Bill Padley

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Bill Padley
Born William Padley
March 1961
United Kingdom
Occupation Musician and Songwriter

Bill Padley is a Scottish born March 1961, award winning record producer and songwriter. He is also an occasional radio DJ, notably in the past with Radio Clyde[1]

He won an Ivor Novello Award on 25 May 2006, for the best selling single of 2005, "That's My Goal", by The X-Factor's Shayne Ward. Padley is also credited with a string of No. 1 hit singles in the UK Singles Chart, including Atomic Kitten's "Whole Again", which earned him two Ivor Novello Award nominations, and the production and remixing of the international hit version of "Kiss Kiss" by Holly Valance.

Shayne Ward's first single, "That's My Goal", was released in the UK on 21 December 2005. After selling 742,000 copies in the first week (including 313,000 on its first day), it became the Christmas number one single of 2005, held the top spot for four weeks and stayed in the UK Singles Chart until June 2006, a twenty one week run. It became (at that time) the fourth fastest-selling UK single of all time, beaten only by Elton John's "Candle in the Wind", Will Young's "Anything Is Possible"/"Evergreen", and Gareth Gates' "Unchained Melody" which sold 685,000, 403,000 and 335,000 copies in their first days of sale respectively. To date, "That's My Goal" has sold over 1.3 million copies in the UK. He also produced the number one UK single "The Tide Is High (Get the Feeling)" for Atomic Kitten.[2]

Single composer[edit]

Other compositions[edit]

Producer and other credits[edit]

  • Julia Fordham - Julia Fordham (1988, producer and sound engineer)
  • Sheryl Crow - Hits and Rarities (2000, Producer)
  • Fugees - Greatest Hits (2000, Producer)
  • Blue - All Rise (2002, Producer, Writer,programming, instrumentation)
  • Ronan Keating - Destination (2002, Arranger, producer, instrumentation)
  • Disneymania (2002, Producer)
  • Atomic Kitten - Feels So Good (2002, Arranger, programming, producer, instrumentation)
  • Holly Valance - Footprints (2002, Arranger, programming, multi instruments, producer, mixing)
  • Various Artists - Now Dance 2003 (2002, Producer)
  • Various Artists - Now, Vol. 53 (2002, Arranger, producer)
  • Lulu - Together (2002, Arranger, programming, producer, instrumentation)
  • Atomic Kitten - Atomic Kitten (2003, Arranger, keyboards, programming, producer, instrumentation)
  • Various Artists - Brit Awards 2003 (2003, Producer)
  • Atomic Kitten - Feels So Good (2003, Arranger, programming, producer, instrumentation)
  • Gareth Gates - Go Your Own Way (2003, instrumentation)
  • Various Artists - Hit 56 (2003, Producer)
  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie Original Soundtrack (2003, Producer)
  • Various Artists - Now, Vol. 54 (2003, Producer)
  • What a Girl Wants Original Soundtrack (2003, Producer, mixing)
  • Ronan Keating - 10 Years of Hits (2004, Arranger, programming, producer, instrumentation)
  • Blue- Best of Blue (2004, Producer, instrumentation)
  • Play - Don't Stop the Music (2004, Producer, instrumentation)
  • Gareth Gates - Go Your Own Way (2004, Producer, mixing, instrumentation)
  • Atomic Kitten - Greatest Hits (2004, Arranger, keyboards, programming, producer, remixing, instrumentation)
  • Lulu - Greatest Hits (2004, Arranger, programming, producer, instrumentation)
  • Various Artists - Hip to Hip/Can You Feel It, Pt. 1 (2004, Arranger, multi instruments, producer)
  • Various Artists - Hip to Hip/Can You Feel It, Pt. 2 (2004, Producer, instrumentation)
  • Various Artists - I Love 2 Party 2004 (2004, Producer)
  • Disney's Mega Movie Mix (2004, Producer)
  • Cherie - No. 1, Pt. 1 (2004, Producer, instrumentation)
  • Cherie - No. 1, Pt. 2 (2004, Producer, instrumentation)
  • Jennifer Ellison - Bye Bye Boy (2004, Producer, mixing, musician)
  • Blue - 4Ever Blue (2005, Producer, instrumentation)
  • Atomic Kitten - Access All Areas: Remixed and B-Sides (2005, Arranger, keyboards, programming, producer, remixing, instrumentation)
  • Various Artists - Handbag Handbag Handbag: The Soundtrack to the Perfect Girls' Night Out (2005, Producer)
  • Shayne Ward - That's my Goal (2005/6, Writer)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1384804
  2. ^ Warwick, Neil; Kutner, Jon; Brown, Tony (1 August 2004). The complete book of the British charts: singles & albums. Omnibus Press. p. 24. ISBN 978-1-84449-058-5. Retrieved 13 June 2010.