Borderline (Michael Gray song)
|Single by Michael Gray featuring Shelly Poole|
|Released||31 July 2006|
|Genre||Nu-disco, deep house|
|Label||Altra Moda Music|
|Writer(s)||Shelly Poole, Michael Gray, David Washington|
"Borderline" is a song by British producer Michael Gray featuring Shelly Poole. It was released in July 2006 as his second single. While "Borderline" failed to match the success of its predecessor "The Weekend" it entered the top twenty on various charts including - the Official UK. Singles Chart and Dance Chart, UK. Upfront Club and Australian ARIA Club charts. It often fell off then re-entered the Australian ARIA Dance chart, for example it charted at number 20 on 12 February 2007, months after its initial release.
The song contains a sample replay of Chapter 8's 1979 R&B hit "Ready For Your Love".
Many versions of "Borderline" were released, including:
Digital single #2 (UK)
Digital single #1 (UK/Ireland)
Digital single #2 (UK/Ireland)
Digital single #3 (UK/Ireland)
Digital single #4 (UK/Ireland)
Digital single #1 (Belgium/Luxembourg)
Digital single #2 (Belgium/Luxembourg/Netherlands)
Digital single (Italy)
Digital single (USA/Canada)
Digital single (Denmark)
Digital single #1 (Germany/Austria/Switzerland)
Digital single #2 (Germany/Austria/Switzerland)
Physical/Digital single (Australia)
Physical single (UK/Ireland)
There are two extra versions of the single now because there was a mix-up on the UK and Ireland iTunes, the originally uploaded songs are now on iTunes as well as the official versions of the single.
The music video does not include Michael Gray or Shelly Poole. It features dancer Keeley Malone lying on a sun chair touching another dancer and lipsynching parts of the song - this scene switches back and forth through others which are of female dancers (including Shelina Gallacher among others) on rooftops of buildings in London (St. Paul's Cathedral can be seen at times in the background, and at least one location is believed to be 8-10 New Fetter Ln, EC4). The outfits in the video consist of what looks like; a white schoolgirl top and black tie, a black coat, a black bikini bottom, black stockings and black heels (as seen in the video screenshot). The video has been banned on 3 UK TV channels as a result.  It was directed by Phil Griffin.
Credits and personnel
- Producer, mixing, keyboards, programming: Michael Gray
- Vocals: Shelly Poole
- Sample replay: Mark Summers, Scorccio.com
- Bass: James Winchester
- Photography: Luciana
- Photography, Video Director: Phil Griffin
- Recorded at Sultra Studios UK
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||63|
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||2|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||42|
|Hungary (Dance Top 40)||4|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||78|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||75|
|UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)||12|
|UK Dance (The Official Charts Company)||3|
- "Australian-charts.com – Michael Gray feat. Shelly Poole – Borderline". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
- "Austriancharts.at – Michael Gray feat. Shelly Poole – Borderline" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
- "Ultratop.be – Michael Gray feat. Shelly Poole – Borderline" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
- "Musicline.de – Michael Gray feat. Shelly Poole Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
- "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
- "Dutchcharts.nl – Michael Gray feat. Shelly Poole – Borderline" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
- "Swisscharts.com – Michael Gray feat. Shelly Poole – Borderline". Swiss Singles Chart.