28,000 Friends

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"28,000 Friends"
Single by Eoghan Quigg
from the album Eoghan Quigg
Released 6 April 2009
Format Promo, Digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Pop
Length 2:56
Label RCA/Sony Music
Writer(s) James Bourne, Busbee
Eoghan Quigg chronology
"Hero" (with The X Factor finalists)"
(2008)
"28,000 Friends"
(2009)

"28,000 Friends" is the only single by Irish pop singer Eoghan Quigg released from his self-titled debut album. The album was released on 6 April 2009.[1]

Background information[edit]

The song was written by former Busted member James Bourne.[2] The lyrics are about accruing so-called ‘friends’ on websites such as Facebook.[citation needed] Although there are reports[by whom?] of the track being written especially for Quigg, these reports are inaccurate given that Bourne performed the song in 2007.[3]

Promotion[edit]

On the 3 April, Quigg performed the song on breakfast show GMTV.[4] He also performed the song on The Late Late Show.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "28,000 Friends" premiered on Quigg's official bebo site on 6 March 2009.[5] It takes place mainly in an empty building with Quigg singing on a microphone and throughout the video many people come into the building. In another scene, Quigg is standing in a tracksuit singing directly to the camera.

Charts and reception[edit]

On the 9th of April 2009 the single entered the Irish Singles Chart at 32[6] and the UK Singles Chart at 96.[7] The BBC's Chart Blog gave the song one star out of five.[8] Music-News.com gave the song two stars out of five. They criticised the lyrical content and the production, saying: "with weak instrumental and percussion, you’d be forgiven in thinking it was recorded on a Fisher Price product".[9]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Irish Singles Chart 18
UK Singles Chart 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eoghan Quigg: Eoghan Quigg: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  2. ^ "Biography - Eoghan Quigg". Eoghanquiggmusic.com. Archived from the original on 4 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  3. ^ "James Bourne "28,000 Friends"". Youtube. 
  4. ^ "Eoghan Quigg Performs". GM.tv. 2009-04-10. Archived from the original on 7 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  5. ^ "Eoghan Quigg". Bebo.com. 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  6. ^ "Ireland Singles Top 50 (April 9, 2009) - Music Charts". Acharts.us. 2009-04-09. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  7. ^ "The Official Charts Company - 28 000 Friends by Eoghan Quigg Search". The Official Charts Company. 11 July 2013. 
  8. ^ Fraser McAlpine (2009-03-30). "Chart Blog: Eoghan Quigg - '28,000 Friends'". BBC. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  9. ^ "Single Review: Eoghan Quigg - 28,000 Friends". Music-News.com. 6 April 2009. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 

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