Spanish (song)

"Spanish" is a song by British singer Craig David. It was written by David, Trevor Henry, and Anthony Marshall for his second album Slicker Than Your Average (2002), with production helmed by the latter. The song was released as the album's fourth single and became a tenth top ten hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 8 and spending six weeks inside the top 75. "Spanish" saw David incorporate Spanish elements into his music for the first time, including a feature by Spanish rapper Duke One. In Australia, "Spanish" was skipped and "World Filled with Love" was released there as the fourth single instead.

"Spanish"
Craig David - Spanish (CD 1).jpg
Single by Craig David
from the album Slicker Than Your Average
Released28 July 2003 (2003-07-28)
Length
  • 5:03 (album version)
  • 3:38 (radio edit)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Anthony Marshall
Craig David singles chronology
"Rise & Fall"
(2003)
"Spanish"
(2003)
"World Filled with Love"
(2003)

Music videoEdit

A video for "Spanish" was directed by directing team Calabazitaz.[1]

Track listingEdit

UK CD1
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Spanish" (Radio Edit)
Marshall4:44
2."What's Your Flava?" (Live From Down Under)
  • David
  • Henry
  • Marshall
 4:35
3."Candle in the Wind" (Live From The Old Vic, London) 3:31
UK CD2
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Spanish" (Radio Edit)
  • David
  • Henry
  • Marshall
Marshall3:38
2."Spanish" (Blacksmith R&B Rerub)
  • David
  • Henry
  • Marshall
4:35
3."Spanish" (Rishi Rich Desi Kulcha Remix featuring Juggy D)
  • David
  • Henry
  • Marshall
4:46
4."Spanish" (Jon Riley Club Mix)
  • David
  • Henry
  • Marshall
  • David
  • Henry
  • Marshall
  • Danny D[a]
  • Jon Riley[a]
5:36

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer

ChartsEdit

Chart performance for "Spanish"
Chart (2003) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[2] 4
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[3] 3
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 31
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40 Tipparade)[5] 11
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 83
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 39
Scotland (OCC)[8] 23
UK Singles (OCC)[9] 8
UK Hip Hop/R&B (OCC)[10] 3

Release historyEdit

Release history and formats for "Spanish"
Region Date Format(s) Label Ref.
United Kingdom 28 July 2003 (2003-07-28) Digital download [11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Craig David: Spanish". IMDb. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
  2. ^ "Craig David – Spanish" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  3. ^ "Craig David – Spanish" (in French). Ultratip.
  4. ^ "Chart Track: Week 32, 2003". Irish Singles Chart.
  5. ^ "week 36 (6 September 2003)" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved April 30, 2022.
  6. ^ "Craig David – Spanish" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  7. ^ "Craig David – Spanish". Swiss Singles Chart.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ "Official Hip Hop and R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ "New Releases: Singles" (PDF). Music Week. 26 July 2003. p. 31. Retrieved 8 September 2021.