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SAM SMITH - WRITING'S ON THE WALL (SONG)
Label:CAP/EMI
Entry:11/10/2015 (Position 44)
Last week in charts:06/12/2015 (Position 46)
Peak:43 (1 weeks)
Weeks:3
Place on best of all time:6877 (20 points)
Year:2015
Music/Lyrics:Jimmy Napes
Sam Smith
Producer:Jimmy Napes
Disclosure
Sam Smith
World wide:
ch  Peak: 5 / weeks: 19
de  Peak: 17 / weeks: 11
at  Peak: 11 / weeks: 9
fr  Peak: 5 / weeks: 30
nl  Peak: 32 / weeks: 11
be  Peak: 5 / weeks: 15 (Vl)
  Peak: 4 / weeks: 11 (Wa)
se  Peak: 63 / weeks: 4
it  Peak: 32 / weeks: 4
au  Peak: 43 / weeks: 3

Digital
Capitol -


TRACKS
25/09/2015
Digital Capitol - (UMG)
1. Writing's On The Wall
4:38
   

11/10/2015: N 44.
29/11/2015: R 43.
06/12/2015: 46.
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MUSIC DIRECTORY
Sam SmithSam Smith: Discography / Become a fan
SAM SMITH IN AUSTRALIAN CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Latch (Disclosure feat. Sam Smith)10/02/2013472
La La La (Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith)07/07/2013516
Stay With Me11/05/2014552
I'm Not The Only One24/08/20141132
Like I Can30/11/20142018
Lay Me Down01/03/2015318
Omen (Disclosure feat. Sam Smith)16/08/20152910
Writing's On The Wall11/10/2015433
Too Good At Goodbyes24/09/2017121
Pray22/10/2017413
Promises (Calvin Harris & Sam Smith)02/09/2018428
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas06/01/2019471
Dancing With A Stranger (Sam Smith & Normani)27/01/2019623
How Do You Sleep?04/08/20191023
To Die For01/03/20201510
I'm Ready (Sam Smith & Demi Lovato)03/05/2020254
Diamonds11/10/2020337
Unholy (Sam Smith & Kim Petras)09/10/2022138
I'm Not Here To Make Friends (Sam Smith, Calvin Harris & Jessie Reyez)19/02/2023401
 
Albums

TitleEntryPeakweeks
In The Lonely Hour08/06/20141102
The Thrill Of It All19/11/2017230
Love Goes15/11/2020333
Gloria12/02/202314
SONGS BY SAM SMITH
Ahi (Anitta feat. Sam Smith)
Another One
Baby, You Make Me Crazy
Beautiful
Breaking Hearts
Burning
Dance ('Til You Love Someone Else)
Dancing With A Stranger (Sam Smith & Normani)
Daniel
Desire (Calvin Harris / Sam Smith)
Diamonds
Drowning Shadows
Fire On Fire
Fix You (Live)
For The Lover That I Lost
Forgive Myself
Get Happy (Renée Zellweger with Sam Smith)
Gimme (Sam Smith feat. Koffee & Jessie Reyez)
Gloria
Go (Cat Burns feat. Sam Smith)
Good Thing
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Heavently Sent
HIM
How Do You Sleep?
How To Cry
How Will I Know
I Feel Love
I'm Not Here To Make Friends (Sam Smith, Calvin Harris & Jessie Reyez)
I'm Not The Only One (Sam Smith feat. A$AP Rocky)
I'm Not The Only One
I'm Ready (Sam Smith & Demi Lovato)
In The City (Charli XCX and Sam Smith)
In The Lonely Hour (Acoustic)
I've Told You Now
I've Told You Now (Live At St Pancras Old Church)
Kids Again
Kissing You
La La La (Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith)
Latch (Disclosure feat. Sam Smith)
Latch (Acoustic)
Lay Me Down
Lay Me Down (Sam Smith feat. John Legend)
Leave Your Lover
Life Support
Like I Can
Lose You
Love Goes (Sam Smith & Labrinth)
Love Is A Losing Game
Love Me More
Make It To Me
Man I Am
Midnight Train
Moments (Freddy Verano feat. Sam Smith)
Money On My Mind
My Oasis (Sam Smith feat. Burna Boy)
Night Before Christmas
Nirvana
No God
No Peace (Sam Smith feat. Yebba)
Not In That Way
Nothing Left For You
Omen (Disclosure feat. Sam Smith)
One Day At A Time
One Last Song
Palace
Perfect (Sam Smith feat. Jessie Reyez)
Perfect (Sam Smith, Jessie Reyez & Cat Burns)
Pray (Sam Smith feat. Logic)
Pray
Promises (Calvin Harris & Sam Smith)
Reminds Me Of You
Restart
River
Safe With Me
Say It First
Scars
Six Shots
So Serious
Stay With Me (Sam Smith feat. Mary J Blige)
Stay With Me
Tempatation (Tiwa Savage & Sam Smith)
The Lighthouse Keeper
The Thrill Of It All
Time After Time
To Die For
Together (Sam Smith x Nile Rodgers x Disclosure x Jimmy Napes)
Too Good At Goodbyes
Unholy (Sam Smith & Kim Petras)
Vulgar (Sam Smith & Madonna)
When It's Alright
When It's Alright (Juun feat. Sam Smith)
Who We Love (Sam Smith feat. Ed Sheeran)
Writing's On The Wall
You Will Be Found (Sam Smith feat. Summer Walker)
Young
ALBUMS BY SAM SMITH
Gloria
In The Lonely Hour
Love Goes
Love Goes - Live At Abbey Road Studios
Nirvana
The Holly & The Ivy
The Lost Tapes - Remixed
The Thrill Of It All
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 3.52 (Reviews: 90)
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***
Backing music is decent but his vocals don't interest me at all.
****
Ich mochte Ihn zu beginn nicht so sehr, habe mich aber im Laufe der Zeit angefreundet mit ihm und nun ist er mir sehr sympathisch.<br><br>Ich muss sagen, ich hatte etwas mehr erwartet...<br>Der beginn ist sehr stark, doch als der Pre-Chorus einsetzt und schliesslich dann der Refrain geht das ganze etwas runter leider.<br>Im Grossen und Ganzen eine solide Nummer die sicherlich mit der Zeit noch mehr gefallen bekommen wird.<br>4*+
****
Although I highly appreciate the dramatic score, I can't help but think how boring this is.
**
While the composition itself is not bad (typical Bond which I like), Sam's overuse of falsetto totally kills the mood to the point I think I don't want to hear this again.
****
I like this and think it's a good Bond theme from him. His fifth UK#1. UK#1 and Ireland#9. US#71.
Last edited: 08/10/2015 14:57
***
Slow and boring.
Last edited: 11/11/2021 10:28
***
Not only did this not click with me that this is the new Bond theme until I looked it up, it pales in comparison to both "Skyfall" and "Another Way To Die". An average Sam Smith song with a little too much pomp. 3.5<br><br>
***
Very disappointing indeed. Its only saving grace is its production, which matches the mood of the Bond films perfectly, but the rest of it is extremely middle of the road and dull. Very uneven in a lot of places, which is a shame, because Sam's voice alone was enough of a reason for me to think he was the perfect candidate for the "Spectre" theme. After this, I think it should have probably went to Lana Del Rey or Radiohead. Shame this was the first Bond theme to go to number one. An extreme anti climax after all these years.
***
I feel like Sam Smith has as much freedom with his label as One Direction, perhaps less. Between having his album homogenised far more than his initial releases would have suggested, and Sam being a homosexual man but not so outwardly so that it affects his sales, the lack of projected character ironically makes him harder to like. And on that last point, I can't be the only person who's uncomfortable with the fact that he's recorded the official theme song to a movie about perhaps fiction's most famous homophobe? Again it feels like considering the best chance for strong sales over a logistically wise decision.<br><br>The song itself is okay. Ignoring that one incredibly jarring fact, much like Adele, Sam Smith is sonically perfect for Bond. He can slip into the more string-laden backing and it sounds totally natural. He also gets the chance to show off both his bolting tone, and his falsetto. It's also the first time I've been able to say 'well, it's better than his last #1', but when it's going for a similar approach to "Skyfall", it's hard not to negatively compare this to that. Hopefully the next Bond theme has more of a jolt like say "Live and Let Die", and hopefully Sam Smith can get some more freedom now that he has such a big audience at his disposal. 3.1
Last edited: 14/11/2015 06:23
***
I can't stand listening to his voice on the radio anymore, but the orchestral parts where he doesn't sing are quite ok. The main problem though is that this doesn't feel like a James Bond song which makes it kind of useless.
****
It's not terrible but it's certainly no skyfall. The music is great and it stars of really strong, but the chorus I feel kinda lets it down. Good on it winning the Best original song at the Oscars tho.
Last edited: 23/03/2017 08:31
******
I don't get the hate for this song. This is majestic.
***
Sure, Sam Smith has a great voice for a Bond theme, and this starts off promising but after that I find this terribly boring.
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