Nobody Hurt No One

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"Nobody Hurt No One"
Natalia Podolskaya-Nobody Hurt No One.jpg
Single by Natalia Podolskaya
ReleasedFebruary 25, 2005 (2005-02-25)
Recorded2005
GenrePop rock
Length3:00
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Victor Drobysh
  • Iosif Prigozhin
Natalia Podolskaya singles chronology
"Pozdno"
(2004)
"Nobody Hurt No One"
(2005)
"Odna"
(2005)
Music video
"Nobody Hurt No One" on YouTube
Eurovision Song Contest 2005 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Jussi-Pekka Järvinen, Mary Susan Applegate
Finals performance
Final result
15th
Final points
57
Entry chronology
◄ "Believe Me" (2004)   
"Never Let You Go" (2006) ►

"Nobody Hurt No One" was the Russian entry in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest, performed in English by Belarusian singer Natalia Podolskaya. It was written by Victor Drobysh, Jussi-Pekka Järvinen and Mary Susan Applegate, produced by Victor Drobysh and Iosif Prigozhin.

The song won Russia's national song selection, which took place in Moscow on February 25, 2005. As Russia had finished the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 in the top 12, the song was pre-qualified for the final. On the night of the final the song was performed 20th, following Greece's Helena Paparizou with "My Number One" and preceding Bosnia and Herzegovina's Feminnem with "Call Me". At the close of voting, it had received 57 points, placing 15th in a field of 24.

The song was succeeded as Russian representative by Dima Bilan with "Never Let You Go".

Background[edit]

On September 1, 2004, a group of armed Islamic militants, mostly Ingush and Chechen, occupied School Number One (SNO) in the town of Beslan, North Ossetia (an autonomous republic in the North Caucasus region of the Russian Federation). The siege lasted three days and involved the illegal imprisonment of over 1,100 people as hostages (including 777 children).[1][2] The hostage-takes demanded recognition of the independence of Chechnya at the UN and withdrawal of Russian troops from Chechnya. On the third day of the standoff, Russian security forces stormed the school building with the use of tanks, incendiary rockets and other heavy weapons.[3] As of December 2006, 334 people (excluding terrorists) were killed,[4] including 186 children.[5]

Few months latter month latter, Russian broadcaster Channel One Russia (C1R) presented the song "Nobody Hurt No One", which was dedicated to victims of school shooting in USA. On February 25, 2005, this nomination was selected as a winner of Russia's national song selection.

Music video[edit]

Igor Burloff directed the music video for the song. It was filmed in the late days of April 2005 in Helsinki inside Tavastia Club. The shooting of the video involved more than 500 people.[6]

Track listing[edit]

CD maxi single
No.TitleLength
1."Nobody Hurt No One" (eurovision version)3:00
2."Nobody Hurt No One" (radio edit)3:17
3."Nobody Hurt No One" (Daleo remix)3:03
4."Nobody Hurt No One" (Krazy Legs Ruff mix)2:54
5."Pozdno (Russian: Поздно)" (bonus track)3:32

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Russian Airplay Chart[7] 60

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Truth About Beslan. What Putin's government is covering up., by David Satter, The Weekly Standard, 13 November 2006, Volume 012, Issue 09.[verification needed]
  2. ^ Prosecutors clear authorities in Russian school siege, USA Today, 27 December 2005.[verification needed]
  3. ^ The Truth About Beslan. What Putin's government is covering up., by David Satter, The Weekly Standard, 13 November 2006, Volume 012, Issue 09.[verification needed]
  4. ^ "Woman injured in 2004 Russian siege dies". The Boston Globe. 8 December 2006. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 9 January 2007. [...]bringing the total death toll to 334, a Beslan activist said.[...]Two other former hostages died of their wounds last year and another died last August, which had brought the overall death toll to 333 -- a figure that does not include the hostage-takers.[verification needed]
  5. ^ "Putin meets angry Beslan mothers". BBC News. 2 September 2005. Retrieved 28 July 2006. Of those who died, 186 were children.[verification needed]
  6. ^ "Наталья Подольская сняла клип к "Евровидению"". InterMedia (in Russian). April 27, 2005.
  7. ^ Russian Airplay Chart