Satellite

Album: The Wanted (2012)
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  • This racing club track finds The Wanted quintet comparing themselves to a satellite. "I don't want to come down. I just want your love now!," they proclaim. The song was cut specifically for their self-titled EP, which was released on April 24, 2012 as the band's debut release in Canada and United States.
  • Songwriting credits go to Evan Kidd Bogart, Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella, with the latter two also producing the track. Evan Kidd Bogart is the son of Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart and other hits he has co-written include "S.O.S. (Rescue Me)" for Rihanna. Ryan Tedder doubles up as the frontman of OneRepublic and a successful songwriter/producer whose credits include Leona Lewis' transatlantic chart-topper "Bleeding Love." Bogart and Tedder also collaborated together on Beyonce's hit single "Halo." Pop-rock singer-songwriter Noel Zancanella is a frequent songwriting partner of Tedder's and other songs they have penned together include Gym Class Heroes "The Fighter" and Demi Lovato's "Who's That Boy."
  • Explorer I was the first American satellite, which was launched in 1958. Although it carried a number of instruments, Explorer I was relatively small, weighing just 30 pounds. The satellite stopped transmission of data later in the year, when its batteries died. Four years later the 34 inch spherical communications satellite Telstar 1 backed by President Kennedy was launched, paving the way for live broadcasting from thousands of miles away. At the time the British group, The Tornadoes, recorded an instrumental titled after the satellite, which became the first #1 single in the US for a UK band.

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