Closer (Michael Paynter song)

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Michael Paynter Closer cover.jpg
Single by Michael Paynter
from the album This Welcome Diversion
B-side "Get Low", "Shine on Me"
Released 28 June 2008
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2008
Length 3:23
Label Sony Music Australia
Writer(s) Michael Paynter, Gary Clark (musician)
Michael Paynter singles chronology
"A Victim Song"

"Closer" is the debut single from Australian singer-songwriter, Michael Paynter. It was released physically and digitally on 28 June 2008.[1] The single was used in advertisements for the Seven Network's drama series, City Homicide. It was to be included on Paynter's debut album This Welcome Diversion, however its release was delayed and then cancelled by Sony after Paynter was dropped from the label.[2] However, an acoustic version of the song was included on Paynter's free album Money on Your Tongue.

Chart performance[edit]

"Closer" peaked at number sixty-one on the ARIA Singles Chart.[3]

Chart (2008) Peak
ARIA Singles Chart[3] 61

Track listing[edit]

Closer EP[4]
No. Title Length
1. "Closer" (single edit) 3:25
2. "Get Low" 3:13
3. "Shine on Me" 3:58

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Michael Paynter official website". 
  2. ^ "Michael Paynter". ninemsn. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "The ARIA Report: Week Commencing 7 July 2008" (PDF) (958). Pandora Archive. 20 July 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Closer - EP by Michael Paynter iTunes Store - Retrieved 25 August 2010