“Warzone” is a song by British-Irish boy band The Wanted, released as the fourth and final single from their second studio album, Battleground (2011). It is also featured on the special edition of their self-titled EP. It was released on 26 December 2011. The electropop ballad contains elements of dubstep, and was written by band members Nathan Sykes and Max George, alongside Jack McManus and producer Harry Sommerdahl.
“Warzone” received positive reviews from music critics, who felt the song was one of the highlights of the album. “Warzone” has peaked at number 21 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming their first single to miss the UK Top 20.
The music video premiered on 10 November 2011.
“Walks Like Rihanna” is a song by the British-Irish boy band The Wanted. It was released in Australia on 10 May 2013, and in the United Kingdom and Ireland on 23 June 2013, as the third single from their third studio album Word of Mouth (2013). The song was written by Andy Hill, Henrik Michelsen, and Edvard Førre Erfjord, and it was produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut, with additional production by Michelsen and Erfjord under their stage name Electric.
The title of the song is a reference to Barbadian singer Rihanna. It peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart and number three in the Republic of Ireland.
The music video premiered on 7 May 2013, at a total length of three minutes and thirty-four seconds. It features parodies of three other well-known boy bands’ videos: “Bye Bye Bye” by ‘N Sync, “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys, and “Back for Good” by Take That.
“We Own the Night” is a song by British-Irish boy band The Wanted, released as the fourth single from their third studio album, Word of Mouth (2013). The single was released on 11 August 2013, with an impact date of 1 September 2013. The song was written and produced by Nasri and Adam Messinger of The Messengers along with Sir Nolan. The song used as the official theme for the 2013 film The Wolverine.
The music video premiered on 11 August 2013, at a total length of three minutes and thirty-seven seconds. It has since gathered over 23 million views on Vevo. It features The Wanted in a pub, dancing with their friends and drinking alcohol. Nathan Sykes is seen sitting at the piano, Tom Parker is seen playing the acoustic guitar, Max George is seen socialising with a group of girls, and Jay McGuiness and Siva Kaneswaran are at the bar, talking to the barmaid and dancing.
“Show Me Love (America)” is a song by English-Irish boy band The Wanted. It was released on 25 October 2013 as the fifth single from their third studio album, Word of Mouth (2013). The ballad, their first since 2011’s “Warzone”, was co-written by band member Nathan Sykes and produced by Fraser T Smith. It is the official song of the action film, 47 Ronin.
On 9 September 2013, The Wanted uploaded a “Special Announcement” to their official YouTube page. They announced that, due to extra recording, Word of Mouth would not be released until 4 November, but, to make up for it, they announced the release of a brand new single called “Show Me Love (America)” and said it would be on the radio from 8am the following morning. They also revealed this on Twitter. It was later announced that the song would receive its world premiere on Capital FM the following morning.
On 27 October 2013, The Wanted performed “Show Me Love (America)” on the third live results show of The X Factor. They shelled out £250,000 for a private jet to get them from Mexico to The Fountain Studios in London.
“Lose My Mind” is a pop song by British boy band The Wanted, taken as the third and final single from their self-titled debut album. It was written by Nina Woodford, Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk, and produced by Rami and Falk, with additional production by The Wideboys. It was released on 26 December 2010. Following a live performance of the song on the seventh series of The X Factor, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 29.
“Lightning” is a song by British-Irish boy band The Wanted, taken as the third single from their second studio album, Battleground. It was released on 16 October 2011. The song was written by Steve Mac, Wayne Hector and Ed Drewett, the same team responsible for the band’s number-one single, “Glad You Came”. The song debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart, behind Rihanna’s “We Found Love”. The single was originally intended for release in the United States, following the success of “Glad You Came”, and a promotional remix single was issued, however, its release was cancelled.
“I Found You” is a song by British-Irish boy band The Wanted. The single was released on 6 November 2012 as the second single from their third studio album, Word of Mouth (2013). The track received its first radio play on 7 September 2012, but was previewed on the band’s official website the day before.
The video features Storm model Chloe Lloyd. It starts with a shot of a woman, played by Lloyd, who has been tied up and gagged. The Wanted are seen walking somewhere while singing their parts. Max is seen holding a boxer. Scenes of them at a party are shown, where Nathan is seen talking to the same woman as an unknown man watches them. They reach a house which is later revealed to be the location where the woman has been kidnapped and the kidnapper is the same man from the party. They enter the house and fight the man’s henchmen. They manage to take out all of them as Nathan approaches the woman who has been kidnapped and kisses her passionately. He steals a key from the woman’s belt, gets up, winks, then leaves. The woman realizes that he is the man she talked to at the party. Nathan hands Tom the key and the guys depart the house, leaving the woman still tied up. In the end, they fish out a box from the sea, and open it with the key. The video ends as they open the box containing diamonds. They are satisfied with the box and its contents and close it.
On 21 January 2013, a second version of the video was released on The Wanted’s YouTube page. The video starts with an older gentleman introducing The Wanted in a black & white screen. As the entire audience (of females) go completely crazy over the band. Soon after the video goes to full colour as the screaming fans get louder. Right around the middle of the music video, the fans start invading the stage, forcing The Wanted to escape through the back door, as Nathan sings the bridge on a ladder. Soon after the boys are able to runaway safely to their limousine. Two hours later the band starts looking through photos of their performance in their limo and notice that Nathan is missing, and then Nathan is seen running away from many screaming females.
“Heart Vacancy” is a song by British boy band The Wanted from their self-titled debut album. It was released as the album’s second single in the United Kingdom on 17 October 2010 through Geffen Records. The song was written by Jonas Jeberg, Cutfather, Lucas Secon, and Wayne Hector. “Heart Vacancy” was originally written for English singer Leona Lewis, and was given to four different artists before being recorded by The Wanted.
“Gold Forever” is a dance-pop song by British-Irish boy band The Wanted. It was produced by Steve Mac, who also co-wrote the song with Wayne Hector and Claude Kelly. It is the band’s fourth overall single, and was released as the lead single from their second studio album, Battleground, on March 13, 2011, and later as a promo single from the band’s 2012 American debut release, The Wanted (EP). It was also the official 2011 Comic Relief charity single. “Gold Forever” debuted at number three on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the band’s third top-ten single.
“Glow in the Dark” is a song by English-Irish boy band The Wanted. It was released as their thirteenth single on 23 March 2014 from their third studio album Word of Mouth (2013). The song received its first radio play on 17 February 2014. The song reached number 177 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming their lowest-charting single to date.