Borderline (Michael Gray song)

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"Borderline"
Single by Michael Gray featuring Shelly Poole
Released 31 July 2006
Format CD single
Digital single
12" vinyl
Genre Nu-disco, deep house
Length 3:15
Label Altra Moda Music
Writer(s) Shelly Poole, Michael Gray, David Washington
Producer(s) Michael Gray
Michael Gray chronology
"The Weekend"
(2004)
"Borderline"
(2006)
Shelly Poole chronology
"Lost In You'"
(2006)
"Borderline"
(2006)
"Totally Underwater (Remix)"
(2006)

"Borderline" is a song by British producer Michael Gray featuring Shelly Poole. It was released in July 2006 as his second single. While "Borderline" failed to match the success of its predecessor "The Weekend" it entered the top twenty on various charts including - the Official UK. Singles Chart and Dance Chart, UK. Upfront Club and Australian ARIA Club charts. It often fell off then re-entered the Australian ARIA Dance chart, for example it charted at number 20 on 12 February 2007, months after its initial release.

Content[edit]

The song contains a sample replay of Chapter 8's 1979 R&B hit "Ready For Your Love".

Track listings[edit]

Many versions of "Borderline" were released, including:
Digital single #1 (UK)

  1. "Borderline (Ian Carey Vocal)" — 6:55

Digital single #2 (UK)

  1. "Borderline (Radio Edit)" — 3:15
  2. "Borderline (Original Mix)" — 7:35
  3. "Borderline (Vocal Club Mix)" — 6:25
  4. "Borderline (Dennis Christopher's Vocal Mix)" — 7:06
  5. "Borderline (Spencer & Hill Mix)" — 5:56

Digital single #1 (UK/Ireland)

  1. "Borderline (Lee Muddy Baker Acoustic Remix)" — 3:16

Digital single #2 (UK/Ireland)

  1. "Borderline (Radio Edit)" — 3:15
  2. "Borderline (Original Mix)" — 7:35
  3. "Borderline (Vocal Club Mix)" — 6:25
  4. "Borderline (Dennis Christopher's Vocal Mix)" — 7:06
  5. "Borderline (Spencer & Hill Mix)" — 5:56

Digital single #3 (UK/Ireland)

  1. "Borderline (Michael's Neon Wave Vocal Mix)" — 7:08

Digital single #4 (UK/Ireland)

  1. "Borderline (Disciples of Sound Vocal Mix)" — 8:29

Digital single #1 (Belgium/Luxembourg)

  1. "Borderline (Radio Edit)" — 3:17
  2. "Borderline (Vocal Club Mix)" — 6:22

Digital single #2 (Belgium/Luxembourg/Netherlands)

  1. "Borderline (Radio Edit)" — 3:19
  2. "Borderline (Vocal Club Mix)" — 6:28
  3. "Borderline (Dennis Christopher's Vocal Mix)" — 7:10
  4. "Borderline (Ian Carey Mix)" — 6:59
  5. "Borderline (Lee Muddy Baker Acoustic Remix)" — 3:10

Digital single (Italy)

  1. "Borderline (Radio Edit)" — 3:13
  2. "Borderline (Vocal Club Mix)" — 6:22
  3. "Borderline (Club Mix)" — 6:07
  4. "Borderline (Lee Muddy Baker Acoustic Mix)" — 3:09
  5. "Borderline (Gianluca Motaa "Soho" Mix)" — 8:23
  6. "Borderline (Gianluca Motaa "Camden" Dub)" — 6:02
  7. "Borderline (Pain and Rossini Mix)" — 6:38
  8. "Borderline (Ian Carey Vocal)" — 6:54
  9. "Borderline (Michael's Neon Wave Vocal Mix)" — 7:07
  10. "Borderline (Spencer & Hill Mix)" — 5:54
  11. "Borderline (Dennis Christopher's Vocal Mix)" — 7:04
  12. "Borderline (Disciples of Sound Vocal Mix)" — 8:25

Digital single (USA/Canada)

  1. "Borderline (Radio Edit)" — 3:13
  2. "Borderline (Club Mix)" — 6:07
  3. "Borderline (Vocal Club Mix)" — 6:22
  4. "Borderline (Michael's Neon Wave Vocal)" — 7:08
  5. "Borderline (Michael's Neon Wave Dub Mix)" — 5:52
  6. "Borderline (Michael's Neon Wave Instrumental)" — 5:54
  7. "Borderline (Disciples of Sound Vocal Mix)" — 8:26
  8. "Borderline (Disciples of Sound Dub Mix)" — 8:26
  9. "Borderline (Dennis Christopher's Vocal Mix)" — 7:04
  10. "Borderline (Dennis Christopher's Dub Mix)" — 6:49
  11. "Borderline (Dennis Christopher's Alternative Dub Mix)" — 7:04
  12. "Borderline (Spencer & Hill Mix)" — 5:54
  13. "Borderline (Spencer & Hill Dub Mix)" — 5:54
  14. "Borderline (Lee Muddy Baker Acoustic Mix)" — 3:12
  15. "Borderline (Ian Carey Mix)" — 6:55
  16. "Borderline (Ian Carey Dub)" — 7:02

Digital single (Denmark)

  1. "Borderline (Radio Edit)" — 3:17
  2. "Borderline (Vocal Club Mix)" — 6:26
  3. "Borderline (Michael's Neon Wave Vocal)" — 7:12
  4. "Borderline (Lee Muddy Baker Acoustic Mix)" — 3:12

Digital single #1 (Germany/Austria/Switzerland)

  1. "Borderline (Radio Edit)" — 3:17
  2. "Borderline (Lee "Muddy" Baker Acoustic Mix)" — 3:11
  3. "Borderline (Original Mix)" — 7:38
  4. "Borderline (Vocal Club Mix)" — 6:26
  5. "Borderline (Ian Carey Mix)" — 6:57
  6. "Borderline (Michael's Neon Wave Vocal)" — 7:12

Digital single #2 (Germany/Austria/Switzerland)

  1. "Borderline (Club Mix)" — 6:11

Physical/Digital single (Australia)

  1. "Borderline (Radio Edit)" — 3:14
  2. "Borderline (Lee "Muddy" Baker Acousic Mix)" — 3:11
  3. "Borderline (Ian Carey Mix)" — 6:54
  4. "Borderline (Original Mix)" — 7:19
  5. "Borderline (Vocal Club Mix)" — 6:09
  6. "Borderline (Dennis Christopher Vocal Mix)" 7:05
  7. "Borderline (Spencer & Hill Mix)" — 5:56

Physical single (UK/Ireland)

  1. "Borderline (Radio Edit)" — 3:15
  2. "Borderline (Original Mix)" — 7:35
  3. "Borderline (Vocal Club Mix)" — 6:25
  4. "Borderline (Dennis Christopher's Vocal Mix)" — 7:06
  5. "Borderline (Spencer & Hill Mix)" — 5:56
  6. "Borderline (Video)" — 3:15

Vinyl #1

  1. "Borderline (Vocal Club Mix)"
  2. "Borderline (Michael Gray's Neon Wave Dub)"

Vinyl #2

  1. "Borderline (Ian Carey Dub)"
  2. "Borderline (Gianluca Motaa Soho Mix)"

There are two extra versions of the single now because there was a mix-up on the UK and Ireland iTunes, the originally uploaded songs are now on iTunes as well as the official versions of the single.

Music video[edit]

The music video does not include Michael Gray or Shelly Poole. It features dancer Keeley Malone lying on a sun chair touching another dancer and lipsynching parts of the song - this scene switches back and forth through others which are of female dancers (including Shelina Gallacher among others) on rooftops of buildings in London (St. Paul's Cathedral can be seen at times in the background, and at least one location is believed to be 8-10 New Fetter Ln, EC4). The outfits in the video consist of what looks like; a white schoolgirl top and black tie, a black coat, a black bikini bottom, black stockings and black heels (as seen in the video screenshot). It has been banned on 3 UK TV channels. [1] It was directed by Phil Griffin.

Credits and personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
positions
Australia (ARIA)[1] 49
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 63
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 2
Germany (Media Control Charts)[4] 42
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[5] 4
Ireland (IRMA) 42
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 78
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 75
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 12
UK Dance (The Official Charts Company) 3

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