Everybody Knows (Sonia album)

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Everybody Knows
Everybody Knows Sonia.jpg
Studio album by Sonia
Released April 23, 1990[1]
Recorded 1989 - 1990
Genre Synthpop, Dance-pop, Disco, MOR
Length 33:16
Label Chrysalis Records
Producer Stock Aitken Waterman
Phil Harding
Ian Curnow
Sonia chronology
- Everybody Knows
(1990)
Sonia
(1991)
Singles from Everybody Knows
  1. "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You"
    Released: 12 June 1989
  2. "Can't Forget You"
    Released: 25 September 1989
  3. "Listen to Your Heart"
    Released: 27 November 1989
  4. "Counting Every Minute"
    Released: 26 March 1990
  5. "End of the World"
    Released: 13 August 1990

Everybody Knows is the debut album by UK singer Sonia.

Released in April 1990,[1] the album was predominantly written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman. Included on the album is the UK and Irish #1[2][3] single "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You", and the UK top 20 hits[2] "Can't Forget You", "Listen to Your Heart", "Counting Every Minute", and "End of the World". At the time of release, Sonia became the first female UK artist to achieve five top 20 hit singles from one album.[4]

Everybody Knows reached #7 on the UK Albums Chart,[2] and was certified gold[1] by the British Phonographic Industry for sales exceeding 100,000 copies.[5] The album peaked at #144 on the Australian ARIA albums chart.[6] Sonia had a further UK top 20 single in 1990, with "You've Got a Friend",[7] recorded with Big Fun, in aid of ChildLine. Despite her chart success, the record company Chrysalis ended their recording contract with Sonia following the album.[4]

Everybody Knows was re-issued by Cherry Red Records in October 2010 in remastered and expanded form.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Stock, Aitken and Waterman, except where noted.

  1. "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You" - 3:22
  2. "Everybody Knows" - 3:27
  3. "Listen to Your Heart" - 3:25
  4. "Someone Like You" - 3:52 (Ian Curnow, Phil Harding, Bill Clift)
  5. "Counting Every Minute" - 3:33
  6. "Can't Forget You" - 3:25
  7. "Now I'm Without You" - 3:29 (Ian Curnow, Phil Harding, Bill Clift)
  8. "Can't Help the Way That I Feel" - 3:30
  9. "Climb to the Top of a Mountain" - 3:37 (Ian Curnow, Phil Harding, Bill Clift)
  10. "End of the World" - 3:36 (Arthur Kent, Sylvia Dee)

CD version of the album also included "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You" (Sonia's Kiss Mix).[8]

2010 re-issue[edit]

Bonus tracks
[9]
  1. "Better Than Ever"
  2. "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You" (Extended Version)
  3. "Can't Forget You" (Extended Version)
  4. "Listen to Your Heart" (Extended Version)
  5. "Counting Every Minute" (The King's Counting House Mix)
  6. "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You" (XXX Kiss Mix)
  7. "Let's Have a Party"
  8. "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You" (Demo Version)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "BPI > Certified Awards > Search results for Sonia". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  2. ^ a b c "Official Charts > Sonia (albums tab)". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  3. ^ Irish chart peaks: "irishcharts.ie > Search results for 'Sonia'". Fireball Media. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  4. ^ a b "Sonia Only Fools (Never Fall In Love) (UK Top of the Pops TV performance)". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  5. ^ "The Gallup Chart > May 13-May 19, 1990" (PDF). Record Mirror. 
  6. ^ "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry, received 2015-07-15". Imgur. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  7. ^ "Official Charts > Sonia (singles tab)". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  8. ^ "Sonia – Everybody Knows". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  9. ^ "Sonia – Everybody Knows (Special Edition)". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-02-01.