Desire (Geri Halliwell song)

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Single by Geri Halliwell
from the album Passion
  • "Lift Me Up" (K-Klass Phazerphunk Edit)
  • "True Love Never Dies"
Released 30 May 2005 (2005-05-30)
Recorded 2004; Murlyn Studios
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Length 3:22
Producer(s) Korpi & Blackcell
Geri Halliwell singles chronology
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"Desire" is a song by English singer Geri Halliwell from her third solo studio album, Passion (2005). The song was written by Henrik Korpi, Mathias Wollo, Terry Ronald and Halliwell, and produced by Korpi & Blackcell. "Desire" metaphorically describes the persona as a feline with sexual desires.

The song was released on 30 May 2005 as the album's second and final single. It peaked at number 22 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the lowest-peaking single of Halliwell's solo career to date. To promote the single, Halliwell performed the song on Top of the Pops, Top Gear, CD:UK, The Footy Show, Ministry of Mayhem, Popworld and GMTV.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Desire" was directed by Andy Morahan and edited by Claudia Wass.[1] The video opens with Halliwell waking up at 7:10 a.m. to the sound of the alarm clock. After hopping out of bed, she walks to the refrigerator and grabs a bottle of milk, which she drinks suggestively, before leaving for work. On her way to work, a dog that is being walked by a woman suddenly starts to bark at Halliwell.

Upon arriving at work, she is seen staring flirtatiously at her boss (played by actor Leon Ockenden),[2] who is in his room. She stops by her boss's room to hand him the folders he had previously asked her to take care of, and then proceeds to behave provocatively around him.

Right after leaving his room, Halliwell finds herself fantasising about him, which involves her crawling across his desk and drinking milk from a saucer. She is then seen performing a choreography with other four women dressed as secretaries, intercut with scenes of her making out with her boss in his room. After waking up from her daydream, she notices her boss is leaving and decides to follow him home, where she turns into a black cat after entering through his window. The boss takes the cat in and pets it in his bed.

The video ends with Halliwell stopping her alarm clock at 7:11 a.m. and holding her pillow tight with a pleased look on her face, indicating that she had been dreaming the entire time.

Track listings[edit]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Passion.[8]

  • Geri Halliwell – vocals
  • Niklas Flyckt – mixing
  • Anders Hedlund – live drums
  • Emma Holmgren – backing vocals
  • Korpi & Blackcell – arrangement, engineering, instruments, production, recording
  • Tim Young – mastering


Chart (2005) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[9] 78
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[10] 9
European Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[11] 55
Germany (Official German Charts)[12] 97
Ireland (IRMA)[13] 38
Italy (FIMI)[14] 19
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[15] 70
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 22

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United Kingdom 30 May 2005 [5][17][18]
Germany 27 June 2005 CD single EMI [4]


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  2. ^ Crawford, Sue (30 March 2008). "Heartbeat Heart-throb Leon Ockenden Sets Pulses Racing". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Desire" (UK CD 1 liner notes). Geri Halliwell. Virgin Records. 2005. SINCD75. 
  4. ^ a b "Desire" (in German). Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Desire [Cd2] by Geri Halliwell". Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Desire (Your Kiss Kills) [DVD] – Geri Halliwell". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Desire" (Australian CD single liner notes). Geri Halliwell. EMI. 2005. 7243 8 72607 2 6. 
  8. ^ Passion (CD liner notes). Geri Halliwell. Virgin Records. 2005. 0094631197321. 
  9. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles – Week Commencing 4th July 2005" ARIA Top 100 Singles. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
  10. ^ " – Geri Halliwell – Desire" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
  11. ^ "Geri Halliwell Album & Song Chart History – European Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  12. ^ " – Geri Halliwell – Desire". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Chart Track: Week 22, 2005". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
  14. ^ " – Geri Halliwell – Desire". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
  15. ^ "Romanian Top 100 – 27/2005" (in Romanian). Romanian Top 100. Retrieved 23 January 2009. [dead link]
  16. ^ "Geri Halliwell: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  17. ^ "Desire CD 1 by Geri Halliwell". Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  18. ^ "Desire [DVD] by Geri Halliwell". Retrieved 14 December 2014. 

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