"Budapest" is a song by British singer-songwriter George Ezra, from his debut studio album, Wanted on Voyage (2014). It was released as the album's second single on 13 December 2013 in Italy, and on 13 June 2014 in the United Kingdom. The song was co-written by Ezra with Joel Pott and produced by Cam Blackwood.
The single was released on Columbia Records, and distributed by Sony Music, and peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart. "Budapest" has also been a major hit for Ezra in Austria and New Zealand, topping the charts in both countries, while reaching the top ten in Australia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands and Switzerland. It was the 13th-best-selling single of 2014 in the UK. The song was released in the U.S. in 2015 and has peaked at number 32.
Ezra told The Daily Telegraph that "Budapest" was "[his] first attempt to write a love song, and it uses the first three guitar chords [he] ever learned. There's a lot to be said for that simplicity." Ezra has also insisted that, despite its title, the lyrics of "Budapest" do not have anything to do with the city in Hungary and that he had never even been there before. He said, "I was in Malmö in Sweden and the Eurovision Song Contest was being held in Malmö on that night, and I didn't have a clue about it but everyone there seemed to be really excited about it and having parties. But I didn't know you couldn't buy alcohol after 10 o'clock at night. So I ended up buying a bottle of like, rum, or something like that from a guy in a park so I could have something to drink at this party. Anyway, I was meant to be getting a train to Budapest the next day, and I never got it because I was too hungover and didn't fancy it. So I wrote the song about being miles from Budapest."
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FELCSUT ... The Swiss were within two minutes of booking their berth at the finals but Shon Weissman’s late goal means they must now beat Kosovo at the weekend to ensure their place at the tournament ... And they had chances ... They lost 1-0 in Kosovo on Sunday and next meet Romania at the Puskas AcademyArena, on the outskirts of Budapest, on Saturday ... .
The Swiss were within two minutes of booking their berth at the finals but Shon Weissman's late goal means they must now beat Kosovo at the weekend to ensure their place at the tournament ... They lost 1-0 in Kosovo on Sunday and next meet Romania at the Puskas AcademyArena, on the outskirts of Budapest, on Saturday ... Our Standards ... , opens new tab.
For the seventh time, Budapest’s popular cafés and pubs will be filled with classical music on the Night of Music on November 16... The Budapest FestivalOrchestra musicians will be joined by international students of the LisztAcademy and young foreign artists organized by the embassies of partner countries.
The conductor has had to get his orchestra, the ConcertoBudapestSymphony, through punishing times ... He went to the LisztAcademy in his native Budapest at the age of 14, in the mid-1970s – “one of the golden ages”, he calls it, “with incredible teachers, tutors, professors and a unique atmosphere”.
Dean Cycon of Leverett has had many careers ... A gifted piano student who was accepted to the LisztAcademy of Music in Budapest before her deportation, she dreams of attending the school at last and making her piano teacher proud ... Eva, still resolute in her intention to attend the Academy, makes her way to Budapest to try her fate there ... .
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