Footprints (album)

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Studio album by
Released14 October 2002 (2002-10-14)
GenrePop, dance-pop
ProducerNellee Hooper, Anders Kallmark, Richard Stannard, Phil Thornalley, Steve Welton-Jaimes
Holly Valance chronology
State of Mind
Singles from Footprints
  1. "Kiss Kiss"
    Released: April 2002
  2. "Down Boy"
    Released: September 2002
  3. "Naughty Girl"
    Released: December 2002

Footprints is the first album by Australian singer Holly Valance, released in the United Kingdom by London Records on 14 October 2002 (see 2002 in music).

The album was a success in the United Kingdom, where the first single "Kiss Kiss" reached the top position on the singles chart. Footprints peaked at number nine on the albums chart, selling over 100,000 copies and being certified Gold.

In Valance's home country of Australia, success was similar. Footprints reached the top fifteen, sold over 35,000 copies, and was later certified Gold. All three of its singles also reached the top 3 on the singles chart.

Footprints was also successful in Japan, where the album reached number nineteen on the Oricon albums chart and sold 159,606 copies. It was later certified Gold[1] and became one of the big international successes of the year in that country.


"Kiss Kiss" was the first single released by Valance. The single was released in April 2002 and went straight to #1 on the UK and Australian charts. "Down Boy" was the second single, released two months after Valance's debut single "Kiss Kiss". It became a smash hit on the day of its release.

"Naughty Girl" was the third and final single from the album, becoming a Top 3 hit in Australia and Top 20 single in the UK. A fourth and final single, "Tuck Your Shirt In", was scheduled for release in the UK on 10 March 2003;[2] however, the single was cancelled due to poor sales of the previous single, and Valance was beginning to record her second album, State of Mind.

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
  1. "Kiss Kiss" (Juliette Jaimes, Aksu Sezen, Steve Welton-Jaimes) – 3:25
  2. "Tuck Your Shirt In" (Joachim Björklund, Savan Kotecha) – 3:19
  3. "Down Boy" (Rob Davis) – 3:26
  4. "City Ain't Big Enough" (Joe Belmaati, Mich Hansen, Remee) – 3:38
  5. "Cocktails and Parties" (Tom Nichols, Johnson Somerset) – 4:02
  6. "Whoop" (B. Chapman, J. Hogarth, Karen Poole) – 3:24
  7. "Hush Now" (Felix Howard, Nina Woodford, Fredrik Ödesjö) – 3:33
  8. "All in the Mind" (F. Gordon, G. Saunders) – 3:47
  9. "Harder They Come" (Rob Davis, Holly Valance) – 3:38
  10. "Help Me Help You" (David Munday, Phil Thornalley, Melanie Chisholm) – 3:36
  11. "Naughty Girl" (Grant Black, Cozi Costi, Deborah Ffrench, Brio Taliaferro) – 3:23
  12. "Connect" (Julian Gallagher, Tom Nichols, Richard Stannard) – 3:10
  13. "Send My Best" (Tina Dickow, Valance) – 4:25
  14. "Twist" (Henrik Korpi, Mathias Johansson, Tom Nichols) – 3:46 (Japanese bonus track)
Special edition enhanced CD
14. "Kiss Kiss" (music video)
15. "Down Boy" (music video)
16. "The Making of "Down Boy" (video)


Chart (2002) Peak
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[3] 15
Japan Albums Chart 19
Turkish Albums Chart 17
UK Albums Chart[4] 9



  1. ^ "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 2002年11月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. November 2002 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese). Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan. 518: 7. 10 February 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 November 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  2. ^ Dominic Robinson. "Dominator's UK Charts Digest February 1st 2003". Archived from the original on 2 February 2003. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Footprints - Australian chart run". Retrieved 27 October 2008.
  4. ^ "Footprints - UK chart run". Retrieved 27 October 2008.