” Rockabye ” is by Clean Bandit, the British electronic music trio. Formed in Cambridge, England in 2008 the group consists of Grace Chatto, Jack Patterson and Luke Patterson. The song was written by Jack Patterson, Steve Mac, Ammar Malik, Ina Wroldsen and Sean Paul Henriques.
Production for the single was by Jack Patterson, Steve Mac and Mark Ralph. The British musician, songwriter and record producer, Steve Mac ( Steve McCutcheon ), has worked with many artists across various music genres which include Shakira, One Direction, The Wanted, Westlife, Susan Boyle, Il Divo and Kelly Clarkson.
Mark Ralph is a London-based producer, mixer and songwriter who began his music career as a guitarist playing live and on studio recordings for artists like Gwen Stefani, Roy Ayers, Sister Sledge, Pet Shop Boys, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood and Robbie Williams. He first ventured into production as a member of The Filthy Dukes, who won critical acclaim for their one and only Album Nonsense In The Dark in 2009.
” Rockabye ” was released on the 21st of October 2016 by record label Atlantic Records UK ( Warner Music Group ).
Jack Patterson composed the track with lyrics by the London-based Norwegian singer/songwriter Ina Wroldsen. The lyrics were written about Ina’s son and the difficulty of being a single parent.
Clean Bandit announced the single on the 21st of October 2016 which would feature Anne-Marie ( Anne-Marie Nicholson ) and Sean Paul. Anne-Marie is an English singer and songwriter who performed with Rudimental, the English drum and bass group.
Sean Paul ( Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques ) also features on ” Rockabye “, the Jamaican rapper and former water polo player has been a guest vocalist with many artists, he was featured as guest vocalist on ” Hair ” by Little Mix, the British girl group.
The accompanying music video, which at the time of writing had 106,862,101 views on YouTube, was directed by Grace Chatto and Jack Patterson.
It was filmed in Cap Sa Sal and at the George Tavern, the iconic pub in London. The 700-year-old Tavern is a legendary venue and public house which had been mentioned in the writings of Charles Dickens, Samuel Pepys and Geoffrey Chaucer.
The video portrays a single mother who makes a living pole dancing to help care for her son. The baby is played by Rayden Hardy with the young boy by Elijah Dallen. The mother is played by professional pole dancer Rita Maria Conte, unbeknown to the production team and with art imitating life, Rita Maria Conte told of her own experience as a single mother in an interview with Fulvio Paloscia. ” I started from nothing, and as a single mother I had no support in order to grow “. She added, ” from nothing but the passion for pole dancing has made me grow up “.
” Rockabye ” has been a commercial success for Clean Bandit. In the United States, the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 Chart at number 100.
In the United Kingdom, it entered the UK Singles Chart on the 3rd of November 2016 at number seven. From there it climbed to number three a week later and after the third week of release and help from streaming it reached Number One, knocking ” Shout Out to My Ex ” by Little Mix off the top, as of the 23rd of December 2016 the song has spent seven weeks at the top in the UK.
” Rockabye ” is the first Number One single the group has had in Australia; the song has also reached the top of the charts in many other countries including Austria, Finland, Germany, the Republic of Ireland and Switzerland.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 1, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 3, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 7, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 28, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 25, Denmark (Tracklisten) 4, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 1, France (SNEP) 8, Germany (Official German Charts) 1, Hungary (Single Top 40) 3, Ireland (IRMA) 1, Israel (Media Forest) 1, Italy (FIMI) 1, Latvia (Latvijas Top 40) 2, Lebanon (Lebanese Top 20) 1, Mexico (Billboard Ingles Airplay) 1, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 1, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 2, Norway (VG-lista) 2, Poland (Dance Top 50) 9, Portugal (AFP) 20, Russia Airplay (Tophit) 1, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Slovenia (SloTop50) 12, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 8, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 1, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 1
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