Honey to the Bee

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This article is about the Billie Piper song. For the album, see Honey to the B.
"Honey to the Bee"
Single by Billie
from the album Honey to the B
B-side "What's Missing"
"Call Me"
Released 13 April 1999 (1999-04-13)
Format CD single, Compact Cassette
Genre Pop
Length 3:39 (radio edit)
5:04 (album version)
Label Innocent, Virgin
Writer(s) Wendy Page, Jim Marr
Producer(s) Page, Marr
Certification Platinum (ARIA)[1]
Platinum (BPI)[2]
Billie singles chronology
"Last Christmas"
(1999)
"Honey to the Bee"
(1999)
"Thank ABBA for the Music"
(1999)
Alternative cover
UK Special Edition CD 2 / Australian CD Single

"Honey to the Bee" is a song from Billie Piper released in 1999. It peaked at #3 in the UK Singles Chart and was released on March 15, 1999. In January 2007, the song was championed by Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles as part of an experiment to test out the new UK Singles Chart rules that came into effect that month, which prompted the song to reach number 17 in the UK Singles Chart on 21 January 2007 and number 11 in the UK Download Chart.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Honey to the Bee".

International CD single
(SINCD8; released 13 April 1999 (1999-04-13))

  1. "Honey to the Bee" (radio edit) – 3:39
  2. "Call Me" – 3:58
  3. "What's Missing" – 3:46

UK special edition CD 2 / Australian / New Zealand CD single
(SINDX8; released 13 April 1999 (1999-04-13))

  1. "Honey to the Bee" (radio edit) – 3:39
  2. "Honey to the Bee" (acoustic version) – 4:24
  3. "Honey to the Bee" (Delakota mix) – 5:00
  4. "Honey to the Bee" (music video)

UK Cassette
(SINC8; released 13 April 1999 (1999-04-13))

Side 1

  1. "Honey to the Bee" (radio edit) – 3:39
  2. "She Wants You" (7" disco) – 3:29

Side 2

  1. Interview – 7:10

UK Promo CD
(SINSALES8; released 13 April 1999 (1999-04-13))

  1. "Honey to the Bee" (radio edit) – 3:39
  2. "Honey to the Bee" (acoustic version) – 4:24
  3. "Honey to the Bee" (Delakota mix) – 5:00
  4. "Call Me" – 3:58
  5. "What's Missing" – 3:46
  6. "She Wants You" (7" disco mix) – 3:29

Charts[edit]

Charts (1999) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[3] 3
New Zealand Singles Chart[4] 5
Australian Singles Chart[5] 6
Irish Singles Chart[6] 25
Charts (2007) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 17

Play version[edit]

"Honey to the Bee"
Song by Play from the album Replay
Released 2003
Genre Teen pop
Length 4:14
Label Columbia
Producer Desmond Child, Bill Padley, Rick Wake, Pamela Sheyne

In June 2003, the Swedish girl group Play covered the song on their third album Replay.[7] Play's version featured a trip hop beat and soprano vocals.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 1999 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 25 December 2008.
  2. ^ ""Honey to the Bee" British Sales Certificate". British Phonographic Industry. 9 April 1999. Retrieved 25 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Chart Log UK: 1994–2006: Howie B – David Byrne". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 25 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Discography Billie Piper". Charts.org.nz. Retrieved 25 December 2008.
  5. ^ "Discography Billie Piper". Australian-Charts.com. Retrieved 25 December 2008.
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts: All There is to Know". IrishCharts.ie. Retrieved 25 December 2008. Note: User must define 'Search by Artist' search parameter as "Billie Piper".
  7. ^ a b Loftus, Johnny. "Replay > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 December 2008.


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