The first song I ever wrote was 'Smile'. On the other hand, some considered it was not one of the album's best tracks and it makes the singer a "theoretical pop princess". [13] The singer claimed "I started to get depressed and anyone who suffers from depression knows that it can soon get so bad that you can't get out of bed. [5] It was the first song she had ever written, claiming: When I set out to do this I knew I wanted to make songs that sounded a) up to date and now and b) really organic. I'm actually quite positive, but this industry has really made me feel angry and negative recently. Chaplin composed the music. That was really tough as I was an emotional mess. Italian, Sorridi Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Charts", "End of Year Singles Chart Top 100 - 2006", The Irish Charts – Search Results – Smile", "Lily Allen Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)", "Lily Allen/New Young Pony Club: Leadmill, Sheffield, Saturday, October 28", "Hit Songs Are Always In Season For The Sims", "Cast versions of "Jump" and "Smile" among songs featured in "Glee" Wednesday, December 2, on Fox", "Lily Allen Plots U.S.

[5] The latter is a satirical song about celebrity, finding the commercial promotion side of the celebrity machine uncomfortable, while mentioning Girls Aloud member Cheryl Tweedy, but argued she doesn't "have anything against her".[7]. It's not terribly clever! Spanish, Clown

A new version of Last.fm is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. Italian, Sorri written by Ingrid Reuterskiöld While some believe the words were written by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons. [19] Dom Passantino of Stylus Magazine suggested that "'Smile' gets burned off the lights by both Sean Paul and Abs when it comes to facsimiles of 'Uptown Top Ranking,' but neither of them could bring the quality of lyricism the singer does,"[20] while Slant Magazine reporter Sal Cinquemani was baffled as to why the song, which she "sings without a smirk of irony", is a UK chart-topper. It was like this, you smile, I smile, you smile i smile, then i turned off the radio before i could hear the artist. While some believe the words were written by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons. We just went through about seven or eight sample lyrics, found a beat, put it all in... Then when it comes to writing lyrics I write... like a rapper would, I suppose, with absolutely no melody involved whatsoever, I'm just getting my flow sorted. [47] During the 2007 South By Southwest music festival, Allen said "I'm so sick of this song, but I'll play it for you, Austin" before singing it. It was written by Allen, Iyiola Babalola and Darren Lewis, while sampling The Soul Brothers' "Free Soul". On the day the single was released, Allen appeared on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge with DJ Jo Whiley, performing an acoustic version of "Smile", and a cover of The Kooks' song, "Naïve". [34] Notable successes were ten on the Dutch Top 40, sixteen on the French Singles Chart and 21 on the Swiss Singles Chart. [15], "Smile" was met with mixed to positive reviews from music critics. [11] Adrien Begrand of PopMatters called "Smile" just as good as "LDN", "its loose reggae arrangement augmented by the clever sample of Jackie Mittoo’s piano from the Soul Brothers’ 60s rocksteady tune "Free Soul", as Allen sings bitterly about her ex, with just a hint of vulnerability at first, before going to her friends for reassurance, and confronting the guy during the chorus with a mean-spirited confidence that has us cheering inside". They said, 'We don't want kids to grow up too quickly.' Leave feedback, "Smile" is a song, originally used as an instrumental theme in the soundtrack for the 1936 Charlie Chaplin movie Modern Times. The silly language and whimsy of The Sims games are a perfect fit for the song. Danish, Smile French, Femme She became a successful woman. The song incorporates rocksteady music, as the lyrics tackle her dealing with the betrayal of her boyfriend, while enjoying his misery. [49] In 2009, it was on the setlist of Allen's 2009 concert tour, as part of the encore. [50] The Simlish version was used in The Sims expansion pack The Sims 2: Seasons soundtrack, and Allen also had her own character in the game. Chaplin comp…, "Smile" is a song, originally used as an instrumental theme in the soundtrack for the 1936 Charlie Chaplin movie Modern Times. Interleaved, there are shots of her and her ex-boyfriend spending time together appear as a memory. 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[1][9] He and Clement Dodd received credit on the song as co-writers. Added by Denis "Smile" was among the chosen ones, that Allen claimed she was happy with. 1 On U.K. After signing a contract deal with Regal Recordings and gaining popularity on the social network website Myspace with demo songs, Allen released a limited edition of "LDN" to promote her work and afterwards announced the release of "Smile". Later, he called Allen a "theoretical pop princess, who just entered the breakup-song hall of fame". [53] In 2009, the season one episode "Mattress" of the Fox musical comedy/drama Glee, "Smile" was covered by the character Rachel, voiced by Lea Michele; the version was made available as an iTunes single download and was later included on the second volume of the season one soundtracks. Allen herself re-recorded the single in Simlish, the fictional language used in The Sims games, to help promotion. written by Jeff Barnel, Gilbert Sinoué Italian, Smile I'm not, like, a negative person. Go directly to shout page. Billboard Hot 100, where it was certified gold.

[51] Among other citations, the song is present in the film He's Just Not That Into You[52] and featured on the 2007 Judd Apatow's film Knocked Up and on the soundtrack. [5] After that, they finally approved some of her songs, being confident of their inclusion on the album. Invasion With EP, Shows", "iTunes - Music - Smile - EP by Lily Allen", "Lily Allen Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)", Offiziellecharts.de – Lily Allen – Smile", "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100", "Lily Allen Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)", "Rádiós Top 100 - hallgatottsági adatok alapján - 2006", "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 2006 – hitparade.ch", "InfoDisc: Les Singles les plus Vendus en 2006", "French single certifications – Lily Allen", Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique, "British single certifications – Lily Allen – Smile", "American single certifications – Lily Allen – Smile", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Smile_(Lily_Allen_song)&oldid=974009864, Articles with dead external links from September 2010, Articles with dead external links from January 2020, Articles with permanently dead external links, Short description is different from Wikidata, Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters, Singlechart usages for Billboardcanadianhot100, Singlechart usages for Billboardadultalternativesongs, Singlechart usages for Billboardadultpopsongs, Certification Table Entry usages for France, Certification Table Entry usages for United Kingdom, Certification Table Entry usages for United States, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "Smile Version Revisited" (Mark Ronson Remix) [Edited Version] – 3:15, "Smile Version Revisited" (Mark Ronson Remix) – 3:12. After the video was banned on MTV in the United Kingdom, Allen commented regarding this in an inverview: I got really offended when my single 'Smile' got banned [during after-school hours] from MTV in the U.K. because it had the word fuck in it. written by Vincenzo Ardo [12] Lyrically, the song describes Allen's satisfaction in her former lover's suffering, being in a vengeful mood: "At worst / I feel bad for a while, / But then I just smile / I go ahead and smile," thus creating a contrast between "the peppy melody and brassy lyrics". written by Gloria Estefan [37] Despite its low position, "Smile" managed to slowly sell over 500,000 copies in paid digital download and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on 9 February 2009; it remained Allen's highest-charting single in the country until "5 O'Clock" which featured Allen, peaked at number 10 in 2011. The song was released as the lead mainstream single of the album in July 2006. It also peaked at 86 on the Canadian Singles Chart. [54], ^shipments figures based on certification alonesales+streaming figures based on certification alone, A 30-second sample of "Smile", in which the chorus is played, Recording Industry Association of America, "The best No 1 records: Lily Allen - Smile", Australian-charts.com – Lily Allen – Smile", "allmusic ((( Alright, Still > Overview )))", "150 Best Tracks Of The Past 15 Years - NME", "Allen, Muse Retain Control Of U.K. "Smile" is a song, originally used as an instrumental theme in the soundtrack for the 1936 Charlie Chaplin movie Modern Times. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. Some of them have gone on to be nominated and even won a Grammy. The man leaves and goes to some gangsters, giving them instructions and each a share of money. Czech, Smil [35] On the same week, it climbed to 29 on the Hot Digital Songs and, later in May, reached 35 on the Pop Songs chart[36] and 20 on the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks.