You Give Me Something (James Morrison song)

"You Give Me Something"
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Single by James Morrison
from the album Undiscovered
Released17 July 2006
23 February 2007 (US radio re-release)
FormatCD single, 7" single, digital download
Recorded2006
GenrePop rock, R&B
Length3:33
LabelPolydor
Songwriter(s)James Morrison, Eg White
Producer(s)Eg White
James Morrison singles chronology
"You Give Me Something"
(2006)
"Wonderful World"
(2006)

"You Give Me Something" is the first single by English singer James Morrison, which was released on 16 July 2006. The song is featured on his debut album, Undiscovered, which was released on 31 July 2006. It reached number one in New Zealand and the top 10 in several nations, including Australia, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the UK. The song was nominated for a BRIT Award in the category Best British Single Shortlist in 2007.

This song was number 100 on MTV Asia's list of Top 100 Hits of 2007.[1] Beginning in December 2006, "You Give Me Something" was featured in an FX Network commercial, promoting their slogan There Is No Box. In February 2007, the single was re-released to US radio stations.

The song was used in the final episode of series 5 of Doctor Who, in the wedding scene of Amy Pond and Rory Williams, and American TV series Ugly Betty. It was also included in the Brazilian soap opera Paraíso Tropical, produced by Rede Globo. In addition, it was also included in the 2008 American romantic-comedy film Made of Honor.

Meaning

When James Morrison was in New Zealand and appeared on New Zealand Idol, the two finalists asked Morrison what the meaning behind the song was, and Morrison said that it was intended to be a "harsh love song". The lyrics mean that the protagonist of the song does not love the person as much as she loves him, but is willing to give the relationship a try.