S Club Party

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"S Club Party"
Single by S Club 7
from the album S Club
B-side "Our Time Has Come"
Released 20 September 1999 (UK)
Format CD single, cassette
Recorded London, England
Genre Dance-pop
Length 3:30
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Hugh Atkins
Tor Erik Hermansen
Mikkel Eriksen
Hallgeir Rustan
Producer(s) StarGate
Certification Gold (UK)
S Club 7 singles chronology
"Bring It All Back"
(1999)
"S Club Party"
(1999)
"Two in a Million/You're My Number One"
(1999)
Alternative cover
UK CD2 cover
Audio sample
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"S Club Party" is a dance-pop song written by Mikkel Eriksen, Hallgeir Rustan and Tor Erik Hermansen for S Club 7's debut album S Club (1999). Released in the UK on 20 September 1999, the song was produced and written by Stargate and received a mixed reception from music critics. It was released as the second single in the autumn of 1999 and reached the top spot in New Zealand and number two in Australia. It also reached the top ten in Ireland and the United Kingdom, where it was certified gold.

Song information[edit]

"S Club Party", the second single from S Club 7, is a song that introduces the audience to the band. Each line of the second verse, describes a different member of S Club 7, "Tina's doing her dance, Jon's looking for romance, Paul's getting down on the floor, while Hannah's screaming out for more. Wanna see Bradley swing, wanna see Rachel do her thing, then you got Jo she's got the flow".

On CD1 of the S Club 8 single "Fool No More", there is a S Club United version with S Club 7 and S Club 8. This version omits the second verse describing each of S Club 7 and replaces it with the chant, "Ooh, ooh!" This version also features extra ad lib vocals by Aaron, Frankie, Jay, Stacey and Rochelle of S Club 8.

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in the Californian desert - in the famous setting of Vasquez Rocks - on the set of the Back to the 50s TV special.[1] The fifties gang challenge S Club to a race, mirroring the famous race in Grease. The theme of the video is the United States in the 1950s. The group then sing "S Club Party" and they go on to win the race. Each member of the group also has their own "S" shot, where they draw an S in the sky whilst jumping in the air.

When the group sing the song in the TV movie, Back to the '50s, it differs slightly from the music video. In the movie version, some scenes were cut out or shortened. In the music video, it shows some clips from the movie and all of S Club have more single shots including Hannah, Jon, and Tina. The music video version also has a different ending, with S Club dancing in front of the camera having fun and dancing in the back of a truck with everyone from the movie dancing around them.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "S Club Party".

# Title
UK CD 1
1. "S Club Party"
2. "Viva La Fiesta"
3. "Our Time Has Come"
4. "S Club Party" (video)
UK CD 2
1. "S Club Party"
2. "S Club Party" (Dave's Git Down Party)
3. "S Club Party" (Jason Nevins club mix)
UK cassette
1. "S Club Party"
2. "Viva La Fiesta"

Official versions[edit]

  1. "S Club Party" (demo version)
  2. "S Club Party" (Dave's Git Down Party)
  3. "S Club Party" (Jason Nevins club mix)
  4. "S Club Party" (Paul & Bradley's remix)
  5. "S Club Party" (renamed Girlfriend Party for Girlfriends On Ice)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 2
Belgian Singles Chart (Wallonia) 19
Dutch Singles Chart 26
French Singles Chart 45
German Singles Chart 78
Irish Singles Chart 9
New Zealand Singles Chart 1
Swiss Singles Chart 39
UK Singles Chart 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Best: The Greatest Hits of S Club 7 inlay booklet" (Press release). Universal Music. 2003-06-02.