Scream If You Wanna Go Faster

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Scream If You Wanna Go Faster
Studio album by Geri Halliwell
Released 14 May 2001
Recorded 2000–2001
Genre
Length 46:55
Label EMI
Producer
Geri Halliwell chronology
Schizophonic
(1999)
Scream If You Wanna Go Faster
(2001)
Passion
(2005)
Singles from Scream If You Wanna Go Faster
  1. "It's Raining Men"
    Released: 30 April 2001
  2. "Scream If You Wanna Go Faster"
    Released: 30 July 2001
  3. "Calling"
    Released: 26 November 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Scream If You Wanna Go Faster is the second studio album by British pop singer Geri Halliwell. It was released by EMI Records on 14 May 2001 and yielded the UK number-one single "It's Raining Men".

Background[edit]

Halliwell described the album as "bright and colourful";[2] The album includes a cover version of The Weather Girls' "It's Raining Men" (1983), which became Halliwell's fourth UK number-one hit single.

Halliwell commented about the album: "There's deeper meaning underneath if you care and chose to look. Some of it is deep as a puddle, some of it is a bottomless pit, like a well".[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Although not as successful as her debut album Schizophonic, it reached a peak position of number five on the UK Albums Chart. With first-week sales of 35,000 copies and total sales of 155,000, it became the 127th best selling album of 2001 in the United Kingdom. Sales in the United Kingdom ensured Gold status. It eventually received an American release digitally via the iTunes Store on 30 October 2007.

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Scream If You Wanna Go Faster.[3]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer Length
1. "Scream If You Wanna Go Faster"  
Nowels 3:38
2. "Shake Your Bootie Cutie"  
  • Alexander
  • Nowels
4:02
3. "Calling"  
Stephen Lipson 4:25
4. "Feels Like Sex"  
  • Halliwell
  • Tracy Ackerman
  • Andy Watkins
  • Paul Wilson
Absolute 3:24
5. "Circles Around the Moon"  
  • Halliwell
  • Ackerman
  • Watkins
  • Wilson
Absolute 3:59
6. "Love is the Only Light"  
  • Halliwell
  • Elofsson
  • Lipson
Lipson 3:26
7. "Strength of a Woman"  
  • Halliwell
  • Nowels
Nowels 4:03
8. "Don't Call Me Baby"  
  • Halliwell
  • Watkins
  • Wilson
Absolute 3:42
9. "Lovey Dovey Stuff"  
  • Halliwell
  • Ackerman
  • Watkins
  • Wilson
Absolute 3:39
10. "It's Raining Men"   Lipson 4:18
11. "Heaven and Hell (Being Geri Halliwell)"  
  • Halliwell
  • Elofsson
  • Lipson
Lipson 3:31
12. "I Was Made That Way"  
  • Halliwell
  • Vettese
Lipson 4:47
Total length:
46:55

Personnel[edit]

  • Geri Halliwell – vocals
  • Wayne Rodrigues – drum programming, Pro Tools editing
  • Rick Nowels – acoustic and electric guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Rusty Anderson – electric guitar
  • Charles Judge – keyboards
  • Greg Kurstin – keyboards, organ
  • Danielle Brisebois – vocal arrangement
  • Peter John Vettese – keyboards, programming, backing vocals
  • Stephen Lipson – programming
  • Tracey Ackerman – backing vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart 55
Austrian Albums Chart 30
Canadian Albums Chart 43
Croatian International Albums Chart 33
Danish Albums Chart 88
French Albums Chart 133
German Albums Chart 29
Hungarian Albums Chart 32
Irish Albums Chart 15
Italian Albums Chart 8
Mexican Albums Chart 16
Spanish Albums Chart 20
Swiss Albums Chart 22
UK Albums Chart 5

Certifications[edit]

Country Certifications
United Kingdom Gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b Stevenson, Jane. "Halliwell unfazed by good, and bad, publicity". Canadian Jam Canoe. Retrieved 16 April 2006.
  3. ^ Scream If You Wanna Go Faster (CD liner notes). Geri Halliwell. EMI Music. 2001. 7243 5 33369 4 3.