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"Don't Start Now" is a song by English singer Dua Lipa from her second studio album, Future Nostalgia (2020). Lipa wrote the song with Caroline Ailin, Emily Warren, and its producer Ian Kirkpatrick. The song was released for digital download and streaming by Warner Records on 31 October 2019 as the lead single from the album. A nu-disco song, it features a funk bassline, inspired by music by the Bee Gees, Daft Punk and Two Door Cinema Club. Elements used in the production include handclaps, a crowd noise, cowbells, synth bursts and accented strings. Lyrically, Lipa celebrates her independence and instructs a former lover to forget about their past relationship. "Don't Start Now" has rebounded up the chart with an increase of airplay, across most of the nova, Hit & Kiis 1011 (Melb) & Kiis 1065 (Syd) and scored the highest move of the week to land at #57.

"Don't Start Now" is this Weeks, Greatest Gainer moving up 30 places from #87 to #57.

 

Ian Kirkpatrick began production work on Dua Lipa’s song “Don’t Start Now” in January 2019, months before it morphed into a hit blasting out of car radios around the country, and eventually, into a source of momentary escape from the stress of a global pandemic.

 

The track is the lead single on her latest album, “Future Nostalgia,” which dropped on March 27, during the early days of shelter-in-place orders. “Future Nostalgia,” is firmly a disco record, rooted in today’s genre-less pop sound; and “Don’t Start Now” invites listeners to remember a time when people could go out to clubs and music venues to dance and hear a live show.

 

Kirkpatrick, who’s based in Los Angeles and spoke to W on the phone last week, had no idea that the song he produced with Caroline Ailin and Emily Warren would become the cultural benchmark that it did.

 

The process for “Don’t Start Now,” which was written specifically for Dua, was a fundamentally collaborative one. Kirkpatrick spoke with her at length before, during, and after writing and recording. They considered emulating Madonna, taking sounds from the ‘70s and the ‘80s, and made at least 10 different reference tracks for the singer to sample and choose what she liked. Although she wasn’t in the room when Kirkpatrick first got to work, Dua Lipa’s personality banged around inside his head while he tinkered with various sounds and styles.

 

“We were thinking, ‘This is the confidence, the sass she has,’” he said. “She might do this. When she cut the song, made her changes, and put her kind of baritone voice on it, while also hitting these high notes, just using her huge vocal presence, it was like, holy shit. This is incredible.”

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"Everywhere" was a song by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac from their fourteenth studio album Tango in the Night (1987). It was the biggest-selling single from the album in the UK, with over 1.8 million copies sold to qualify the song for a triple-platinum British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certification. The song was written by Christine McVie, who also performed lead vocals, and produced by Lindsey Buckingham and Richard Dashut. In 2021, former One Direction singer Niall Horan and British singer Anne-Marie also released a dance-pop cover of "Everywhere" for that year's BBC Children in Need appeal, supported by BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2. "Everywhere" notched the highest debut of the week at #41 with 165 spins. The single received airplay from 30 outlets nationally, extending across five formats. Melbourne stations added 44 spins, the most of any market. "Everywhere" is This Week's Hot Debut entering the Hot 100 at #41.

Niall Horan and Anne-Marie have shared a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Everywhere” as a charity single benefiting BBC Children in Need as the organization’s 2021 official single. The pair previously collaborated on the 2020 single “Our Song.”

The song features a backing band made up of Ed Sheeran on guitar, Griff on synths, Yungblud on bass, and additional help from Lewis Capaldi and Sam Smith.

“I love being a part of Children In Need. We’ve worked closely over the past decade and I want to continue to help where I can, and given what we have all been through over the last year and a half, it feels more important than ever,” Horan shared. “I hope you all enjoy it, but above all, I hope it lets anyone who might be struggling right now know that we are here for them.”

Anne-Marie added: “As we have seen over the past eighteen months, amazing things happen when we come together to help make a difference, and that’s why I am so proud to be releasing this special track with Niall. I hope everyone loves it as much as we do.”

A portion of each UK download or purchase of “Everywhere” will be put towards BBC Children in Need. The charity organization funds over 2,500 local charities and projects that directly support children and young people affected by disadvantages ranging from poverty and disability to illness, distress, and trauma.

Horan and Anne-Marie’s cover got the stamp of approval from Fleetwood Mac’s own Christine McVie, who shared: “I’m thrilled with this new version of Everywhere and to be part of this year’s Children in Need campaign. I hope we can really make a difference.”

“Having separately made lockdown singles for BBC Children in Need in 2020, this year we wanted to join forces and create a track celebrating people reconnecting, one that would appeal across the generations,” Chris Price, Radio 1 Head of Music, and Jeff Smith, Radio 2 Head of Music.

“We would like to thank Christine McVie for allowing us to rework her very special song, as well Niall, Anne-Marie, and all the artists for bringing it to life. Special thanks go to producer Steve Mac, who has brilliantly reimagined this iconic track to help raise vital funds for children and young people across the UK.”
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