Bones (Ginny Blackmore song)

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Single by Ginny Blackmore
  • "Hello World"
  • "SFM"
Released 12 March 2013
Format Digital download
Genre Pop
Length 4:00
Label Epic Records
Writer(s) Ginny Blackmore

"Bones" is the debut single by New Zealand singer-songwriter Ginny Blackmore. The pop ballad was released by Epic Records on 12 March 2013. It appeared on the US Adult Pop Songs chart and topped the New Zealand Singles Chart.

Background and composition[edit]

"Bones" was written and recorded by Blackmore in one night in Los Angeles while she was experiencing a "girly, emotional moment".[1] It is an R&B-influenced pop ballad.[2][3] The song was released worldwide as a single via music download by Epic Records on 12 March 2013.[4][5]


In March 2013, "Bones" appeared on the US Adult Pop Songs chart at number forty.[6] "Bones" entered the New Zealand Singles Chart at number thirty-four on 24 June 2013, and reached number one on 22 July. The song spent a total of eighteen weeks on the top 40 chart.[7] It has been certified double platinum by Recorded Music NZ, denoting the sale of 30,000 copies,[8] and placed at number four in the list of top-selling New Zealand singles of 2013.[9]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Bones" premiered on 1 May 2013.[10][11] The black-and-white video shows couples being intimate with one another, cut with scenes of Blackmore singing to a man. In an interview, Blackmore stated that all of the people in the video were her friends, and not actors.[12]

Live performances[edit]

Blackmore performed "Bones" on the first season of New Zealand talent television show The X Factor on 15 July 2013,[13] and later on morning news show Breakfast, on 17 July 2013.[14]

Track listings[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (8 April 2013). "Ginny Blackmore, 'Bones': Lyric Video Premiere". Billboard (New York). Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Unterberger, Andrew (6 February 2014). "Happy New Zealand Day! 10 NZ Artists Who Could Make A Lorde-Like Leap". Billboard (New York). Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Stern, Brad (16 April 2013). "Say Lou Lou, Charli XCX, Ginny Blackmore + More: 5 Must-Hear Pop Songs Of The Week". MTV. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Bones - Single". iTunes Store (Apple Inc). Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bones [Explicit]". Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Bubbling Under: Gorgon City's 'Real' Big Start". Billboard. 29 March 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Ginny Blackmore - Bones". (Hung Medien). Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Top 20 New Zealand Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 5 May 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "New Zealand's Top-Selling Music: the full list". New Zealand Herald. 23 December 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Ginny Blackmore 'Bones' video Premiere on VEVO". Epic Records. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  11. ^ Rubenstein, Jenna Hally (2 May 2013). "New Video: Ginny Blackmore, 'Bones'". MTV. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  12. ^ Blackmore, Ginny (25 June 2013). Ginny Blackmore Interview New Song 'Bones' & Christina Aguilera–Soundcheck Series. Interview with Misty Kingma. Clevver Music. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Ginny Blackmore Hits #1 On NZ Top 40 Singles" (Press release). Sony Music. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Ginny Blackmore performs Bones". Breakfast (Television New Zealand). 17 July 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Bones (Remixes)". iTunes Store (Apple Inc). Retrieved 26 November 2013. 

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