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"You're Not Alone"
Single by Tinchy Stryder
from the album Catch 22
Released October 26, 2009 (Download)
November 2, 2009 (CD)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Pop, grime
Length 3:50
Label Island
Writer(s) Kwasi Danquah, Fraser T Smith, Tim Kellet, Robin Taylor-Firth
Producer Kwasi Danquah, Fraser T. Smith
Tinchy Stryder singles chronology
"I Got Soul"
(2009)
"You're Not Alone"
(2009)
"Halo"
(2010)

"You're Not Alone" is a song recorded by British grime vocalist, Tinchy Stryder. The song has been confirmed that it will be released as the fifth single from Stryder's second studio album, Catch 22 on November 2, 2009.[1] On the week of the album's release, the track charted at #50 based mostly on hype around the track which had received its first play on the BBC Radio 1 chart show the previous week. Tinchy Stryder performed the song at the MOBO Awards 2009 on the 30th September, it then entered the top 40 on the UK Singles Chart on the 10th October 2009 at number 32, next week on the 17th October it climbed to number 14, it dropped to number 15 in its 3rd week in the top 40.[2]

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Background

The song sees Tinchy rapping over "You're Not Alone", that became a hit in 1997 by Olive.[3]

Olive have said in an interview they would hope Tinchy Stryder would return the favour and collaborate with them on a song for their upcoming album.[4]

Reception

The song was praised by The Guardian for its "powerfully nagging hook" and "unshakeable chorus".[3]

Nick Levine of Digital Spy gave the song 4/5 stars and a postive review stating: "That whopping great chorus sounds as ace as ever, Stryder's rhymes are simple and good-natured, and Fraser T Smith's production gleams like the gold medallion Tinchy hangs round his neck." [5]

Music video

The music video premiered on the Star In The Hood Blog on September 19, 2009.[6]

The video featured Tinchy Stryder in various different scenes around empty streets in the London Docklands at night, paralleling Olive's video for the original version in which Tim Kellet, Robin Taylor-Firth and Ruth-Ann Boyle can be seen in similar Paris locations.[7]

Charts

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Czech Republic (IFPI)[8] 35
Eurochart Hot 100[9] 43
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 21
United Kingdom (Official Charts Company)[11] 14

References

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