Lift Me Up (Geri Halliwell song)

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"Lift Me Up"
Single by Geri Halliwell
from the album Schizophonic
B-side
  • "Live and Let Die"
  • "Very Slowly"
Released 1 November 1999
Format
Recorded 1999
Genre Teen pop
Length 3:53
Label EMI
Writer(s)
  • Geri Halliwell
  • Paul Wilson
  • Andy Watkins
  • Tracey Ackerman
Producer(s) Absolute
Geri Halliwell singles chronology
"Mi Chico Latino"
(1999)
"Lift Me Up"
(1999)
"Bag It Up"
(2000)
Music video
"Lift Me Up" on YouTube

"Lift Me Up" is a song by singer-songwriter, Geri Halliwell. It was released on 1 November 1999 as the third single from Halliwell's debut solo album Schizophonic. It debuted and peaked at number-one in the UK Singles Chart,[1] winning the chart battle against fellow Spice Girls member Emma Bunton's "What I Am" by 33,000 copies.[2] The music video was directed by Howard Greenhalgh and filmed in October 1999 in Malaga, Spain. To promote the single, Halliwell performed the song on Top of the Pops, Pepsi Chart, Musica Si and National Lottery.

Chart performance[edit]

The single was released on 1 November 1999, along with previous Spice Girls group mate Emma Bunton's debut, "What I Am" (which was a collaboration with Tin Tin Out). When Geri discovered that her single was to be released on the same date as that of her former Spice colleague, she wanted to back out, but it was too close to the release date for her to pull out, and so, in true Geri style, she became determined for her single to reach number one over Emma's. "Lift Me Up" reached number one in the UK chart on 13 November 1999.[1] On the first day of sales, Halliwell was ahead of Bunton by only 200 copies, but due to a furious whirlwind of promotion on Halliwell's part, "Lift Me Up" wound up selling 139,000 copies in its first week ("What I Am"'s first week sales were 106,000 copies). Its total sales are 341,768 copies in the United Kingdom, the single enjoyed a fifteen-week run in the UK chart.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Lift Me Up".

UK CD1/European CD2 (Released 1 November 1999)

  1. "Lift Me Up" - 3:52
  2. "Lift Me Up" (Metro Edit) - 3:57
  3. "Lift Me Up" (Almighty Edit) - 3:24
  4. "Lift Me Up" (K-Klass Phazerphunk Mix) - 8:02

UK CD2/European CD1 (Released 1 November 1999)

  1. "Lift Me Up" - 3:52
  2. "Live and Let Die" - 3:10
  3. "Very Slowly" - 3:59
  4. "Lift Me Up" (Enhanced Video)

European 2-Track CD Single (Released 1 November 1999)

  1. "Lift Me Up" - 3:52
  2. "Live and Let Die" - 3:10
  3. "Lift Me Up" (Enhanced Video)

Italian 12" (Released 1 November 1999)

  1. "Lift Me Up" (K-Klass Phazerphunk Mix) - 8:02
  2. "Lift Me Up" (Sharp Deadly Dub) - 6:55
  3. "Lift Me Up" (Sharp Sonik Vocal Mix) - 7:34
  4. "Lift Me Up" - 3:52

Charts[edit]

Official versions and remixes[edit]

  1. Album Version - 3:52
  2. Almighty 7" Definitive Mix - 3:24
  3. Almighty Definitive Mix* - 6:54
  4. Almighty Edit - 6:06
  5. K-Klass Phazerphunk Mix - 8:02
  6. K-Klass Phazerphunk Radio Mix* - 4:06
  7. K-Klass Phazerphunk Mix Edit - 3:18
  8. Metro Club Mix* - 6:04
  9. Metro Edit - 3:57
  10. Metro Extended Mix* - 6:06
  11. Pharmacy Phazerphunk Dub* - 7:22
  12. Sharp Sonik Vocal Mix - 7:34
  13. Sharp Deadly Dub - 6:55

* only appears on promotional singles

Preceded by
"Keep On Movin'" by 5ive
UK Singles Chart number one single
14 November 1999 – 20 November 1999
Succeeded by
"She's the One" / "It's Only Us" by Robbie Williams

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 640. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "What I Am". Foreverspice.com. 1999-11-01. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]

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