I'm Outta Love

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"I'm Outta Love"
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Single by Anastacia
from the album Not That Kind
B-side "Baptize My Soul"
Released February 29, 2000 (2000-02-29)
Format
Recorded 1999; Homesite 13 (Novato, California)
Genre
Length 4:02
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Sam Watters
  • Louis Biancaniello
Anastacia singles chronology
"I'm Outta Love"
(2000)
"Not That Kind"
(2000)
Audio sample

"I'm Outta Love" is a song by American recording artist Anastacia. Written by Anastacia, Sam Watters, and Louis Biancaniello and produced by the latter, it served as her debut single, the first from her debut album, Not That Kind (2000).

Background and recording[edit]

Following a short-living dancing career on television shows such as MTV's Club MTV and work as a backup dancer in music videos, including rap group Salt-N-Pepa's clip for "Get Up Everybody (Get Up)", in 1993, Anastacia relocated from New York to Los Angeles in hopes of launching a singing career.[1] Soon after, she signed a production deal with Cece Peniston manager O.G. Pearce, but failed to arrange a recording contract.[2] In 1997, Anastacia met San Diego-based music executive Lisa Braudé, who signed her with Braudé Management and encouraged her to join MTV's The Cut, a talent series for unsigned acts, the following year.[2] Her appearance on the show led to a meetig with Epic Records A&R executive David Massey who offered a recording contract with his own label Daylight, a custom label of Sony Music Entertainment's Epic company, in March 1999.[2]

For the sound of her debut album Not That Kind, Anastacia envisioned "something in a funky, Sly and the Family Stone" style.[3] While Massey felt that it would be hard to find a song that stood up to her massive voice, he consulted Sam Watters from Epic's R&B group Color Me Badd to work on "a great song for a big voice, kind of "I Will Survive" but with a little more substance."[3] Within three or four days, Watters presented a demo of "I'm Outta Love" in its earliest form.[3] After listening to the demo, Anastacia agreed to further work on it alongside Watters and co-producer Louis Biancaniello.[2] In an interview discussing the development of the song, Anastacia revealed that they had adopted Massey's approach while writing it, aiming for a song "like "It's Raining Men" and "I Will Survive", one that makes you move and makes you happy."[3] Answering a question on British music show Later... with Jools Holland regarding if this song was about anybody in particular, Anastacia later replied, "It's about a lot of people in particular, not just one but probably many in my life who I wanted to have a love thing with but it wasn't there."[4]

Critical reception[edit]

"I'm Outta Love" has been lauded by contemporary music critics. William Ruhlmann of AllMusic called the song an "aggressive dancefloor item," and added: "The minute she opens her mouth she starts reminding you of other singers, especially Aretha Franklin."[5] Michel Paoletta, editor for Billboard magazine, declared "I'm Outta Love" a "sonic joyride [...] which moves and grooves with a spirit all its own."[6] Less impressed, MTVAsia.com editor Tricia Boey wrote that this song "could very well have been sung by Jennifer Lopez or a whole Billboard chart-full of other divas."[7]

Chart performance[edit]

Performing live in 2005

"I'm Outta Love" was first released in the United States, where a promo-only 12 inch single was issued to club DJs in November 1999.[1] Officially released to radio and retailers by February 1999,[8] the song debuted in the week of April 1, 2000 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[9] It spent three weeks on the chart, peaking at number ninety-two.[9] As of 2016, the single remains Anastacia's only entry on the chart.[9] "I'm Outta Love" fared better on many of the Billboard component charts, including number eleven on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and number two for eight consecutive weeks on both the Hot Dance Club Play and Hot Dance Airplay charts.[10] "I'm Outta Love" also reached number eleven on the Canadian Singles Chart.[10]

The single was released to greater international success in Australia and Europe, where Daylight Records and the Epic label had planned to develop a platform first and promotion through affiliates took off much quicker than in North America.[1] In Australia, the track debuted at number six on the Australian Singles Chart,[11] a month later reached number one and stayed there for five consecutive weeks.[11] The song eventually became the highest-selling single of the year,[12] and was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for selling over 140,000 copies.[13] In New Zealand, the single spent seven consecutive weeks at the top of the charts and after shipping over 15,000 units to retailers the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) certified it platinum.[14][15] Like in Australia, the song ended up the highest-selling single of the year in New Zealand.[16]

The track reached the top ten in most European countries in which it charted. "I'm Outta Love" spent three consecutive weeks at number-one in the Wallonian region of Belgium and was ranked eighth on national year-end chart.[17][18] It also reached the top five in Austria, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, and Switzerland, and entered the top ten in Denmark, Germany, Spain, and the Flemish part of Belgium. In the United Kingdom, "I'm Outta Love" sold a total of 292,000 copies and was eventually certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) on October 1, 2000.[19]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "I'm Outta Love" was filmed at the Art Deco-influences Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.[20]

The music video for "I'm Outta Love", directed by Nigel Dick and choreographed by Robin Antin, was filmed on location at the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California, between October 9–10, 1999.[20] Nigel had previously shot the video for Guns N' Roses's "Welcome to the Jungle" (1987) at the same location.[20] In 1999, "I'm Outta Love" earned Anastacia her first MTV Europe Music Award nomination in the Best New Act category at the 2000 awards ceremony.[20] The song also spawned an official remix video for the Hex Hector Radio Mix, which included some new and extended scenes.

Formats and track listings[edit]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the Not That Kind linear notes.[21]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[13] 2× Platinum 140,000
Austria (IFPI)[54] Gold 7,500
France (SNEP)[55] Silver 250,000
Germany (BVMI)[56] Gold 200,000
Netherlands (NVPI)[57] Gold 40,000
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[15] Platinum 15,000
Sweden (IFPI)[58] Gold 20,000
Switzerland (IFPI)[59] Gold 7,500
United Kingdom (BPI)[60] Silver 292,000[19]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States February 29, 2000
Europe May 5, 2000
United Kingdom September 18, 2000

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