Borderline (Michael Gray song)

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"Borderline"
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Single by Michael Gray featuring Shelly Poole
Released7 August 2006 (2006-08-07)
Length
  • 7:35 (original mix)
  • 3:15 (radio edit)
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Shelly Poole
  • Michael Gray
  • David Washington
Producer(s)Michael Gray
Michael Gray singles chronology
"The Weekend"
(2004)
"Borderline"
(2006)
"Somewhere Beyond"
(2007)
Shelly Poole singles chronology
"Lost In You'"
(2006)
"Borderline"
(2006)
"Totally Underwater (Remix)"
(2006)

"Borderline" is a song by British producer Michael Gray featuring Shelly Poole of Alisha's Attic. It was released in August 2006 as Gray's second single. While "Borderline" failed to match the success of its predecessor, "The Weekend", it entered the top 50 on various record charts, including those of Australia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

Content[edit]

The song contains a sample replay of Chapter 8's 1979 R&B hit "Ready for Your Love".[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

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. [1] It was directed by Phil Griffin.

Track listings[edit]

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • 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

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[8] 49
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[9] 63
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[10] 2
Germany (Official German Charts)[11] 42
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[12] 4
Hungary (Single Top 40)[13] 8
Ireland (IRMA)[14] 42
Italy (FIMI)[15] 32
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[16] 78
Scotland (OCC)[17] 15
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 75
UK Singles (OCC)[19] 12
UK Dance (OCC)[20] 3

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
United Kingdom 7 August 2006
  • 12-inch vinyl
  • CD
[21]
Australia 18 September 2006 CD Liberator Music [22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Borderline (UK CD single liner notes). Michael Gray. Universal Music TV, Eye Industries. 2006. 1703606.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  2. ^ "Borderline (feat. Shelly Poole)". Apple Music. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Borderline (feat. Shelly Poole)". Apple Music. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  4. ^ Borderline (European CD single liner notes). Michael Gray. Disco:Wax, WEA, Eye Industries. 2006. 5051011681127.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  5. ^ Borderline (Australian CD single liner notes). Michael Gray. Liberator Music. 2006. LIB 8CD.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  6. ^ "Borderline". Apple Music. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Borderline". Apple Music. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Michael Gray feat. Shelly Poole – Borderline". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  9. ^ "Michael Gray feat. Shelly Poole – Borderline" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  10. ^ "Michael Gray feat. Shelly Poole – Borderline" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  11. ^ "Michael Gray feat. Shelly Poole – Borderline" (in German). GfK Entertainment charts. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  13. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Michael Gray". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  15. ^ "Michael Gray feat. Shelly Poole – Borderline". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Michael Gray feat. Shelly Poole – Borderline" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  18. ^ "Michael Gray feat. Shelly Poole – Borderline". Swiss Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  20. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  21. ^ "Reviews: Singles". Music Week. 29 July 2006. p. 30.
  22. ^ "The ARIA Report: New Releases Singles – Week Commencing 18th September 2006" (PDF). ARIA. 18 September 2006. p. 28. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 September 2006. Retrieved 30 October 2021.