Lifted (Naughty Boy song)

Single by Naughty Boy featuring Emeli Sandé
from the album Hotel Cabana
Released 18 August 2013
Format Digital download
  • Naughty Boy
  • Mojam (add.)
  • Craze & Hoax (add.)
Naughty Boy singles chronology
"La La La"
"Think About It"
Emeli Sandé singles chronology
"Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe"

"Lifted" is a single released by British record producer Naughty Boy, featuring vocals from Scottish singer and songwriter Emeli Sandé. It was released on 18 August 2013 as the third single from Naughty Boy's debut album, Hotel Cabana (2013). The full track was uploaded to Naughty Boy's SoundCloud account on 4 July 2013. An alternate version of the song, featuring a rap from Professor Green is included on the album as well as the original song.

Music video

A music video to accompany the release of "Lifted" was first released onto YouTube on 29 July 2013 at a total length of three minutes and twenty-six seconds.[1] The video shows two guys stumble upon a seemingly deserted hotel, which plays host to a number of lone figures dancing. The video was shot in the Shawangunk Mountains in the Hudson Valley Region of New York, and features interior scenes of the historic Hudson Valley Resort & Spa. Emeli Sandé and Naughty Boy have a very brief cameo in the video, with the pair appearing in framed pictures at the mysterious hotel.[2]

Critical reception

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

"Imagine if Naughty Boy and Emeli Sandé decided to form as an official, full-time duo? While neither of their names combine to form a decent portmanteau (Naughté was the best we could come up with), the result would be an endless stream of gospel-flecked dance songs much like their recent efforts 'Daddy' and 'Wonder'. On second thoughts, scratch that idea. Because while we thoroughly enjoy the blending of Shahid Khan's orchestral, D&B-light beats and her rich hymnal tones on the stadium-filling chorus, 'Lifted' proves that the formula has a very limited shelf life. And judging by her dominance on his forthcoming Hotel Cabana album, they're going to milk it for all it's worth." [3]

Track listing

Digital download – single
No. Title Length
1. "Lifted"   3:15
Digital download – EP[4]
No. Title Length
1. "Lifted" (Kat Krazy Remix) 3:00
2. "Lifted" (Mojam Remix) 5:57
3. "Lifted" (Loadstar Remix) 4:34
4. "Lifted" (Raf Riley Remix) 4:27


Weekly charts

Chart (2013) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[5] 9
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders Urban)[5] 16
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[6] 19
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 55
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 21
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 63
Netherlands (Mega Dance Top 30)[10] 12
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[11] 5
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[12] 8
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[13] 46
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14]
"Lifted" (Naughty Boy feat. Emeli Sandé & Professor Green)
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[15] 4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 8

Year-end charts

Chart (2013) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[17] 194

Release history

Country Release date Format Label
United Kingdom 19 August 2013[18] Digital download Virgin Records


  1. Naughty Boy - Lifted ft. Emeli Sandé. YouTube
  2. Emeli Sandé, Naughty Boy premiere 'Lifted' music video - watch - Music News - Digital Spy
  3. Robert Copsey. "Naughty Boy ft. Emeli Sandé: 'Lifted' - Single review". Digital Spy.
  4. "iTunes - Music - Lifted (Remixes) (feat. Emeli Sandé) - EP by Naughty Boy". iTunes. Retrieved 2013-08-11.
  5. 1 2 " – Naughty Boy feat. Emeli Sandé – Lifted" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  6. "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201337 into search.
  7. " – Naughty Boy feat. Emeli Sandé Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  8. "Chart Track: Week 35, 2013". Irish Singles Chart.
  9. " – Naughty Boy feat. Emeli Sandé – Lifted" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  10. Dance Top 30: 21/09/2013 (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  11. "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  12. "Archive Chart: 2013-08-31". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  13. "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201336 into search.
  14. " – Naughty Boy feat. Emeli Sandé & Professor Green – Lifted". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  15. "Archive Chart: 2013-08-31" UK Dance Chart.
  16. "Archive Chart: 2013-08-31" UK Singles Chart.
  18. soundcloud - Music - Lifted (feat. Emeli Sandé) - EP by Naughty Boy
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