Good Night (Reece Mastin song)

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"Good Night"
Single by Reece Mastin
from the album Reece Mastin
Released 22 November 2011 (2011-11-22)
Format
Recorded 2011
Genre Pop[1][2]
Length 3:02
Label Sony
Writer(s)
Producer(s) DNA Songs
Reece Mastin singles chronology
  • "Good Night"
  • (2011)

"Good Night" is the debut single by British-Australian recording artist Reece Mastin, who won the third series of The X Factor (Australia) in 2011. It was released digitally on 22 November 2011, shortly after the show ended, as the lead single from his self-titled debut album. The song was written by Hayley Warner with Anthony Egizii and David Musumeci of the songwriting and production duo DNA Songs. "Good Night" received mixed to positive reviews from music critics, most of whom noted its similarities to Pink's "Raise Your Glass" (2010). The song debuted at number one on the ARIA Singles Chart, and became the first number-one winner's single for The X Factor (Australia). It was certified five times platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), denoting sales of 350,000 copies. "Good Night" also peaked at number one in New Zealand and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ).

Background[edit]

"Good Night" was written by Hayley Warner with Anthony Egizii and David Musumeci of the songwriting and production duo DNA Songs, who also produced the track.[3][4] On 22 November 2011, "Good Night" was released for digital download and sent to Australian radio, shortly after Mastin won the third series of the The X Factor (Australia).[5] When speaking of the song, Mastin explained: "It's got that old' summery-rock kinda feel to it you know, like classic rock songs like 'Boys Of Summer' (Don Henley). It's just really fun, and songs from [X Factor] winners are usually really big ballads, so it was cool to do something a little bit different."[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Reviewers of The Hot Hits Live from LA wrote that they had "fallen in love with the track" and that the song was a "guaranteed hit that might just be our summer 2012 party anthem."[6] A reviewer of Take 40 Australia wrote that it is "reminiscent of some of Pink's earlier tunes ... We think this will definitely be a hot summer hit!."[1] Reviewers of MusicFix noted the song's similarities to Pink's "Raise Your Glass", and wrote that "we were pretty disappointed to hear his [Mastin's] epic rock vocals restrained to a shouty party track."[7] This was echoed by Tonges of Nova FM, who wrote it was "shockingly similar to Pink's 'Raise Your Glass'".[8] Lauren Katulka of Sounds of Oz wrote that the verses in the song "felt like virtual carbon copies of Pink's 'Raise Your Glass'", and concluded by writing that "it didn't feel like Reece, which is really disappointing when the [winner's] singles are supposed to be tailored to the artists."[2] Robert Copsey of Digital Spy UK wrote that "While the riff has more than a passing resemblance to Pink's 'Raise Your Glass', we can see why he went overseas to find fame when their winner's singles are of this calibre."[9] "Good Night" was nominated for 'Single of 2011' at the 2011 IT List Awards.[10]

Chart performance[edit]

"Good Night" debuted at number one on the ARIA Singles Chart on 28 November 2011, where it remained for four non-consecutive weeks.[11] It sold over 30,000 copies in 24-hours following its release on 22 November, and became Sony Music Australia's fastest selling digital single.[12] On 24 November 2011, the song sold an average of one copy every 2.7 seconds.[12] "Good Night" was certified five times platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), denoting sales of 350,000 copies.[13] In New Zealand, the song debuted at number two on 20 February 2012, and peaked at number one the following week.[14] "Good Night" was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ), denoting sales of 15,000 copies.[15]

Music video and live performances[edit]

The accompanying music video for "Good Night" was filmed on 30 November 2011 in The Lair at The Metro Theatre in Sydney.[16] 200 fans (aged 16 and over) were recruited for the video and had to download the Performer Agreement sheet via Mastin's official website before being eligible to be in the video.[16] A behind the scenes video by The Daily Telegraph was released on 1 December 2011, and showed Mastin on the set of the video shoot performing on stage with a band.[17] The video premiered online on 7 December 2011.[18] The video begins with Mastin backstage with his band preparing for a concert. As the song starts to play, Mastin is seen playing the guitar and kicking a soccer ball. He is then seen on the stage performing, whilst also showing scenes of the audience singing and dancing. The video then shows Mastin outside greeting fans, and scenes of him backstage at the concert playing with an arcade game machine. The video ends with Mastin's fans screaming, as he leaves the stage.

Mastin performed "Good Night" live for the first time on The X Factor (Australia) Grand Final show on 21 November 2011.[2] He performed the song again on the Grand Final decider show the following day, after he was announced the winner.[19] On 9 December 2011, Mastin performed "Good Night" on Sunrise to launch his debut album.[20] He later performed the song during his first headlining Australian tour in January 2012.[21]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Good Night" – 3:02

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Catalogue
Australia[22] 22 November 2011 Digital download Sony Music Australia
United Kingdom[28]
United States[29]
Australia[23] 10 February 2012 CD 88691948042

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Listen: Reece Mastin's X-Factor Winner Single 'Good Night'". Take 40 Australia. MCM Entertainment Pty Ltd. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Katulka, Lauren (21 November 2011). "X Factor Contestants Sing One Last Time". Soundsofoz.com. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Timbyron (29 November 2011). "Number Ones – Reece Mastin 'Good Night' – Single reviews". Thevine.com.au. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Biography". Reecemastinofficial.com. Archived from the original on 7 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Andrew B (22 November 2011). "Reece Mastin Wins X Factor". Throng.com.au. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  6. ^ The Hot Hits (23 November 2011). "LISTEN: X Factor Winner Reece Mastin's Debut Single 'Good Night'". The Hot Hits Live from LA. MCM Entertainment Pty Ltd. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "X Factor double take: Does Reece's winner's single sound like Pink?". MusicFix. Ninemsn. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  8. ^ Tonges (28 November 2011). "Reece Mastin vs Pink". Nova FM. DMG Radio Australia. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  9. ^ Copsey, Robert (28 November 2011). "Playlist: 10 tracks you need to hear". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi Médias. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  10. ^ Manser, Robert (31 December 2011). "2011 IT List Awards Nominees Announced". Poprepublic.tv. Archived from the original on 2 January 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Reece Mastin – Good Night". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 December 2011. 
  12. ^ a b Holton, Jess (25 November 2011). "X Factor winner has #1 in his sights". The Music Network. Peer Group Media. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Reece Mastin – Good Night". RIANZ Chart. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  15. ^ a b "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. 
  16. ^ a b "Fan Video Callout". Reecemastinofficial.com. Archived from the original on 30 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "Reece's star burns bright". Adelaide Now (News Limited). 1 December 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  18. ^ Reece Mastin – Good Night. YouTube. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  19. ^ Thomas, Holly (23 November 2011). "Reece Mastin wins Australian X Factor after teaming up with Kylie Minogue". Daily Mail (Associated Newspapers Ltd). Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  20. ^ "Reece Mastin performs live". Yahoo!7. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  21. ^ Foskey, Julia (20 January 2012). "Review: Reece Mastin Live In Melbourne". The Hot Hits Live from LA. MCM Entertainment Pty Ltd. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  22. ^ a b "Good Night – Single". iTunes Store (Australia). Apple. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  23. ^ a b "Good Night – Mastin, Reece". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  24. ^ "ARIA 2011 Top 100 Albums Chart" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  25. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Australian Artists Singles 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  26. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Australian Artist Singles 2012". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  27. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 2012". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  28. ^ "Good Night – Single". iTunes Store (United Kingdom). Apple. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  29. ^ "Good Night – Single". iTunes Store (United States). Apple. Retrieved 25 May 2012.