7 (S Club 7 album)

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7
Studio album by S Club 7
Released 12 June 2000 (2000-06-12)
Recorded London, England
Genre Pop
Label Polydor, Interscope, A&M
Producer Cathy Dennis, Thomas Russo Jr., Phil Bodger, Simon Ellis, Absolute, Tim Laws, Toddy, Kai Robøle, Kenneth M. Lewis, Danny D, StarGate, Simon Franglen, Oskar Paul
S Club 7 chronology
  • 7
  • (2000)
Alternative album cover
U.S. album cover
Singles from 7
  1. "Reach"
    Released: 22 May 2000
  2. "Natural"
    Released: 11 September 2000
  3. "Never Had a Dream Come True"
    Released: 27 November 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
PopMatters unfavorable[2]

7 is the second studio album by British pop group S Club 7. It was released by Polydor Records on 12 June 2000, and 14 November 2000 in North America. The album was primarily produced by Cathy Dennis and Simon Ellis. It received a mixed reception from music critics, but despite critical commentary, it became one of the group's most successful album releases, and reached number one in the United Kingdom, where it was certified triple platinum. The album peaked at number sixty-nine on the Billboard albums chart and was certified gold. With the release of S Club's 2000 Children in Need single "Never Had a Dream Come True", the album was re-released on 4 December 2000 with the radio edit of "Natural" (which was not on the original version), two extra tracks ("Never Had a Dream Come True" and a previously unreleased cover of Stevie Wonder's "Lately"), as well as CD-ROM videos of "Reach" and "Natural". The only other part of the album that was changed was the overall theme. The blue feel of the first album was changed to a mixture of purples. The rest of the album, including the "Thank Yous", remained unchanged.

Track listing[edit]

Source: Discogs[3]

No. Title Writer(s) Featuring Length
1. "Reach"   Cathy Dennis, Andrew Todd Jo, Bradley, Jon & Paul 4:04
2. "Natural"   Norma Ray, Jean Fredenucci, Dennis, Todd Rachel 3:22
3. "I'll Keep Waiting"   Dennis, Simon Ellis Bradley 3:38
4. "Bring the House Down"   Tracy Ackerman, Andy Watkins, Paul Wilson Jo 3:02
5. "Best Friend"   S. Emanuel, Bradley McIntosh, Tim Laws Bradley 3:59
6. "All in Love Is Fair"   Dennis, Ellis Jo & Bradley 4:16
7. "Love Train"   Dennis, Todd Paul 3:41
8. "Cross My Heart"   Ackerman, Watkins, Wilson Jo 3:33
9. "The Colour of Blue"   Lars Aass, Bottolf Lødemel Jo 3:14
10. "I'll Be There"   Dennis, Daniel Poku Tina 3:23
11. "Stand by You"   Holger Lagerfeldt, Remee Tina & Hannah 3:04
12. "Spiritual Love"   Peter Akinrinlola Bradley & Jo 3:52

UK/European re-release edition[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Featuring Length
1. "Reach"   Cathy Dennis, Andrew Todd Jo, Bradley, Jon & Paul 4:04
2. "Natural (Single Version)"   Norma Ray, Jean Fredenucci, Dennis, Todd Rachel 3:14
3. "I'll Keep Waiting"   Dennis, Simon Ellis Bradley 3:38
4. "Bring the House Down"   Tracy Ackerman, Andy Watkins, Paul Wilson Jo 3:02
5. "Best Friend"   S. Emanuel, Bradley McIntosh, Tim Laws Bradley 3:59
6. "All in Love Is Fair"   Dennis, Ellis Jo & Bradley 4:16
7. "Love Train"   Dennis, Tod Paul 3:41
8. "Cross My Heart"   Ackerman, Watkins, Wilson Jo 3:33
9. "The Colour of Blue"   Lars Aass, Bottolf Lødemel Jo 3:14
10. "I'll Be There"   Dennis, Daniel Poku Tina 3:23
11. "Stand by You"   Holger Lagerfeldt, Remee Tina & Hannah 3:04
12. "Spiritual Love"   Peter Akinrinlola Bradley & Jo 3:52
13. "Lately"   Stevie Wonder Bradley 4:33
14. "Never Had a Dream Come True"   Dennis, Ellis Jo 4:02
  • Note: Even though the track "Stand by You" was never released in North America, Tina Barrett's "Thank Yous" still mention it as a track on this version of the album.

Covers[edit]

  • The song "Lately" is a cover of the Stevie Wonder song released in 1980, that was covered for ITV's Motown Mania special and subsequent album.
  • "Spiritual Love" is originally a song from Urban Species from 1994. The original song by Urban Species was used in TV ads of L'Oréal in the 90s and in the movie "Rainbow" from 1996.
  • "Stand By You" was originally sung by Danish duo S.O.A.P. in 1997.
  • "Natural" is an adaptation of the song "Tous Les Maux D'Amour" by French singer Norma Ray.
  • "Cross My Heart" was covered by Polish singer Edyta Górniak for her 2002 album Invisible.
  • The B-Side track "Someday, Someway" included on the "Reach" Single CD 2 is a cover from Marshall Crenshaw.

Bring The House Down[edit]

After the album's re-release, remixes by Solaris and Almighty were commissoned for 'Bring The House Down'. This, along with the song being a fan favourite, indicated that the song was to be released as the next single. However, plans for this were scrapped and the band decided to focus on the next album. The Almighty mix got a commercial release on the 'You' single and the album version was included as a bonus track on their Greatest Hits album in 2003.

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Version
United Kingdom 12 June 2000 Original
United States 14 November 2000
United Kingdom 4 December 2000 Re-release

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

References[edit]

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