"Rather Be" is a song by the English electronic music group Clean Bandit. It features vocals by Jess Glynne. The track was released on 17 January 2014 as the fourth single from the group's debut studio album, New Eyes (2014). It also appears on the deluxe version of Glynne's debut album, I Cry When I Laugh (2015). It was co-written by band members Jack Patterson and Grace Chatto, along with Jimmy Napes and Nicole Marshall, and produced by Patterson and Chatto. Warner Music Group released a number of official remixes for download, with DJs such as All About She and Cash Cash. The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart and was the third fastest-selling single of 2014, and the highest-selling January single since "Spaceman" by Babylon Zoo in 1996. The song spent four weeks at number one, selling over one million copies since release and becoming only the seventh single to go 3× Platinum. "Rather Be" also reached number one in eleven additional countries, was the bestselling single of 2014 in the Netherlands, was the tenth highest-selling single of the 2010s decade in the UK, and is certified Platinum or higher in eleven countries. In the United States, the song peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was placed at number four on Billboard's 10 Best Songs of 2014 list."Rather Be" has also become an international hit in part due to the song's video becoming a viral hit on YouTube. Filmed in Tokyo and featuring Haruka Abe, it has over 570 million views. It won the Best Dance Recording category at the 2015 Grammy Awards in the United States.
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