Young (Tulisa song)

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"Young"
Single by Tulisa
from the album The Female Boss
Released29 April 2012
Recorded2011
Genre
Length3:35
LabelAll Around the World
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)STL
Tulisa singles chronology
"Teardrop"
(2011)
"Young"
(2012)
"Live It Up"
(2012)

"Young" is the debut solo single by English singer and songwriter Tulisa from her debut solo studio album, The Female Boss. It was released as the album's lead single on 29 April 2012. "Young" peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart as well as number five in the Republic of Ireland.

Background[change | change source]

Ali Tennant wrote the lyrics for "Young" with STL, a production duo comprising Pete Ibsen and Fazer.[1] Tulisa heard both Fazer and Isben and wanted to record the song herself and said They didn't even get a chance to pitch it to the [other singer], they were preparing it, it wasn't even finished and I was like, 'I'm having that song, give it to me'."[2] Tulisa wanted it to sound like a song that would be played in Ibiza and at summer festivals with young people jumping and singing along to its hook.[1][3] It became Tulisa's first and only number one single.

Track listing[change | change source]

European Digital EP[change | change source]

  1. "Young" – 3:35
  2. "Young" (Preditah Mix) – 3:20
  3. "Young" (Breeze & Modulate Mix) – 3:38
  4. "Young" (Expanda Mix) – 4:35
  5. "Young" (Agent X Mix) – 3:22

North American/Mexican Digital Remixes[change | change source]

  1. "Young" (Gregor Salto Edit) - 3:16
  2. "Young" (Gregor Salto Extended) - 5:34
  3. "Young" (Gregor Salto Extended) - 5:16
  4. "Young" (Gregor Salto Dub) - 3:36
  5. "Young" (Vice Edit) - 3:29
  6. "Young" (Vice Extended) - 6:00
  7. "Young" (Vice Instrumental) - 6:00
  8. "Young" (Expanda Remix Edit) - 3:29
  9. "Young" (Expanda Remix) - 4:33
  10. "Young" (Expanda Remix Instrumental) - 4:33
  11. "Young" (Hector Fonseca Edit) - 4:03
  12. "Young" (Hector Fonseca Club) - 6:02
  13. "Young" (Hector Fonseca Dub) - 5:32

Charts[change | change source]

Weekly charts[change | change source]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 53
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 5
Scotland (OCC)[6] 1
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[7] 52
UK Singles (OCC)[8] 1

Year-end charts[change | change source]

Chart (2012) Position
UK Singles (OCC)[9] 43


Certification[change | change source]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[10] Gold 400,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[change | change source]

Region Date Format Label
Ireland 29 April 2012 (2012-04-29) Digital download All Around the World
United Kingdom
United States 29 July 2012 Island Records

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Contostavlos, Tulisa. Interview with Clara Amfo. Tulisa talks X Factor and her new album at KISS. 10 April 2012.
  2. "Tulisa soars toward debut solo Number 1". Official Charts Company. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  3. "Tulisa's spokesman denies sex tape was a publicity stunt". Press release. 24 March 2012. https://www.pressparty.com/pg/newsdesk/tulisacontostavlos/view/43392/. Retrieved 31 March 2018. 
  4. "Ultratop.be – Tulisa – Young" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  5. "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Tulisa". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  6. "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  7. "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201223 into search.
  8. "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  9. "Top 100 Singles of 2012". BBC Radio 1. BBC Online. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  10. "British single certifications – Tulisa – Young". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 30 March 2021.