Story of Song
A*M*E talked to The Daily Star about the song, saying: “We hooked up with Duke through the internet. He was hearing what I was doing and filed over a beat to me and fellow songwriter MNEK. We had just got in about half an hour before and were so tired we couldn’t be bothered to write a full-on song, so MNEK hummed a little hook and I did the chorus lyrics really quick, and that’s how it came about.”
Released January 14, 2013
Adam Dyment – Amy Kabba – Uzoechi Emenike
Ministry of Sound – Blasé Boys club
US – 1
UK – 1
GERMANY – 43
‘Need U (100%)’ peaked at number 1 in the UK for 1 week, and the British Phonographic Industry certified it Gold for sales over 430,000 copies. In the US, it also topped the US Dance Club Songs charts but failed to enter the US Billboard Hot 100. The single topped the charts in Scotland and reached the top 10 charts in Belgium and Hungary.
Artist’s age on release date
Adam George Dyment AKA Duke Dumont was 31 and Aminata Kabba AKA A*M*E was 19 years old.
No official cover versions.