Borderline (Michael Gray song)

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"Borderline"
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Single by Michael Gray featuring Shelly Poole
Released31 July 2006 (2006-07-31)
Genre
Length3:15
LabelAltra Moda Music
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. 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 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".

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.

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)[1] 49
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 63
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 2
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 42
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[5] 4
Hungary (Single Top 40)[6] 8
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 42
Italy (FIMI)[8] 32
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 78
Scotland (OCC)[10] 15
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 75
UK Singles (OCC)[12] 12
UK Dance (OCC)[13] 3

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