Gotta Be Somebody

Album: Obsession (2010)
Charted: 12

Songfacts®:

  • Shayne Ward is an English pop singer who rose to fame as the winner of second series of The X Factor. This is his first single in three years, his previous release being Breathless, which came out in November 2007. It acts as the lead single from Ward's third studio album, Obsession.
  • The song is a cover of Canadian rock band Nickelback's hit single. Ward told Digital Spy: "It's like nothing I've ever done before. It's very energetic and epic. I wanted it to be powerful and impactful and I think it's exactly that. It's just huge basically!"
  • Ward explained to Digital Spy why he decided to release a cover song as the album's lead single: "The whole transition from being rock to pop/R&B was really exciting for me and it's definitely made it into my own track. It's the perfect first single to kick-start my Obsession album. I don't look it as a cover. It's just a great song. I hadn't heard the song for a while before I recorded it, but I got into it again straight away because it's got such a catchy chorus."
  • According to Ward, the song is about hope, "It's got a great message too - it's about hope, that there's someone out there for all of us."
  • The song's music video was shot in Los Angeles on September 27, 2010, and was directed by Billy Woodruff.

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