Don't Stop (5 Seconds of Summer song)

"Don't Stop" is a song by Australian pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer, taken from their self-titled debut album, 5 Seconds of Summer (2014). The song was released on 16 June 2014 through Capitol Records and Hi or Hey Records as the album's second single.

"Don't Stop"
5 Seconds of Summer - Don't Stop (Official Single Cover).png
Single by 5 Seconds of Summer
from the album 5 Seconds of Summer
Released9 May 2014 (2014-05-09)
Format
Recorded2013
Genre
Length2:52
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Steve Robson
5 Seconds of Summer singles chronology
"She Looks So Perfect"
(2014)
"Don't Stop"
(2014)
"Amnesia"
(2014)
Music video
5 Seconds of Summer - Don’t Stop on YouTube

Critical receptionEdit

Amy Davidson of Digital Spy gave the song 4/5 stars, stating "Blink-182 may have released their first song long before any of the Aussie four-piece were even born, but that hasn't deterred 5SOS from being the band's loyal understudies. 'Don't Stop' sees them jolting new life into an otherwise flagging pop punk genre, charging ahead as leaders of the revival."[3] It is also described as a power pop track.[4]

Chart performanceEdit

The song debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart, selling 80,022 copies, 3,000 copies behind Ella Henderson's "Ghost".[5]

Music videoEdit

A lyric video for the single was released on 5 May 2014 through the band's Vevo channel. The official music video was released two weeks later on 19 May 2014 at a total length of three minutes and 38 seconds. It features each band member dressed as a superhero, trying to save and do good deeds to people. Calum Hood is Cal-Pal, Ashton Irwin is SmAsh!, Michael Clifford is Mike-Ro-Wave, and Luke Hemmings is Dr. Fluke.

Extended playEdit

An extended play was released in 2014. The version for streaming contains five tracks: "Don’t Stop", "Rejects", "Try Hard", "Wrapped Around Your Finger", and "If You Don’t Know".

B-sideEdit

A B-side was released in 2016 which contains seven tracks: three "Don’t Stop" versions (Acoustic, Calum demo, and Ash demo), "Rejects", "Try Hard", "Wrapped Around Your Finger", and "If You Don’t Know".

Track listingsEdit

CD single[6]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Don't Stop"
  • Calum Hood
  • Luke Hemmings
Robson2:51
2."Rejects"
  • Ashton Irwin
  • Hood
  • Hemmings
  • Michael Clifford
 2:49
3."Try Hard"Feldmann3:41
4."If You Don't Know"
3:28
CD single 2[6]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Don't Stop" (Calum Demo Vocal)
  • Hood
  • Hemmings
  • Robson
  • busbee
Robson2:49
2."Wrapped Around Your Finger"
  • Hemmings
  • Clifford
  • Feldmann
Feldmann3:40

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from CD single inserts.

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[30] Gold 35,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[31] Gold 400,000 
United States (RIAA)[32] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

Country Date Format Label
Australia[7] 9 May 2014
Europe[7] 13 June 2014

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Davidson, Amy (12 June 2014). "5 Seconds of Summer: 'Don't Stop' single review - 'Pop-punk revival'". Digitalspy.com. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  2. ^ "11/13: 10 best 5 Seconds of Summer songs ever (for now)". Azcentral.com. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  3. ^ Davidson, Amy (12 June 2014). "5 Seconds of Summer: 'Don't Stop' single review - 'Pop-punk revival'". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  4. ^ "5 Seconds of Summer Best Songs". AZ Central. 12 November 2014.
  5. ^ Alexander, Susannah (22 June 2014). "Ella Henderson holds on to No.1 single, pushes 5SOS into second". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  6. ^ a b c "5 Seconds of Summer - Don't Stop - Bundle". Universal Music.
  7. ^ a b c "iTunes - Music - Don't Stop - Single by 5 Seconds of Summer". iTunes Store. Archived from the original on 1 July 2014.
  8. ^ "iTunes - Music - Don't Stop (Calum Demo Vocal) - Single by 5 Seconds of Summer". iTunes Store.
  9. ^ "iTunes - Music - Don't Stop (B-Sides) by 5 Seconds of Summer". iTunes Store.
  10. ^ "iTunes - Music - Don't Stop - EP by 5 Seconds of Summer". iTunes Store.
  11. ^ "Australian-charts.com – 5 Seconds of Summer – Don't Stop". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – 5 Seconds of Summer – Don't Stop" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – 5 Seconds of Summer – Don't Stop" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
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  16. ^ "Danishcharts.com – 5 Seconds of Summer – Don't Stop". Tracklisten. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
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  18. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – 5 Seconds of Summer – Don't Stop". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  19. ^ "Chart Track: Week 25, 2014". Irish Singles Chart.
  20. ^ "5 Seconds of Summer Chart History (Japan Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  21. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – 5 Seconds of Summer – Don't Stop" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  22. ^ "Charts.nz – 5 Seconds of Summer – Don't Stop". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  23. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  24. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – 5 Seconds of Summer – Don't Stop" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  25. ^ "Swisscharts.com – 5 Seconds of Summer – Don't Stop". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  26. ^ "FDR Pop Singles Chart #639 ~ 22 Червня 2014 - 29 Червня 2014 (22 June 2014 – 29 June 2014)". 22 June 2014. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  27. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  28. ^ "5 Seconds of Summer Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  29. ^ "End of Year Singles Chart Top 100 – 2014". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  30. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  31. ^ "British single certifications – 5 Seconds of Summer – Don't Stop". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 7 October 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Don't Stop in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  32. ^ "American single certifications – 5 Seconds of Summer – Don't Stop". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 27 July 2015. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.