Last Night (Beer Fear)

Album: Top Room At The Zoo (2011)
Charted: 11

Songfacts®:

  • Lucy Spraggan is a singer-songwriter whose music combines folk and hip-hop. She was announced in July 2011 as the runner up of the Urban, Pop & Acoustic category of Live and Unsigned. Spraggan independently released her debut album Top Room At The Zoo in November 2011, which was recorded earlier in the year in a friend's bedroom.
  • This original composition is a track from Top Room At The Zoo telling the story of a night out and the morning after. Spraggan successfully auditioned for the ninth series of The X Factor by singing this ode to alcohol. After the show was broadcast on August 25, 2012 both "Last Night" and the accompanying album quickly began to climb the charts. After a few days, however, Spraggan was told to remove her music from sale online and informed that all other X Factor contestants have also been banned until the series is over, in order to give them the same level of exposure. She told fans on the web: "Oh dear - not my call to make. Get it while you can. I've obliged because you've got to do what you've got to do to get somewhere in life."
  • The enforced absence of any product due to Spraggan's involvement on X Factor resulted in a sound-a-like cover version by Big Hits 2012 of both this song and "Tea and Toast" entering the UK singles chart in their places.

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