” Someone Like You ” is by Adele ( Adele Laurie Blue Adkins ), the British singer and songwriter. The song was written by Adele and Dan Wilson, who is a Grammy Award-winning singer from the American alternative rock band Semisonic.
The song was released on the 24th of January 2011 by record label XL Recordings and taken as Adele’s second single from her second Album, 21.
Produced by both Adele and Dan the song is about a failed relationship and her boyfriend who broke up with her, lyrically it’s about how she came to terms with the breakdown.
Adele talked about the inspiration for ” Someone like you “, she later said ” I can imagine being about 40 and looking for him again, only to turn up and find that he’s settled with a beautiful wife and beautiful kids and he’s completely happy… and I’m still on my own. The song’s about that, and I’m scared at the thought of that “.
The song was released to massive acclaim from inside and outside of the music industry, ” Someone like you ” is widely agreed to be the highlight song from Adele’s Album ” 21 “.
Music critics gave the song positive reviews, Will Dean from UK newspaper The Guardian called the song ” gorgeous “, and the song was the highlight of the whole Album.
Gary McGinley wrote on the website No Ripcord that the song ” has an aching beauty and the hallmarks of a modern standard “.
The song was a huge commercial success for Adele Worldwide topping the charts in several countries including Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom and also in the United States.
In the United States ” Someone Like You ” had a surge of popularity after Adele’s performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2011, the song took the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and spent sixteen weeks on the chart.
” Someone Like You ” was to be Adele’s second number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart making her the first ever British female to get two number ones from the same Album.
The song made Billboard chart history by making the most significant jump to the number one spot by a song that was not first released as a single.
Outside of the United States Adele also scored a Number One in the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand; she also took the song to the top in many other countries.
In the United Kingdom ” Someone Like You ” made the top and stayed there for five weeks, the song spent nine weeks in the Top Ten and a total of seventy-eight weeks on the UK chart.
The song went on to be the biggest selling single of 2011 in the United Kingdom with sales exceeding 1,240,000; sales kept increasing giving Adele the third-best seller of the 21st century.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 1
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 1, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 2, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 2, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 1, Brazil (Billboard Hot Pop) 1, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 2, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 1, Denmark (Tracklisten) 2, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 1, France (SNEP) 1, Germany (Official German Charts) 4, Greece Digital Songs (Billboard) 8, Hungary (Rádiós Top 40) 5, Ireland (IRMA) 1, Israel (Media Forest) 2, Italy (FIMI) 1, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 43, Luxembourg Digital Songs (Billboard) 4, Mexico Airplay (Billboard) 7, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 2, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 1, Norway (VG-lista) 5, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 1, Portugal Digital Songs (Billboard) 1, Romania (Romanian Top 100) 2, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 4, South Korea International Singles (Gaon) 9, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 4, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 3, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 1
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