Cheryl Cole Call My Name Single Cover

"Call My Name" is a song by British recording artist Cheryl Cole, taken from her third studio album, A Million Lights (2012). It was written and produced by Calvin Harris, and released as the lead single from the album on 10 June 2012. Although singer Rita Ora revealed that it was offered to her instead of Cole, Harris denied such allegations. "Call My Name" is a dance-pop song that is similar to songs produced by Harris for other singers. The track received mostly positive reviews from music critics. Although many thought it was catchy, it was thought to be generic when compared to other songs played on the radio, and is noted for being a departure from Cole's previous works. "Call My Name" achieved commercial success on Cole's main markets, reaching the top spot of the charts in Ireland, Scotland and the United Kingdom. The song also entered the top twenty in New Zealand, and earned a Gold certification in the country. The accompanying music video was directed by Anthony Mandler, and features Cole performing an elaborate dance routine with backup dancers. The release of it was promoted with two teasers, until the full video premiered on 2 May 2012. To promote the song, Cole performed the track on The Graham Norton Show, Stand Up to Cancer, Capital FM's Summertime Ball 2012, T4, The Voice Denmark, and The Voice UK. It was reported by various media outlets that Cole had lip synced her performances of "Call My Name".