Now or Never (Jodie Connor song)

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"Now or Never"
A portrait like a TV Show is Bommerang in a rainbow-like colour of a woman seductively posing with her jacket on her head. The Woman stands hand right and the black stands hand up on the rainbow colour. To the woman's left in black stands 'JODIE CONNOR NOW OR NEVER Feat. WILEY'.
Single by Jodie Connor featuring Wiley
Released 13 January 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Grime, pop
Length 3:42
Label Polydor Records &
Takeover Entertainment Ltd
Songwriter(s) David Dawood (Composer)
Jodie Connor (Co-Lyricist)
Parallel (Co-Lyricist)
Producer(s) David Dawood
Jodie Connor singles chronology
"Good Times"
"Now or Never"
"Bring It"

"Good Times"
"Now or Never"
"Bring It"
Wiley singles chronology
"Never Be Your Woman"
(2010) Never Be Your Woman2010
"Now or Never"
(2011) Now or Never2011
"Pow 2011"
(2011) Pow 20112011
Music video
"Now or Never" on YouTube

"Now Or Never" is the debut single by Barbadian British singer-songwriter Jodie Connor, which features vocals from British grime artist Wiley. It was released by digital download on 13 January 2011 on Polydor Records. The track was produced by Takeover Entertainment producer David Dawood. The Producer behind Roll Deep's number 1 smash "Good Times".

Critical reception[edit]

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

They say breaking into the music industry takes a combination of talent, persistence and a cheeky wink from good old Lady Luck. This tried and tested formula could certainly be applied to Jodie Connor, who was given a shot at the bigtime back in the heady days of April 2010 when she trilled the hook on Roll Deep's chart-topping smash 'Good Times'.

By way of a thank you, we're assuming, she's teamed up with the rap pack's head honcho Wiley for her first dip into solodom, offering up a neat little grime-pop ditty about playground love which marries a twinkly piano riff to gritty blips and bleeps in perfectly listenable fashion. The lyrics are hardly Ivor Novello-worthy stuff - even rhyming "now or never" with "together" and "stormy weather" - but what would you expect from the woman who crooned one of the most cliche-laden choruses of last year?"I'm gonna leave the day behind..." 3/5 stars.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

"Now or Never" debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 14 on 23 January 2011[2] as the week's fifth highest entry. The single also managed to debut at number 6 on the R&B chart.[3] On its second week in the chart, the single fell 16 places to number 30; being hailed the week's Biggest Faller. It then fell 18 places to number 48 and in its fourth week dropped to #100.

Track listings and formats[edit]

Digital download #1[4]
1."Now or Never"3:42
2."Now or Never" (Dawood Remix)5:04
Total length:8:46
Digital download #2[5]
1."Now or Never" (Cutmore Club Mix)6:33
2."Now or Never" (Cutmore Radio Mix [Featuring Wiley])3:59
3."Now or Never" (Ruff Loaderz Club Mix [Featuring' Wiley])6:09
4."Now or Never" (Ruff Loaderz Radio Mix)3:53
Total length:20:34


Chart (2011) Peak
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[6] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 14
UK Download (Official Charts Company)[7] 14
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[3] 6