Ambitions

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About Ambitions

"Ambitions" is a song by Norwegian band Donkeyboy, taken from their debut album Caught in a Life. It was released as their debut single in 2009 and was a number-one hit in the Norwegian Singles Chart. The chorus of the song is built around a bassline similar to those of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and some of Madonna's 1980s songs, and features guest vocals by Linnea Dale. It stayed at top of the Norwegian Singles Chart for a total of 13 weeks in 2009 (weeks 27 to 38 and week 43). In February 2010, the single also topped the Swedish Singles Chart. By March 2010, it was announced that Ambitions had been on the Norwegian Singles Chart for 52 continuous weeks. Donkeyboy were due to release it in the UK on 19 April 2010, but postponed the release. In 2010, it was recorded by sixth season The X Factor winner Joe McElderry and released in the UK on 10 October 2010 as the lead single to his debut album, Wide Awake. 


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Now, I can't behave
I feel it in my feet on the streets
But don't you know?
There's something I can feel when I breathe

I told you once
You're breaking into separate parts
But don't you know?
It's something that I can't live without

And if somebody's going to make it
Then this somebody ought to be you
And I keep telling my reflection
Ambitions are already starting to fade

I can't tolerate
The feelings that I feel when I feel
But don't you know?
Some feelings never seem to let go

Like a silver blade
I cut my way out of control
But don't you know?
Some blades will cut you right to the bone

And if somebody's going to make it
Then this somebody ought to be you
And if somebody's going to fake it
Then this somebody, somebody is you
If it's me that was going to take it
Then I know that it wouldn't be straight
And I keep telling my reflection
Ambitions are already starting to fade

I Can't tolerate (can't tolerate)
I Can't tolerate (can't tolerate)

And if somebody's going to make it
Then this somebody ought to be you
And if somebody's going to fake it
Then this somebody, somebody is you
If it's me that was going to take it
Then I know that it wouldn't be straight
And I keep telling my reflection
Ambitions are already starting to fade

And I keep telling my reflection
Ambitions are already starting to fade

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Donkeyboy

Donkeyboy is a pop band from Drammen, Norway, formed in 2005. The band consists of Cato Sundberg (vocals, rhythm guitar), Kent Sundberg (synth, vocals), Peter Michelsen (guitar, backing vocals), Thomas Drabløs (drums), and Alexander Garborg Ågedal (bass guitar). more »

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Written by: SIMEN ERIKSRUD, SIMONE LARSEN, CATO SUNDBERG, KENT SUNDBERG

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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15 facts about this song

Artist Background
Donkeyboy is a Norwegian Synthpop band from Drammen, Norway.
Recognition
Donkeyboy's single "Ambitions" became a big hit in Norway, reigning at the top of the Norway Singles Top 20 for 13 weeks in 2009.
Band Formation
The band was formed in the year 2009.
Composition
The band consists of brothers Cato and Kent Sundberg and their cousins Thomas Drabløs and Peter Michelsen.
Song Influence
"Ambitions" was inspired by the melody from the song "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins and the song "Life in a Northern Town" by The Dream Academy.
Unique Feature
"Ambitions" is noted for its catchy tune and distinct Norwegian-English pronunciation.
Record Selling
The song went 5x Platinum in Norway.
International Recognition
"Ambitions" was the 6th best-selling song in Denmark in 2010. It also topped the charts in Sweden.
Awards
Donkeyboy was nominated in several categories at the 2009 Norwegian Grammy Awards (Spellemannprisen) based on the success of this song.
Global Reach
The song was popular throughout Scandinavia and also charted in the Netherlands.
Featured Artists
The version of "Ambitions" that charted in the Netherlands featured vocals by British artist Joe Worricker.
Endurance
The song stayed on the Norwegian Singles Chart for 84 weeks, from 2009 to 2011.
Success Tie-Ups
Following the success of "Ambitions", Donkeyboy released their debut album "Caught in a Life", which further cemented their status in the Norwegian music scene.
Cover versions
The song has been covered by various artists including Johnossi, a Swedish rock duo.
Video Success
The music video for "Ambitions" has more than 3.5 million views on YouTube.

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