We'll Be Coming Back

"We'll Be Coming Back" is a song by Scottish Producer Calvin Harris from his album 18 Months. The song was released as the album's fourth single on 27 July 2012.[1] It features English recording artist Example. The song spent two weeks at number two (held off by Wiley's "Heatwave") on the UK Singles Chart, becoming his fourth consecutive number-two single in the United Kingdom.[2] In Ireland, the song debuted at number one, becoming Example's first number-one single and Harris' second (first as main artist) in the country.[3]


 [hide*1 Composition


Beginning with a melodic guitar-driven introduction, "We'll Be Coming Back" transitions into a "hard electro synth-fuelled chorus" featuring Example's vocals.[4]

[edit]Music videoEdit

Filmed in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, California in June 2012,[5] the music video for "We'll Be Coming Back" stars Harris and Example as robbers. After burying what they've stolen, the two return at a later time to retrieve the goods to find that a female officer who had been tracking them has gotten to it first, leaving behind her badge as evidence.[1] In addition to the robbery, the video features a series of high-speed car chases and police confrontations.

Speaking to Capital in June 2012, Harris stated that they both wanted to "look cool" in the music video for "We'll Be Coming Back," and went on to say of the video premise: "we've got flash cars and it's the old two day trip to LA option."[6] With Example driving a Porsche and Harris driving aFerrari, several expensive cars were damaged during the filming of the video.[7] It was directed by Iranian film and documentary-maker Saman Keshavarz.[8] The video for "We'll Be Coming Back" premiered on 6 July 2012.

[edit]Critical receptionEdit

The song has been called the "soundtrack to the summer" by,[4] and a "summer anthem" by the Westmeath Examiner.[9] Digital Spygave the track a mixed review, describing it as "mildly enjoyable" but "a little stale."[10]


"We'll Be Coming Back" has been remixed by several producers and DJ's, including Jacob Plant, Killsonik, Michael Woods, and R3hab.[4] The mix by Killsonik fuses dubstep with the original.[11]R3hab created two remixes of the song, each being played for EDC NYC and EDC Las Vegas.

[edit]Track listingEdit


  1. We'll Be Coming Back
  2. We'll Be Coming Back (Original Extended Mix)
  3. We'll Be Coming Back (Michael Woods Remix)
  4. We'll Be Coming Back (Killsonik Remix)

12" Picture Disc

  1. Original Extended Mix
  2. Michael Woods Remix
  3. Jacob Plant Remix
  4. Killsonik Remix
Digital download (released 29 July 2012)[12]
No. Title Length
1. "We'll Be Coming Back"   3:56
2. "We'll Be Coming Back" (Original Extended Mix) 6:33
3. "We'll Be Coming Back" (Michael Woods Remix) 5:18
4. "We'll Be Coming Back" (KillSonik Remix) 5:32
5. "We'll Be Coming Back" (R3hab EDC NYC Remix) 6:09
6. "We'll Be Coming Back" (R3hab EDC Vegas Remix) 5:57
7. "We'll Be Coming Back" (Jacob Plant Remix) 5:03


Chart (2012) Peak


Australia (ARIA)[13] 8
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[14] 4
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[15] 1
Czech Republic (IFPI)[16] 24
Denmark (Tracklisten)[17] 5
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[18] 11
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[19] 6
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[20] 1
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[21] 28
New Zealand (RIANZ)[22] 16
Russia (Russian Music Charts)[23] 8
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[2] 1
Slovakia (IFPI)[24] 47
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[25] 5
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 2
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[26] 2
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[27] 44


Country Certification
Australia 2× Platinum[28]

[edit]Release historyEdit

Country Date Label Format
Australia[29] 27 July 2012 Sony Music digital download
New Zealand[30]
United Kingdom 29 July 2012 Fly Eye Records, Columbia Records
United States Ultra Records


  1. a b Staff (6 July 2012). "Calvin Harris Feat. Example–'We'll Be Coming Back' (Official Video)"Capital FM. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  2. a b c "Archive Chart"Scottish Singles Top 40Official Charts Company.
  3. a b "Chart Track"Irish Singles ChartIrish Recorded Music Association.
  4. a b c Newsdesk (28 June 2012). "Calvin Harris to release 'We'll Be Coming Back' feat. Example"Music-News. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  5. ^ Staff (29 June 2012). "Calvin Harris And Example Confirm 'We'll Be Coming Back' For Late July Release"Capital FM. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  6. ^ Staff (6 July 2012). "Calvin Harris And Example Show Off Driving Skills In 'We'll Be Coming Back' Music Video"Capital FM. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Example: Calvin and me 'trashed' a Porsche and Ferrari!"ITN. 7 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  8. ^ Metro Web Reporter (2 July 2012). "Calvin Harris and Example stage heist in new video for We’ll Be Coming Back"Metro. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  9. ^ Staff (2 July 2012). "Calvin Harris ft. Example"Westmeath Examiner. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
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  11. ^ Jesse James (14 June 2012). "Calvin Harris ft. Example"StupidDOPE. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  12. ^ "We'll Be Coming Back (feat. Example) (Remixes)"iTunes. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  13. ^ " – Calvin Harris feat. Example – We'll Be Coming Back"ARIA Top 50 Singles. Hung Medien.
  14. ^ " – Calvin Harris feat. Example – We'll Be Coming Back" (in Dutch). Ultratip. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien /
  15. ^ " – Calvin Harris feat. Example – We'll Be Coming Back" (in French). Ultratip. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien /
  16. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201246 into search.
  17. ^ " – Calvin Harris feat. Example – We'll Be Coming Back"Tracklisten. Hung Medien.
  18. ^ " – Calvin Harris feat. Example – We'll Be Coming Back"Suomen virallinen lista. Hung Medien.
  19. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ – Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  20. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ – Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  21. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Calvin Harris feat. Example search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Stichting Nederlandse Top 40.
  22. ^ " – Calvin Harris feat. Example – We'll Be Coming Back"Top 40 Singles. Hung Medien.
  23. ^ Russian peak
  24. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert {{{year}}}{{{week}}} into search.
  25. ^ " – Calvin Harris feat. Example – We'll Be Coming Back"Singles Top 60. Hung Medien.
  26. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Dance ChartOfficial Charts Company.
  27. ^ "Calvin Harris Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play for Calvin Harris. Prometheus Global Media.
  28. ^ ""Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2012-01-22.
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  30. ^ "We'll Be Coming Back (feat. Example) (Remixes) by Calvin Harris". Retrieved 2012-07-28.
  31. ^ "We'll Be Coming Back (feat. Example) (Remixes) by Calvin Harris". Retrieved 2012-07-28.