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Hopeful (Bars and Melody song)

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Released  27 July 2014
Genre  Pop music rap, R&B
Label  Syco
Recorded  2014
Length  2:49
Format  CD single, digital download

"Hopeful" is the debut single by British pop duo Bars and Melody. It is based on the lyrics and music of Twista's 2005 song "Hope", featuring Faith Evans. The song was released on 27 July 2014 through Syco Music. It debuted at #5 on the UK Singles Chart, with sales of 40,191.

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Background

Bars and Melody first performed the song when they auditioned for the eighth series of Britain's Got Talent in February 2014. They received judge Simon Cowell's golden buzzer and went straight through to the live shows. On 7 June, the duo finished in third place during the live final.

On 15 June, it was announced that Bars and Melody had signed to Cowell's record label Syco Music. It was later revealed that they would release their version of "Hope" (retitled "Hopeful") as their debut single on 27 July.

Promotion

To promote the song, they appeared on television shows such as This Morning and Good Morning Britain as well as The Official Chart on BBC Radio 1.

Music video

The music video was released to YouTube on 7 July 2014. It has since amassed over 62 million views.

Track listing

Digital download

  1. "Hopeful" – 2:49

Digital EP

  1. "Hopeful" – 2:49
  2. "Hopeful" (Liam Keegan Remix) – 2:42
  3. "Hopeful" (Local F Remix) – 3:34
  4. "Hopeful" (Summer Jam Remix) – 3:13

CD single/Acoustic Digital EP

  1. "Hopeful" – 2:49
  2. "Hopeful" (Acoustic) – 2:50
  3. "Shining Star" – 3:38

References

Hopeful (Bars and Melody song) Wikipedia


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