Perfect Strangers Jonas Blue ft JP Cooper
Song Title: Perfect Strangers
Artist: Jonas Blue ft JP Cooper
Date of release: 3rd of June 2016
Description: ” Perfect Strangers ” is by Jonas Blue ( Guy James Robin ), the London-based English DJ, songwriter, record producer and remixer. The song features the vocals of English singer JP Cooper.
Jonas rose to fame in 2016 with his tropical house cover of ” Fast Car “, originally released in 1988 by Tracy Chapman. The debut single featured the vocals of London-based British singer, Dakota.
” Perfect Strangers ” was written by Alex Smith, Guy James Robin and John Paul Cooper. Alex Smith has co-written many songs including the UK Number One single by Olly Murs ” Heart Skips a Beat ” and ” Won’t Go Quietly “, a UK number 6 hit single by Example, the English rapper.
John Paul Cooper, better known as JP Cooper, is an English singer, born in Middleton, Greater Manchester, England. John had a hit with the single ” September Song ” in 2016, which reached number 7 in the UK and number 8 in Ireland.
” Perfect Strangers “, produced by Jonas Blue, was released as a digital download on the 3rd of June 2016 by record labels Capitol, Positiva and Virgin EMI ( all of which are part of Universal Music Group ).
The song is a tropical house ballad with a fusion of pop and R&B. It began life as just an instrumental with Jonas looking for someone to write the lyrics and perform on the track. The manager for Jonas had a meeting with Island Records where it was mentioned they had an artist who could work with Jonas, John Paul Cooper was given the instrumental and wrote some rough lyrics. Jonas took the rough demo back to London and finished writing ” Perfect Strangers “.
The accompanying music video was filmed on location in Cape Town, South Africa. Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town is the second-most populous urban area after Johannesburg.
The video features actors Victoria Scholtz and Devin Dollery. In the video the woman, wherever she goes, keeps coincidentally meeting the same man. The two strangers then join together to bring fun to the children, the man introduces the children to skateboarding while the woman shows the children breakdancing, the two characters fall in love towards the end of the video.
” Perfect Strangers ” was a commercial success for Jonas. The song has reached the top ten in Germany, Australia, Ireland, Romania, Switzerland, South Africa, Slovakia, Scotland, Portugal, Poland, New Zealand, Netherlands, Mexico, Czech Republic, Belgium ( Flanders ), Austria, Norway and Sweden.
In the United kingdom the song entered the UK chart on the 16th of June 2016 and reached a peak of number 2. It spent 10 weeks in the top ten and a total of 34 weeks on the UK chart.
In the United States, ” Perfect Strangers ” failed to break into the Billboard Hot 100 Chart but reached a peak of number 11 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles Chart.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 2
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 6, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 9, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 4, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 22, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 46, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 6, Denmark (Tracklisten) 11, France (SNEP) 13, Germany (Official German Charts) 9, Hungary (Single Top 40) 9, Ireland (IRMA) 2, Italy (FIMI) 19, Mexico (Mexico Ingles Airplay) 1, Lebanon (Lebanese Top 20) 11, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 3, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 8, Norway (VG-lista) 7, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 1, Portugal (AFP) 4, Romania (Media Forest) 6, Russia Airplay (Tophit) 11, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 2, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 8, South Africa (EMA) 6, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 11, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 3, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 8
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