Kickstarts (song)

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Single by Example
from the album Won't Go Quietly
Released 13 June 2010 (2010-06-13)
Recorded 2009
Length 3:01
Label Data
Songwriter(s) Elliot Gleave
Producer(s) Sub Focus
Example singles chronology
"Won't Go Quietly"
"Last Ones Standing"

"Won't Go Quietly"
"Last Ones Standing"

"Kickstarts" is a song by British singer Example. This is the third single from Example's second album, Won't Go Quietly. The song was available to download on 13 June 2010, with a physical single release on 14 June 2010. Production was handled by British drum and bass musician Sub Focus.

Critical reception[edit]

Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review stating:

Having scored that all-important breakthrough hit with 'Won't Go Quietly' earlier this year, Elliot 'Example' Gleave now faces the tricky task of following it up. The Londoner recently told us he was gunning for plenty of radio play and a well-received video with this one – but does 'Kickstarts' warrant that kind of attention?

The answer is a resounding "Yes!" Example reckons producer Sub Focus has brought a "hardcore club edge to a lyrically poppy single" here – and he's not wrong, with lines like "You're my girl in a golden crown / Princess I don't wanna let you down" cloaked in loads of clubby beats and a squiggly synth riff. It all adds up to a self-proclaimed slice of "grown-up rave" that's as refreshing as sipping a pint of cider in a pub garden on a hot summer's day. Nice 4/5 stars.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[4]
1."Kickstarts" (Radio Edit)3:01
2."Kickstarts" (Extended Mix)5:31
3."Kickstarts" (Wideboys Stadium Mix)6:32
4."Kickstarts" (Afrojack Remix)6:31
5."Kickstarts" (Fenech Soler Remix)5:45

Chart performance[edit]

"Kickstarts" debuted on the Irish Singles Chart at number 8 on 18 June 2010, marking Example's most successful single in the country, after "Won't Go Quietly" reached a peak of number 36 in January 2010. Likewise, "Kickstarts" received similar success on the UK Singles Chart, debuting at number 3 beating the previous single's peak of number 6, but also at number one on the UK Dance Chart and UK Indie Chart, marking his second consecutive number one on both charts. The single also managed to reach a peak of number 11 on the European Hot 100 Singles chart.

See also[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
Ireland[24] 13 June 2010 Digital download
United Kingdom[4]


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  14. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  15. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201030 into search.
  16. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  17. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company.
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  21. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-22. 
  22. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Example – Kickstarts". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  23. ^ "British single certifications – Example – Kickstarts". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 8 September 2014.  Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter Kickstarts in the search field and then press Enter.
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