The one thing I love about music is that everyone has their own story to tell – the musician, the lyrics, the way the fans decipher them and also the way a song can also create a memory or a meaning to someone. That is what this new article is all about. Each fortnight, we will take a look at a different song and I will take you as a trip down memory lane as to what it means to me. Welcome to Music Memories.
Track: Number 1
Artist: Tinchy Stryder feat NDubz
Original Release Date: 20th April 2009
The other month it was announced that NDubz were making a return to the music scene and it reminded me that I have a very specific memory linked to one of their songs. It is not life changing, it is not an amazing memory but it demonstrates that sometimes music can link to a memory and make you remember it any time that you listen to it.
I actually listened to this song the other day as it was on a Throwback Thursday playlist I was listening to and it reminded me about it and felt I had to write about it.When the collaboration between NDubz and Tinchy Stryder happened, I think that was the first time I really paid attention to their music or their sound. It was a track that no matter where you tuned into music, this song was being played it was so big.
The problem was it was so catchy and you either loved it or hated it, there was no middle ground. Luckily I was on the side of liking it so when I heard it I would find myself singing or dancing along.The really random memory that I have attached to this song is that I remember the day it went to number one. I remember watching the performance on Top of The Pops. I also remember that they changed the lyrics slightly to promote the fact that they were number 1 in the charts. I know it is such a random memory but it is one that always comes back to me when I hear this song.
Facts About Number 1
- From Tinchy Stryder’s second studio album, Catch 22.
- When “Number 1” topped the UK Singles Chart, it became the first single entitled “Number 1” to peak at number one on any national singles chart in the world.
- sold 87,000 copies in its first week
- The music video was directed by Emil Nava and produced by Ben Pugh