Single (Natasha Bedingfield song)

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"Single"
Single by Natasha Bedingfield
from the album Unwritten
Released 13 July 2004
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 3:56
Label Phonogenic
Writer(s) Natasha Bedingfield, Steve Kipner, Andrew Frampton, Wayne Wilkins
Producer(s) Steve Kipner, Andrew Frampton, Wayne Wilkins
Natasha Bedingfield singles chronology
"Single"
(2004)
"These Words"
(2004)

"Single" is a pop song by British singer Natasha Bedingfield. It was written by Steve Kipner, Andrew Frampton, Wayne Wilkins and Bedingfield for her debut album, Unwritten (2004), with production handled by the former three. It received a positive reception from music critics and was released as the first single in Europe in the second quarter of 2004, reaching the top five in the United Kingdom. In North and Latin America, "Single" was released as Bedingfield's third single in the second quarter of 2006. On the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, the song reached number fifty-seven.

Chart performance[edit]

"Single" entered the UK Singles Chart on 17 May 2004 at number three, remaining on the chart for ten weeks.[1] The track also reached the top ten in Ireland, where it reached number seven.[2] The single was also successful in Europe. It reached number sixteen in Norway and number seventeen in Sweden.[2] In North America, "Single" performed moderately well. The song debuted at number seventy-two on the Billboard Hot 100 on 24 June 2006 and reached a peak position at number fifty-seven, remaining on the chart for six weeks.[2] It did well on pop-oriented charts, reaching number thirty-eight on the Pop 100 and number twenty-six on the Top 40 Mainstream.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video features four sequences. In one, Bedingfield stops at a photo booth to take her picture.

The music video for "Single" was directed by Jake Nava and premiered on 26 March 2004 in the United Kingdom.[4] The video features four sequences. It begins with Bedingfield waking up and getting ready to go out. She is then shown walking down the street past various shops, stopping at a photo booth to take photographs with a guy she had met on the street. Dressed in jeans and a silver jacket, she is next shown performing a choreographed dance with three female dancers in an underground tunnel. The final sequence of the video features Bedingfield at a party sitting outside on a patio, singing to herself. As the video concludes, she is shown staring at the camera as her image gradually fades.

In North America, a slightly different music video was released. The North American version featured extended photo booth and party scenes. The guy who Bedingfield meets at the photo booth is featured more predominantly in the video, with Bedingfield singing the song to him. The music video, as well as behind-the-scenes footage, was released commercially on the song's CD single.

Formats and track listings[edit]

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to "Single".[7]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[8] 78
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 7
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[10] 80
Norway (VG-lista)[11] 16
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 17
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 3
Chart (2006) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 57
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[15] 26
US Pop 100 (Billboard)[16] 38

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