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Album: Sunny Side Up (2009)
Charted: 19

Songfacts®:

  • This was the lead single from Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini's second album Sunny Side Up.
  • Paolo Nutini wrote this. The singer-songwriter also co-produced the track, along with Ethan Johns (Kings Of Leon, Ryan Adams).
  • Nutini said of this heartfelt love song to the Daily Mail May 8, 2009: "I sometimes worry that my songs are too personal. I wasn't sure whether to put this on the album."
  • The Sunny Side Up album was produced by Ethan Johns (Kings Of Leon, Ryan Adams). It reached #1 on the UK album chart and as a result Nutini became the first ever Scottish male soloist to top that particular tally. (Before anybody mentions Rod Stewart who achieved seven chart-topping albums - he was born in London and is half English by parentage!)
  • This song was written about Nutini's childhood sweetheart and current girlfriend Teri Brogan. Their relationship looked to have finished when the Scottish singer and his band moved south for a couple of years, but they later reconciled again. Nutini also penned Growing Up Beside You about his relationship with Brogan.
  • Sunny Side Up won the Best Album Award at the 2010 Ivor Novello Awards. Presenting the award to Nutini, Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon said: "you know a great record when it captures your attention for the duration of the record without wanting to skip through songs – and this record certainly gets your attention brilliantly!"

Comments: 3

  • Erica from Nairobi, KenyaOh my gosh totally love this song.i love his voice first time i heard it though i thought it was an old man singing.Paolo Nutini is absolutely talented
  • Keyla965 from Orlando, Afghanistanhe is soooo sexy
  • Candy from Brisbane, AustraliaPaolo Giovanni Nutini (born 9th January 1987) is a singer-songwriter from Paisley, Scotland. His father is of Italian descent and his mother Glaswegian, although his father's family have been in Scotland for four generations.

    Nutini had no formal music training, and was expecting to follow his father into the family fish and chip shop business. He was first encouraged to sing by his music-loving grandfather and a teacher at his school who recognized his talent. He left school to work as a roadie and to sell t-shirts for Speedway and spent three years learning the music business, performing live, alone and with a band, and working as a studio hand at Glasgow's Park Lane Studio.



    A Daily Record journalist, John Dingwall, saw him performing at the Queen Margaret Union, and invited him to appear live on Radio Scotland. Still only 17, he moved to London, and performed regularly at the Bedford pub in Balham whilst still legally too young to drink alcohol himself. Other radio and live appearances followed, including two live acoustic spots on Radio London, The Hard Rock Cafe, and support slots for Amy Winehouse and KT Tunstall.
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