( Bertelsmann Music Group ) on the 24th of November 2003 in the United Kingdom and on the 27th of May 2010 in the United States, the song was taken as the first single from Will’s second Album Friday’s Child.
The Album was released on the 1st of December 2003 and reached Number One on the UK Albums Chart. In the United Kingdom the Album has reached 5x Platinum and notched up Worldwide sales in excess of 1.8 million.
In an interview with MTV News, Will described what the song meant ” Funny enough, the song is more about taking yourself out of a situation, so in a way, I’m telling myself to leave, which is almost the harder thing to do. I think that’s what it is about, that song. So many people have experienced that. You’re coming back, and you think, ‘I really shouldn’t be in the situation, but here I am again.’ You know, that awful feeling where your heart has been broken once and you don’t know if you can do it again. That’s what that song is about. And that’s why I always love performing it “.
The accompanying music video shows Will at a party where a fight starts and he gets caught up in it. Actress Kelly Wenham is also featured in the video as one of the party guests. Kelly Wenham is an English actress, director, screenwriter and comedian.
She has appeared in various popular tv shows shown in the United Kingdom including Where the Heart Is, Life on Mars, Holby City, Wild At Heart and Heartbeat. Kelly played barmaid Danielle Spencer in Coronation Street, the British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on the ITV network since the 9th of December 1960. The soap opera was broadcast live on the 23rd of September 2015 to mark the ITV network’s 60th anniversary.
” Leave Right Now ” was a commercial success for Will. In the United States the song reached a peak of number 81 and spent 1 week on the chart there. In Ireland it became the Christmas Number One and spent a total of 15 weeks on the chart.
In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 6th of December 2003 and reached Number One for 2 weeks. In the first week of release it sold 117,700 making it Will’s 4th Number One single overall. The song spent 7 weeks in the top ten and a total of 18 weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 81
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 63, Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 14, Canada (Hot Canadian Digital Songs) 69, Ireland (IRMA) 1, Italy (FIMI) 27, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 36, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 29, Norway (VG-lista) 17, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 6
Official Website: Willyoung.co.uk
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/willyoung
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/WillYoung