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"Me and My Broken Heart"
Single by Rixton
from the album Let the Road
Released March 14, 2014
Format
  • CD single 
  • digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre
  • Pop 
  • reggae
Length 3:13
Label
  • School Boy 
  • Giant Little Man 
  • Mad Love 
  • Geffen 
  • Interscope
Writer(s)
  • Benjamin Levin 
  • Ammar Malik 
  • Steve Mac 
  • Wayne Hector 
  • Rob Thomas
Producer(s)
  • Benny Blanco 
  • Steve Mac
Rixton singles chronology
"Me and My Broken Heart"

(2014)

"Wait on Me"

(2014)

This article is about Rixton's debut single. You may be looking for their debut EP of the same name. For that article, click here.

"Me and My Broken Heart" is a song by English pop rock band Rixton. It was written by Benny Blanco, Ammar Malik, Steve Mac, Wayne Hector, and Rob Thomas[1] and produced by Blanco and Mac. The song was first released on March 14, 2014 as the lead single from Rixton's debut studio album, Let the Road (2015).[2]

Background and composition Edit

"Me and My Broken Heart" interpolates the chorus of Rob Thomas' 2005 single, "Lonely No More".

Band members Jake Roche and Danny Wilkin wrote songs in a caravan belonging to Wilkin's parents, three years prior to the formation of their band. After being introduced to Charley Bagnall through mutual friends, the trio met Lewi Morgan who subsequently joined them to form the band, Rixton. After establishing a loyal following on YouTube for their covers of hit singles by Taylor Swift, Chris Brown and Rita Ora among others, the group was signed to Interscope Records and three of its sub labels by talent manager Scooter Braun and songwriter/record producer, Benny Blanco. When speaking about their signing to the label(s) and the experience of recording their first extended play, Rixton commented, "It's overwhelming to have gone from writing songs in Wilkin's caravan to seeing the world performing our music. We've worked extremely hard and have had a blast recording the EP. The songs are very eclectic and we think there's something for everyone!".[3]

"Me and My Broken Heart" interpolates parts of Rob Thomas's 2005 single "Lonely No More". Band member Jake Roche discussed the sample in an article for Billboard: "We've been a huge fan of his, so we took a lot of inspiration from him and wanted to give him a tip of the hat". While Thomas has responded positively to the use of the sample, "Me and My Broken Heart" has been criticised online for using elements of Thomas' song.[4]

After working with Blanco in the recording studio, "Me and My Broken Heart" was released as the lead single from the group's forthcoming debut studio album on 14 March 2014. The group's first extended play, titled Me and My Broken Heart EP followed on March 18, 2014.[5] "Me and My Broken Heart" was released to radio on March 11, 2014 and made its premiere on KIIS FM in Los Angeles during one of JoJo Wright's shows.[3]

Chart performance Edit

"Me and My Broken Heart" has performed moderately well worldwide, reaching the top forty on the majority of charts it has entered. During the week of its release in the United Kingdom, "Me and My Broken Heart" led the mid-week chart, outselling its closest rival, "Your Love" by Nicole Scherzinger, by 12,000 copies.[6] It subsequently debuted at number-one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the group's first number-one hit.[7] In the United States, "Me and My Broken Heart" debuted at number eighty-seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 and eventually peaked at number fourteen,[8] giving Rixton their first top twenty hit in the US. It has sold more than 500,000 copies since its release[9] and is therefore eligible for a Gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The song has also enjoyed success on other Billboard charts, reaching the top five of the Adult Top 40, the top ten of the Mainstream Top 40 and the top twenty of the Adult Contemporary charts.

Music video Edit

The song's accompanying music video, which runs for approximately three minutes and sixteen seconds, was released on 27 March 2014 via the group's Vevo account on YouTube. It was directed by Cameron Duddy who is known for his work with Bruno Mars and OneRepublic.[3] The video centres on the band members of Rixton who "fall victim to attractive female con artists".[10]

Live performances and covers Edit

In April 2014, the band performed the song on the second live show of The Voice.[11] In May 2014, the band made their television debut on a talk show with a performance of the song on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.[12] They also performed it at the 2014 Teen Choice Awardson August 10, 2014.[13]

Use in other media Edit

"Me and My Broken Heart" is among the forty-five tracks that appear in the rhythm-based video game, Just Dance 2015.[14]

Charts and certifications Edit

Weekly charts Edit

Charts (2014) Peak

position

Australia (ARIA)[17] 43
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[18] 69
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[19] 81
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[20] 6
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Wallonia)[21] 8
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[22] 17
Canada AC (Billboard)[23] 3
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[24] 16
Canada Hot AC (Billboard)[25] 7
Croatia (Airplay Radio Chart)[26] 29
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[27] 31
Denmark (Tracklisten)[28] 6
Europe (Euro Digital Songs)[29] 2
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[30] 13
France (SNEP)[31] 84
Germany (Official German Charts)[32] 91
Ireland (IRMA)[33] 12
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[34] 46
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[35] 13
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[36] 15
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[37] 1
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[38] 3
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[39] 29
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[40] 33
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[41] 69
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[42] 1
Ukraine (FDR Top 40)[43] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[44] 14
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[45] 4
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[46] 5
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[47] 6
Venezuela Pop/Rock Songs (Record Report)[48] 3

Year-end charts Edit

Charts (2014) Position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[49] 68
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[50] 82
US Billboard Hot 100[51] 70

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[52] Gold 40,000^
Sweden (GLF)[53] Platinum 40,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[54] Silver 200,000
United States (RIAA)[55] Platinum 1,000,000^
Streaming
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[56] Platinum 2,600,000^
*sales figures based on certification alone

^shipments figures based on certification alone xunspecified figures based on certification alone

LyricsEdit

[Chorus:]

All I need's a little love in my life

All I need's a little love in the dark

A little but I'm hoping it might kick start

Me and my broken heart

I need a little loving tonight

Hold me so I'm not falling apart

A little but I'm hoping it might kick start

Me and my broken heart

Yeah...

[Verse 1:]

Shot gun, aimed at my heart, you got one

Tear me apart and then some

How do we call this love (whoa oh oh oh)

I try to run away but your eyes

Tell me to stay, oh why,

Why do we call this love (whoa oh oh oh)

[Pre-Chorus:]

It seems like we've been losing control

Somebody tell me I'm not alone

When I said

[Chorus:]

All I need's a little love in my life

All I need's a little love in the dark

A little but I'm hoping it might kick start

Me and my broken heart

I need a little loving tonight

Hold me so I'm not falling apart

A little but I'm hoping it might kick start

Me and my broken heart

[Verse 2:]

Maybe some part of you just hates me

You pick me up and play me

How do we call this love? (whoa oh oh oh)

One time tell me you need me tonight

To make it easy, you lie

And say it's all for love (whoa oh oh oh)

[Pre-Chorus:]

It seems like we've been losing control

Somebody tell me I'm not alone

When I say

[Chorus:]

All I need's a little love in my life

All I need's a little love in the dark

A little but I'm hoping it might kick start

Me and my broken heart

I need a little loving tonight

Hold me so I'm not falling apart

A little but I'm hoping it might kick start

Me and my broken heart

[Bridge:]

Whoa oh, whoa oh

Me and my broken heart

Whoa oh, whoa oh

Me and my broken

Yeah, yeah, yeah

(Me and my broken, broken heart)

Yeah, yeah, yeah

How do we call this?

It's just me

It's just me

It's just me

Me and my broken heart

[Chorus:]

All I need's a little love in my life

All I need's a little love in the dark

A little but I'm hoping it might kick start

Me and my broken heart

I need a little loving tonight

Hold me so I'm not falling apart

A little but I'm hoping it might kick start

Me and my broken heart

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