The song, which showcases both Spektor's quirky songwriting and her classically-trained pop sensibility on the piano, is a huge favorite among her fans. Hit play and find out why.
About the Song
|Artist||Regina Spektor||Musician(s)||Regina Spektor (vocals, piano)|
|Album||Begin to Hope|
|Producer(s)||David Kahne, Regina Spektor|
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On the Charts"Samson" was originally written for Regina Spektor's first album, Songs, but she was very dissatisfied with the arrangement and so reworked it for her fourth album, Begin to Hope.
Begin to Hope was released in June 2006. Initially, the album debuted at #70 on the Billboard chart, but because "Fidelity" was such a popular single, it climbed to #20. Rolling Stone later named it the 21st-best album of 2006.
The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in the United States because it sold over 500,000 units. It has also been certified Gold in New Zealand and Australia.
"Samson" is usually reserved for the encore of Spektor's concert performances. As she has become aware of the powerful effect this song has on its listeners, she often keeps her fans on their toes for the entire performance, and then plays it last.