'Chasing Pavements' is the second single from soul singer Adele, released after the limited edition vinyl single, 'Hometown Glory', in October 2007. Adele performed the song on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on December 7, 2007. It was released digitally in Ireland on January 13, 2008 and entered the Irish singles chart at number 26 through download sales alone. Having received a physical release, the single then leaped nineteen places to number seven, where it peaked. On 20 January, the single entered at number two in the UK singles chart on downloads alone.
It was also featured in two episodes of Hollyoaks—the first in a concluding scene of Hannah Ashworth's anorexia, the second in a begining scene of Charlie Dean's custody battle.
The B-side to the single, 'That's It I Quit I'm Movin' On', is an acoustic cover of a Sam Cooke song.