Chris Martin - Chris Martin's Duet With Skinner Pulled By Record Company

Record company bosses shelved a collaboration between Coldplay star Chris Martin and rapper Mike Skinner as they were convinced it lacked chart-topping potential.
The Streets frontman Skinner recorded a version of his track Dry Your Eyes, featuring Martin on vocals, in 2004 but chiefs at Emi blocked its release.
Skinner suggests the executives were adamant the track was no good and Martin disliked his voice on the song - and they were vindicated when a different version was released as a single and hit Number One on the U.K. chart.
In his newly-released memoirs, Skinner states, "When I wrote Dry Your Eyes I thought the chorus would work well with Chris singing it, so I sent it to him. We met up in Primrose Hill (north London) and recorded the vocal, which I was really pleased with.
"But then the guy from Emi said he didn't think the song was a hit, and Chris didn't like the sound of his own voice on it, so that version got pulled."


Contactmusic

Tags: Chris Martin - Coldplay - The Streets


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

New 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Teaser Trailer Hits The Web. It's Insane. [Trailer]

While Mad Max has never been a docile franchise, we were still...

New 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Teaser Trailer Hits The Web. It's Insane. [Trailer]

Drunken Keith Urban fans hospitalised at concert

Chaos ensued at country star Keith Urban’s concert in Mansfield, Massachussetts as many fans...

Drunken Keith Urban fans hospitalised at concert

Jake Bugg - There's A Beast And We All Feed It

A new black and white video for Jake Bugg's song 'There's A Beast And We All Feed It' has now...

Jake Bugg - There's A Beast And We All Feed It Video

Ian Somerhalder And Nikki Reed Get Affectionate At Comic-Con 2014

Apparently Comic-Con is one giant love fest this year, with Ian Somerhalder...

Ian Somerhalder And Nikki Reed Get Affectionate At Comic-Con 2014

Poll: What Do We Think of The Simpsons/Family Guy Teaser Trailer?

Homer and Peter Griffin, Bart and Stewie, Marge and Lois, Lisa and Meg...

Poll: What Do We Think of The Simpsons/Family Guy Teaser Trailer?

The Kooks - Forgive & Forget (Live At Hana Studios)

The Kooks are set to return with their fourth studio album 'Listen' on September 1st 2014 via Virgin...

The Kooks - Forgive & Forget (Live At Hana Studios) Video
Advertisement

Marvel's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" Trailer Debuted At SDCC And Looked Awesome, Probably.

Marvel kicked off promotion for Avengers: Age of Ultron early at SDCC...

Marvel's

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 'Our Leader The Mockingjay'

Katniss Everdeen has survived the latest political disaster of Panem...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer

Lily Allen's Instagram Prank Might Get Aussie Policeman In Trouble

Lily Allen’s Instagram prank with the help of an Australian police officer could...

Lily Allen's Instagram Prank Might Get Aussie Policeman In Trouble


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Chris Martin Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Chris Martin

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All