This song was originally released as a CD single on Viking Legacy records in October 2005. However, the song only began to take off when Thom began webcasting her material to the world from her Tooting basement flat. Between February 24 and March 16, 2006, she webcast 21 concerts showcasing her songs from her home. The audience for the first day was around 65, but by mid March it had increased to 70,000 with viewers from all over the world. As a result of the publicity, she gained a recording contract from Sony and this song was re-released. It was the first webcast signing in major record label history. The song was championed by BBC Radio 2 and a fortnight after its re-release, replaced Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy
" at the top of the UK charts. It also spent 10 weeks at #1 in Australia, and finished the year as the country's highest selling single. Other countries where it topped the chart include Ireland and Sweden.