Have You Ever (S Club 7 song)

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"Have You Ever"
Single by S Club 7
from the album Sunshine
B-side "Dangerous"
Released 19 November 2001 (United Kingdom)
Format CD single, Cassette
Recorded London, England
Genre R&B, soul-pop
Length 3:20
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Cathy Dennis
A. Frampton
Chris Braide
Producer(s) Stephen Lipson
S Club 7 singles chronology
"Don't Stop Movin'"
(2001)
"Have You Ever"
(2001)
"You"
(2002)

"Have You Ever" was a single released by UK pop group S Club 7 on 19 November 2001. Following the success of the 2000 Children in Need track, "Never Had a Dream Come True", the BBC asked S Club 7 to perform the 2001 track for the charity too. "Have You Ever" was co-written by Cathy Dennis, A. Frampton and Chris Braide. The track is the penultimate ballad S Club 7 released as a single with lead vocals coming from singer Jo. "Have You Ever" acted as an introduction to S Club 7's third album Sunshine. The single entered the UK Singles Chart at number one on 1 December 2001,[1] and remained on the chart for 14 weeks (seven of which were in the top 10).[2] The Children in Need version of "Have You Ever" is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as having the highest number of people's voices recorded in a single song; as recordings from children in schools across the UK were used in the chorus. The song has sold 380,000 copies in the UK according to the Official UK Charts Company. The photo for the cover of the single was shot in another major architectural landmark of the Los Angeles area - the Sheats Goldstein Residence near Beverly Hills.

Music video[edit]

The music video was set inside a large house (which is actually the famous Ennis House in Hollywood Hills), showing each member briefly as they indulge in everyday activities, while Jo is the main focus of the video. Jo revealed that to film the shot of her crying, they used droplets of water on her cheek, and sped the track up to film it, so when it was mastered it would give the illusion of a real tear. Another interesting note about the video is that it was the last video Paul shot for the group as "You", the following single, was intended to be the next release and thus had been recorded previously. The video was shot at the last minute, the day before the band returned to the UK after filming Hollywood 7 as the song was chosen for the Children in Need song.

Track listing[edit]

  • UK - Children in Need CD
  1. "Have You Ever"
  2. "Have You Ever" (BBC Children In Need version)
  3. "Dangerous"
  4. "Have You Ever" (CD-ROM Video)
  • EU - Standard CD
  1. "Have You Ever"
  2. "Never Had a Dream Come True"
  3. "Dangerous"
  4. "Have You Ever" (CD-ROM Video)
  • Cassette
  1. "Have You Ever"
  2. "Have You Ever" (BBC Children In Need version)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 49
Austrian Singles Chart 49
German Singles Chart 37
Irish Singles Chart 4
New Zealand Singles Chart 20
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[3] 39
Swedish Singles Chart 21
Swiss Singles Chart 40
UK Singles Chart[1] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 666. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "S Club 7 - Have You Ever". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  3. ^ "Romanian Top 100 - arhiva". Web.archive.org. 2005-05-14. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
Preceded by
"If You Come Back" by Blue
UK Singles Chart number-one single
25 November 2001 – 1 December 2001
Succeeded by
"Gotta Get Thru This" by Daniel Bedingfield