"Say Something" is the title of a song by the indie music duo named A Great Big World, used on their first studio album from 2013 called "Is There Anybody Out There?".
Christina Aguilera was featured on the song, for which she provided vocals.
This single was recorded in 2013 and released on the third of September as a CD single and as a digital download as well. The 3 minutes and 53 seconds indie pop song was produced by Dan Romer for the label Epic Records. The writing team involved Ian Axel, Mike Campbell and Chad Vaccarino.
Originally, the song was to be used by Ian Axel and included in his 2011 album titled "This Is the New Year". It has been featured on the United States show "So You Think You Can Dance" and Christina Aguilera found out about it, getting more and more interested. The group was interested in collaborating with Aguilera as well, so soon enough, they recorded another version of the song. This version had vocals by Aguilera in it and was released on the fourth of November, 2014.
"Say Something" is a piano ballad with a slow tempo.
The story of the song is that of a breakup, with emotions ranging from sadness to humility or regret. The Aguilera version features her as a ghost of the so-called lover. The song received many praises by the music critics, especially for the wonderful and emotional lyrics. At the Grammy Awards’ edition number 57, A Great Big World and Aguilera managed to win the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
The single was not very successful commercially at its debut. However, since the new version featuring Aguilera was released, things changed and it started off at rank 16 in the United States. It made it to top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Their performance at the show "The Voice", alongside Aguilera, helped the song get appreciation and started selling. In Canada, Belgium, or Australia, the single was also very successful, making it to the top of the charts.
The music video for "Say Something" was released on the 19th of November, year 2013. The video presented the duo and Aguilera singing the lyrics of the song. The song was also performed by the trio at the 2013 American Music Awards.
"Say Something" by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera is a beautiful song to play on your piano. You can now learn how to play it. Enjoy the sheet material listed on this page !