That's My Goal

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"That's My Goal"
Single by Shayne Ward
from the album Shayne Ward
Released 21 December 2005
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop
Length 3:40
Label Syco, Sony BMG
Writer(s) Jörgen Elofsson, Jem Godfrey, Bill Padley
Producer(s) Per Magnusson, David Kreuger
Shayne Ward singles chronology
"That's My Goal"
(2005)
"No Promises"
(2006)

"That's My Goal" is the debut single by English singer Shayne Ward, the winner of the second series of The X Factor. It was released as his winner's single on 21 December 2005. Ward is the only X Factor winner to release an original song as his winner's single; all other winners have released a cover version of another song. "That's My Goal" was later included on Ward's debut studio album, Shayne Ward (2006).

The song sold 313,000 copies in its first two days of sales, making it the fastest-selling song of 2005. It sold a further 429,180 copies in this five-day period, which was more than enough to secure the 2005 Christmas number one.[1] It remained at the top of the UK Singles Chart for a total of four weeks and stayed in that chart for five months. It has been ceritified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry for sales of over 600,000 copies. "That's My Goal" remains the fastest-selling X Factor winner's single of all time[2] and the third fastest-selling song of all time in the UK.[3]

Background and release[edit]

"That's My Goal" was written by Jörgen Elofsson, Jem Godfrey and Bill Padley and produced by Per Magnusson and David Kreuger. It was first heard in the final of the second series of The X Factor, where it was performed by both Ward and eventual runner-up, Andy Abraham. The single was released via digital download straight after Ward won, but the CD single was not released until 21 December 2005, which was a Wednesday.[4] This was unusual as most new singles are released on a Monday to gain maximum sales for the UK Singles Chart the following Sunday. The late release was because the CD single was not yet ready when Ward was announced as the winner on Saturday 17 December, and delaying the song's release until the next week would mean the song would not be a contender for the Christmas number one.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

The song sold 313,000 copies in its first two days of sales, making it the third fastest-selling single of all time (behind Elton John's "Candle in the Wind 1997" and Will Young's "Evergreen").[5] On 25 December 2005, after selling almost 750,000 in its first week on sale, it debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart and became the 2005 Christmas number one.[6] This made Ward the first X Factor winner to achieve the Christmas number one spot, as Band Aid 20's version of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" took the title in 2004.[7] "That's My Goal" sold a further 132,000 the following week and stayed at number one.[8] The song made it three weeks at the top on 8 January 2006, selling 54,192 copies that week.[9] In its fourth week of release, the song was again top of the UK charts,[10] selling 31,724 copies to bring its total to 960,360.[11] On 22 January, "That's My Goal" was finally knocked off the top spot by Arctic Monkeys' "When the Sun Goes Down".[12]

"That's My Goal" was the second biggest-selling single of 2005 in the UK, beaten only by "Is This the Way to Amarillo" by Tony Christie and Peter Kay.[13] With first-week sales of over 740,000 copies, it is also the fastest-selling X Factor winner's single.[2] It has been ceritified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry for sales of over 600,000 copies. As of 2014, it is one of 154 million-selling singles in the UK, having sold 1.1 million copies.[3]

In the Republic of Ireland, the song debuted at number three on the Irish Singles Chart on 22 December 2005, behind a novelty version of "Leave Right Now" by Mario Rosenstock (a parody of the original by Will Young) and "JCB" by Nizlopi.[14] The following week it rose to number two, with "JCB" rising to number two.[15] In its third week, however, "That's My Goal" finally gained the number one spot and remained there for a total of seven weeks. The song also reached number eight in Sweden.[16]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "That's My Goal" – 3:40
  2. "If You're Not the One" (Live on The X Factor) – 2:16
  3. "Right Here Waiting" (Live on The X Factor) – 1:32

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Preceded by
"JCB" by Nizlopi
UK Singles Chart number-one single
25 December 2005 – 22 January 2006
Succeeded by
"When the Sun Goes Down" by Arctic Monkeys
Preceded by
"JCB" by Nizlopi
Irish Singles Chart number-one single
5 January 2006 – 16 February 2006
Succeeded by
"Jumbo Breakfast Roll" by Pat Shortt
Preceded by
"Against All Odds" by Steve Brookstein
The X Factor winner's single
2005
Succeeded by
"A Moment Like This" by Leona Lewis

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 720. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b c Halpin, Chris (29 December 2013). "Sam Bailey's No.1 second lowest selling X Factor winner's single: see the Top 10". ITV News (ITV). Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Lane, Daniel (27 June 2013). "Daft Punk's Get Lucky becomes one of the UK's biggest selling singles of all-time!". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Rigler, Natasha (11 December 2012). "X Factor winner James Arthur makes history with sales of 'Impossible'". Reveal (Nat Mags). Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Military Wives enter the Official Christmas Number 1 race in pole position". Official Charts Company. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Archive Chart: 2005-12-31" UK Singles Chart.
  7. ^ "Band Aid Earns Third Christmas U.K. No. 1". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). 20 December 2004. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Wilkes, Neil (2 January 2006). "'X Factor' Shayne holds singles top spot". Digital Spy (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart: X Factor winner Shayne Ward holds on to the top spot in a quiet week for new releases". Music Week. 16 January 2005. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  10. ^ Wilkes, Neil (16 January 2006). "Fourth week on top for Shayne". Digital Spy (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Ward stays on top for fourth week". Music Week. 15 January 2006. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Arctic Monkeys top charts again". BBC News (BBC). 22 January 2006. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Amarillo tops 2005 single sales". BBC News (BBC). 2 January 2006. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "GFK Chart-Track". Irish Singles Chart. 
  15. ^ "GFK Chart-Track". Irish Singles Chart. 
  16. ^ a b "Swedishcharts.com – Shayne Ward – That's My Goal". Singles Top 60.
  17. ^ "Shayne Ward Album & Song Chart History" European Hot 100 for Shayne Ward.
  18. ^ "Chart Track: Week 01, 2006". Irish Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "Irish single certifications – Shayne Ward – That's My Goal". Irish Recorded Music Association. 
  20. ^ "British single certifications – Shayne Ward – That's My Goal". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter That's My Goal in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Click Go

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