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"Wonderman" is the sixth single by English rapper Tinie Tempah. It features vocals by English recording artist Ellie Goulding and is the fifth official single from Tinie's debut album, Disc-Overy (2010). It was released on the 7th of March, 2011 as a single.

PerformanceEdit

The song reached a peak of number 12 on the UK charts in 2011 and sold approximately 256,000 units that year finishing as the 89th biggest selling single of 2011 in the UK.

LyricsEdit

The strong, the mighty!
The forces of evil can never destroy,
The powers of the Wonderman,
And though the most formidable journey lies ahead,
Only one will prevail.
Wonder,
WONDER!
WONDERMAN!

[Tinie Tempah - Verse 1:]
Uh, yeh, these haters couldn’t get to where I am with a full tank of petrol,
Uh, my uncle used to drink a can of Kestrel when life got stressful,
Uh, what kinda person should you be when you wanna make people accept you?
Uh, what does it really mean when you dream of being famous and successful?
When you were born to be special?

Uh, yeh, and I went from the kid in class,
Textin’ radio DJs so they could big me up,
To the young rapper everybody’s ringing up,
Got ‘em looking for a sprinkle of that pixie dust,
Mad thoughts in my head when it’s blowin’ up,
Like, are you really big enough?
I traded friends for fans,
Cement for sand,
Raise your hand,
The Wonderman.

[Ellie Goulding:]
I see the bright lights shine in your face,
We’re counting on you to take it all away,
I saw the chosen one,
They’re calling your name,
Are you, you?
Are you, you?
The Wonderman?

[Tinie Tempah - Verse 2:]
Bored of being nameless,
Bored of feeling local,
When you walk up in the mall and can’t afford a pair of trainers,
Imagine when it changes,
Imagine satisfaction when you make it,
It’s more than being famous,
More then the applause and more than any form of status,
More than the performances in 20 foreign places,
Benidorm, Vegas, many more praises,

Amen, hallelujah! Tinie look what’s happened to ya,
Yeah they love that attitude,
Brand new and improved, yeah.
And when the fans start grabbing you,
Show gratitude with a little braggin’ too,

Amen, hallelujah! Tinie look what’s happened to ya,
Who can say they ran all the obstacles I ran? Look,
I traded friends for fans,
Cement from sand,
Raise your hand,
The Wonderman

[Ellie Goulding:]
I see the bright lights shine in your face,
We’re counting on you to take it all away,
I saw the chosen one,
They’re calling your name,
Are you, you?
Are you, you?
The Wonderman?

Come on, come on,
The stars are where you belong,
Come on, follow,
Your heart is gunna take you home,
Come on, come on,
The stars are where you belong,
There’s no turning back from here.

[Ellie Goulding:]
I see the bright lights shine in your face,
We’re counting on you to take it all away,
I saw the chosen one,
They’re calling your name,
Are you, you?
Are you, you?
The Wonderman?

(From this day on, the world will never be the same)

Music videoEdit

Tinie Tempah - Wonderman ft04:02

Tinie Tempah - Wonderman ft. Ellie Goulding

Information

Premiere date: January 19, 2011 (Youtube & VEVO)
Director(s): Robert Hale
Stylist(s): N/A
Choreographer: N/A
Photographer(s):

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The music video was directed by Robert Hale.[1] A press release stated that the music video is a "fun-filled homage to seventies classic The Six Million Dollar Man, with Tinie starring as 'The Wonderman' aided by his assistant, Ellie Goulding in their mission to save the world."[2] The full official video was released on 19 January 2011 by Tempah's Vevo on YouTube.[3] The video ends with the text "TO BE CONTINUED" with Tempah as the background.

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