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"Hanging On" is a song by American recording artist Active Child from his debut studio album, You Are All I See (2011). It was written by Active Child and Ariel Rechtshaid, and produced by Rechtshaid. The song's music video, directed by T.S. Pfeffer and Robert McHugh,[1] debuted on January 19, 2012.[2] English singer Ellie Goulding covered "Hanging On" in 2012, while Australian alternative rock band Something for Kate included an acoustic cover of the song as a bonus track on the two-disc special edition of their 2012 album Leave Your Soul to Science.[3]

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from the liner notes of You Are All I See.

  • Active Child – vocals, additional engineering, production
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – engineering, mixing, production
  • David Schiffman – mixing
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering

Ellie Goulding versionEdit

In 2012, "Hanging On" was covered by English recording artist Ellie Goulding for her second studio album, Halcyon. An alternative version featuring English rapper Tinie Tempah was released as a free download on 10 July 2012 via Goulding's SoundCloud page, serving as a promotional single for the album.[4][5] The accompanying music video was directed by Ben Newbury and released on 13 July.

Goulding's cover version was featured in the Gossip Girl episode "The Revengers", the Nikita episode "Til Death Do Us Part" and on the soundtrack to the 2013 film adaptation of The Host (2013 film).[6][7][8] In February 2013, the Living Phantoms remix of the song was used in the "From Ashes" live-action trailer for the PlayStation 3 video game God of War: Ascension.[9][10]

A remix of the song (I See MONSTAS Remix) was featured on the Divergent (film) soundtrack along with Dead in the Water and My Blood - all from Halcyon.

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Halcyon.

  • Ellie Goulding – vocals
  • Ben Baptie – mixing assistant
  • Billboard – production
  • Philippe Dumais – assistant engineering
  • Tom Elmhirst – mixing
  • Tinie Tempah – rap
  • Richard Vincent – engineering

ChartsEdit

Chart (2012) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[11] 144

LyricsEdit

Active Child version

You know we can't get away
Because I'm calling your name
Every day I feel this pain
But you just turn and walk away

I just can't keep hanging on
To you and me
I just don't know what is wrong
With you and me

Touch me and then turn away
Put your hands into the flame
Tell me if you feel this pain
'cause I don't want to be your ball and chain

I just can't keep hanging on
To you and me
I just don't know what is wrong
With you and me
With you and me

Me
Oh oh
Me
Pain

I just can't keep hanging on
To you and me
I just don't know what is wrong

I just can't keep hanging on
To you and me
I just don't know what what is wrong

I just can't keep hanging on
To you and me

Ellie Goulding version only [Hanging On (Full Length Version)]

You know we can get away
Because I'm calling your name
Every day I feel this pain
But you just turn and walk away

I just can't keep hanging on
To you and me
I just don't know what is wrong
With you and me

Touch me and then turn away
Then put your hands into the flame
Tell me if you feel this pain
'Cause I don't want to be a ball and chain, no

I just can't keep hanging on
To you and me
I just don't know what is wrong
To you and me
I just can't keep hanging on
To you and me
You and me
You and me

Ellie Goulding (feat. Tinie Tempah) version

You know we can get away
Because I'm calling your name
Every day I feel this pain
But you just turn and walk away

Noooo...

I just can't keep hanging on, to you and me

I just don't know what is wrong, with you and me

Touch me and then turn away
And put your hands into the flame
Tell me if you feel this pain
Cause I don't want to be a ball and chain, nooo

I just can't keep hanging on, to you and me

I just don't know what is wrong

[Tinie Tempah]
Give me the respect, forgive me and forget
We've got to get a grip, living on the edge
I barely even know this f-ck-ng woman in my bed
And if there's too much on my plate, then I ain't finishing my veg
And if anybody said the grass is greener on the other side
Well it ain't, swear on my mother's life
You got me wrapped up in your shit
I'm feeling mummified
I've only ever had this fucking feeling in my stomach twice
You gave me what I needed, and I gave her everything she wanted
Miss something 'bout your cleavage
Now why can't put my fingers on it
You're taking me the deepest
I thought that she was gonna vomit
If all women are from venus, then I guess I really got a rocket
You've got a noose around my neck, but I'm still hanging on
We've nearly reached the finish line up in our marathon
I spat a verse, she sang a song
She broke my heart, I took some Gaviscon

I just can't keep hanging on, with you, with me
With you, with...

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Active Child – Hanging On (Official Video)". Pier Pictures. http://www.pier-pictures.com/active-child.html. Retrieved October 15, 2012.
  2. Coplan, Chris (January 19, 2012). "Video: Active Child – "Hanging On"". Consequence of Sound. http://consequenceofsound.net/2012/01/video-active-child-hanging-on/. Retrieved October 15, 2012.
  3. Doyle, Benny (18 October 2012). "Something For Kate – Leave Your Soul To Science". theMusic.com.au. http://themusic.com.au/reviews/album/2012/10/18/something-for-kate-leave-your-soul-to-science-benny-doyle/. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  4. Bain, Becky (10 July 2012). "Ellie Goulding Covers Active Child's "Hanging On": Listen". Idolator. Spin Media. http://idolator.com/6707462/ellie-goulding-hanging-on-listen. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  5. "Hanging On (ft. Tinie Tempah)". Email Unlock. http://emailunlock.com/elliegoulding/hanging-on-ft-tinie-tempah. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  6. Beard, Lanford (14 December 2012). "TV Jukebox holiday edition! 'New Girl,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' and more spirited music-on-TV-moments". Entertainment Weekly. Time. http://music-mix.ew.com/2012/12/14/tv-jukebox-dec-15-2012/. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  7. "Nikita Music | Season 3". The CW. http://www.cwtv.com/music/nikita/season-3. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  8. Schillaci, Sophie (18 March 2013). "'The Host' Soundtrack 'Choose to Listen' Features Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/earshot/host-soundtrack-ellie-goulding-imagine-429437. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  9. Caiazzo, Anthony (1 February 2013). "From Ashes: God of War: Ascension Live-Action Trailer Explores Kratos' Origins". PlayStation Blog. http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/02/01/from-ashes-god-of-war-ascension-live-action-trailer-explores-kratos-origins/. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  10. "Living Phantoms". livingphantoms.com. http://livingphantoms.com/. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
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