Never Be the Same Again (Melanie C song)

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"Never Be the Same Again"
Single by Melanie C featuring Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
from the album Northern Star
B-side "I Wonder What It Would Be Like"
Released 20 March 2000 (2000-03-20)
Format
Genre
Length 4:54
Label Virgin
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Rhett Lawrence
Melanie C singles chronology
"Northern Star"
(1999)
"Never Be the Same Again"
(2000)
"I Turn to You"
(2000)
Lisa Lopes singles chronology
"I Do"
(1999)
"Never Be the Same Again"
(2000)
"The Block Party"
(2001)
Audio sample
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Music video
"Never Be the Same Again" on YouTube

"Never Be the Same Again" is a song by British singer-songwriter, Melanie C featuring Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. It was released as the third single from her debut solo album, Northern Star (1999). The single was released on 20 March 2000, and was co-written with producer Rhett Lawrence. The song features rapped verses and co-writing credit from the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes from American girl group TLC.

It entered at number one on the British Singles Chart, knocking fellow Spice Girls member Geri Halliwell's single "Bag It Up" down to number four. "Never Be the Same Again" became Chisholm's first solo single to reach number-one. It sold 144,000 copies in its first week, as of May 2013 the song as sold more than 423,000 copies in total,[1] making it the eighteenth best seller of 2000.[2] The song was successful in other markets, topped the charts in seven countries, and sold more than a million copies across Europe.[3] The music video for "Never Be the Same Again" was directed by Francis Lawrence. It features Chisholm waking up in a futuristic home, and practicing Tai Chi together with Lopes.

Composition[edit]

According to the sheet music published by Musicnotes.com by Hal Leonard Corporation, "Never Be the Same Again" is composed in the key of G minor, and is written in the time signature of common time. It is set in a moderate tempo of 80 beats per minute, with Chisholm's voice spanning from E5 to G3. The song has a basic sequence of Gm7–E9–B7–Gm as its chord progression.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video shows Melanie with short blonde hair as on the CD-cover wearing white clothes. It begins with a CD player (which says Good day in Icelandic, suggesting that the video is based in Iceland) and sound system starting up a in a metal and glass room in a high building with glass bridges with smoke rising from below with a field background. She is also seen jogging on a treadmill with a changing foreground in front, she is also seen lying in shallow water and on a bed in the dark with orange laser moving down her. Lisa Lopes comes into the video to do her rap and both of them are seen doing Tai-chi. Later Melanie is floating up in a high-ceiling room and ends with Melanie looking at the outside view. The video includes shots of Iceland's famous Blue Lagoon.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Never Be the Same Again".

  • UK CD1 / Australian CD
  1. "Never Be the Same Again" (Single Edit) – 4:13
  2. "I Wonder What It Would Be Like" – 3:40
  3. "Never Be the Same Again" (Lisa Lopes Remix) – 4:01
  4. "Never Be the Same Again" (Video) (Bonus)
  • UK CD2
  1. "Never Be the Same Again" – 4:52
  2. "Closer" (Live) – 3:32
  3. "Goin' Down" (Live) – 3:35
  • US Promo CD-R 3
  1. "Never Be The Same Again" (Kung Pow Club Mix) – 9:34
  2. "Never Be The Same Again" (Kung Pow Radio Edit) – 4:11
  3. "Never Be The Same Again" (Plasmic Honey Club Mix) – 8:41
  4. "Never Be The Same Again" (Single Edit) – 4:16
  • UK Promo CD
  1. "Never Be The Same Again" (Single Edit) – 4:13
  2. "Never Be The Same Again" (Album Edit) – 3:58
  • UK Cassette
  1. "Never Be the Same Again" (Single Edit) – 4:13
  2. "I Wonder What It Would Be Like" – 3:40
  3. "Never Be the Same Again" (Lisa Lopes Remix) – 4:01

Official versions[edit]

  • "Never Be The Same Again" (Album Version) – 4:54
  • "Never Be The Same Again" (Album Edit) – 3:58
  • "Never Be The Same Again" (Single Mix) / (Single Edit) – 4:13
  • "Never Be The Same Again" (Acoustic) – 4:07
  • "Never Be the Same Again" (Lisa Lopes Remix) – 4:01
  • "Never Be The Same Again" (Recorded Live at MTV) – 4:00
  • "Never Be The Same Again" (Kung Pow Club Mix) – 9:34
  • "Never Be The Same Again" (Kung Pow Radio Edit) – 4:11
  • "Never Be The Same Again" (Plasmic Honey Club Mix) – 8:41

Appears on[edit]

  • Never Be the Same Again – Northern Star
  • Never Be the Same Again – Northern Star [Special Edition]
  • Never Be the Same Again – Kuschelrock 14 [Compilation CD]
  • Never Be the Same Again – R&B – The Collection [Compilation CD]
  • Never Be the Same Again – Hot & Beautiful [Compilation CD]
  • Never Be the Same Again [Single Mix] – Northern Star [Special Edition]
  • Never Be the Same Again [Single Edit] – Never Be the Same Again [Single]
  • Never Be the Same Again [Lisa Lopes Remix] – Never Be the Same Again [Single]
  • Never Be the Same Again [Live at MTV] – "I Turn To You" [Single]
  • Never Be the Same Again [Single Edit] – Now That's What I Call Music Vol. 45 [Compilation CD]
  • Never Be the Same Again [Melanie C / Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes] - MTV Fantastic Females Vol. 3 [Various Artists/Asian Release only]

Live performances[edit]

Melanie C performed the song on the following concert tours:

Charts[edit]

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Preceded by
"Bag It Up"
by Geri Halliwell
UK Singles Chart number one single
26 March 2000 – 1 April 2000
Succeeded by
"Fool Again"
by Westlife