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Changed the Way You Kiss Me


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In an interview with Capital FM, Example told the story of the song and what inspired him to write it: “I was watching [the soap opera] Hollyoaks last year and there was this couple discussing how their partner was kissing them differently and how he knew they weren’t in love with him anymore, I thought, ‘I’m going to have that’.  I was looking for an idea for a new emotional rave dance-up but I wanted to go a bit darker. This track has dark undertones and the beats are quite aggressive. When I finished it, I knew it was a monster song, I hope it still gets played in five or 10 years time. That’s the sign of a good pop song.”

Strangely, Example no longer likes to listen to his own song. In 2015 he told NME: “I don’t dislike the song, it’s done really well for me. It’s the reason I’ve got other big songs. It’s the song that got me attention overseas and allowed me to tour the world. But if it comes on the radio, I’ve got to turn it off.”

Release date

Released June 5, 2011


Elliot Gleave – Michael Woods


Ministry of Sound

Chart Rankings

US – 13

UK – 1


‘Changed the Way You Kiss Me’ was a big success in the UK, topping the Official Charts Company, the UK Indie charts, and the UK Dance Charts. The British Phonographic Industry certified it Platinum for sales over 600.000 copies. In the US, the song didn’t enter the Billboard Hot 100 charts, but did peak at number 13 on the Hot Dance Club Songs. Around the world, it topped the charts in Scotland, and reached the top 10 charts in Australia, Germany, Ireland, and Poland. In Belgium it peaked at number 37, in Denmark at number 16, in Mexico at number 50 and reached number 20 in Switzerland. It was certified Platinum in Australia.

Artist’s age on release date

Elliot John Gleave, aka Example, was 29 years old when this song was released.

Cover Versions

Amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.

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