Are You Ready (Shakaya song)

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"Are You Ready?"
Shakayaareyouready.jpg
Single by Shakaya
from the album Are You Ready
B-side "Say Ho"
Released 30 June 2005[1] (Australia)
Format CD
Genre Pop/R&B
Length 3:24
Label Sony BMG Australia
Writer(s) Daniel O'Donoghue
Ruth-Anne Cunningham
Producer(s) Mark Sheehan
Alex Greggs
Daniel O'Donoghue
Shakaya singles chronology
"The Way You Make Me Feel"
(2003)
"Are You Ready?"
(2005)
"We Ain't Goin' Down"
(2005)

"Are You Ready" is an R&B song written by Danny O'Donoghue and Ruth-Anne Cunningham, also known as the MadNotes production team (who have also done work for artists like Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake) and recorded by the Australian duo Shakaya. Produced by Mark Sheehan, Alex Greggs and Daniel O'Donoghue, the song was released as the lead single from Shakaya's second album Are You Ready on 30 June 2005 (see 2005 in music). The song debuted at number twenty-five (#25) in Australia, stayed there for two weeks and left the chart two weeks later.

Track listing[edit]

CD single

  1. "Are You Ready" (featuring Jay-Z) - 3:24
  2. "Say Ho" - 3:04
  3. "Are You Ready" (without rap) - 3:04

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[2] 25[3]

Anna Abreu version[edit]

"Are You Ready"
Anna Abreu Are You Ready single cover.jpg
Single by Anna Abreu
from the album Anna Abreu
Released 22 January 2008
Format Digital download, airplay.
Recorded 2007
Genre Pop/R&B
Length 3:13
Label Sony BMG
Writer(s) Daniel O'Donoghue
Ruth-Anne Cunningham
Anna Abreu singles chronology
"Ivory Tower"
(2007)
"Are You Ready"
(2008)
"Vinegar"
(2008)

In 2007, Finnish Idols runner-up Anna Abreu covered the song for her self-titled debut album. In January 2008, the song was confirmed to be the third single from the album, after "End of Love" and "Ivory Tower". The digital release followed on 22 January 2008. The official remix was digitally released a month after, on 25 February 2008.

Track listings[edit]

Digital release

  1. "Are You Ready" — 3:13

Remixes single

  1. "Are You Ready" (2008 Remix Radio Edit) — 3:22
  2. "Are You Ready" (2008 Remix Extended) — 4:12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Release date according to Swap a CD.
  2. ^ Shakaya's "Are You Ready" worldwide chart positions. aCharts. Retrieved on 30 January 2008.
  3. ^ "Shakaya - Australian charts". www.australian-charts.com. Retrieved 28 May 2016.