Perfect (Vanessa Amorosi song)

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"Perfect"
Single by Vanessa Amorosi
from the album Somewhere in the Real World
Released 26 April 2008 (2008-04-26)[1] (Australia)
Format CD
Recorded 2008
Genre Soul, rock
Length 4:47 (Album version)[2]
3:20 (Radio edit)
Label Universal Music
Writer(s) David Franj,[3][4] Vanessa Amorosi
Producer(s) Clif Magness[5]
Vanessa Amorosi singles chronology
"Kiss Your Mama!"
(2007)
"Perfect"
(2008)
"The Simple Things (Something Emotional)"
(2008)

"Perfect" is the Platinum selling single from Vanessa Amorosi's album Somewhere in the Real World. The single was released digitally on 5 April 2008 and physically on 26 April 2008.[1]

Amorosi co-wrote "Perfect" with Australian song writer David Franj and they each brought a different perspective to the theme of love, resulting in a powerful tune. "He was in love with his girlfriend, so his take on it was she's perfect, everything about her is so magnificent. And I'm the other side of love where I'm like that's obsessive and there's hard work in love and what you see as perfect is not necessarily going to be perfect in 20 years time."[6]

Amorosi says "Perfect" is "really a love story by two totally different people. That's my interpretation of it. I mean, it's open to anyone's interpretation but for me love is ... I find it to be quite obsessive. I love the imperfections in a person more so than the perfect things about them. Love can come in different shapes and forms and that's what it's really going on about."[7][8]

"Perfect" was the most played song by an Australian artist on the 2008 National Airplay Chart (The Music Network – 22 December 2008).[9] The track also hit #1 on the Australian iTunes Store on 6 June 2008.

Before release as a single, "Perfect" was featured in promotions by the Seven Network for the American show Bionic Woman. It will also be used in a commercial campaign for jeans by Calvin Klein in Australia.

Music video[edit]

The music video was shot entirely on green screen by noted video producer Stuart Gosling (Westlife, Girls Aloud). It features a glamorous Amorosi walking through a desert setting while peeling back the layers of her get-up. "The idea with this video clip was that beauty comes in all different forms and you can be over-accessorised and look gorgeous and beautiful but you can look just as beautiful stripping all that away", she said.[8]

Track listing[edit]

CD single/digital EP

  1. "Perfect" — 04:49
  2. "Perfect" (Radio version) — 03:20
  3. "Perfect" (Soulful version) — 06:09
  4. "Perfect" (Instrumental) — 04:52

iTunes single

  1. "Perfect" — 04:49
  2. "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (Live from Bluesfest 2007) — 05:17

Official versions[edit]

  • Album version — 04:49
  • Acoustic version — 05:54
  • Bexta radio edit — 04:25
  • Instrumental — 04:52
  • Paolos San Terenzo remix — 04:00
  • T-Funk remix — 03:27
  • Radio edit — 03:20
  • Soulful version — 06:09

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008)[10] Peak
position
ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart[11] 4

End Of Year Charts[edit]

Country Chart Ranking
Australia ARIA End Of Year Singles 2008 #35[12]

Certification[edit]

Country Certification
Australia (ARIA) Platinum[13][14]

APRA Awards[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Result
2009 APRA Awards Most Played Australian Work[15] Nominated

References[edit]

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