I Turn to You (Melanie C song)

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"I Turn to You"
Single by Melanie C
from the album Northern Star
Released 7 August 2000 (2000-08-07)
Format CD single
Recorded 1999
Length 5:49 (album version)
4:11 (Hex Hector Radio Mix)
Label Virgin
Melanie C singles chronology
"Never Be the Same Again"
"I Turn to You"
"If That Were Me"
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Music video
"I Turn to You" on YouTube

"I Turn to You" is a song by British singer-songwriter, Melanie C. It was released as the fourth single from her debut solo album, Northern Star. It was released on 7 August 2000 in the U.K and became Melanie's second UK number-one single. It sold 120,000 copies in its first week, altogether selling 360,477 copies, making it the twenty-seventh best seller of 2000. "I Turn to You" also topped the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart for the week of 11 November. The main single was released as the "Hex Hector Radio Mix", for which Hex Hector won the 2000 Grammy as Remixer of the Year.


With "I Turn to You", Melanie C achieved her tenth number-one UK single as a songwriter, equalling the record set by former bandmate Geri Halliwell. In addition, it made her the first woman (and currently only) top the UK charts as part of a quintet, quartet, duo and as a solo artist. With "Holler", the Spice Girls' final UK number one, Melanie C became the first (and currently only) female songwriter to write and/or co-write 11 UK number-one singles. Melanie C held this record until Madonna achieved her eleventh number with "Hung Up" in 2005, and then lost it when Madonna achieved her twelfth number one with "Sorry" in 2006.

The song was featured in the film Bend It Like Beckham, where it gained popularity. It was covered by Darkseed on "Ultimate Darkness", by Machinae Supremacy on "Webography", and by Wig Wam on 667.. The Neighbour of the Beast.

"I Turn to You" eventually became part of the set list for the Spice Girls Reunion Tour.

The song was also featured in the musical Viva Forever!, a musical show based on the songs of the Spice Girls.

Music video[edit]

The video was filmed on the island of Ibiza and features shots of her dancing in Es Paradis nightclub. Melanie has crimped blonde hair extensions in this video and there are constantly changing scenes of her dancing (in Esparadis) to sitting on a cliff to lying in blue water, possibly the sea or a swimming pool. The video ends with her and groups of people walking up the top of the cliff at sunset. The video was directed by Cameron Casey.

Track listing and formats[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "I Turn to You".

Official versions and remixes[edit]

  • I Turn To You (Sampler Version)* - 6:01
  • I Turn To You (Album Version) - 5:49
  • I Turn To You (Album Edit)** - 4:09
  • I Turn To You (Damian LeGassick Radio Mix) - 3:50
  • I Turn To You (Hex Hector Club Mix) - 10:29
  • I Turn To You (Hex Hector Ground Control Dub) - 9:43
  • I Turn To You (Hex Hector Main Club Mix Instrumental)** - 10:29
  • I Turn To You (Hex Hector Vox Dub)** - 9:29
  • I Turn To You (Hex Hector Radio Mix) - 4:13
  • I Turn To You (Hex Hector Radio Mix #2) - 4:14
  • I Turn To You (Hex Hector The Ambiance)** - 5:13
  • I Turn To You (Hex Hector The Echopella)** - 4:49
  • I Turn To You (Stonebridge Club Mix Instrumental)** - 8:30
  • I Turn To You (Stonebridge Club Mix Radio Edit)** - 3:54
  • I Turn To You (Stonebridge Club Mix) - 8:30
  • I Turn To You (Stonebridge F.F.F Dub) - 6:48
  • I Turn To You (Stonebridge R&B Mix)** - 5:13
  • I Turn To You (Stonebridge R&B Radio Mix) - 3:37
  • I Turn To You (Tilt's Maverick Dub) - 10:13
  • I Turn To You (Tilt's Maverick Remix) - 10:13

* Appears only in the Northern Star album sampler
** Appears only in promotional releases

Live performances[edit]

Melanie C performed the song on the following concert tours:

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States 14 January 2001 (2001-01-14)
United Kingdom 7 August 2000 (2000-08-07)


Weekly charts[edit]

Wig Wam version[edit]

"I Turn to You"
Single by Wig Wam
from the album 667.. The Neighbour of the Beast
A-side "I Turn to You"
B-side "Crazy Things"
Released 2004
Format CD single
Genre Glam Metal
Length 4:08
Label Voices of Wonder
Wig Wam singles chronology
I Turn to You
"Crazy Things"

"I Turn To You" is the 2004 debut single by Norwegian Glam Metal band Wig Wam, and the first single released from their debut album 667.. The Neighbour of the Beast. The CD single features only "Crazy Things". The track was later featured on Hard to Be a Rock 'n' Roller, a renamed reissue of 667.. The Neighbour of the Beast.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "I Turn to You"    
2. "Crazy Things"    

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Melanie C – I Turn to You". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  2. ^ "Melanie C – I Turn to You – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  3. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Melanie C – I Turn to You". Tracklisten.
  4. ^ "Melanie C: I Turn to You" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  5. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Melanie C search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  7. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Melanie C – I Turn to You". VG-lista.
  8. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Melanie C – I Turn to You". Singles Top 60.
  9. ^ "Melanie C – I Turn to You – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  10. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  11. ^ "Hot Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. November 11, 2000. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  12. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  13. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Melanie C – I Turn to You" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Melanie C in the field Interpret. Enter I Turn to You in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  14. ^ "Ultratop Awards 2000 International Single". Ultratop. Retrieved 2014-01-05. 
  15. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Melanie C; 'I Turn to You')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  16. ^ "Dutch single certifications – Melanie C – I Turn to You" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. 
  17. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2001" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 
  18. ^ "British single certifications – Melanie C – I Turn to You". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter I Turn to You in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Click Go