Kingsize (Five album)

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Kingsize
Studio album by Five
Released 27 August 2001 (standard)
24 December 2001 (reissue)
Recorded 2000–2001
Genre Pop, hip hop, dance-pop, teen pop
Length 56:30
Label BMG, RCA
Producer Simon Cowell, Julian Gallagher, Richard Stannard, Ash Howes, Steve Mac, Stargate, Eliot Kennedy
Five chronology
Invincible
(1999)
Kingsize
(2001)
Greatest Hits
(2001)
Singles from Kingsize
  1. "Let's Dance"
    Released: 13 August 2001
  2. "Closer to Me/Rock the Party"
    Released: 24 November 2001 – 3 December 2001

Kingsize is the third studio album by English boy band Five. The album was released in the United Kingdom on 27 August 2001, reaching number three on the UK Albums Chart.[1] The album was later released in Australia on 2 December 2001. The album failed to chart in the United States.[2] The album went on to be certified Gold in the United Kingdom.

Three singles were released from Kingsize, including the UK Singles Chart-topping "Let's Dance", the band's last British single, "Closer to Me", and the international smash hit "Rock the Party".[1] The album was executively produced by Simon Cowell and Richard "Biff" Stannard.[3] This was the last album twelve years released before their comeback and the last to feature J Brown.

Background[edit]

Despite only being released three months earlier, Kingsize was re-issued in the United Kingdom on 24 December 2001, containing an additional track, "The Heat", as well an enhanced section, featuring music videos and interview clips.[4] The Japanese release of Kingsize features an additional slipcase, as well as the bonus track "1,2,3,4,5", which was issued as the B-side to "Closer to Me" in the United Kingdom.[5] Copies of the album bought at Woolworths stores in the United Kingdom came with an exclusive poster booklet, containing information and facts on the band, as well as a complete chart history and discography. The poster booklet also indicated that a VHS release was planned to be released alongside the album, entitled Kingsize: Behind the Scenes, detailing the recording of the album, featuring interviews with the band, and including the music videos for the lead single, "Let's Dance", and at the time, was planned as the album's second single, "Hear Me Now". However, due to the band's imminent split, "Hear Me Now" was never released as a single, the VHS release was cancelled, and a Greatest Hits compilation was released just three months after the release of Kingsize. The track "Set Me Free", which was recorded during the album sessions, was later issued as an original track on the band's Greatest Hits compilation.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Let's Dance"   Stannard, Gallagher, Harrington,Howes, Breen, Brown, Conlon 3:37
2. "Lay All Your Lovin' on Me"   Young, Young, Johnson 3:21
3. "Rock the Party"   Stannard, Gallagher, Breen, Brown, Conlon, Gibb 2:57
4. "Closer to Me"   Stannard, Gallagher, Howes, Breen, Brown, Harrington 4:28
5. "Hear Me Now"   Rustan, Hermansen, Neville, Robinson 3:40
6. "Let's Get It On"   Stannard, Gallagher, Howes, Breen, Brown, Conlon, Harrington 3:46
7. "Feel the Love"   Mac, Laws, Neville, Robinson 4:41
8. "We're Going All Night (You Make Me High)"   Stannard, Gallagher, Breen, Brown, Conlon 3:03
9. "Take Your Chances on Me"   Stannard, Gallagher, Howes, Breen, Brown, Conlon, Harrington 3:01
10. "Something in the Air"   Stannard, Gallagher, Howes, Breen, Brown, Conlon 4:10
11. "Breakdown"   Rustan, Hermansen, Neville, Robinson 3:26
12. "On Top of the World"   Rustan, Hermansen, Neville, Robinson 3:40
13. "C'mon C'mon"   Stannard, Gallagher, Howes, Breen, Brown, Conlon, Harrington 4:50
14. "World of Mine" (Hidden Track) Rustan, Hermansen, Neville, Robinson 4:02
15. "All Around" (Hidden Track) Kennedy, Woodcock, Neville 3:47
Total length:
56:30

Credits and personnel[edit]

(Credits taken from Kingsize's liner notes.)

  • Abs Breen — composer, vocals
  • Andy Caine – backing vocals
  • Ash Howes – mixing, programming
  • Ben Chapman – production, mixing, engineering
  • Ben Coombs – engineering
  • Daniel Pursey – engineering
  • Dave Arch – arrangement
  • Eliot Kennedy – backing vocals
  • Julian Gallagher – arrangement, production
  • Martin Harrington – programming
  • Matt Howe – engineering
  • Richard Stannard – arrangement, production, backing vocals
  • Ritchie Neville — composer, vocals
  • Robin Sellers – engineering
  • Scott Robinson — composer, vocals
  • Sean Conlon — composer, vocals
  • Sharon Murphy – backing vocals
  • Stargate — production, mixing
  • Steve Mac – production
  • Tim Woodcock – backing vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart 21
Belgian Flemish Albums Chart 7
Dutch Albums Chart 27
European Albums Chart[6] 15
German Albums Chart 59
Hungarian Albums Chart[7] 26
Irish Albums Chart 13
Japanese Albums Chart[8] 83
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart 16
Swedish Albums Chart 41
Swiss Albums Chart 62
UK Albums Chart 3

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[9] Gold 35,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[10] Gold 100,000^

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

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United Kingdom[11] 27 August 2001 CD, cassette single Sony BMG
United States[12]

References[edit]

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