Drive (Shannon Noll song)

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Single by Shannon Noll
from the album That's What I'm Talking About
B-side "Let Me Fall With You"
"Working Class Man"
Released 19 April 2004
Recorded 2004
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:59
Label Sony BMG
Songwriter(s) Phil Thornalley, Bryan Adams
Producer(s) Bryan Jones, Adam Reily
Shannon Noll singles chronology
"What About Me"
"Learn to Fly"
"What About Me"
"Learn to Fly"

"Drive" is a pop/rock song written by Phil Thornalley and Bryan Adams, and was the second single released by Australian singer-songwriter Shannon Noll on 19 April 2004. The single, the second to be lifted from Shannon's 2004 debut album That's What I'm Talking About was Shannon's second top 10 hit, debuting and peaking at number 4 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart. The single was certified Platinum with sales of 70,000.

The track, originally demoed by Bryan Adams, was sent to Shannon for inclusion on his debut album. Adams later asked Noll to support him on his Australian tour in 2004 and the pair became friends. It was rumoured that Noll was to collaborate with Adams on a track for his second album "Lift", however it is unknown if the pair worked together.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Drive" (Phil Thornalley/Bryan Adams)
  2. "Let Me Fall With You" (Par Astrom/John Reid)
  3. "Working Class Man" (Jonathan Cain)
  4. "What About Me" (Enhanced Video)

Music video[edit]

The video, directed by Australian director Anthony Rose, was the third music video from Shannon Noll. The video was created as a mini-movie, with Shannon playing the part of a motor-mechanic summonded to fix an ailing black car by an obnoxious and pushy man and his seemingly long-suffering girlfriend.

The car used in the video is a 1973 XB Ford Falcon Coupe, not a replica of the car used in several of the "Mad Max" films.

The video was named best music video of 2004 in a readers poll conducted by Australia's TV Week magazine, and was placed at #66 in a countdown of the Top 100 music videos of all time on the television show "Video Hits".


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Position
Australian (ARIA) [2] 34


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[3] Platinum 70,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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