"Rather Be" is a song by British electronic group Clean Bandit, featuring vocals from Jess Glynne. The track was released on 17 January 2014 as the fourth single from the group's debut studio album, New Eyes (2014). Written by Jimmy Napes and Clean Bandit.Co-written by Jack Patterson, James Napier, Nicole Marshall, and Grace Chatto, lyrically, it describes the singer's infatuation with her significant other, stating she doesn't want to be anywhere else. Warner Music Group released a number of official remixes for download, with DJs such as All About She, Cash Cash, and OVERWERK.
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 has spent four weeks at number one, selling over 1.13 million copies since release. 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.
The song has also become an international hit in part due to the song's video becoming a viral hit on YouTube. Featuring Haruka Abe, it has over 290 million views. "Rather Be" won the Best Dance Recording category at the 2015 Grammy Awards in the United States. File Hashes