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Single review: Olly Murs - Please Don't Let Me Go

Olly Murs

Release date

28 August 2010

The style

This is the first single from Olly Murs, who was last seen coming a close second on the sixth series of the X Factor.

But rather than mope about, Olly got himself signed to Simon Cowell's record label and has released his debut single before winner Joe McElderry.

So what's it like?

It's good to see that both the song and the video are very much like the Olly we saw on X Factor.

The song is funky, catchy and easy to sing along to. It's quite a mellow, summery sound - which will be nice in our soggy British September.

And there's some nice bits of Olly-ness - he casually nicks someone's hat in the video, looks cheeky and does a bit of "da da di di da da" halfway through the track.

The words

Ahhh, poor Olly. He told Newsround that he wrote this song about an ex-girlfriend and how he felt when they broke up.

"Where do I begin? Should I tell you how bad I need you now?

"You're underneath my skin, but I'm confused. My head is spinning all around," he sings at the start.

And the impossibly catchy chorus leaves us in no doubt about his feelings for her.

"So am I in this alone? What I'm looking for is a sign.

"That you feel how I feel for you. Baby please don't let me go."

Will you still be humming it next week?

Yes, after a couple of listens this tune really sticks in your head. It gets catchier with each listen.

Will it make the charts?

It's bound to surely? With all his fans from X Factor behind him, Olly should do really well.

NR rating:


Your Comments

"This song is great! I love it!"

Beatrice, 11, London, England

"I don't really like this song or the video. I wish he did something like what he done on X Factor, then I would probably like it more."

Imaan, 10, London, England

"I love this song! It's so catchy!"

Hannah, 12, Cardiff, Wales

"I absolutely LOVE this song and I think Olly sounds a bit like Will Young!"

Lucy, 11, Essex, England

"I love this song! OLLY ROCKS!

Sanna, 11, Yorkshire, England

"I really like this song! I think it really suits his personality."

Brogan, 13, England

"It's a really good song."

Megan, 10, Kent, England

"I'm a big fan of Olly and I really like his new single!"

Emma Jane, 11, England

"Olly Murs ROCKS!! I especially love this song, his voice is amazing!"

Stella, 11, Nottingham, England

"It's cool!"

Peter, 10, Glasgow, Scotland

"Olly is the best, I love his new song! He has overtaken Justin Bieber on my best singer list."

Morgan, 10, Hampshire, England

"Well I think it is an AWESOME song, it has a funky beat!"

Rebecca, 11, Surrey, England

"It is sooo good. He is such a good singer."

Ellie, 9 Denbighshire, Wales

"This song is awesome!! When I first heard it I couldn't stop singing it, it's so catchy! Then I found out it was by Olly and I can't go a day without listening to it! Well done Olly - this will top the charts."

Nikki, 12, Birmingham, England

"I like the song!"

Kaitlyn-Maie, 6, Devon, England

"I love the song, it's brill!"

Sasha, 10, Belfast, N. Ireland

"Olly's new song is so summery and fresh. Even if we don't get much sun, Olly will always brighten our day!!"

Lauren, 11, England

"Love this song!"

Tamara, 12, London, England

"I love this song! It should be number 1!"

Holly, 10, Dorset, England

"I love this song!"

Rhiannon, 10, Hampshire, England

"I totally agree with Newsround- it's a hit! It was stuck in my head from the first time I heard it, and it still is!"

Amy, 10, Renfrewshire, Scotland

"The song is really catchy and I like the tune."

Hannah, 10, Essex, England

"I absolutely love this song! Olly is amazing! Beware though, it got stuck in my head for days!"

Chloe, 13, Wales

"The new song is amazing and I really like it. He is so good at singing!"

Eve, 11, Lincoln, England

"This song is SO ace!"

Anna, 11, England

"I love the new single. I dance to it every day!"

Becky, 7, Glasgow, Scotland

"I think it's RUBBISH."

Haneen, 10, Southampton, England

"I like this song because it's got good lyrics and it's a good tune."

Ella, 13, Bristol, England

"I love the song. It's so good and different from anything else I've ever heard!"

Becky, 12, Dover, England

"Amazing! I love this song. I sing it all the time!"

Emily, 10, London, England

"I love this song!"

Charlotte, 8, Peterborough, England

"I loved this song at the beginning but now it is getting a bit annoying! However I still admire Olly and can't wait for future hits from him!"

Yasmeen, 12, London, England

"I seriously love this single! I sing along whenever I get the chance!!"

Lois, 9, London, England

"It's great, I have it on my MP3 player!"

Maria, 10, London, England

"Olly Murs is amazing! I love this song!"

Carly, 14, Gwynedd, Wales

"I love it! Love him!"

Demi, 11, Ipswich, England

"Olly Murs rocks! He's so talented and this song is really catchy."

Rob, 11, Scotland

"I love Please Don't Let Me Go! It's so catchy!"

Rachel, 11, Enfield, England

"I think his first single is brilliant! I can't wait till the next song!"

Jessica, 8, Derbyshire, England

"Olly Murs is okay but I don't really like this song."

Stacey, 13, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I really love this song, it's sooo catchy! We all go through losing people in our lives and it's a great song. Bet she wishes she hadn't broken up with him now, eh?!"

Taylor, 13, Leighton Buzzard, England

"It's a really good song."

Priya, 9, Somerset, England

"Olly is a great singer and I think he will do well in the future."

Molly, 12, Hampshire, England

"I love it soooo much. It's so catchy!"

Sarah, 9, Scotland

"Loving it, I listen to it every day. Even my mum likes it."

Ashley, 11, Renfrewshire, Scotland

"I like the song and I think Olly should have won The X Factor!"

Lucy, 9, UK

"I am Olly's biggest fan! I love his new song Please Don't Let Me Go, it's so great."

Zara, 10, UK

"I absolutely love Please Don't Let Me Go. I have already bought the song and listened to it 20 times now."

Vanessa, 12, Isle of Wight, UK

"This song is wicked, I love it!"

Ewan, 9, Liverpool, England

"I love this song. I think it's brilliant."

Rebecca, 14, Blackpool, England

"I love this song. Olly should have won X Factor"

Tilly, 10, London, England

"I love this tune and the video is great."

Yasmine, 11, London, England

"I'd give it four out of five. The music video wasn't as good as the song."

Lydia, 7, Plymouth, England

"I love it! It's my favourite song. It's so cool!"

Anya, 9, Buckinghamshire, England

"It's catchy, sweet and totally fresh!"

Claire, 12, Doncaster, England

"I love this song! I would advise anyone who is in a bad mood to listen to it. It will certainly cheer you up!"

Lucy, 12, London, England

"It's brilliant. I want more!"

Alex, 9, Colchester, England

"I've listened to the song and I'm loving it!

Rebecca, 8, London, England

"It's brilliant! I love this song!"

Max, 10, Wales

"Olly Murs is great, especially in this song!"

Kaylee, 8, Suffolk, England

"It's really good! Keep them coming!"

Kate, 14, King's Lynn, England

"Olly Murs has a very good voice!"

Meggy, 10, Leeds, England

"It's awesome!"

Murray, 8, Scotland

"Very catchy, I must admit. I've got it on my iPod and can't stop listening to it! I would give this song 10 out of 10!"

Alison, 13, Wolverhampton, England

"It's a great song and really catchy too!"

Rohini, 11, London, England

"It's a good song and I love the chorus. I'm going to buy his album when it comes out!"

Sophie, 14, Berkshire, England

"One of the best songs ever! I love Olly."

Lola, 11, Buckinghamshire, England

"I LOVE this song. I wish it was still number one!"

Nina, 11, Fife, Scotland

"It's a great song and Olly is really good at singing!"

Sammy, 13, Somerset, England

"I think it's a wicked single. Go Olly!"

Lilly, 10, Gloucestershire, England

"Olly is amazing. Love the song. Very summery."

Emily, 12, Shropshire, England

"This song is OK. Next time, try a quicker and more futuristic song Olly! But you still rock!"

Charlotte, 11, England

"Amazing song! Love it. I downloaded it the second I heard it, both onto my iPod and my phone!"

Amelia, 12, Leeds, England

"I think this song is great. I love Olly."

Ellen, 11, N. Ireland

"I've been supporting Olly Murs ever since I knew about him - and I KNEW he would make it to the charts! Well done Olly, cool song!"

Tanvi, 10, Leeds, England

"Soooo good. I love it"

Megan, 10, Belfast, N. Ireland

"Olly was really good on X Factor and I hope he sings some more."

Holly, 8, England

"The best song ever. I didn't like him on the X Factor, but I love him now!"

Eve, 10, England

"Olly's songs are good, but not any better then Justin Bieber's."

Megan, 9, London, England

"I loved the song. I haven't bought it yet but hope to soon."

Courtney, 12, Kent, England

"Olly Murs is a great guy. I met him on tour and he's got a nice jazzy voice. I love his song, it's a hit! I give it 10 out of 10. He's produced more hits than X Factor winner Joe! Olly rocks."

Zaynab, 11, Colchester, England

"I love your music!"

Mia, 5, West Sussex, England

"I love this song. It is really catchy and a good dance tune, for first dances and last ones too. I love it so much and wish him success."

Georgi, 12, Lincoln, England

"I like Olly Murs because he is good at singing."

Scott, 10, Lanarkshire, Scotland

"I think this song is AMAZING! I love it! It's sooo catchy and to have Olly Murs in it makes it a whole lot better!!

Yasmin-Rose, 13, England

"I don't really like this song. It's OK, although I wouldn't say it's my favourite."

Aoife, 10, Belfast, N. Ireland


Emily, 8, London, England

"I love Olly Murs and this song is amazing!"

Natalie, 10, England

"I think it's brill."

Stella, 10, Yorkshire, England

"I love the song and I even bought it the second I heard it!"

Saffron, 12, London, England

"Brill. Top of the chart stuff!"

Raj, 11, Birmingham, England

"I love this song! At our school, we were even lucky enough to listen to it during our lesson!"

Jemimah, 11, Winchester, England

"I think that his single is great and he's a great singer."

Frances, 10, Chesterfield, England

"Olly Murs' Please Don't Let Me Go is the best song on earth."

Molly, 10, Wales

"I think Olly Murs is awesome and I think he should have won. His song is really catchy and I just love his voice."

Sophie, 10, Buckinghamshire, England

"I love this song! It is amazing!"

Caitlin, 11, Swansea, Wales

"I like this song, it's my favourite song."

Dean, 12, Essex, England

"Love this song. Hope there is more to come."

Beth, 12, Stoke-on-Trent, England

"It's amazing! I love listening to it and Olly Murs, he is an amazing singer."

Kayleigh, 11, Cardiff, Wales

"I can't stop listening to it. He deserves to be number one. He was fantastic on The X Factor, I really wanted him to win."

Tiffany, 13, Hampshire, England

"I love this song so much! Olly Murs is so good! I hope he does more and more songs as he is great."

Amy, 10, Manchester, England

"I love Olly's new song Please Don't Let Me Go. I love it to bits."

Charlotte, 13, Suffolk, England

"I think the song is cool and I'm actually surprised. On The X Factor, I wasn't so keen on him but I think he sounds better recorded."

Jade, 10, Glasgow, Scotland

"I think Olly Murs is a great singer! This song is the best."

Ben, 14, Huddersfield, England

"I think the song is ace."

Shannai, 13, Cheshire, England

"I think this new song is really good. It deserves to be number one."

Hannah, 12, Bradford, England

"I love this song, I always sing it. I really wanted Olly to win The X Factor. It is a very catchy song and he sings really well on it."

Frankie, 11, Essex, England

"I like it so much. I sing it all the time."

Lauren, 9, England

"I think this song is fantastic. It shows off the high and low notes he can reach perfectly with his wonderful voice. It's so catchy I can't stop singing it. I'm gutted that he didn't win X Factor because he was my favourite from the start!"

Elanor, 12, Suffolk, England

"I love it, it's so catchy, rhythmic and groovy. I love to dance to it!"

Emily, 10, London, England

"I love this song and think this song is a great comeback from the X Factor."

Brooke, 12, Dorset, England

"He's done great. I'm glad he got to number one he should totally bring out another song."

Lukiey, 14, Portsmouth, England

I really like this song. It's seriously catchy but you can't really dance to it which is a shame. I would definitely give it 8/10.

Kate, 12, Wiltshire, England

"I love this song. I wanted Olly murs to win the X Factor but Joe is still good."

Cara, 10, Edinburgh, Scotland

"Urgh! Hate Olly Murs, hate this song."

Katie, 11, Liverpool, England

"The first time I listened to this song, I fell in love with it."

Megan, 11, Lincolnshire, England

"I love this song and I think Olly is a really good singer. I saw him live at the X Factor tour last week and he was brilliant."

Eilidh, 13, Scotland

"Amazing song! Amazing guy."

Abbie, 11, Aberdeen, Scotland

"I love it. It has a sort of Jason Mraz feel, beautiful!"

Michaela, 10, London, England

"It's really cool."

Sian, 9, Belfast, N. Ireland

"I love Olly's new single. I listen to it over and over again."

Kara, 10, West Midlands, England

"Hate it, it's rubbish."

Demi, 12, London, England

"I think it's a great song. It's got a great sound to it, like Jason Mraz, a kind of warm tune that sticks in your head."

Naomi, 12, London, England

"This song is really cheesy, and Olly Murs' voice isn't good either. This song is awful."

Joseph, 9, Bradford, England

"I think that this is a very catchy song and is absolutely amazing. I hope Olly keeps this up!"

Melissa, 13, Birmingham, England

"It is alright, it isn't brilliant. I expected better from Olly. From what he sung on The X Factor it is a huge difference. He just sounds so different, but it sounds worse."

Katy, 10, Luton, England

"Amazing song!!! He should have won The X Factor in the first place!"

Nanuhtim, 14, Luton, England

"I think Olly is an amazing and talented guy who is from my birth town. He's awesome!!"

Jazzi, 11, London, England

"His song is brilliant. I am Olly Murs' number one biggest fan."

Millie, 14, Liverpool, England

"I love the song. It is catchy and I hope it is in the top 10!"

Nasteha, 12, England

"I love the sweet mellow tunes. A summery feel to it. Very Olly. I really like it and I keep listening to it again and again!"

Lauren, 12, Shropshire, England

"The song is alright but I don't think it's great. I give it 6/10."

Andrea, 10, Lithuania

"It is a really good song and very energetic."

Jazmin, 11, Birmingham, England

"I love this song, it's amazing and I hope he makes other songs as great as this!"

Sanna, 11, West Yorkshire, England

"I think it's immense. I love his voice."

Millie, 11, West Sussex, England

"I like the song - it's catchy and cool. I love the summery feel of the song."

Hanna, 9, West Lothian, Scotland

"I love this song."

Amber, 11, Inverness, Scotland

"I think it's really great. Best song ever."

Daisy-Mae, 14, Leeds, England

"Its really good catchy, I'm always singing it."

Sophia, 11, Wolverhampton, England

"I love this song! Very catchy and definitely one that you would listen to forever."

Rachel, 12, N. Ireland

"This song is OK but it's not amazing, maybe it's because it's his first single. Not too impressed but the video is good."

Mandy and Kitty, 11 and 7, England

"I love this song, it's really catchy and I hope this gets to number one."

Rebecca, 12, London, England

"I love it!"

Katie, 10, Norfolk, England

"I do not like Olly Murs that much but I do like this song."

Laura, 12, Glasgow, Scotland

"Brilliant song."

Tamara, 11, London, England

"Great song, I love it."

Ella, 13, Dorset, England

"I think it's quite a good song."

Ella, 9, London, England

"I love this song. Olly Murs sounds a bit like Robbie Williams in his style of music."

Rubie, 12, Essex, England

"I love this song. It's a great, feel good, summery song."

Zara, 13, London, England

"I think it is a very catchy song."

Lauren, 13, Nottingham, England

"The last time I listened to that song it made the sun come out!"

Lucy, 11, London, England

"I love Olly Murs! I also love his new single! It is awesome!"

Izzy, 10, South Yorkshire, England

"I love this song! It is great and it is so catchy and it is fab. Please write more catchy songs, Olly!"

Rachel, 12, N. Ireland

"This is so nice to listen to! It's so catchy! It's my third favourite song! Well done Olly Murs!"

Gabbie, 6, London, England

"To honest I don't really like the song or his persona."

Bethany, 14, Oxfordshire, England

"This song is very catchy and we love it! Olly is great and we hope this song gets to number 1."

Danielle and Sophie, 14, Bournemouth, England

"I LOVE this song! I think if he had won, he would have done fab but I'm still happy that Joe won, they were both fab! This song rocks!"

Sadia, 12, Coventry, England

"I really like the song."

Erin, 8, Kent, England

"This song is good but it's quite forgettable and I think he should have released a better one for his first single."

Mikayla, 11, Hampshire, England

"I don't really like Olly Murs but I like his songs."

Kimberly-Jessica, 12, Essex, England

"I love it, but feel sorry because it's about his ex-girlfriend."

Bethan, 9, Wiltshire, England

"I have to say, I am a big fan of Olly Murs and his single, Please Don't Let Me Go. It has to be my favourite song at the moment. Olly, you rule!"

Sonya, 11, Kent, England

"I love this song. I couldn't believe it was Olly!"

Chantal, 11, Essex, England

"Olly is the best. When I hear this song, I have to turn it up."

Jodie, 10, England

"I love Olly Murs. I'm always listening to him."

Rebecca, 10, Surrey, England

"I love his new song. He is a lot like Will Young and I love it."

Beth, 12, Stoke-on-Trent, England

"I love it! Olly should have won X Factor!"

Anna, 13, Essex, England

"I love this song! It's really catchy. Well done Olly!"

Jessica, 13, Manchester, England

"I think this song is really good but he could add a lot more of his catchy moves in future songs. Overall I think this song is fantastic. Sad it was about his ex- girlfriend."

Shamail, 9, West Yorkshire, England

"It's a really good song! It's really catchy!"

Beatrice, 11, London, England

"I think this song is fabulous. It's got a catchy tune and it's really good to put on your iPod!"

Alice, 9, West Midlands, England

"I love it! It's the best song I've listened to in ages."

Shona, 10, London, England

"I love it. I hope it gets to number one."

Holly, 14, Cumbria, England

"This song is AMAZING!"

Jessica, 12, Bath, England

"A great song. It's sure to be a big hit!"

Owen, 10, Coventry, England

"I love Olly and his single is amazing."

Vinny, 12, Somerset, England

"It is the best song and bound to top the charts."

Sam, 9, Pembrokeshire, Wales

"I heard it on the radio and sang to it all the way home."

Zine-Dine, 7, London, England

"Please Don't Let Me Go is a great song to listen to. I just wish Olly Murs won the X Factor, it would have been fantastic."

Pierre, 10, Manchester, England

"I love it! I feel really sorry for him too that it was about his ex-girlfriend."

Zofia, 8, East Sussex, England