Forgotten Pop

Forgotten Songs! – This Week – Rise & Fall

There are so many songs that are out there everywhere then all of a sudden they disappear and you only hear from them on cheesy countdowns run by music channels over Christmas if you are lucky.

So roll up and welcome to Forgotten Songs where we celebrate these forgotten wonders.


Rise & Fall – Craig David & Sting

Today we look at a single that was a collaboration between two British artists and even merged their two music styles together. Rise & Fall was released on the 28th April 2003, it was written by Craig David, Gordon Sumner and Dominic Miller. The track was released under the record label of Wildstar and it was produced by Soulshock and Karlin.

The single that was taken from Craig David’s second studio album Slicker Than Your Average and was a collaboration with Sting. The song samples one of Stings tracks – Shape of My Heart which was originally released in 1993.

The song ended up being the most successful single off of the second album, it peaked in the UK charts at number 2 and went into the top twenty in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany and Italy to name a few.

I was a fan of Craig David and his albums had some fantastic tracks on them. This particular song I didn’t think was his best but I still like his voice so its easy to listen to however I think it is not as good as some of his other hits. I always remember CD:UK doing the charts and i remember them talking about the music video and saying they are having a conversation and comparing war stories in a pub. It’s weird, all these years watching this video, that voice over came back into my head.

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