Colourblind (Darius Campbell song)

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"Colourblind"
Dariusdanesh colourblindCD.jpg
Single by Darius Danesh
from the album Dive In
Released 29 July 2002
Format CD single
Genre Pop, rock
Length 3:35
Label Mercury
Songwriter(s) Darius Danesh, Pete Glenister, Deni Lew
Producer(s) Steve Lillywhite
Darius Danesh singles chronology
"Colourblind"
(2002)
"Rushes"
(2002)
"Colourblind"
(2002)
"Rushes"
(2002)

"Colourblind" is the debut single by Scottish singer and Pop Idol runner-up Darius Danesh. It is the first song taken from his debut solo album Dive In.

Release[edit]

It was released on 29 July 2002 and reached number 1 in the UK Singles Chart for two weeks.[1] The song has sold 325,000 copies in the UK as stated by the Official UK Charts Company. It also peaked at Number 13 in the Irish Charts.

Song history[edit]

After turning down an offer of a multimillion-dollar record deal by Pop Idol judge Simon Cowell to sign with his record label, Darius began work on his solo album on which "Colourblind" would be included.

Darius had been working on the song pre-Pop Idol and was originally ignored by Cowell, however after meeting with Pete Glenister and Deni Lew as well as Steve Lillywhite, the song began to be considered as a possible single.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1

  1. "Colourblind"
  2. "It's Not Unusual" (live)
  3. "Colourblind" (acoustic)
  4. "Colourblind" (video)

UK CD2

  1. "Colourblind"
  2. "Chrysalis to Butterfly"
  3. "Video Interview"

Australian Single

  1. "Colourblind"
  2. "Chrysalis to Butterfly"
  3. "Colourblind" (Almighty Mix)
  4. "Colourblind" (8 Jam Remix)
  5. "Colourblind" (video)

Video[edit]

The video for the hit single was shot over four days in Sierra Nevada, Spain.[2] It follows Darius as he is thrown out of a car in the middle of the countryside. He changes his outfit from a black suit to jeans, to signify he is leaving his Pop Idol image behind.

He meets a girl whose car has stalled, played by model Jacqui Ainsley. After the two meet, a romance ensues, whilst also cutting away to a close up of Darius singing the track as well as playing his guitar. Ainsley later became Darius' girlfriend in real-life,[3] although the couple broke up in 2004.

Chart and certifications[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Brazilian Singles Chart (ABPD)[4] 68
UK Singles Chart[1] 1
Chart Certification Sales
United Kingdom Silver 200,000+

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 675–6. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "CBBC Newsround | Darius chats to Newsround Online". BBC News. 2002-07-18. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  3. ^ "A net gain for Darius". The Sun. 2007-07-30. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  4. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
Preceded by
"Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake)" by Gareth Gates
UK Singles Chart number one single
4 August 2002 – 17 August 2002
Succeeded by
"Round Round" by Sugababes