Aside from Adele’s massive hit Rolling in the Deep, she considers Rumour Has It as one of the two angriest tracks from her album. And although the song was only released in March 2012 as the last single from her sophomore album 21, it was already hitting the top of the charts months before.
Rumour Has It is a collaboration of Adele and song writer/producer Ryan Tedder. Together with Tedder’s penchant for lively percussion tracks and Adele’s signature bluesy voice, this very personal message resulted in an incredibly catchy sound reminiscent of girl bands of the 60’s. Listening to it makes you expect to see talented beehive haired women our parents used to listen to.
Listening to the song makes you feel like you’re in a rollercoaster where one minute you’re engrossed with Adele’s raspy voice the next you feel you heart drop and beat with the drums as she goes on the chorus.
The critics’ receptions were generally positive and although there were some who found the song too creepy or dark, both sides found Adele’s classy rant about her friends believing in rumours incredibly intriguing. Topping the charts even before it was formally released is a good enough proof that majority of the listeners certainly did not mind listening to Adele rant.