Chick Fit

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"Chick Fit"
A portrait in the background colour of black with the name 'All Saints' visible in the centre of the portrait in large, white, capital font. Directly centred below it is the title 'Chick Fit' in the same font, just reduced to size.
Single by All Saints
from the album Studio 1
B-side "You Don't Know Me"
"I Need a Remedy"
Released 26 February 2007
Format Promo, digital download
Recorded 2006; Mayfair Studios, London, England[1]
Genre Dance-pop, electropop, hip hop, ska
Length 3:31
Label Parlophone
Writer(s) Shaznay Lewis, Rick Nowels[1]
Producer(s) Rick Nowels

"Chick Fit" is a song performed by British-Canadian recording girl group All Saints from their third and final studio album Studio 1. It was released as the second and final single from the album on 26 February 2007.[2] The release was originally planned to include a two-part physical but that was cancelled due to the poor sales of Studio 1 and a fall-out between All Saints and their label Parlophone Records. "Chick Fit" was then released as a digital-only single instead. The song was co-written by group member Shaznay Lewis in collaboration with the song's producer Rick Nowels. It has prominent dance-pop, electropop, ska and hip hop musical characteristics. The song is lyrically influenced by feelings of feminism and infatuation.

"Chick Fit" garnered a mainly positive response from contemporary music critics. Despite the lack of a physical release, "Chick Fit" achieved charting success in Slovakia where it peaked at number 26.

"Chick Fit" was accompanied by a music video which was directed by Daniel Wolfe and released on 18 January 2007. The video features the American street dance, Krumping. This was the last All Saints music video to be released.

All Saints performed the song on a T4 Special and Popworld, and on various other television shows and at several gigs around the United Kingdom.

Background[edit]

On 15 January 2007, All Saints announced on their official website that "Chick Fit" was going to be released as the second single from Studio 1 on 26 February 2007.[3] Following the poor sales of Studio 1 All Saints were en route to being dropped by their label Parlophone Records before "Chick Fit" was released.[4] The single release was later cancelled and at the same time not supported by radio stations.[4] Parlophone then decided to release "Chick Fit" as a promotional, download-only single to cut costs following the poor performances of All Saints' Studio 1 and fellow labelmate Robbie Williams' Rudebox.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

In week six of 2007, "Chick Fit" debuted at number 73 in Slovakia before dropping out the chart the following week. It then re-entered the chart in week eight of 2007 at number 56 before climbing 30 places to reach a peak of number 26 the following week. In its fourth and fifth weeks on the chart it dropped to number 43, and then to number 82 respectively. In week 12 of 2007, it climbed six places to number 76. "Chick Fit" spent a total of six weeks on this chart.[5]

Music video[edit]

"Chick Fit" was accompanied by a music video which was directed by Daniel Wolfe.[6] The video features scenes of an American street dance, Krumping.[6] Contactmusic.com said the video "sees the girls doing what they do best - singing infectious harmonies, looking cool and having fun!"[6]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Slovakia (IFPI)[5] 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "All Saints - Chick Fit Credits". Studio 1 (CD Booklet). All Saints. London, England: Parlophone Records. 2006. 
  2. ^ "Chick Fit" at iTunes
  3. ^ "All Saints announce new single". NME. 2007-01-15. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  4. ^ a b c Simpson, Eva (2007-02-20). "3AM: FALL SAINTS". Daily Mirror, The; London (UK) Newspaper. Retrieved 2010-05-07. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b "SNS IFPI". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  6. ^ a b c "All Saints - Chick Fit Video and Information". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 

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