8th World Wonder
|"8th World Wonder"|
|Single by Kimberley Locke|
|from the album One Love|
|Released||March 16, 2004 (U.S.)
June 19, 2004 (U.K.)
|Label||Curb Records (U.S.)
London Records (U.K.)
|Writer(s)||Kyle Jacobs, Joel Parkes, Shaun Shankel|
|Producer(s)||Shaun Shankel, Guy Roche|
|Kimberley Locke singles chronology|
"8th World Wonder" is the 2004 debut single from American Idol finalist Kimberley Locke, from her One Love album. The single (written by Canadian songwriter/performer Joel Parkes, Shaun Shankel & Kyle Jacobs) debuted on the Billboard Singles Sales Chart at number one, making it the first non-Idol single to top the chart from any Idol finalist. The single was later nominated in the category for "Best Love Song" at the 2004 Teen Choice Awards. The release also features a brand new modern arrangement of Kimberley's signature song from the show, "Somewhere Over The Rainbow".
In a recent Entertainment Weekly magazine, "8th World Wonder" was listed as one of the top 5 songs to come out of American Idol. It is one of the longest-running "Idol" singles to date, spending 20 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.
- "8th World Wonder"
- "Somewhere Over The Rainbow"
A maxi single featuring dance remixes of "8th World Wonder" was released on March 23, 2004. With remixes by Hi-Bias and Elektrik Kompany, the remixes proved to be very popular in the dance clubs. It was such a hit that a video for the Hi-Bias remix was edited and sent to dance clubs.
- 8th World Wonder (Hi-Bias Radio Edit) 3:35
- 8th World Wonder (Elektrik Kompany Radio Edit) 3:30
- 8th World Wonder (Elektrik Kompany Club Mix) 8:07
- 8th World Wonder (Hi-Bias Extended Club Mix) 5:41
- 8th World Wonder (Elektrik Kompany Mixshow Edit) 6:38
|Hot 100 Singles Sales||1|
|Hot Dance Singles Sales 1||1|
|Top Selling Singles of 2004||7|
|Adult Contemporary Recurrents||10|
|Top AC Singles of 2004||14|
|Canada Adult Contemporary||16|
|Top 40 Mainstream||19|
|Top 40 Tracks||29|
|Billboard Hot 100||49|
|UK Singles Chart||49|
1 Remixed maxi-single
The video for "8th World Wonder" was directed by Sam Erickson, who has also directed videos for John Mayer, Keith Urban and Good Charlotte. Kimberley stars in the video along with Charles Divins from the soap opera Passions. The video starts with Kimberley awakening one morning to find a note left by her boyfriend. It then shows each day backwards from current day to 7 days ago when they first made eye contact at a party. The video ends with Kimberley giving Charles her number at the party they met at. A dance remix version of the video was also released.
- "Lanza Neuvo Disco!", AlessandraRosaldo.com, August 13, 2009