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Adam Lambert - Trespassing (AOL Sessions 2012)

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Trespassing on Wikipedia
Single by Adam Lambert
from the album Trespassing
ReleasedOctober 8, 2012
FormatDigital download
Writer(s)Adam Lambert, Pharrell Williams
Producer(s)Pharrell Williams
Adam Lambert singles chronology

"Trespassing" is a song by American pop recording artist Adam Lambert from his second studio album, Trespassing.[1] The song was released as the album's third single on October 8, 2012. It was written and produced by Pharrell Williams. It received generally favorable reviews from critics and fans. The song peaked at number 92 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart, and peaked at number 33 on the U.S Hot Dance Club Songs chart.


  • 1 Background and release
  • 2 Critical reception
  • 3 Charts
  • 4 Radio and release history
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Background and release

On September 5, 2012, after much speculation and a leak of the news by a Dallas radio station, Lambert confirmed on Twitter that "Trespassing", written by himself and Pharrell Williams, would be the next single.[2] The announcement was accompanied by a contest in which Lambert asked fans to create and submit videos of themselves performing the song.[3] A lyric video for "Trespassing", featuring the album's signature black and yellow colors, was uploaded on the singer's Vevo account on October 4, 2012.[4] The song was officially released to radio on October 8. An eight-track Trespassing EP was released digitally on October 16, with a hard copy/digital download combination available from Lambert's official site. The EP included remixes of "Trespassing" by Pharrell Williams, Benny Benassi, Zak Waters, and vAnity mAchine; "Never Close Our Eyes" by R3hab, Mig & Mike Rizzo; "Better Than I Know Myself" by Robert Marvin and Shearer; and "Pop That Lock" by Johnny Labs.[5] "Trespassing" peaked at number 38 on the Hungarian Airplay Chart.[6] No official music video was made for the song.

Critical reception

Jim Farber of New York Daily News praised the production of album and the song, too, writing "Williams does best by Lambert in the title track, which smartly riffs off the rhythm of Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust.”[7] Hollywood Reporter editor Shirley Harpelin called it "classic (winning) combination of foot stomps."[8] Newsday editor Glenn Gamboa compared this song with "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Hollaback Girl" but added that "the way Lambert whirls it all together, it sounds completely his."[9] Slant Magazine praised the song: "Both tracks are among Williams's strongest work in years, and they represent a clever, on-point blend of some of Lambert's most obvious influences."[10] USA Today editor Brian Mansfield highlighted and complimented: "For an artist (and an audience) that prides itself on pushing boundaries, this song's an audacious opening volley."[11] In his review of album Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote that it grabs attention and highlighted it.[12]

Billboard also positively called it "startling, stomping, altogether tremendous opening."[13] PopMatters called this song "funky march."[14]


  1. ^ "Global Superstar Adam Lambert To Release Highly Anticipated Second Album 'Trespassing' On March 20th, 2012". RCA Records. RCA Records. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  2. ^ "Adam Lambert reveals 'Trespassing' single details". 2012-10-01. Retrieved 2012-10-10. 
  3. ^ Salemi, Vicki (2012-09-06). "American Idol Alum Adam Lambert Announces New Single "Trespassing" & Fan Contest!". Retrieved 2012-10-10. 
  4. ^ "Sing Along to Adam's "Trespassing" Lyric Video". 2012-10-09. Retrieved 2012-10-10. 
  5. ^ Halperin, Shirley (2012-10-04). "Adam Lambert 'Trespassing' EP: Cover Art, Track Listing Revealed". Retrieved 2012-10-10. 
  6. ^ "Hungarian Airplay Chart – Top 40 lista" (in Hungarian). Mahasz. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. 2012-12-17. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  7. ^ Album review by Daily News
  8. ^ Shirley Halperin. "Adam Lambert's 'Trespassing': Track-By-Track". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Adam Lambert's 'Trespassing'". Newsday. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  10. ^ Jonathan Keefe (14 May 2012). "Adam Lambert: Trespassing - Album Review - Slant Magazine". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "Adam Lambert's 'Trespassing': A track-by-track review". USATODAY.COM. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  12. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Trespassing - Adam Lambert - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "Adam Lambert, 'Trespassing': Track-By-Track Review". Billboard. Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "Adam Lambert". PopMatters. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "Adam Lambert – Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.

External links

  • Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

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