Invincible (Five album)

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Invincible
Studio album by Five
Released 8 November 1999
Recorded 1998–1999
Genre Pop, hip hop, dance-pop, teen pop
Length 53:13
Label RCA
Producer Simon Cowell (exec.), Julian Gallagher, Steve Mac, Per Magnusson, Richard Norris, Jake Schulze, Richard "Biff" Stannard (also exec.), Stargate
Five chronology
5ive
(1998)
Invincible
(1999)
Kingsize
(2001)
Singles from Invincible
  1. "If Ya Gettin' Down"
    Released: 19 July 1999
  2. "Keep on Movin'"
    Released: 25 October 1999
  3. "How Do Ya Feel"
    Released: 6 December 1999
  4. "Don't Wanna Let You Go"
    Released: 6 March 2000
  5. "Don't Fight It Baby"
    Released: 23 May 2000
  6. "We Will Rock You"
    Released: 17 July 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Invincible is the second studio album released by English boy band Five. The album was released in the United Kingdom by RCA Records on 8 November 1999, and was later released in the United States on 16 May 2000. Four singles were released from Invincible, including the UK chart-toppers "Keep on Movin'" and "We Will Rock You". The album was executively produced by Simon Cowell and Richard "Biff" Stannard.

The album reached number four on the UK Albums Chart, the lowest-charting original album by the band, although it went on to become their biggest seller in UK, being certified double platinum. Worldwide, the album sold totally 2.5 million copies.

Background[edit]

The original version of the album, released in November 1999, contains a total of fifteen tracks, including the hidden track, "Inspector Gadget". It also contains the original, album version of "We Will Rock You". A limited edition version of the standard album, containing an exclusive photo booklet, birthday calendar and free poster was also made available in certain countries in Europe.[2] For the album's release stateside in May 2000, the track listing was revised, removing "Mr. Z", "Sunshine" and "Battlestar", remixing "Don't Wanna Let You Go", and adding the track "Don't Fight It Baby", originally contributed by the band for the soundtrack to the film Loser.

The Japanese edition of the album retains the original track listing, but includes the B-side recording "Reminiscing" as a bonus track, and an enhanced section, containing two videos. A special edition of the album was later released in November 2000, featuring a bonus disc, containing five tracks recorded at the Manchester Evening News Arena during the band's Invincible Tour on 26 March 2000. Disc one was also altered, replacing the original version of "We Will Rock You" with the single mix, adding "Don't Fight It Baby"[3] and a remix of "Keep on Movin'" as bonus tracks, and including an enhanced section, containing four music videos.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

The album reached number four on the UK Albums Chart, the lowest-charting original album by the band, although it went on to become their biggest seller, being certified double-platinum.[5][6] The album also peaked at number 108 on the US Billboard 200.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "If Ya Gettin' Down"   Stannard, Julian Gallagher, Jason Brown, Sean Conlon, Richard Breen Stannard, Gallagher 3:00
2. "Keep on Movin'"   Stannard, Gallagher, Brown, Conlon, Breen Stannard, Gallagher, Steve Mac[a] 3:17
3. "Don't Wanna Let You Go"   Stannard, Gallagher, Breen, Brown, Conlon Stannard, Gallagher, Stargate[b] 3:23
4. "We Will Rock You"   Brian May Stannard, Gallagher, Richard Norris 2:56
5. "Two Sides to Every Story"   Mikkel S. Eriksen, Hallgeir Rustan, Tor Erik Hermansen, Ritchie Neville, Scott Robinson Stargate 3:27
6. "You Make Me a Better Man"   Eriksen, Rustan, Hermansen, Neville, Robinson Stargate 4:18
7. "Invincible"   Stannard, Gallagher, Brown, Conlon Stannard, Gallagher 4:11
8. "It's Alright"   Stannard, Gallagher, Brown, Robinson, Neville Stannard, Gallagher 4:17
9. "Serious"   Jake Schulz, Per Magnusson, Brown, Breen, Andreas Carlsson Schulz, Magnusson 3:23
10. "How Do Ya Feel"   Stannard, Gallagher, Brown, Conlon, Breen, Robinson, Neville Stannard, Gallagher 3:30
11. "Everyday"   Stannard, Gallagher, Brown, Conlon, Breen Stannard, Gallagher 4:19
12. "Mr. Z"   Stannard, Gallagher, Norris, Breen, Brown, Conlon Stannard, Gallagher, Norris 2:50
13. "Sunshine"   Stannard, Gallagher, Breen, Brown, Conlon Stannard, Gallagher 3:24
14. "Battlestar"   Stannard, Gallagher, Norris, Breen, Brown, Stu Phillips, Glen A. Larson Stannard, Gallagher, Norris 4:07
15. "Inspector Gadget" (hidden track) Stannard, Gallagher, Norris, Steve Lewinson, Brown, Breen Stannard, Gallagher 2:50
Total length:
53:13
Notes

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[22] Gold 30,000x
Australia (ARIA)[23] 3× Platinum 210,000^
Belgium (BEA)[24] Platinum 50,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[25] Gold 50,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[26] N/A 13,150[27]
Hungary (MAHASZ)[28] Gold 10,000x
Mexico (AMPROFON)[29] Gold 75,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[30] Gold 50,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[31] Platinum 15,000^
Sweden (GLF)[33] Gold 40,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[34] 2× Platinum 600,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[35] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Images for Five - Invincible
  3. ^ Amazon.com: Don't Fight It Baby / Stop Pushing Me: Five: Music
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  17. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/fr/annual.asp?year=1999&cat=a
  18. ^ http://dutchcharts.nl/jaaroverzichten.asp?year=1999&cat=a
  19. ^ January 2000 "1 January 2000 Top 40 UK Albums Archive". Official Charts Company.
  20. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/nl/annual.asp?year=2000&cat=a
  21. ^ http://dutchcharts.nl/jaaroverzichten.asp?year=2000&cat=a
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  24. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/xls/Awards%202000.htm
  25. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Five – Invincible". Music Canada. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  26. ^ http://www.ifpi.fi/tilastot/myydyimmat/2000/ulkomaiset/albumit
  27. ^ The first web page presents the sales figures, the second presents the certification limits:
  28. ^ "Adatbázis – Arany- és platinalemezek – 2000" (in Hungarian). Mahasz. 
  29. ^ "Certificaciones – Five" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  30. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Five – Invincible" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  31. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  32. ^ RIANZ
  33. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1999" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  34. ^ "British album certifications – Five – Invincible". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Enter Invincible in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  35. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 1999". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.