Glitter & Gold

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"Glitter & Gold"
Glitterandgold.jpg
Single by Rebecca Ferguson
from the album Heaven
Released 29 April 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Soul, jazz, pop, blues
Length 3:29
Label Syco, RCA Records
Songwriter(s) Rebecca Ferguson, Alex Smith, Paul Barry
Producer(s) Mark Taylor, Alex Smith
Rebecca Ferguson singles chronology
"Too Good to Lose"
(2012)
"Glitter & Gold"
(2012)
"Backtrack"
(2012)
"Too Good to Lose"
(2012)
"Glitter & Gold"
(2012)
"Backtrack"
(2012)

"Glitter & Gold" is a song by British singer songwriter Rebecca Ferguson. The song serves as the third single from the debut studio album, Heaven, and was released in the United Kingdom on 29 April 2012. The song was written by Ferguson, Alex Smith and Paul Barry, and it was produced by Smith and Mark Taylor.

The song was included on the international soundtrack of the Brazilian remake soap opera Guerra dos Sexos.

Background[edit]

The song was Ferguson's third single,[1] and was scheduled to be released on 29 April 2012. The song was co-written by Ferguson, Alex Smith and Paul Barry and was produced by Mark Taylor and Alex Smith. The title "Glitter & Gold" conjures wealth, glitzy parties and expensive jewellry, but the song is actually about friendships and about how money doesn't buy your soul.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

The song "Glitter & Gold" has received positive views from critics. Digital spy rated the song 4 out of 5 stars. They reviewed the song as "tame by Adele's standards", and said the song is "as sour as Rebecca gets" when she has ended a relationship with her boyfriend.[3] The Guardian described the single as "lovely" livened up with "a Mark Ronson-esque arrangement".[1]

Music video[edit]

The video premiered on 13 April 2012, in a Metro music video face off, Rebecca's video beat Jessie J's LaserLight by 2 rounds to 1.[4] "In the video, we see Rebecca looking stunning at a party as she mingles and sings, seemingly giving advice to the partygoers as they turn into cardboard cutouts of themselves. Rebecca is there to help them make a choice: what is more important to their life, happiness or wealth?".[2] The video was directed by "syndrome [5]

Chart performance[edit]

As the third single from Heaven, "Glitter & Gold" was released on 29 April 2012. The song debuted at 164 on the UK Singles Chart, but climbed up to 116 after Ferguson performed the song on Alan Carr's Chatty Man. The song has, so far, peaked higher than Too Good to Lose, which peaked at number 186. The song also charted on the Irish Singles Chart at 65.[6] To add to this, the song has also charted at number peaked at 27 in Italy, and peaked at 36 so far in the Swiss Singles Chart.[7]

Live performances[edit]

On 6 April 2012 Ferguson performed the song live at the Echo Arena.[8] On 11 May she performed on Alan Carr: Chatty Man, despite having a broken leg.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Glitter & Gold" Rebecca Ferguson, Alex Smith, Paul Barry 3:29

Charts and certifications[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (2012-2014) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[9] 51
Brazilian Singles Chart (ABPD)[10] 93
France (SNEP)[11] 146
Germany (Official German Charts)[12] 68
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 65
Italy (FIMI)[13] 27
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 36
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[15] 116

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Italy (FIMI)[16] Gold 15,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 29 April 2012 Digital Download Syco Music, RCA Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cragg, Michael (10 April 2012). "New music: Rebecca Ferguson – Glitter & Gold (Tom Farrago Remix)". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Rebecca gives us some soulful advice". 4Music (13 April 2012). Channel 4. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Rebecca Ferguson's Glitter & Gold review. Digital Spy
  4. ^ http://www.metro.co.uk/music/896062-rebecca-ferguson-v-jessie-j-music-video-fight-club
  5. ^ http://www.promonews.tv/2012/04/26/rebecca-ferguson-glitter-gold-by-syndrome"
  6. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 2, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  7. ^ http://hitparade.ch/showitem.asp?interpret=Rebecca+Ferguson&titel=Glitter+%26+Gold&cat=s
  8. ^ Rebecca Ferguson - Glitter & Gold (live from Echo Arena. Youtube
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Rebecca Ferguson – Glitter & Gold" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  10. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Rebecca Ferguson – Glitter & Gold" (in French). Les classement single.
  12. ^ "Musicline.de – Rebecca Ferguson Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  13. ^ https://twitter.com/rebeccafupdates
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Rebecca Ferguson – Glitter & Gold". Swiss Singles Chart.
  15. ^ http://www.musicweek.com/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=1049540&c=1
  16. ^ "Italian single certifications – Rebecca Ferguson – Glitter & Gold" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 4 September 2012.  Select Online in the field Sezione. Enter Rebecca Ferguson in the field Filtra. The certification will load automatically

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