Honey to the B

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This article is about the Billie Piper album. For the song, see Honey to the Bee.
Honey to the B
Studio album by Billie
Released 19 October 1998
Recorded 1998
Genre Pop
Length 51:04
Label Innocent, Virgin
Producer Wendy Page, Jim Marr
Billie chronology
Honey to the B
(1998)
Walk of Life
(2000)
Singles from UK edition
  1. "Because We Want To"
    Released: 29 June 1998
  2. "Girlfriend"
    Released: 21 September 1998
  3. "She Wants You"
    Released: 7 December 1998
  4. "Honey to the Bee"
    Released: 13 April 1999
Singles from US edition
  1. "She Wants You"
    Released: 13 April 1999
Singles from Japanese edition
  1. "Because We Want To"
    Released: 11 November 1998
  2. "Girlfriend"/"She Wants You"
    Released: 10 August 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
NME 3/10 stars[2]
Yahoo! (positive)[3]

Honey to the B is the first album album by the pop singer Billie Piper, released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). Billie (she was known at the time only by her first name) was the first and youngest British female artist to have a first single enter the UK pop charts at #1.[citation needed]

A number of hit singles were released from the album, including "Girlfriend", "She Wants You", the anthemic "Because We Want To", and the title track "Honey to the Bee". "Honey to the Bee" was later covered by the Swedish girl group Play on their 2003 album Replay. The American version of the album differs in that it contains the radio mix of "Girlfriend". The single "Honey to the Bee" re-entered the official UK Singles Chart at number 17 on 21 January 2007, eight years after initial release, thanks to efforts by the BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles.

Track listing[edit]

International track listing[edit]

  1. "Because We Want To" (Marr/Page/Rambo/Richmond) – 3:48
  2. "Girlfriend" (Rambo/Richmond) – 3:50
  3. "Officially Yours" (Mitra) – 3:26
  4. "She Wants You" (Laws/Sheyne) – 3:38
  5. "Love Groove" (Marr/Page/Piper) – 4:29
  6. "Party on the Phone" (Marr/Page) – 4:14
  7. "Saying I'm Sorry Now" (Rambo/Richmond) – 4:00
  8. "You've Got It" (Green/McLaughlin) – 3:43
  9. "I Dream" (Marr/Page) – 5:33
  10. "Honey to the Bee" (Marr/Page) – 5:03
  11. "What'cha Gonna Do?" (Rambo/Richmond) – 4:33
  12. "Don't Forget to Remember" (Marr/Page) – 4:47
  13. "So Deep" (Marr/Page) – 4:54 (Japan-only bonus track)
  14. "She Wants You" (The Almighty Mix) (Laws/Sheyne) – 6:47 (Japan-only bonus track)

US track listing[edit]

  1. "Honey to the Bee" (Marr/Page) – 5:03
  2. "I Dream" (Marr/Page) – 5:33
  3. "She Wants You" (Laws/Sheyne) – 3:38
  4. "Love Groove" (Marr/Page/Piper) – 4:29
  5. "Party on the Phone" (Marr/Page) – 4:14
  6. "Officially Yours" (Mitra) – 3:26
  7. "You've Got It" (Green/McLaughlin) – 3:43
  8. "Saying I'm Sorry Now" (Rambo/Richmond) – 4:00
  9. "Girlfriend" (Radio mix) (Rambo/Richmond) – 3:50
  10. "What'cha Gonna Do?" (Rambo/Richmond) – 4:33
  11. "Don't Forget to Remember" (Marr/Page) – 4:47
  12. "Because We Want To" (Marr/Page/Rambo/Richmond) – 3:48

Singles[edit]

  • "Because We Want To" (June 29, 1998)
  • "Girlfriend" (September 25, 1998)[4]
  • "She Wants You" (December 7, 1998)[5]
  • "Honey to the Bee" (April 13, 1999)[6]

Personnel[edit]

  • Billie Piper – vocals
  • Jim Marr – producer, mixing, programming, keyboards, guitar, bass guitar
  • Wendy Page – producer, mixing, backing vocals, vocal arrangement
  • Cutfather – producer, remixing
  • Yak Bondy – backing vocals, keyboards, piano, vocoder, programming
  • Roger Jackson – guitar, keyboards, programming
  • Mark James – acoustic guitar
  • Nick Lacey – flute, strings
  • London Community Gospel Choir – backing vocals
  • Sweet-P – vocals
  • Pete Craigie – engineer, mixing
  • Michelle Barry – assistant engineer
  • Matt Tait – assistant engineer

Release history[edit]

Country Date
United Kingdom 19 October 1998
United States 3 March 1999
Japan 25 April 2000

Charts[edit]

Charts (1998) Peak
position
Certifications
Australian Albums Chart[7] 31
Japanese Albums Chart[8] 46
New Zealand Albums Chart[9] 3 2× Platinum
Swedish Albums Chart[10] 56
UK Albums Chart[11] 14 Platinum
US Billboard Top Heatseekers[12] 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Honey to the B - Billie". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "NME Album Reviews - Honey To The B". NME. 7 September 1998. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  3. ^ O'Connor, Rob (18 May 1999). "Billie Reviews on Yahoo! Music". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Girlfriend Pt.1: Billie: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "She Wants You / Because We Want to: Billie: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Honey to the Bee / Call Me / What's Missing: Billie: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Discography Billie Piper". ARIA Charts. Retrieved 25 December 2008. 
  8. ^ "Honey to the B". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "Discography Billie Piper". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 25 December 2008. 
  10. ^ "Discography Billie Piper". SwedishCharts.com. Retrieved 25 December 2008. 
  11. ^ "Chart Log UK: 1994–2006: Howie B – David Byrne". zobbel.de. Retrieved 25 December 2008. 
  12. ^ "Billie - Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 24 March 2013.