Amazing (Matt Cardle Song)
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Amazing Matt Cardle Song

Single by Matt Cardle
from the album Letters
Released19 February 2012 (2012-02-19)
FormatDigital download, CD single
GenreIndie Pop
LabelSyco Music, Columbia
Tom Leonard, Martin Harrington, Matt Cardle, Ash Howes, Richard Stannard
Richard 'Biff' Stannard
Matt Cardle singles chronology
"It's Only Love"

"Amazing" is a song by British singer-songwriter Matt Cardle, released as the third single from his debut studio album, Letters, on 19 February 2012. The song was co-written by Tom Leonard, Martin Harrington, Ash Howes, Richard Stannard and Cardle himself. The single was backed with an all-new track, "All Is Said", as well as a live version of "Slowly", and a studio version of his cover of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face".

Critical reception

Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review, stating: "Co-written by the man himself and produced by Richard Stannard - Ellie Goulding, Will Young - 'Amazing' will do little to deter his detractors who claim he is nothing more than mushy MOR guitar-pop, but it should easily please his larger-than-you'd-think fanbase. Yes, it's another Keane-esque guitar-strumming number, the lyrics are clichéd - "Look inside this fragile heart of mine" - and he belts out his trademark ad-libs at the end, but - whisper it - sometimes you just can't beat a bit of no-frills pop." 3/5 stars.[1]


On 9 June 2016, it was reported that Ed Sheeran and Johnny McDaid, were being sued by "Amazing" songwriters Harrington and Leonard, for $20 million for copyright infringement. The lawsuit says: "Given the striking similarity between the chorus of Amazing and Photograph, (the) defendants knew when writing, publishing, recording, releasing, and distributing Photograph that they were infringing on a pre-existing musical composition."[2] The lawsuit was privately settled in April 2017, with no admission of guilt and an undisclosed sum.[3]

Music video

The music video for "Amazing" premiered on 13 January 2012, at a total length of four minutes and six-seconds.[4] The video shows scenes of Cardle performing the song in a dark room, direct to camera. Certain shots are filmed in a laissez-faire[clarification needed] style, with the camera and boom operators being seen in shot. It also shows scenes of couples in the surrounding studio, either upset or re-uniting.

Track listing

Digital EP[5]
1."Amazing"Matt Cardle, Tom Leonard, Martin Harrington, Ash Howes, Richard Stannard3:58
2."The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (Studio Mix)Ewan MacColl3:36
3."All Is Said" (Demo)Matt Cardle, James Walsh, Eliot James3:54
4."Slowly" (Live from Koko)Matt Cardle, Eg White, David Sneddon4:00
Promotional CD single[6]
1."Amazing"Matt Cardle, Tom Leonard, Martin Harrington, Ash Howes, Richard Stannard3:31
2."Amazing" (Instrumental)Matt Cardle, Tom Leonard, Martin Harrington, Ash Howes, Richard Stannard3:31

Chart performance

Chart (2011) Peak
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[7] 84


  1. ^ "Matt Cardle: 'Amazing' - Single review - Music Singles Review". Digital Spy. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Ed Sheeran is being sued for $20m by two songwriters over his track Photograph". Newsbeat. BBC Online. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Ellis-Petersen, Hannah. "Ed Sheeran may regret Photograph that led to $20m copyright case". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Matt Cardle - Amazing". YouTube. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "Amazing: Matt Cardle: MP3 Downloads". Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ "Matt Cardle // Starlight & Amazing | Rushes Blog". 17 January 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ "Official UK Singles Top 100 - 29th June 2013 | Official UK Top 40 | music charts | Official Singles Chart". Archived from the original on 6 November 2011. Retrieved 2013.

External links

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