Not Pretty Enough
|"Not Pretty Enough"|
|Single by Kasey Chambers|
|from the album Barricades & Brickwalls|
"Tear Stained Eyes"
"Too Long in the Wasteland"
|Released||14 January 2002 (Australia)|
|Certification||2x platinum (ARIA)|
|Kasey Chambers singles chronology|
"Not Pretty Enough" is a country song written by Kasey Chambers, produced by Nash Chambers for Chambers's second album Barricades & Brickwalls. It was released as the album's third single in the start of 2002 (see 2002 in music) in Australia as a CD single. It was a No. 1 hit in Australia the same year.
The song was written by Chambers as a commentary on the reluctance of commercial radio stations towards playing her music, despite her being an established performer. Ironically, the single prompted Chambers' commercial breakthrough, and was the song most added to radio station playlists in 2004.
Use in popular culture
In 2010, the song was used in the Australian horror film The Loved Ones to ironic effect as the sweet-sounding song is juxtaposed against the brutal, gore-filled violence. The song relates to the film's lead character, an unpopular girl who wonders why boys don't like her and who subsequently takes out her revenge on the object of her affection.
|1.||"Not Pretty Enough (written by Kasey Chambers)"||03:23|
|2.||"These Days (written by Powderfinger)"||05:16|
|3.||"Tear Stained Eyes (written by Jay Farrar)"||04:08|
|4.||"Too Long in the Wasteland (written by James McMurtry)"||04:44|
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||1|
|New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart||4|
End of year chart
|ARIA Singles Chart||7|
"Whenever, Wherever" by Shakira
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart number-one single
17 March 2002 – 7 April 2002
"Hey Baby (Uuh, Aah)" by DJ Ötzi
- Griffin-Foley, Bridget (2006). "Radio". In Turner, G., & Cunningham, S. The Media and Communications. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. p. 145.
- "Australian chart position". australian-charts. Retrieved 13 January 2007.
- "New Zealand chart position". charts.org. Retrieved 13 January 2007.
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