Hush Little Baby (Wretch 32 song)

"Hush Little Baby" is a song by English rapper Wretch 32 which appears on his debut studio album, Black and White. The song is track thirteen on the standard edition of the album, and one of eleven collaborations; currently set to be released as the fifth and final single from the album on 27 May 2012.[1] The song, which features singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, was produced by the team TMS and co-written alongside Iain James.[2]

"Hush Little Baby"
Single by Wretch 32 featuring Ed Sheeran
from the album Black and White and +
Released27 May 2012
Wretch 32 singles chronology
"Go In, Go Hard"
"Hush Little Baby"
"Off With Their Heads"
Ed Sheeran singles chronology
"Small Bump"
"Hush Little Baby"

The track debuted at number 87 on the UK Singles Chart[3] and number twelve on the independent chart[4] on 3 September 2011 following strong downloading from the respective album. The song is an adaptation of the American lullaby, Hush, Little Baby. In reviewing the album, BBC Music representative Joseph 'JP' Patterson stated "unlike many other albums where the central MC is joined by several contributors, the collaborations, including Sheeran, Chipmunk and Etta Bond, don't take away any shine from the artist at the core of this release".[5]

Chart performanceEdit

Following the release of the album Black and White, the track "Hush Little Baby" debuted at number eighty-seven on the UK Singles Chart[3] following strong downloading. The track also debuted at number twelve on the UK Indie Chart.[4] Following its selection as the fifth single to be taken from Black and White, "Hush Little Baby" re-entered the chart at number ninety-five for the week ending 19 May 2012.[6]

Track listingEdit

Digital download and CD single[7]
1."Hush Little Baby" (radio edit)3:56
2."Hush Little Baby" (Fred V & Grafix remix)5:52
3."Hush Little Baby" (Rudimental remix)5:10
4."Hush Little Baby" (Knox Brown remix)3:54
5."Hush Little Baby" (Wideboys remix)6:49
6."Hush Little Baby" (Simon Hunt remix)4:52
7."Hush Little Baby" (instrumental edit)3:56

Credits and personnelEdit

Adapted from the album liner notes.[2]

  • SongwritingJermaine Scott, Ed Sheeran, Iain James, Tom Barnes, Pete Kelleher, Ben Kohn
  • ProductionTMS
  • Drums, programming – Tom Barnes
  • Guitar – Ben Kohn
  • Keyboards, bass – Pete Kelleher
  • Mixed – James F. Reynolds
  • Assistant mixer – Joachim Walker
  • Additional vocals – Ed Sheeran


Chart (2011–12) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 72
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[4] 1
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[9] 12
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 35

Release historyEdit

Country Release date Format Label
United Kingdom 27 May 2012


  1. ^ Corner, Lewis (30 March 2012). "Wretch 32, Ed Sheeran confirm new single 'Hush Little Baby'". DigitalSpy.
  2. ^ a b Black and White (liner notes). Wretch 32. Universal Music Recordings. 2011.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ a b c "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  5. ^ 'The London rapper delivers a second LP worthy of any amount of hype' BBC Music, Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  6. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Charts for 6 May 2013". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013.
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  8. ^ "Discography Ed Sheeran". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 April 2017.