Closer to Me

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"Closer to Me"
Single by Five
from the album Kingsize
B-side "1,2,3,4,5 (UK)
The Heat (UK)
Rock The Party (UK)
Let's Dance (The Maverick Monkey Mix) (EU)"
Released 24 November 2001
Format CD, cassette
Recorded 2001
Genre Pop
Length 4:28
Label Sony BMG
Songwriter(s) Richard Stannard, Julian Gallagher, Howes, Harrington, Breen, Brown
Producer(s) Richard 'Biff' Stannard
Five singles chronology
"Let's Dance"
"Closer to Me"
"Rock the Party"

"Closer to Me" is the second single from British boyband Five's third and final studio album, Kingsize. Released on 24 November 2001,[1] the single found major success, peaking at No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] In Britain, the single was released as a double A-side with "Rock the Party", however, in other countries, both songs were released as separate singles. "Closer to Me" was the band's final British release.

The song was noted as Five's goodbye single, with the band breaking up after doing promotional appearances for it. Although taken from Kingsize, it was released as part of the promotion for their Greatest Hits album.

Music video[edit]

The video for the song was directed by Max & Dania, and featured various vintage band footage.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1[1]
  1. "Closer to Me" (Single Remix) - 4:28
  2. "1,2,3,4,5" - 3:40
  3. "The Heat" - 3:09
UK CD2[3]
  1. "Closer to Me" (Single Remix) - 4:28
  2. "Rock the Party" (Single Remix) - 2:49
  3. "Closer to Me" (Video) - 4:28
UK Cassette single
  1. "Closer to Me" (Single Remix) - 4:28
  2. "Rock the Party" (Single Remix) - 2:49
  3. "1,2,3,4,5" - 3:40
European CD single
  1. "Closer to Me" (Single Remix) - 4:28
  2. "Let's Dance" (The Maverick Monkey Mix) - 6:13


Chart (2001–2002) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 38
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 12
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 78
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[7] 14
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[2] 4