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Start Without You

Alexandra Burke

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Story of Song

In an interview with The Sun, Alexandra Burke explained: “It’s kind of reggae meets pop. It was inspired by my Jamaican background and my new convertible. I really wanted to have a tune I could take down my roof to, drive along and be proud of.”

Alexandra Burke worked with producer RedOne on this song. She revealed how that collaboration came about in an interview: “He wanted to work with me before I even won the show. He saw videos and liked me. At the time, he was in the process of working with [Lady] Gaga but it was before she became public. I can’t believe he had faith in me.”

Release date

Released August 31, 2010


Nadir Khayat – Savan Kotecha – Julian Bunetta – Kristian Lundin



Chart Rankings

In the UK, ‘Start Without You’ topped the Official Charts company; it also topped the charts in Scotland, and peaked at number 5 in Ireland. The song reached number 10 in Belgium, number 62 in Slovakia, and number 77 in the Netherlands. ‘Start Without You’ did not enter the charts in US and did not receive any certifications.


Artist’s age on release date

Aexandra Imelda Cecelia Ewen Burke was 22 years old and Laza Morgan was 32 years old when this song was released.

Cover Versions

Very few amateur artists have covered this song on Youtube.

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