I Don't Need a Reason

Album: The Fifth (2013)
Charted: 69


  • The second single from Dizzee Rascal's The Fifth album sees the British rapper going at it alone as he drops both the hook and verse himself. Dizzee's previous solo single release without any guest vocalists was his 2009 cut "Dirtee Cash." Another unaccompanied track was "Bassline Junkie," which managed to peak at #10 on the UK Singles Chart in early 2013 without being officially released as a single.
  • The song was produced by Jean Baptiste, who has previously worked with the likes of Madonna, will.i.am and Chris Brown.
  • The tongue-in-cheek music video finds Dizzee king of the castle at a crazy 18th century royal court.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Laura Nyro

Laura NyroSongwriting Legends In Their Own Words

Laura Nyro talks about her complex, emotionally rich songwriting and how she supports women's culture through her art.

Petula Clark

Petula ClarkSongwriter Interviews

Petula talks about her hits "Downtown" and "Don't Sleep In The Subway," and explains her Michael Jackson connection.

Movie Stars In Music Videos

Movie Stars In Music VideosSong Writing

Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis and John Malkovich are just a few of the film stars who have moonlighted in music videos.

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

Ian Anderson of Jethro TullSongwriter Interviews

The flautist frontman talks about touring with Led Zeppelin, his contribution to "Hotel California", and how he may have done the first MTV Unplugged.

Boz Scaggs

Boz ScaggsSongwriter Interviews

The "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle" singer makes a habit of playing with the best in the business.

American Hits With Foreign Titles

American Hits With Foreign TitlesSong Writing

What are the biggest US hits with French, Spanish (not "Rico Suave"), Italian, Scottish, Greek, and Japanese titles?