Fresh!

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Fresh!
Gina G - Fresh! album artwork.jpg
Studio album by
Released4 March 1997 (US)
Recorded1996/1997
Genre
Length49:42
Label
ProducerSteve Allen (executive)
Gina G chronology
Fresh!
(1997)
Get Up & Dance
(2005)
Singles from Fresh!
  1. "Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit"
    Released: 25 March 1996
  2. "I Belong to You"
    Released: 28 October 1996
  3. "Fresh!"
    Released: 10 March 1997
  4. "Ti Amo"
    Released: 26 May 1997
  5. "Gimme Some Love"
    Released: 25 August 1997
  6. "Every Time I Fall"
    Released: 3 November 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Fresh! is the debut album by Australian dance-pop singer-songwriter Gina G, released in 1997. The album includes the single "Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit", which was the United Kingdom's entry in the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest. Following the contest, the single reached number one in the UK[2] and went on to become a worldwide hit.

Singles[edit]

The lead single "Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit", written by Simon Tauber and Steve Rodway, was first released in March 1996 in the UK. It was selected as the UK's entry for the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Oslo, Norway. Despite placing eighth, the song went on to achieve worldwide success, peaking at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 the following year. It is one of very few Eurovision entries to chart in the US market. The album features five additional singles, four of which were co-written by Gina G. "I Belong to You" and "Fresh!" (both peaked at No. 6 in the UK), "Ti Amo" (No. 11), "Gimme Some Love" (No. 25) and the final single "Every Time I Fall", the first ballad to be released from the album, (No. 52).

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at No. 12 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 27 on the US Billboard Heatseekers chart.[3][4] It was certified Silver (marking sales of 60,000) in the United Kingdom.[5]

Album artwork[edit]

The album artwork features Gina G covered in chocolate icing, and was shot by famed photographer David LaChapelle.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit" (Motiv8 Radio Edit)
Rodway3:23
2."Fresh!"Metro3:45
3."Ti Amo"
  • Gardiner
  • Barry
  • Taylor
Metro2:54
4."Every Time I Fall"
  • Phil Harding
  • Ian Curnow
  • Bagge
  • Julian Gallagher (assistant)
4:02
5."Follow the Light"
  • Rodway
  • Tauber
Rodway4:17
6."Gimme Some Love"
  • Gardiner
  • Collins
  • Taylor
  • Robert Wainwright
  • Richard Burton
Metro3:32
7."Rhythm of My Life"RodwayRodway3:43
8."Missin' You Like Crazy"
  • Ray Ruffin
  • Rueben Martin
Cutfather & Joe4:46
9."I Belong to You" (Radio Edit)
  • Gardiner
  • William Colbourne
Metro3:21
10."Higher Than Love"
  • Rodway
  • Tauber
Rodway3:46
11."It Doesn't Mean Goodbye"RodwayRodway5:27
12."Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit" (Motiv8 Vintage Honey Mix)
  • Tauber
  • Rodway
Rodway6:46
Total length:49:42

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[6] 53
Norwegian Albums Chart 40
UK Albums Chart 12
US Billboard Heatseekers 27

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalogue number
United States 4 March 1997 Eternal/Warner Bros. CD 9 46517-2
United Kingdom 24 March 1997 Eternal/Warner Music UK CD 0630-17840-2
Philippines 4 March 1997 Eternal/WEA Records Cassette 0630-17840-2

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ "GINA G - full Official Chart History - Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  3. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Fresh by Gina G Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Fresh - Gina G." Allmusic. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  5. ^ UK BPI searchable certification database Archived 2010-01-17 at WebCite
  6. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Albums Chart – Week Ending 15 Jun 1997". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 9 April 2017.