Turning Tables

You will receive the full track upon your purchase
  1. 1.
    Turning Tables - Accompaniment (C=142)
    0:32
  2. 2.
    Turning Tables - Melody (C=130)
    0:26
Instrument: Voice
Range: A3-B4 (with optional low F#3 on last note)
Words and Music: Adele Adkins & Ryan Tedder
Key: B minor
Metronome: C=142 (Melody C=130)
Lyrics start: "Close enough to start a war, all that I have is on the floor....."

“Turning Tables” is a song by British singer Adele and the last single from her second studio album, 21. Conceived after an altercation with her former lover, the song was co-written by Adele and singer-songwriter Ryan Tedder, whilst the production was completed by Jim Abbiss. “Turning Tables” is a pop ballad with a soulful sound; its instrumentation consists of piano, “Broadway-worthy” strings and guitar. Lyrically, the song describes a domestic dispute in which its narrator assumes a defensive stance against a manipulative ex-lover. XL Recordings sent the song to UK mainstream radio on 5 November 2011 as fifth single from 21 along with “Rumour Has It“.

“Turning Tables” received acclaim from music critics, who praised Adele’s vocals and its production. The song reached the top-twenty of the singles charts in four countries, including Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands. It also peaked at number 62 on the UK Singles Chart and 63 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over 500,000 digital downloads. Adele performed “Turning Tables” on television shows such as Late Night with David Letterman in the US and The Jonathan Ross Show in the UK and included it on the Adele Live concert tour. American actress and singer Gwyneth Paltrow performed a cover of the single in the Glee episode “A Night of Neglect“.

“Turning Tables” was written by American singer-songwriter and frontman of pop-rock band OneRepublic, Ryan Tedder and Adele herself. The production of the song was helmed by Jim Abbiss. When the demos to two songs were completed, Adele approached Tedder, who was in London at the time for a radio show. Tedder had expressed interest in collaborating with the singer after they met at the 2009 Grammy Awards ceremony in February. He arrived four hours early to their first studio session held at Sphere Studios in London, buying time to better familiarise himself with some of her previous work. Although unaware of Adele’s personal predicament, he composed the opening piano sequence and first few lines of “Turning Tables”.

Purchase includes:

  • Accompaniment (C=142)
  • Accompaniment + Melody (C=130)

 

2,50

Product Description

“Turning Tables” is a song by British singer Adele and the last single from her second studio album, 21. Conceived after an altercation with her former lover, the song was co-written by Adele and singer-songwriter Ryan Tedder, whilst the production was completed by Jim Abbiss. “Turning Tables” is a pop ballad with a soulful sound; its instrumentation consists of piano, “Broadway-worthy” strings and guitar. Lyrically, the song describes a domestic dispute in which its narrator assumes a defensive stance against a manipulative ex-lover. XL Recordings sent the song to UK mainstream radio on 5 November 2011 as fifth single from 21 along with “Rumour Has It“.

“Turning Tables” received acclaim from music critics, who praised Adele’s vocals and its production. The song reached the top-twenty of the singles charts in four countries, including Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands. It also peaked at number 62 on the UK Singles Chart and 63 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over 500,000 digital downloads. Adele performed “Turning Tables” on television shows such as Late Night with David Letterman in the US and The Jonathan Ross Show in the UK and included it on the Adele Live concert tour. American actress and singer Gwyneth Paltrow performed a cover of the single in the Glee episode “A Night of Neglect“.

“Turning Tables” was written by American singer-songwriter and frontman of pop-rock band OneRepublic, Ryan Tedder and Adele herself. The production of the song was helmed by Jim Abbiss. When the demos to two songs were completed, Adele approached Tedder, who was in London at the time for a radio show. Tedder had expressed interest in collaborating with the singer after they met at the 2009 Grammy Awards ceremony in February. He arrived four hours early to their first studio session held at Sphere Studios in London, buying time to better familiarise himself with some of her previous work. Although unaware of Adele’s personal predicament, he composed the opening piano sequence and first few lines of “Turning Tables”.

Purchase includes:

  • Accompaniment (C=142)
  • Accompaniment + Melody (C=130)