Not Gonna Break Me

Album: Single release only (2016)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • The BBC used this song to soundtrack their animated trailer for the Rio 2016 Olympics, featuring a host of animals morphing into athletes. Asked by the NME if the track was written specifically for the commercial, Jamie N Commons replied: "The BBC sent me the brief and I was working on this song at the time, and it was pretty much done. The sentiment of it matched up with whatever they were looking for the advert. It was just perfect, serendipitous timing, really."

    "I had 'Jungle' on the last World Cup - it's [another] motivational, heavy loud guitar song, basically," he added. "It's a strange niche to find yourself in but it's good to have one, I suppose!"

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Jon Oliva of Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Jon Oliva of Trans-Siberian OrchestraSongwriter Interviews

Writing great prog metal isn't easy, especially when it's for 60 musicians.

Susanna Hoffs - "Eternal Flame"

Susanna Hoffs - "Eternal Flame"They're Playing My Song

The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."

Jay, Peaches, Spinderella and other Darrining Victims

Jay, Peaches, Spinderella and other Darrining VictimsSong Writing

Just like Darrin was replaced on Bewitched, groups have swapped out original members, hoping we wouldn't notice.

Graduation Songs

Graduation SongsFact or Fiction

Have you got the smarts to know which of these graduation song stories are real?

Deconstructing Doors Songs With The Author Of The Doors Examined

Deconstructing Doors Songs With The Author Of The Doors ExaminedSong Writing

Doors expert Jim Cherry, author of The Doors Examined, talks about some of their defining songs and exposes some Jim Morrison myths.

Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear: Teddy Bears and Teddy Boys in Songs

Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear: Teddy Bears and Teddy Boys in SongsSong Writing

Elvis, Little Richard and Cheryl Cole have all sung about Teddy Bears, but there is also a terrifying Teddy song from 1932 and a touching trucker Teddy tune from 1976.