‘Unwritten’ Back In The UK Top 20!Track Stars In Box Office Rom-Com ‘Anyone But You’ ft. Sydney Sweeney & Glen Powell
Natasha Bedingfield sees her iconic 2004 hit ‘Unwritten’ enjoy a spectacular resurgence as it re-enters the UK Top 20 for the first time in 19 years, charting at #18. It also marks Natasha’s first appearance in the UK charts since her 2007 Sean Kingston collaboration, ‘Love Like This’.
The track’s re-emergence was boosted by its heavy inclusion in the brand new box office rom-com Anyone But You, starring Euphoria’s Sydney Sweeney and Top Gun: Maverick actor Glen Powell.
Natasha says; “I’ve had songs in movies before but this time I really love the way it’s been used in such a special way that it makes you feel joyful. People are actually singing it as they leave the theatre! Over the years Unwritten has somehow become an anthem to sing at the top of your lungs . This makes me the happiest girl in the world as I have always felt that a good pop song is actually something you can belt. Like a good football song!”
Its charting is timely, as this year will see the 20th anniversary of the song that has firmly rooted itself as one of the 2000s’ most recognisable hits that’s currently streaming just under 2 million times a day globally, and to date has gone 2x platinum in the UK & US.
Since the film’s release, ‘Unwritten’ has gone viral again on TikTok, with users re-sharing the song, clocking up millions of views and demonstrating love for the song as theatre-goers post themselves singing it and dancing as they leave.
American filmmaker and songwriter Will Gluck recently used another of Natasha’s songs ‘Pocketful Of Sunshine’, in the Emma Stone movie Easy A - a scene which again went viral. Gluck wrote the song into a pivotal moment in the story and had the actors sing a line in every scene, culminating into an unprecedented comedy rendition of a pop song in a movie. TikTokers have posted themselves and the crowd singing along and also dancing to ‘Unwritten’ as they leave.
Named one of VH1's "100 Greatest Women in Music," Bedingfield has sold over 10 million albums and has earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and multiple Brit Award nominations for Best British Female Artist. With an illustrious career that includes collaborations with icons like Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars and Sheryl Crow, she has steadily refined her artistic vision over the years.