Choose You

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"Choose You"
Choose You.jpg
Single by Stan Walker
from the album From the Inside Out
Released 20 July 2010 (2010-07-20)
Format
Recorded 2010
Genre
Length 3:39
Label Sony
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Stan Walker chronology
"Stuck in a Box"
(2010)
"Choose You"
(2010)
Homesick
(2010)
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"Choose You" is a song by Australian-New Zealand recording artist Stan Walker, released as the second single from his second studio album, From the Inside Out, on 20 July 2010. The pop, R&B song was written by Stuart Crichton, Carl Dimataga and Cassie Davis, with the latter also handling its production with Stuart Crichton and Phil Tan. "Choose You" received positive reviews from music critics, who complimented its stomping beats and noted that it was radio-friendly. On the New Zealand Singles Chart, the song peaked at number three and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). It also peaked at number 16 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart and was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). An accompanying music video was directed by Marc Furmie and was released on 5 August 2010. It features Walker having to choose between his former girlfriend or his music career.

Background and release[edit]

"Choose You" was written by Stuart Crichton, Cassie Davis and Carl Dimataga.[2] On working with Davis, Walker explained, "I'd only met Cassie [Davis] once before at the Aria Awards and we hit it off the first time we met, but I really didn't know her that well. I loved the song when I first heard it, and I loved the way she wrote it – it sounded awesome. There's a real magic to the song – it's a wicked pop song mixed with a little old skool R&B."[3] Before the song was released for digital download, Walker gave an exclusive acoustic performance of "Choose You" to MusicFix.[4] "Choose You" was sent to Australian contemporary hit radio on 12 July 2010.[1] A week later, it became the fifth most added song to Australian radio,[5] and the second most added song to New Zealand radio.[citation needed]

The song was released digitally in Australia and New Zealand on 20 July 2010.[6][7] The Compact Disc single was released in Australia on 30 July 2010, and featured a remix of the song and two bonus tracks.[8] An extended play of "Choose You" was also released the same date, and featured two remixes of "Choose You".[9]

Reception[edit]

Scott Kara from The New Zealand Herald chose "Choose You" as one of the best tracks of From the Inside Out, appreciating its "soaring pop and grand stomp".[10] Cameron Adams from The Daily Telegraph wrote that the song was radio-friendly and catchy.[11] Drew Taylor from Warcry described "Choose You" as an "infectious song" and noted that it has "chart potential".[12] On the New Zealand Singles Chart, "Choose You" debuted at number seven on 26 July 2010.[13] The song peaked at number three on 6 September 2010, where it remained for five consecutive weeks.[13] It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ), for selling 15,000 copies.[14] In Australia, "Choose You" debuted at number 33 on the ARIA Singles Chart on 16 August 2010, and peaked at number 16 on 30 August.[15] It was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), for selling 70,000 copies.[16]

Music video[edit]

Released on 5 August,[17] the music video for the song was directed by Marc Furmie, and filmed in Sydney.[18] The plot shows Walker having to choose between his former girlfriend or his music career. It begins with Walker's partner packing and leaving, after which Walker reminisces on their relationship. On the way to a musical performance, he imagines his girlfriend being with him. At an airport following his show, Walker turns around and 'chooses' his partner.

Track listing[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Source:[2]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Australia 12 July 2010 Contemporary hit radio[1] Sony Music Australia
20 July 2010 Digital download[6]
30 July 2010 CD single,[8] digital EP[21]
New Zealand 20 July 2010 Digital download[7]
30 July 2010 Digital EP[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Stan Walker – Choose You – Issue 795". The Music Network. Peer Group Media. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b From the Inside Out (CD liner). Stan Walker. Sony Music Australia. 2010. 
  3. ^ "Stan talks writing, influences, and his brand new album". Thebigexoday.com. Archived from the original on 27 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Watch now: Stan Walker performs his upcoming single for MusicFIX". MusicFix. Ninemsn. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Stan Walker – Choose You – Issue 797". The Music Network. Peer Media Group. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c "Choose You – Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Choose You – Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  8. ^ a b c "Stan Walker Choose You CD Single". The Music Shop. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  9. ^ a b c "Choose You – EP". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  10. ^ Kara, Scott (26 August 2010). "Album Review: Stan Walker From the Inside Out". The New Zealand Herald. APN Holdings NZ Limited. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  11. ^ Adams, Cameron (19 August 2010). "Stan Walker's first original offering". The Daily Telegraph. News Limited. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  12. ^ Taylor, Drew. "FOCUS// Stan Walker: From the Inside Out". Salvationarmy.org.au. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. 
  13. ^ a b c "Stan Walker – Choose You". RIANZ Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "Latest Gold / Platinum Singles". Radioscope New Zealand. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. 
  15. ^ a b "Stan Walker – Choose You". ARIA Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  16. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2011 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 15 May 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  17. ^ Stan Walker – 'Choose You' [Official Video^. YouTube. 5 August 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  18. ^ Moran, Jonathan (25 July 2010). "Stan Walker finally has a home". The Daily Telegraph. News Limited. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  19. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Australian Artist Singles 2010". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 5 December 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  20. ^ "Annual Top 50 Singles Chart 2010". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). 2010. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  21. ^ "Choose You – EP – Australia". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 27 December 2010.