Someday Soon (Natalie Bassingthwaighte song)

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"Someday Soon"
Single by Natalie Bassingthwaighte
from the album 1000 Stars
Released 8 December 2008 (2008-12-08)
Format
Recorded Metrophonic Studios (United Kingdom)
Genre
Length 4:13
Label Sony
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Brian Rawling
  • Alex Smith
Natalie Bassingthwaighte singles chronology
"Alive"
(2008)
"Someday Soon"
(2008)
"1000 Stars"
(2009)

"Someday Soon" is a song recorded by Australian singer and actress Natalie Bassingthwaighte. It was written by Bassingthwaighte, Alex Smith and Paul Barry, and produced by Smith and Brian Rawling. The song was released on 8 December 2008 as the second single from Bassingthwaighte's debut solo album 1000 Stars. Lyrically, "Someday Soon" is "an inspirational anthem about believing that anything is possible".[1] Upon its release, the song peaked at number seven on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association for sales exceeding 70,000 copies.

Background and release[edit]

"Someday Soon" was written by Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Paul Barry and Alex Smith at Metrophonic Studios in the United Kingdom.[1] The song's inspirational lyrics are "about believing that anything is possible".[1] On 8 December 2008, "Someday Soon" was released as a digital extended play (EP), which included two Kaskade remixes of Bassingthwaighte's previous single "Alive" and an Electrodex remix of "Someday Soon".[2] It was then sent to Australian radio stations on 15 December 2008.[1] The EP was later released as a CD on 10 January 2009.[3]

Upon its release, "Someday Soon" debuted at number nine on the ARIA Singles Chart on 19 January 2009, and peaked at number seven in its second week.[4] The song spent its first eight weeks in the top ten.[4] "Someday Soon" was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association for sales exceeding 70,000 copies.[5]

Promotion[edit]

Bassingthwaighte with nephew Logan in the "Someday Soon" music video.

Bassingthwaighte performed "Someday Soon" for the first time live during Australia's 2009 New Years Eve party in Sydney.[6] On 15 February 2009, she performed the song on Rove.[7]

The music video for "Someday Soon" was directed by Gemma Lee and premiered on 19 December 2008.[8][9] The video depicts Bassingthwaighte as an actress arriving on set to film a movie.[8] It frequently cuts away to scenes with Bassingthwaighte getting her hair and make up done while reading a movie script and also singing in a room filled with lights.[8] The video features Bassingthwaighte's nephew Logan Sheldrick, the eldest son of Bassingthwaighte's older sister Melinda, who plays a child actor. Actor Ben Tari also makes a cameo appearance in the video as the director.

Track listing[edit]

  • CD single / Digital EP[2][3]
  1. "Someday Soon" – 4:13
  2. "Alive" (Kaskade Remix) – 5:34
  3. "Alive" (Kaskade Radio Mix) – 3:33
  4. "Someday Soon" (Electrodex Remix) – 5:04

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Rank
ARIA Singles Chart[10] 55
ARIA Australian Artist Singles Chart[11] 7

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[5] Platinum 70,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Catalogue
Australia 8 December 2008[2] Digital EP Sony Music Australia
10 January 2009[3] CD 88697444502

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Nat Bassingthwaighte's New Single 'Someday Soon' On Your Radio This Monday!". NatalieBassingthwaighte.com. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Someday Soon – EP by Natalie Bassingthwaighte". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Someday Soon by Natalie Bassingthwaighte (CD single)". Sanity. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Australian-charts.com – Natalie Bassingthwaighte – Someday Soon". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  5. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2009 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Australia Chosen As New Year's Eve Party Place For Beautiful People". Biki.com. 1 January 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Natalie Bassingthwaighte To Perform On Rove!!!". NatalieBassingthwaighte.com. 19 January 2009. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c Someday Soon – Natalie Bassingthwaighte. Vevo. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Check Out Natalie's New Video 'Someday Soon'!". NatalieBassingthwaighte.com. 19 December 2008. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 2009". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Australian Artist Singles 2009". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 

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