Honey to the B

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Honey to the B
HoneyToTheB.jpg
Studio album by
Released19 October 1998
Recorded1998
StudioRidge Farm, Rusper, England
GenrePop
Length51:04
LabelInnocent, Virgin
ProducerWendy Page, Jim Marr
Billie chronology
Honey to the B
(1998)
Walk of Life
(2000)
Singles from UK edition
  1. "Because We Want To"
    Released: 29 June 1998
  2. "Girlfriend"
    Released: 21 September 1998
  3. "She Wants You"
    Released: 7 December 1998
  4. "Honey to the Bee"
    Released: 22 March 1999
Singles from US edition
  1. "She Wants You"
    Released: 13 April 1999
Singles from Japanese edition
  1. "Because We Want To"
    Released: 11 November 1998
  2. "Girlfriend"/"She Wants You"
    Released: 10 August 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Yahoo!(positive)[2]

Honey to the B is the first album by the pop singer Billie Piper, released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). Billie (she was known at the time only by her first name) was the first and youngest British female artist to have a first single enter the UK pop charts at number one.[3]

A number of hit singles were released from the album, including "Girlfriend", "She Wants You", the anthemic "Because We Want To", and the title track "Honey to the Bee". "Honey to the Bee" was later covered by the Swedish girl group Play on their 2003 album Replay. The American version of the album differs in that it contains the radio mix of "Girlfriend". The single "Honey to the Bee" re-entered the official UK Singles Chart at number 17 on 21 January 2007, eight years after initial release, thanks to efforts by the BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles.[3]

The album has sold 380,000 copies in the UK as of July 2013.[4]

Track listing[edit]

International edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Because We Want To"
3:48
2."Girlfriend"
  • Rambo
  • Richmond
3:50
3."Officially Yours"Rick Mitra3:26
4."She Wants You"
  • Tim Laws
  • Pam Sheyne
3:38
5."Love Groove"
  • Marr
  • Page
  • Billie Piper
4:29
6."Party on the Phone"
  • Marr
  • Page
4:14
7."Saying I'm Sorry Now"
  • Rambo
  • Richmond
4:00
8."You've Got It"
  • Ian Green
  • John McLaughlin
3:43
9."I Dream"
  • Marr
  • Page
5:33
10."Honey to the Bee"
  • Marr
  • Page
5:03
11."Whatcha Gonna Do"
  • Rambo
  • Richmond
4:33
12."Don't Forget to Remember"
  • Marr
  • Page
4:47
US edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Honey to the Bee"
  • Marr
  • Page
5:01
2."I Dream"
  • Marr
  • Page
5:34
3."She Wants You"
  • Laws
  • Sheyne
3:40
4."Love Groove"
  • Marr
  • Page
  • Piper
4:28
5."Party on the Phone"
  • Marr
  • Page
4:13
6."Officially Yours"Mitra3:29
7."You've Got It"
  • Green
  • McLaughlin
3:43
8."Saying I'm Sorry Now"
  • Rambo
  • Richmond
4:11
9."Girlfriend" (radio mix)
  • Rambo
  • Richmond
3:56
10."Whatcha Gonna Do"
  • Rambo
  • Richmond
4:34
11."Don't Forget to Remember"
  • Marr
  • Page
4:48
12."Because We Want To"
  • Marr
  • Page
  • Rambo
  • Richmond
3:50

Singles[edit]

  • "Because We Want To" (29 June 1998)
  • "Girlfriend" (25 September 1998)[5]
  • "She Wants You" (7 December 1998)[6]
  • "Honey to the Bee" (22 March 1999)[7]

Personnel[edit]

  • Billie Piper – vocals
  • Jim Marr – producer, mixing, programming, keyboards, guitar, bass guitar
  • Wendy Page – producer, mixing, backing vocals, vocal arrangement
  • Cutfather – producer, remixing
  • Yak Bondy – backing vocals, keyboards, piano, vocoder, programming
  • Roger Jackson – guitar, keyboards, programming
  • Mark James – acoustic guitar
  • Nick Lacey – flute, strings
  • London Community Gospel Choir – backing vocals
  • Sweet-P – vocals
  • Pete Craigie – engineer, mixing
  • Michelle Barry – assistant engineer
  • Matt Tait – assistant engineer

Charts[edit]

Charts (1998) Peak
position
Certifications
Australian Albums Chart[8] 31
Japanese Albums Chart[9] 46
New Zealand Albums Chart[10] 3 2× Platinum
Swedish Albums Chart[11] 56
UK Albums Chart[12] 14 Platinum
US Billboard Top Heatseekers[13] 17

Release history[edit]

Country Date
United Kingdom 19 October 1998
United States 3 March 1999
Japan 25 April 2000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Honey to the B – Billie". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  2. ^ O'Connor, Rob (18 May 1999). "Billie Reviews on Yahoo! Music". Yahoo! Music. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/the-youngest-acts-to-enter-the-official-uk-charts-revealed__13623/
  4. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/official-chart-flashback-1998-billie-because-we-want-to__4557/
  5. ^ "Girlfriend Pt.1: Billie: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  6. ^ "She Wants You / Because We Want to: Billie: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  7. ^ "Honey to the Bee / Call Me / What's Missing: Billie: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Discography Billie Piper". ARIA Charts. Archived from the original on 8 April 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2008.
  9. ^ "Honey to the B". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  10. ^ "Discography Billie Piper". charts.org.nz. Archived from the original on 18 April 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2008.
  11. ^ "Discography Billie Piper". SwedishCharts.com. Archived from the original on 12 April 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2008.
  12. ^ "Chart Log UK: 1994–2006: Howie B – David Byrne". zobbel.de. Retrieved 25 December 2008.
  13. ^ "Billie – Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 March 2013.