8th World Wonder

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"8th World Wonder"
Single by Kimberley Locke
from the album One Love
Released March 16, 2004 (U.S.)
June 19, 2004 (U.K.)
Format CD-Single
Recorded 2003
Genre Pop
Length 4:03
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"
Music sample

"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.


  1. "8th World Wonder"
  2. "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.

  1. 8th World Wonder (Hi-Bias Radio Edit) 3:35
  2. 8th World Wonder (Elektrik Kompany Radio Edit) 3:30
  3. 8th World Wonder (Elektrik Kompany Club Mix) 8:07
  4. 8th World Wonder (Hi-Bias Extended Club Mix) 5:41
  5. 8th World Wonder (Elektrik Kompany Mixshow Edit) 6:38


Charts (2004) Peak
Hot 100 Singles Sales 1
Hot Dance Singles Sales 1 1
Adult Contemporary 6
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
Hot AC 36
Billboard Hot 100 49
UK Singles Chart 49

1 Remixed maxi-single

Music video[edit]

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.

Cover versions[edit]

Mexican singer Alessandra Rosaldo recorded a Spanish version of "8th World Wonder" entitled "La Octava Maravilla" which was featured on her 2009 album, Alessandra.[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Lanza Neuvo Disco!", AlessandraRosaldo.com, August 13, 2009