"Someone like You" is a song by English singer-songwriter Adele. It was written by Adele and Dan Wilson for her second studio album 21. The song was inspired by a broken relationship, and lyrically it speaks of Adele coming to terms with it. XL Recordings released the song as the second single from the album on 24 January 2011 in the United Kingdom and on 9 August 2011 in the United States.
Following a well-received performance of the song at the 2011 BRIT Awards, "Someone like You" became Adele's first number one single in the United Kingdom and it stayed on the top of the chart for five weeks. The song also topped the charts in Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, Italy, France and Switzerland, and has become Adele's second number one in the United States. With that achievement Adele became the first female British solo singer in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have two number ones from the same album. In July 2011, it became the first single of the decade to sell a million units in the United Kingdom and it was certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), as well as being certified 5× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in the United States.
An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Jake Nava and filmed in Paris, France. The video showed Adele walking alone through the streets with a sad look on her face.
It was voted third most favourite single of the last 60 years in the UK with Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" voted number 2 and Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" as number 1, in a list voted for by the public in conjunction with The Official Charts Company's 60th anniversary.
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