Glitter & Gold
|"Glitter & Gold"|
|Single by Rebecca Ferguson|
|from the album Heaven|
|Released||29 April 2012|
|Genre||Soul, jazz, pop, blues|
|Label||Syco, RCA Records|
|Songwriter(s)||Rebecca Ferguson, Alex Smith, Paul Barry|
|Producer(s)||Mark Taylor, Alex Smith|
|Rebecca Ferguson singles chronology|
"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.
The song was Ferguson's third single, 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.
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. The Guardian described the single as "lovely" livened up with "a Mark Ronson-esque arrangement".
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. "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?". The video was directed by "syndrome 
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. 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.
|1.||"Glitter & Gold"||Rebecca Ferguson, Alex Smith, Paul Barry||3:29|
Charts and certifications
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||51|
|Brazilian Singles Chart (ABPD)||93|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||68|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||36|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||116|
*sales figures based on certification alone
|United Kingdom||29 April 2012||Digital Download||Syco Music, RCA Records|
- Cragg, Michael (10 April 2012). "New music: Rebecca Ferguson – Glitter & Gold (Tom Farrago Remix)". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
- "Rebecca gives us some soulful advice". 4Music (13 April 2012). Channel 4. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
- Rebecca Ferguson's Glitter & Gold review. Digital Spy
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 2, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2011.
- Rebecca Ferguson - Glitter & Gold (live from Echo Arena. Youtube
- "Austriancharts.at – Rebecca Ferguson – Glitter & Gold" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
- "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
- "Lescharts.com – Rebecca Ferguson – Glitter & Gold" (in French). Les classement single.
- "Musicline.de – Rebecca Ferguson Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
- "Swisscharts.com – Rebecca Ferguson – Glitter & Gold". Swiss Singles Chart.
- "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