Bastille fans in the UK have reason to celebrate as the band’s hit single, “Pompeii,” has made an unexpected return to the UK Official Singles Chart, securing the 94th spot. This resurgence comes after an astonishing seven-year absence from the chart, marking a significant milestone for the beloved British band.
Bastille, renowned for their distinct sound and captivating lyrics, first released “Pompeii” in 2013. The song quickly gained popularity, reaching its peak at an impressive number 2 on the Official UK Singles Chart. However, the track vanished from the chart’s radar in October 2016.
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One of the song’s most memorable features is the catchy “ayyyy ay-yo ayo” vocals that serve as a killer hook throughout the track. These captivating chants open the song, reappear in the choruses, and take centre stage in a vocal break after the second chorus. The “ay-yo” refrains are undeniably the song’s most unforgettable aspect and have contributed to its lasting popularity.
In a departure from the traditional songwriting rule of “don’t bore us, get to the chorus,” “Pompeii” deviates from this norm by delaying the arrival of the chorus. This unique approach has added to the song’s enduring appeal, making it a timeless favourite among fans.
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The resurgence of “Pompeii” on the UK Official Singles Chart can be attributed to a special collaboration. Bastille recently dropped an orchestral version of the track, partnering with the legendary film composer Hans Zimmer. This release commemorates the 10th anniversary of the original 2013 debut of “Pompeii,” reigniting interest in the song and prompting its re-entry into the charts.
Virgin Records Limited, the band’s record label, has been instrumental in bringing this orchestral version to the forefront. With Hans Zimmer’s expertise and the band’s talent, there’s speculation about whether this version could catapult “Pompeii” further up the chart.
Stream the orchestral version titled “Pompeii MMXXIII” on Spotify here:
As fans eagerly await the chart’s next update, it’s clear that Bastille’s “Pompeii” is experiencing a resurgence like never before. The song’s unique structure, unforgettable “ay-yo” chants, and collaboration with Hans Zimmer have combined to make it a force to be reckoned with in the music industry once more. “Pompeii” has returned to captivate a whole new generation of listeners.
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