Call Me Irresponsible (album)

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Call Me Irresponsible
Studio album by Michael Bublé
Released May 1, 2007
Genre Vocal, traditional pop
Length 50:23
Label 143 Records, Reprise
Producer David Foster and Humberto Gatica
Michael Bublé chronology
With Love
(2006)
Call Me Irresponsible
(2007)
Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden
(2009)
Singles from Call Me Irresponsible
  1. "Everything"
    Released: April 23, 2007
  2. "Me and Mrs. Jones"
    Released: September 3, 2007
  3. "Lost"
    Released: November 12, 2007
  4. "It Had Better Be Tonight"
    Released: December 8, 2007
  5. "Comin' Home Baby"
    Released: April 25, 2008

Call Me Irresponsible is the fifth studio album released by Grammy Award-winning Canadian singer Michael Bublé. The album was released on May 1, 2007.

Release[edit]

The album's first single, "Everything", peaked at #46 on the U.S. Hot 100,[1] Bublé's highest peaking song until "Haven't Met You Yet" became his first Top 40 hit in 2009. It has also debuted at number 3 on the Canadian BDS Airplay Charts and now holds the record for the highest debut ever on that chart. It also peaked at number 19 on the Australian ARIA Singles chart. Bublé appeared on an American Idol season 6 results show to sing "Call Me Irresponsible" when scheduled singer Tony Bennett, with whom he had collaborated before on the album Duets: An American Classic was unable to attend. On Monday, April 23, 2007, members of Bublé's official fanclub Bungalow B were given an exclusive listening party of the album's tracks and a look at a video clip at "Lost", Bublé's second original song.[2] On this day, his official site was also given a makeover to match his coming album and his official YouTube channel released the video for the lead single. The channel also has behind-the-scenes videos and short snippets of videos used to make various commercials and preview clips. The entire album leaked shortly before its release. This album won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album in 2008.

Chart performance[edit]

In the U.S., the album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and rose to number one in its second week.[3] The only other artists to do this are Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Hilary Duff, N.W.A. and Sugarland. The album is currently certified 2× platinum for sales of 2,244,000 copies. In Australia, the single peaked at number 19 on the ARIA Singles Chart. While the album debuted on the ARIA Albums Chart at number 1 with Bublé selling 37,005[4] copies of the album in the first week and giving him the highest sales for an album by an international artist in Australia for 2007. The album was also certified Platinum in its first week for shipments of 70,000 copies. The album sold a further 30,634[4] copies the second week, making Bublé the first artist in Australia for 2007 to sell over 30,000 units two weeks in a row. The album is now certified 5× platinum by ARIA for sales of 350,000 copies. The album rose to number one again on July 2 and July 9 and once more on July 22. The album was the best-selling album of 2007 in Australia. The original version of Call Me Irresponsible has sold over 300,000 copies in the UK. But the special edition version has sold over 462,000 copies, making that version the 18th best-selling album of 2007 in the UK. In Europe, the album was certified 2× Platinum by IFPI for shipments of two million copies to date.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Best Is Yet to Come"   Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh 3:05
2. "It Had Better Be Tonight (Meglio Stasera)"   Franco Migliacci, Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini 3:06
3. "Me and Mrs. Jones" (duet with Emily Blunt) Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Gary Gilbert 4:33
4. "I'm Your Man"   Leonard Cohen 4:59
5. "Comin' Home Baby" (duet with Boyz II Men) Bob Dorough, Benjamin M. Tucker 3:27
6. "Lost"   Alan Chang, Jann Arden, Michael Bublé 3:40
7. "Call Me Irresponsible"   Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen 3:16
8. "Wonderful Tonight" (duet with Ivan Lins) Eric Clapton 4:12
9. "Everything"   Alan Chang, Amy Foster-Gillies, Michael Bublé 3:31
10. "I've Got the World on a String"   Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler 2:47
11. "Always on My Mind"   John Christopher, Mark James, Wayne Thompson 4:30
12. "That's Life"   Dean Thompson, Kelly Gordon 4:15
13. "Dream"   Johnny Mercer 5:06

Chart positions[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[12]
Billboard (Favorable)[13]
In the News 9/10[14]
Okayplayer (4.45/5)[15]
Teen Ink (Favorable)[16]
Chart Peak
position
Certification Sales
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[17]
1
5× Platinum
350,000+
Billboard 200
1
2× Platinum
2,244,000[18]
Canadian Albums Chart[19]
1
4× Platinum
400,000+ [20]
European Albums Chart[5]
1
2× Platinum
2,000,000
Polish Albums Chart[21] 11
Gold
500,000
Portuguese Albums[22]
1
Gold
10,000
UK Albums Chart[23]
2
5x Platinum
1,500,000+
Italian Albums Chart[22]
1
4× Platinum
330,000+
Belgium (Flanders) Albums Chart[22]
4
Gold
25,000
Irish Albums Chart
1
Austrian Albums Chart[22]
2
Germany Albums Chart
1
Platinum[24]
200,000
Mexican Albums Chart[22]
12
Dutch Albums Chart[22]
1
Swiss Albums Chart[22]
3
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart[22]
7
Gold
7,500
Norwegian Albums Chart[25]
10
Danish Albums Chart[26]
9
Platinum[27]
30,000
Greek Albums Chart[28]
15
French Albums Chart
4

Year-end charts[edit]

End-of-year chart (2007) Position
German Albums Chart[29] 26
End-of-year chart (2010) Position
UK Albums Chart[30] 94

Decade-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
US Billboard 200 188[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Artist Chart History - Michael Bublé" (Press release). billboard.com. 2007-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Latest News" (Press release). michaelbuble.com. 2007-06-03. 
  3. ^ Katie Hasty, "Buble Sidesteps Bone Thugs To Claim No. 1", Billboard.com, May 16, 2007.
  4. ^ a b Undercover - News
  5. ^ a b IFPI Platinum Europe Awards - Q2 2008
  6. ^ "Michael Bublé - Call Me Irresponsible (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  7. ^ "Call Me Irresponsible: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  8. ^ "Michael Buble Call Me Irresponsible Japan Promo CD album (CDLP) (416388)". Eil.com. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  9. ^ "Michael Bublé Official Store - Call Me Irresponsible - Internet Only Edition". Store.michaelbuble.com. 2007-05-01. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  10. ^ "Michael Bublé - Call Me Irresponsible (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  11. ^ "Michael Bublé - Call Me Irresponsible (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  12. ^ "Call Me Irresponsible". Allmusic. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  13. ^ [1][dead link]
  14. ^ "Michael Bublé: Call Me Irresponsible". Inthenews.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  15. ^ [2][dead link]
  16. ^ "Michael Bublé – "Call Me Irresponsible" | Teen Music Review". Teenink.com. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  17. ^ ARIA Charts
  18. ^ Grein, Paul (2011-01-26). "Week Ending Jan. 23, 2011: Beginner’s Luck | Chart Watch - Yahoo! Music". New.music.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  19. ^ Canadian Album Charts
  20. ^ Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA): Gold & Platinum - January 2005
  21. ^ "OLiS: sales for the period 14.05.2007 - 20.05.2007". OLiS. 
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h International charts for Call me irresponsible. Top Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa
  23. ^ "Michael Buble - Call Me Irresponsible chart positions and trajectories". aCharts.us. Retrieved May 6, 2007.
  24. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Call Me Irresponsible')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  25. ^ Norwegian Albums Chart, VG
  26. ^ [3][dead link]
  27. ^ "Guld og platin i maj-juli" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  28. ^ Ελληνικό Chart
  29. ^ [4][dead link]
  30. ^ "End Of Year Charts: 2010". UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  31. ^ "Best of 2010 - Billboard Top 200". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
Preceded by
On a Clear Night by Missy Higgins
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
May 14–21, 2007
July 2–9, 2007
July 23, 2007
Succeeded by
Minutes to Midnight by Linkin Park
Preceded by
Because of You by Ne-Yo
Billboard 200 number-one album
May 20, 2007 – May 26, 2007
Succeeded by
Minutes to Midnight by Linkin Park
Preceded by
Breathless by Shayne Ward
Irish Album Chart number-one album
December 20, 2007 – December 27, 2007
Succeeded by
In Rainbows by Radiohead
Preceded by
In Rainbows by Radiohead
Irish Album Chart number-one album
January 10, 2008
Succeeded by
Back to Black by Amy Winehouse