by Betty Boo.[13]. Love it, your support is amassing, thinks! Featured in the video are Northern Soul dancers who dance to "Mercy". ! US issues national terror alert after transition, EU demands AstraZeneca vaccine doses made in UK, The homeless addict who became a professor, Why convicting Trump just got a lot harder, When your 'pandemic puppy' doesn't work out, Dave Grohl: 'I dreamt I was shot in the back', The comic in jail for jokes he didn't crack, A raccoon, pony and other White House pets. Duffy attributed the chart success to the fact that "everyone is searching for liberty ... from themselves or from the world they’ve created around them" and "everyone would like to be set free". "Mercy" is a song performed by Welsh singer Duffy, released as the second single from her debut studio album, Rockferry (2008). The sound is slightly different from that of "Stand by Me", however, because "Mercy" uses the 1st, 5th and flattened 7th degrees of the scale, instead of the 1st, 5th and major 7th. The singer, from Nefyn in Gwynedd, then enjoyed success with her first album Rockferry as it became the UK's biggest selling album of 2008. [32] The song was the fourth most played anywhere in the United Kingdom in 2009, revealed in a list compiled by music body PRS. "I was raped and drugged and held captive over some days," she wrote. "You wonder why I did not choose to use my voice to express my pain? [22] Fred Bronson of Billboard placed "Mercy" at number two,[23] whilst the magazine's Keith Caulfield placed "Mercy" in an alphabetical list of his favourite songs of 2008. Yeah! [65], A second music video release was made for the United States market, directed by Adria Petty. After relocating to London in 2006, she came to the attention of Rough Trade. The main-release music video, directed by Daniel Wolfe, has been viewed on video sharing website YouTube over 80 million times. [30] "Mercy" was also nominated for PRS for Most Performed Work and Best-selling British Song at the 2008 Ivor Novello Awards,[31] winning in the former category. rockferry. "I asked myself, how can I sing from the heart if it is broken? Directed by Adria Petty. ", Duffy had already written the lyrics to "Mercy" before her meeting with Steve Booker, although she has since said that she "never [has] a plan as that always fails", in reference to the writing of the song. The performer, who had a UK number one single Mercy in 2008, wrote to her 33,000 followers: "The truth is, and please trust me I am OK and safe now.". Learn the full song lyrics at MetroLyrics. [37] The song remained inside the UK Singles Chart for over a year. [15] The reviewer also drew comparisons between "Mercy" and Amy Winehouse's critically acclaimed single "Rehab". The song is written in the 12-bar blues form, using the chords I7, IV7 and V7. [58] "Mercy" also topped the Hungarian Airplay Chart,[59] Dutch Top 40, German Singles Chart, Greek IFPI Singles Chart, Norwegian Singles Charts, Swiss Singles Chart and the Ö3 Austria Top 40, amongst others. (C) 2007 Polydor Ltd. (UK) #Duffy #Mercy #Vevo #Pop #VevoOfficial [14] The Times in a review for Rockferry said that "Mercy" is "a slight but darned catchy number" and "a classic radio hit". Duffy - Mercy (Official Music Video). It was performed on American Idol (2008) by Team Compromise. [50] Despite its small impact on the Australian charts, the single was the 72nd-best-selling single of 2008,[51] and was certified Platinum for sales of 70,000 copies. [54] The single was the 30th-best-selling song of 2008 in New Zealand,[55] where the song carries Gold certification, for sales of 7,500 copies. Actress Jennifer Grey and her dancing partner Derek Hough also performed a cha cha cha to the song on the eleventh series of the same show. 5. Duffy, of course, won the best pop vocal album Grammy for "Rockferry" in 2008. Their version was a slow blues reworking. "The truth is, and please trust me I am OK and safe now, I was raped and drugged and held captive over some days. The introduction to "Mercy" is similar to the opening bars of "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King. A journalist contacted me, he found a way to reach me and I told him everything this past summer. added by grahamb. A Request For Duffy's Song " Mercy " Which Is Also Off Her CD Rockferry. [10], In an interview with HitQuarters Booker said he searching for a song that you could imagine sending the audience crazy on the 1960s UK pop show Ready Steady Go!. [78], 100 Things to Do Before High School's Isabela Moner covered the song and uploaded it to her YouTube channel,[79] also including it on her first studio album, Stopping Time as the sixth track on her album,[80] and performed it at Fanlala Studios.[81]. The recovery took time. Read about our approach to external linking. The song is often misattributed to Winehouse. © 2021 BBC. The song was performed live at various music festivals as well as on Duffy's 2008–09 tour. "If you have any questions I would like to answer them, in the spoken interview, if I can. [33], "Mercy" peaked at number-one on the UK Singles Chart solely on digital downloads on 17 February 2008 ― for the week ending dated 23 February 2008 ― three weeks before the physical release of the single. ... Duffy sings "Mercy" on the popular bbc radio one live lounge. [18] In a positive review for Rockferry, American music magazine Billboard said that "Mercy" "is about as summery as summery gets". Duffy, The Singer Of The 2008 Hit "Mercy," Said She Was Raped, Drugged, And Held Captive For Days. With Duffy. Duffy, who took a hiatus from music in 2011, wrote on Instagram that she would soon be releasing an interview about the incident and how it had stalled her career. [10] The BBC Chart Blog compared the song to Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools" and "Where Are You Baby?" The song has been covered several times since its original release, most notably by the cast of American musical television series Glee as well as by both The Fratellis and OneRepublic on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. [5] When asked of the lyrical meaning of the song, Duffy said:[5], "The lyrics were about having a feeling towards someone, whether it’s a romantic feeling or just some chemistry that you don’t want, and you desperately want to be released from that feeling. 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The Fratellis also recorded "Mercy", mixed with the Minder theme tune, specially for broadcast on the Live Lounge. Yeah! [2][3] The song was also nominated during various award ceremonies including the MTV Europe Music Awards (Most Addictive Track),[28] Q Awards (Best Track)[29] and the 2009 Music Producers Guild Awards (UK Single of the Year). Jun 4, 2016 - Music video by Duffy performing Mercy. [44] In the United States overall, "Mercy" was certified Platinum for sales of one million copies by the American recording industry association, the RIAA. Co-written by Duffy and Steve Booker and produced by Booker, it was released worldwide in 2008 to critical acclaim and unprecedented chart success. The Glee version charted on the UK Singles Chart and in Ireland, and Duffy herself performed the song for the Live Lounge. [63] The music video was released to the UK iTunes Store on 26 January 2008, being the first release of "Mercy". [7], "Mercy" is set in common time, with a tempo of 130 beats per minute and is written in the key of G major. As Duffy's first international release, the song is credited with firmly establishing her career and is now considered her signature song. [5] In an interview with Mojo, Duffy noted that she "felt something was missing and 'Mercy' was that missing thing", saying that herself and Booker were "writing it literally at the end, when the strings were being put on 'Rockferry' and 'Warwick Avenue". Mercy Baron was born in Queens, New York. [5] It is Duffy's best-selling single to date. The Voice Lebanon contestant Judy Mordache from Syria auditioned singing the song. [5] Singer John Mayer also covers the song as a slow blues in many of his live shows. Choreographed by Natricia Bernard,[62] the dancing involves elaborate moves, including the use of fire. This change creates a bluesy sound. "And slowly it unbroke. "Mercy" has featured heavily on worldwide television talent competitions. Singer Lloyd covered the song with Andre 3000 for his song "Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)" that contains samples from the chorus and ending chorus. 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[5] MOJO editor Phil Alexander called the song a "timeless" classic that "could really have come from any period in time over the last 50 years". He was kind and it felt so amazing to finally speak. At the Brits, she won British Breakthrough, Best British Female and Best British Album awards. [7] Booker's girlfriend met Duffy and then introduced the pair. Read about our approach to external linking. This song also featured in EA Sports game, FIFA 09. You have been friends. It remained at the top of the charts for five weeks until it was dethroned by "American Boy" by Estelle featuring Kanye West. [16] PopMatters said that the song was "still grounded in a bouncing Motown rhythm but [with] the added colour of jaunty keyboards", whilst again comparing the song to "Rehab". I have a sacred love and sincere appreciation for your kindness over the years. [26] Duffy's performance of "Warwick Avenue" at the ceremony helped to increase sales of "Mercy" by double the market average before the broadcast. In 2008, Duffy’s single “Mercy” spent five weeks at the top of the British charts and became the third biggest selling track of the year, remaining on the chart for more than a year. [6], "Mercy" was written by Duffy and Steve Booker during the final stages of completion for Rockferry. [66][67] It shows Duffy performing live on stage whilst people dance to the song. | Music videos, Music love, Northern soul Apr 19, 2013 - Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. [12], Lyrically, "Mercy" is about "intense longing for an attractive guy". music video. The main-release music video for "Mercy", directed by Daniel Wolfe, features Duffy standing on top of a platform performing the song. [15] The Independent said that "Mercy" and "Rockferry" "are tracks that stand out as something special", whilst noting that the "uptempo organ funk" provides "the album's one truly memorable groove". [36] One of the B-sides to the song, titled "Tomorrow", peaked far outside the top 100 of the UK Singles Chart. It was recorded in 2008, however it was not released until December 2012 for their 4th studio album "I Got a Boy". H2MF every day, do it with music !! In December 2012 the South Korean girl group Girls' Generation covered the song under the alternative title, "Dancing Queen" which was styled like their first Hit Gee. Digital Spy gave the single a positive review, noting that the single was "a catchy, danceable Northern soul pastiche" and that the "baseline practically reeks of sweat and stale cigarette smoke". "Mercy" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 87. Featured in the video are Northern Soul dancers who dance to "Mercy". Learn the full song lyrics at MetroLyrics. "Mercy" was one of only three singles, all debuts, to achieve a five-week run at the top of the UK Singles Chart in 2008 ― the other two being "Now You're Gone" by Basshunter, which was ironically replaced at the top spot by "Mercy", and "I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry. [56], In Europe, "Mercy" was a chart success, reaching number-one in at least eight countries in the region alone. However, the song was given negative comparisons to Amy Winehouse. Mark Edward Nero of About.com noted that "[although] the song sets the stage for who Duffy is as an artist as well as a person" it was "still fairly tame, lyrically". [45] In Canada, "Mercy" debuted at number 94 on the Canadian Hot 100 on 12 April 2008,[46] eventually peaking at 11 on 23 April 2008. Also join the official mailing list & read Duffy’s latest blog. [47], Duffy, speaking to the Daily Post North Wales after the song reached number-one in the UK. [2][3] Well received by the public, "Mercy" peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart in February 2008, remaining atop the chart for five weeks, and went on to become the third-best-selling single of 2008 in the United Kingdom, with sales of over 500,000 copies in the UK that year. Please support me to make this a positive experience.". "You can only imagine the amount of times I thought about writing this," she wrote on Instagram. The main-release music video for "Mercy", directed by Daniel Wolfe features Duffy standing on top of a platform performing the song. As of September 2015, it had over 290,000 views on YouTube. Genre Pop Comment by Maria Robledo. A second music video release was made for the United States market, directed by Adria Petty. Learn the full song lyrics at MetroLyrics. "I cannot explain it. [70] Duffy herself also recorded "Mercy" live for the Live Lounge. I did not want to show the world the sadness in my eyes," she added. Featured in the video are Northern Soul dancers who dance to "Mercy". Song's fine, but it's the Northern Soul dancers' shoes; the flames. Happy Holidays. "Mercy" received comparisons to Duffy's previous single, "Rockferry". [21] "Mercy" also appeared on various critics' "Top" lists. [57] In Ireland, "Mercy" proved very successful, spending two separate runs at number one in 2008. [citation needed], X Factor Indonesia contestant Fatin Shidqia covered the song during the seventh Gala shows. The US version was given a positive review by Nick Levine of Digital Spy, who wrote that "It's glossy, full of young, good-looking types and proudly features a drum with Duffy's name printed on its skin – hey, that's success for you."[68]. [5] Duffy has noted that during recording with Booker, "Mercy" "was like this melodic poem in my mind, which I just had to get out, and I knew exactly what I wanted it to sound like". added by grahamb. "Please respect this is a gentle move for me to make, for myself, and I do not want any intrusion to my family. [41] "Mercy" also reached other Billboard charts, including number 3 on the Japan Hot 100,[42] number 27 on the Pop 100[43] and 13 on the Hot Digital Songs. Biden to halt new drilling on federal lands. Duffy Bio Aimée Ann Duffy (born 23 June 1984), known as Duffy, is a Welsh singer-songwriter and occasional actress. In 2008, American band OneRepublic recorded a version of the song which was first heard as a live cover on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. Oil and gas extraction will be paused and wind energy will expand under Joe Biden's climate plan. Duffy - BBC Music Club Interview. I was aiming for top 40, possibly top 10, so I can genuinely tell you I am really blown away. The 35-year-old Welsh star posted on her verified Instagram account that her "recovery took time". Who's behind the recent killings in Iraq? Many of you wonder what happened to me, where did I disappear to and why. Who's behind the recent killings in Iraq? "It's really difficult to speak out… for some women it's the right time to talk many years after the experience, and for some it's never the right time," she said. [citation needed]. ", According to Duffy, "Mercy" is autobiographical and is about "sexual liberty" and "not doing something somebody else wants you to do". The cast of the US "musical comedy" television series Glee covered the song for the third episode of the first series, "Acafellas". Duffy – Mercy Intro E E B D Yeah! [25] The single was nominated for a BRIT Award in 2009, for Best British Single. "Mercy" garnered overwhelming acclaim from critics, often being praised for its catchy bass line and "summery", jazzy themes. [72] The cover was called "leg-splits-over-shoulders exciting" by The Wall Street Journal. "Mercy" was nominated for two awards at the UK Music Video Awards, for "People’s Choice Award" and "Best Pop Video". February 26, 2020 — 8.07am, register or subscribe to save articles for later. The BBC attempted to contact Duffy to confirm the details of her post. I want to thank you for that. Of course I survived. [5] According to Mark Edward Nero of About.com, the song is "a tale of lust". This came after staying at number one on the UK Singles Chart for five weeks. [17], The Observer, in an extremely positive review for Rockferry, said that "Mercy" "is a big, booming, finger-wagging sashay worthy of the Supremes". Eleri Butler, chief executive of Welsh Women's Aid, told BBC Radio Wales Breakfast with Claire Summers the singer's choice to speak out was a "strong, courageous and powerful statement". "Mercy" has been covered several times since its release. Duffy - whose real name is Aimee Anne Duffy - went to number one in 12 countries with Mercy, which was the UK's third-best-selling single of 2008 with sales of more than 500,000 copies. X4 E I love you but I gotta stay true my morals got me on my knees I'm begging please stop playing games E B7 I don't know what this is A cos you got me good E just like you knew you would E B7 I don't know what you do A but you do it well E I’m under your spell Chorus E You got me begging you for mercy why won't you … [43] The single was also a minor dance crossover success, reaching a peak of 35 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart,[43] as well as peaking at a position of sixteen on the Adult Pop Songs chart. [64] In reaction to the video, RealMusic noted that Duffy "does manage to stand atop those platforms very well and sing without falling off in [the] video, so top marks for that". [76], The song has been covered live on several occasions by Belgian rock band Triggerfinger in collaboration with singer Selah Sue. [7] After first trying to match "Stepping Stone" with this idea he then sang the fledgling "Mercy" and found it fit. Stepping Stone - Official Video. x Duffy. Duffy, whose debut album Rockferry went seven times platinum as it went to number one in six countries, won three Brit Awards and a Grammy following her breakthrough. [5] She has also said that they "built the song from the bottom up", also noting that it is "very important that my songs start from an organic source, rather than a drum loop". She was eventually chosen by Assi El Helani to be on his team, with all four judges praising her cover. It was performed as a "group cha cha cha" on the seventh series of U.S. dancing talent show, Dancing with the Stars. video. The song is used in film My Best Friend's Girl and the television series Criminal Minds, Smallville, ER, Grey's Anatomy, Entourage, Knight Rider, Being Human and 90210, and Brazilian telenovela, Beleza Pura Furthermore, the song was used on several episodes MTV Tr3s Quiero mis quinces. But I can tell you in the last decade, the thousands and thousands of days I committed to wanting to feel the sunshine in my heart again, the sun does now shine.". [73] The Glee cast's cover version was released as a single worldwide to promote the series, and reached numbers 94[74] and 49[75] on the UK and Irish singles charts, respectively. Duffy has expressed that it was "fascinating to see people picking up on it ["Mercy"], taking it and creating something from it for their genre". Choreographed by Natricia Bernard, the dancing involves elaborate moves, including the use of fire. Grammy award-winning singer Duffy has revealed she was drugged and raped after being held captive by an attacker. duffy. [4] It achieved worldwide chart success, topping the charts in Austria, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Switzerland and Turkey, and peaked within the top five of the charts in Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Romania, Spain and Sweden. Duffy - whose real name is Aimee Anne Duffy - went to number one in 12 countries with Mercy, which was the UK's third-best-selling single of 2008 with sales of more than 500,000 copies. Mercy Baron, Actress: Living the Dream. Duffy's Duffy - Mercy (Lyrics) music video in high definition. 45. hét", "UK Music Video Awards 2008 – the nominations are here! [5] Duffy told Mojo that her favourite remix of the song is The Roots remix, calling it "amazing" and saying it "blew [her] away".[5]. [52] "Mercy" debuted on New Zealand's RIANZ singles chart at 40,[53] eventually peaking at number four. The video to Duffy's new single out on septenber 1st. "Well, not entirely sure why now is the right time, and what it is that feels exciting and liberating for me to talk. Yeah, 2020-05-28T19:00:35Z Comment by 3G. [27] The song was also nominated for a Grammy Award in the category "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance". [7] Duffy has later noted of the experience:[5], "We went for coffee and I had this gut feeling that we should write together. 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