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Murs explained the story of this song in interview with Artist Direct: “I believe the song is about a relationship that’s going sour. It’s not feeling as great as it did before. You play that one record fell in love with on repeat, and you remember the good times. It makes you want to dance again and get closer. You feel that love again. That’s how I feel when I sing the song. That’s how I interpret it.”

Release date

Released August 19, 2011


Alex Smith – Samuel Preston – Jim Eliot – Jordan Stephens – Harley Alexander-Sule


Epic – Syco

Chart Rankings

US – 96

UK – 1


In the UK, the song topped the Official Charts Company and was certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for sales over 600.000 copies. In the US, ‘Heart Skips a Beat’ peaked at number 96 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number 25 on the Pop Songs Charts. The song topped the charts in Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, and Switzerland. It reached the top 10 charts in Austria, Belgium, Ireland, and Scotland. ‘Heart Skips a Beat’ was certified Platinum in Switzerland, Triple Gold in Germany, and Gold in Austria.

Artist’s age on release date

Oliver Stanley, aka Olly Murs, was 27 years old, Rizzle Kicks was 19 years old, and Chidera Anamege, aka Chiddy Bang, had been active for 2 years when this song was released.

Cover Versions

Katie Sky – – Other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.

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Heart Skips a Beat by Olly Murs featuring Rizzle Kicks & Chiddy Bang

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