I Need Somebody

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"I Need Somebody"
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Single by Bardot
from the album Play it Like That
Released 22 October 2001
Format CD single
Recorded 2001
Genre Pop-dance
Length 3:30
Label WEA International
Writer(s) Ray Hedges
Butler
Pickering
Producer(s) Ray Hedges
Bardot singles chronology
"ASAP"
(2001)
"I Need Somebody"
(2001)
"Love Will Find A Way"
(2002)

"I Need Somebody" is a pop–dance song by Australian pop group Bardot and was the second single from their second album Play It Like That (2001). It was produced by United Kingdom producer Ray Hedges.

Band member Tiffani Wood stated in an interview that,

When we heard the demo, we hated it and didn't want to do it...But once we heard our vocals on it, they made the song. It's not what people would have expected after "ASAP"; people thought we were going with the flow of what's around, the R&B sound. "I Need Somebody" is pretty Kylie.

"I Need Somebody" became Bardot's most successful single in Australia since their debut, "Poison", debuting at number 8 on the ARIA Charts (their second biggest debut) and eventually peaked at number 5. The single also peaked at number one on the ARIA Dance Chart, appealing to a wider dance audience with its various club mixes, and Bardot performed shows at nightclubs across the country. The success of the single confirmed the group's staying power and helped boost their credibility, earning them more respect from critics. "I Need Somebody" was the 59th highest selling single in Australia for 2001 and the 4th highest selling single by an Australian artist in that year.

The music video features the group in an expensive mansion, each member on its own in a different part of the house. In the second half of the song, the group combines, arriving at a pool party with a DJ and guests dancing around the girls.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Need Somebody"
  2. "I Need Somebody" (Superfly Club Mix)
  3. "I Need Somebody" (Le Marquis Dub Remix)
  4. "I Need Somebody" (Le Marquis Remix)
  5. "ASAP" (KCB Klubbmix)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
Position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 5
ARIA Australasian Chart 1
ARIA Dance Chart 1
ARIA 2001 End of Year Singles Chart 59
ARIA 2001 End of Year Australasian Chart 4
Preceded by
"Can't Get You Out of My Head" by Kylie Minogue
Australian ARIA Dance Singles Chart number-one single
26 November 2001 - 2 December 2001
Succeeded by
"Rapture" by iiO