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Adele - Cold Shoulder
Adele
Writer(s) Adele, Sacha Skarbek
Producer(s) Mark Ronson
B-side "Now and Then"
Released March 30, 2008 (Ireland)
March 31, 2008 (UK)
April 21, 2008 (International)
Length 3:12
From 19
Singles "Hometown Glory"
"Chasing Pavements"
"Cold Shoulder"
"Make You Feel My Love"
19 track listing
"Crazy for You"

"Cold Shoulder" is the third single from soul singer Adele released from her debut album 19. It was released digitally in Ireland on 30 March 2008 and in the UK on 31 March 2008. This is the only song on the album to be produced by Mark Ronson. Ex-Jamiroquai bassist Stuart Zender plays on the song who is also part of Mark Ronson's touring band. Adele performed the song on Friday Night with Jools Holland on 8 February 2008 and on Saturday Night Live during the October 18th, 2008 show. A remix by Basement Jaxx has also been receiving airplay and is digitally available.[1] The song's B-Side is "Now and Then", which was released as a bonus track from the Japanese deluxe edition of 19. [2]

BackgroundEdit

Adele explained to the Sun newspaper January 18, 2008 about this Mark Ronson collaboration:

It's about being cheated on. Wishing you were the other girl. I love the tune. I've loved Mark since his first album, Here Comes the Fuzz. But I didn't know he'd got into producing for other people. Then when Amy's (Winehouse) record and Lily Allen's Littlest Things came out, I remembered hearing about his covers album. I wrote my song 'Cold Shoulder' and my label XL were really keen to keep it how it was. But I thought it needed a beat because the album was lacking a real upbeat club tune. And I couldn't think of anyone else but Mark Ronson to do it. [3]

PromotionEdit

Adele performed this song, along with "Chasing Pavements", when she was the musical guest on the October 18, 2008 episode of Saturday Night Live. The show got a huge audience thanks to an appearance by the political candidate Sarah Palin, and for many Americans, it was their first look at the British singer. Adele began climbing the iTunes chart immediately following the show. [3]

Music videoEdit

The video was shot in February 2008 in London. It has begun gaining airplay on UK music channels, and features Adele singing in a darkened room amongst melting ice statues who all have looks of despair. The video ends with many of the statues melted and final shots of Adele interfade into those of the statues. [1]

Track listingEdit

UK CD single / 7-inch vinyl
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Cold Shoulder" Adele Adkins, Mark Ronson 3:15
2.

"Now and Then"

Adele Adkins 3:24
Digital EP
1. "Cold Shoulder (Album Version)" 3:12
2. "Cold Shoulder (Basement Jaxx Classic Edit)" 2:52
3. "Cold Shoulder (Basement Jaxx Classic Remix)"       5:01
4. "Cold Shoulder (Basement Jaxx DuBB)" 6:51
5. "Cold Shoulder (Rusko Remix) 4:08
6. "Cold Shoulder (Out of Office Remix)" 6:48

Release historyEdit

Country Date
United Kingdom 28 April 2008
Europe 16 June 2008

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2008) Peak

Position

Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 3
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 19
European Hot 100 Singles 61
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 28
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 18

End of yearEdit

Country (2008) Position
United Kingdom 192

LyricsEdit

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You say it's all in my head
And the things I think just don't make sense
So where you been then? Don't go all coy
Don't turn it round on me like it's my fault

See I can see that look in your eyes
The one that shoots me each and every time

You grace me with your cold shoulder
Whenever you look at me I wish I was her
You shower me with words made of knives
Whenever you look at me I wish I was her

These days, when I see you
You make it look like I'm see-through
Do tell me why you waste our time
When your heart ain't admitting you're not satisfied

You know I know just how you feel
I'm starting to find myself feeling that way too

When you grace me with your cold shoulder
Whenever you look at me I wish I was her
You shower me with words made of knives
Whenever you look at me I wish I was her

Time and time again I'll play the role of fools (just for you)
Even in the daylight when you're dreaming (I'm close to you)
Try to look for things I hear but our eyes never find
Even though I do know how you play

You grace me with your cold shoulder
Whenever you look at me I wish I was her
You shower me with words made of knives
Whenever you look at me I wish I was her

You grace me with your cold shoulder
Whenever you look at me I wish I was her
You shower me with words made of knives
Whenever you look at me I wish I was her

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