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A love story with no romance, the singer is putting faith in someone hoping he will love her even though he’s not indicating he will. She is living on a “sweet nothing”–the notion that he is giving her nothing in return.

Calving Harris talked to Rolling Stone about collaborating with songstress Florence Welch on ‘Sweet Nothing’: “I didn’t think she’d do it, she seemed a really unattainable artist to reach for.  I think she would’ve done it if the song was right and the people were right and it was all at the right time. I did a remix for her and she owed me a favor. I guess part of it was that.”

Release date

Released on October 12, 2012.


Calvin Harris – Florence Welch – Kid Harpoon


Deconstruction – Fly Eye – Columbia

Chart Rankings

In the US, ‘Sweet Nothing’ peaked at number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100, but topped the US Dance Club Songs and US Dance/Mix Show Airplay. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it Double Platinum for sales over 2 million copies. In the UK, the song reached number 1 on the Official Charts Company. The British Phonographic Industry certified it Platinum for sales over 600.000 copies.

The song topped the charts in Australia, Ireland and Scotland, and reached the top 10 charts in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Poland and Portugal. In Australia and Canada, it was certified Triple Platinum, Double Platinum in Sweden, and Platinum in New Zealand. It was certified Gold in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Mexico and Switzerland.

Artist’s age on release date

Calvin Harris was 28 and Florence Welch was 26 years old.

Cover Versions

Madilyn Bailey & Corey Gray – Pentatonix – The Chains – Something for Kate, Like version, Triple J – Move Over

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    Randall Hughes

    December 30, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Nobody has anything to say about this piece of work— well allow me. It’s like perfectly aged whisky
    It doesn’t get much better.

      Sarah ‘D’ 💋

      May 7, 2022 at 3:10 pm


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