Ladies Night (Atomic Kitten album)

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Ladies Night
Studio album by Atomic Kitten
Released 10 November 2003
Recorded The Motor Museum Studio
Metropolis Studios
Wise Buddha Music Studios, etc.
September 2002 - April 2003
Genre Pop
Length 55:41
Label Virgin
Producer Rob Davis, Steve Robson, Alan Bellman
Atomic Kitten chronology
Atomic Kitten
(2003)
Ladies Night
(2003)
Greatest Hits
(2004)
Singles from Right Now
  1. "If You Come to Me"
    Released: 27 October 2003
  2. "Ladies' Night"
    Released: 15 December 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Bebo Reviews 3.5/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[3]

Ladies Night is the third studio album by English girl group Atomic Kitten released on 10 November 2003. "If You Come to Me" was released as the lead single from the album on 27 October 2003 followed by the second single "Ladies' Night" featuring Kool and the Gang which was released on 15 December 2003. The third and final single "Someone like Me" was released on 29 March 2004 and was the groups official last single following the announcement on their indefinite hiatus, although the album version of the single only contains Liz McClarnon's vocals.

"Be with You" is featured on the album but not listed as a single from the album due to being released a year earlier as a double A-side single to "The Last Goodbye", which featured on the group's second album Feels So Good (2002).

Background[edit]

Up until now, Atomic Kitten mainly relied on songwriters and sometimes co-wrote a song, however they decided that it was time to be directly involved in the creation of eight of the fifteen songs.

In 2003 Kool and the Gang asked them to collaborate with them for their Odyssey album because they wanted an updated version of "Ladies' Night" and were looking for a girl group to sing the lyrics. Atomic Kitten liked the idea and inquired whether they could use it for their next album as well which was subsequently named Ladies Night in honor of this collaboration.[4]

The album and singles were less successful than the previous releases. "If You Come to Me" secured a number 3 position in the UK Singles chart. The album entered the charts at number 5 and was certified platinum, remaining in the charts for 11 weeks. Further singles; "Ladies Night" (featuring Kool and the Gang) and the double A-side "Someone Like Me / Right Now 2004" also made the UK top 10.

The trio embarked on an arena tour in support of the album, however they announced their plans to split once the tour was completed, effectively making Ladies Night their last studio album, although the group have reformed since for occasional one-off performances and charity singles.

The album sold 48,000 copies in its first week in the United Kingdom.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Original UK Release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ladies Night"   Bell, Kool & the Gang 3:08
2. "Be with You"   Carmen, Foster, Wilson, Lynne 3:38
3. "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"   Frost, Thrupp, Ahmed, Ralph, Wright, Olawoyin 3:43
4. "If You Come to Me"   Stannard, Gallagher, Murphy, Howes, Harrington 3:46
5. "Believer"   Steinberg, Nowels, Lofgren 3:46
6. "Everything Goes Around"   Frost, Griffiths, Griffiths 3:06
7. "Somebody like You"   Hamilton, Davis, Howes, Harrington 3:57
8. "Nothing in the World"   Robson, Poole, Verges 3:59
9. "Always Be My Baby"   McClarnon, Barlow, Kennedy, Woodcock 3:20
10. "I Won't Be There"   Hamilton, Barlow, Kennedy, Woodcock 3:53
11. "Never Get Over You"   McClarnon, Davis 3:57
12. "Don't You Know"   Davis, Howes, Harrington 3:24
13. "Loving You"   Christensen, Pedersen, Dahlgaard, Degiorgio 3:11
14. "Don't Let Me Down"   Frost, Howes, Harrington 3:40
15. "Someone like Me"   McClarnon, Bell 2:09

Charts[edit]

Country Date Position Certification Copies
New Zealand 7 December 2003 3 Gold[7] 7,500+
United Kingdom November 2003 5 Platinum 519,871
Europe 29 November 2003 8
Austria 23 November 2003 10 Gold[8] 15,000
Argentina November 2003 ?? Gold 20,000
Switzerland 23 November 2003 11    
Germany December 2003 12   80,000
Netherlands September 2003 24    
Ireland 13 November 2003 28    
Turkey November 2003 34    
Australia December 2003 67    
Mexico December 2003 72    
Korea November 2003 ?? Platinum 12,180[9]
Japan 25 February 2004 166

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[10] Gold 20,000x
Austria (IFPI Austria)[11] Gold 15,000x
New Zealand (RMNZ)[12] Gold 7,500^
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] Platinum 300,000^

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jon O'Brien (2003-12-02). "Ladies Night - Atomic Kitten | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ [2][dead link]
  4. ^ CBBC Full interview: Atomic Kitten. (Accessed: 26 September 2006)
  5. ^ "Dido, Britney Rule European Charts". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  6. ^ "Atomic Kitten - Ladies Night (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2004-02-25. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  7. ^ Rianz.org.nz Chart 8 February 2004 Accessed 2 November 2006
  8. ^ "IFPI Austria - Verband der Österreichischen Musikwirtschaft" (in German). Ifpi.at. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  9. ^ "South Korea Database". Fan Of Music. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  10. ^ "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Atomic Kitten – Ladies Night" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Enter Atomic Kitten in the field Interpret. Enter Ladies Night in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  12. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Atomic Kitten – Ladies Night". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. 
  13. ^ "British album certifications – Atomic Kitten – Ladies Night". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Ladies Night in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go

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