End Credits

"End Credits" is the first single to be taken from drum and bass duo Chase & Status' second studio album, No More Idols. The single was co-written, co-produced and features vocals from Plan B, and was released on 29 October 2009, peaking at number nine on the UK Singles Chart.

"End Credits"
End Credits single cover by Chase and Status.jpg
Single by Chase & Status featuring Plan B
from the album No More Idols
Released29 October 2009
Recorded2009
GenreDrum and bass
Length3:19
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Chase & Status
  • Plan B
Chase & Status singles chronology
"Against All Odds"
(2009)
"End Credits"
(2009)
"Let You Go"
(2010)
Plan B singles chronology
"Shifty"
(2009)
"End Credits"
(2009)
"Stay Too Long"
(2010)

BackgroundEdit

The song was used in a trailer for the video game F1 2010, and featured also in-game, as well as serving as the official theme from the Michael Caine film Harry Brown, in which Drew co-starred. The track has been covered by Jess Mills as a B-side for her 2011 single, "Live For What I'd Die For". The track also appeared in series 8, episode 2 of British comedy-drama Shameless in 2011.[1][2] The main chord sequence of the song has been noted for its similarity to Radiohead's track, "Reckoner". The music video for "End Credits" was directed by Kim Gehrig, and features footage from Harry Brown. The promotional CD single features alternate artwork to the official release, and instead portrays Michael Caine pointing a gun (likely at Plan B).[3] The VIP version of the track was released through RAM Records in the UK as a double AA-side of the VIP mix of "Is It Worth It",[4][5][6] a track from the duo's debut album More Than Alot with vocals from Takura Tendayi.

Critical receptionEdit

Fraser McAlpine of BBC Chart Blog gave the song a positive review stating: "Perhaps buoyed by the success of Pendulum's radio-friendly take on drum'n'bass, London duo Chase & Status experimented with elements of hip-hop, indie and even Bollywood on last year's debut album More Than Alot. So well-regarded were the results that they landed the pair – Saul Milton and Will Kennard – a production gig on the new Rihanna album. Now, making the most of the buzz, they're back with new single 'End Credits'. Kicking off with a simple guitar riff that could almost pass for The Feeling, it's only when the beats drop around the minute mark that this becomes an identifiably Chase & Status affair. Combining their thumpingly effective d&b beats with strings, more guitars and Plan B's tender vocals, 'End Credits' has a soaring, cinematic feel while remaining perky enough to pack out the dancefloor. Proof positive, then, why Chase & Status are now being sought out by pop A-listers".     .[7]

Track listingEdit

CD single[8]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."End Credits"
  • Milton
  • Kennard
  • Ben Drew
3:19
2."End Credits" (VIP mix)
  • Milton
  • Kennard
  • Ben Drew
4:49
3."End Credits" (live version)
  • Milton
  • Kennard
  • Ben Drew
4:14
4."End Credits" (music video)
  • Milton
  • Kennard
  • Ben Drew
3:37
12" single[4] / 12" picture disc[5]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."End Credits VIP"
  • Milton
  • Kennard
  • Ben Drew
4:49
2."Is It Worth It VIP"
  • Saul Milton
  • Will Kennard
5:11
Digital download single[9]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."End Credits"
  • Milton
  • Kennard
  • Ben Drew
3:19
2."End Credits" (VIP mix)
  • Milton
  • Kennard
  • Ben Drew
4:49
3."End Credits" (music video)
  • Milton
  • Kennard
  • Ben Drew
3:37
Digital download EP[10]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."End Credits"
  • Milton
  • Kennard
  • Ben Drew
3:19
2."End Credits" (VIP mix)
  • Milton
  • Kennard
  • Ben Drew
4:49
3."End Credits" (live version)
  • Milton
  • Kennard
  • Ben Drew
4:14

PersonnelEdit

  • Saul Milton – producer, mixing
  • Will Kennard – producer, mixing
  • Mark Kennedy – engineer
  • Rob Swire – mixing
  • Stuart Hawked – mastering
  • Plan B – vocals, producer
  • Kim Gehrig – video director
  • Juliette Larthe – video producer

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] Platinum 600,000 

 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 29 October 2009[18] Digital download Mercury
2 November 2009[19] CD single

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHofHnYgf4Y
  2. ^ "Plan B". IMDb.
  3. ^ "Chase & Status Ft Plan B (4) - End Credits". Discogs.
  4. ^ a b "Chase & Status - End Credits VIP / Is It Worth It VIP". Discogs.
  5. ^ a b "Chase & Status - End Credits VIP / Is It Worth It VIP". Discogs.
  6. ^ "Chase & Status - End Credits VIP / Is It Worth It VIP". Discogs.
  7. ^ David Balls. "Chase & Status ft. Plan B: 'End Credits'". Digital Spy. www.digitalspy.co.uk.
  8. ^ "Chase & Status Ft. Plan B (4) - End Credits". Discogs.
  9. ^ "Chase & Status Ft Plan B (4) - End Credits". Discogs.
  10. ^ "Get millions of songs. All ad-free". AppleMusic.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Chase & Status feat. Plan B – End Credits" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  13. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  14. ^ "Charts Plus Year end 2009" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 19 July 2010.
  15. ^ "End of Year 2010" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  16. ^ "End Of Year Chart 2011" (PDF). Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  17. ^ "British single certifications – Chase & Status ft Plan B – End Credits". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 18 January 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type End Credits in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  18. ^ "End Credits - Single by Chase & Status - Download End Credits - Single on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 1 November 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
  19. ^ "Chase & Status: Chase & Status: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 12 March 2011.

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