I Will Never Let You Down

Rita Ora

I Will Never Let You Down

March 31st, 2014

Ora is telling her lover not to let things get to him because she will always be there for him. "Let me take you where you never go/Have a little fun, it's the only way we know/Let me show you what you never see/You know how to love only when you're holding me."

Did you know?

  • The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, making it Ora's fourth overall single to reach the apex of the chart (and third as a solo artist).
  • She is the second British solo female artist to score four UK number ones, after Geri Halliwell.
  • Ora, herself has likened the song to the work of Whitney Houston, particularly her 1985 song, "How Will I Know."
  • In July 2014, Billboard listed "I Will Never Let You Down" as one of the "10 Best Songs of 2014 (So Far)" saying that "one listen to that delicious synth line and gooey chorus will whet your appetite for more listens."
  • The music video features twin dancers Polly and Sophie Duniam.
  • Rita Sahatçiu Ora was born 26 November 1990 in Pristina, Kosovo to Kosovar-Albanian parents and moved to the United Kingdom when she was a year old.
  • Ora became the artist with the most number-one singles on the UK Singles Chart in 2012, with three consecutive singles that reached that position.
  • She was named after her film director grandfather, Besim Sahatçiu’s, favorite film star, Rita Hayworth.
  • She will portray Christian Grey's sister, Mia, in the film adaptation of the best-selling novel, Fifty Shades of Grey. Filming started in December 2013, with a release set for February 2015. Ora originally approached the production hoping to jump on the film’s soundtrack.
  • Ora credited Gwen Stefani and Beyoncé as her idols and biggest influences. Her other musical influences include Aaliyah, India Arie, Christina Aguilera, Brandy, Monica, Madonna, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Celine Dion, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, and Sade.
  • Asked about her religion, Ora stated: "I believe in God and I’m of Muslim culture, but my parents never forced me. Above all, they raised me with the idea that I could make my own choices and have my own beliefs."