STORY OF SONG

Story of Song

It’s about experiencing heartbreak. Rixton explained how the song came about on the Official Charts Company. Jake Roche said: “Our debut single ‘Me and My Broken Heart’ came about… it was the last song we pretty much recorded for the album. It was just a song we thought had a universal meaning and a real radio sound, we wrote with a guy called Wayne Hector and Beni Blanco. It’s just something that grabbed us straight away didn’t it?”

Charlie Bagnall added: “It did, and I think we’ve all gone through a bit of heartbreak. So I think it’s a song that everyone can relate to.” The song features an interpretation’s of Matchbox Twenty front man Rob Thomas’ 2005 solo hit ‘Lonely No More’. Jake told Billboard magazine: “We’ve been a huge fan of his, so we took a lot of inspiration from him and wanted to give him a tip of the hat”.

Release date

Released on March 14, 2014.

Songwriter/s

Adam Levine – Joshua Coleman – Lukasz Gottwald – Jacob Kasher Hindlin – Mike Posner – Henry Walter

Label

Interscope – School Boy – Giant Little Man – Mad Love – Geffen.

Chart Rankings

US – 14

UK – 1

GERMANY  – 91

The single topped the UK Singles Charts and became Rixton’s first number one hit in the UK. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified it silver for sales over 200.000 copies. In the US, it peaked at number 14, selling over 1 million copies. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it platinum. The song reached the top 10 charts in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Slovakia, and Ukraine. ‘Me and My Broken Heart’ was certified platinum in Denmark for over 2.6 million streams. It was also certified platinum in Sweden and gold in Canada. The song made it to number one in Scotland, number three in Slovakia, and number six in Venezuela.

Artist’s age on release date

The band had been active for two years.

Cover Versions

Andie Case  – Macy Kate – Dot SE – Madi – other amateur artists covered this song on YouTube.

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