Innocent Eyes (song)

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"Innocent Eyes"
Single by Delta Goodrem
from the album Innocent Eyes
B-side "Hear Me Calling"/"Lost for Words"
Released 6 June 2003 (2003-06-06)
(see release history)
Format CD, digital download
Recorded 2003
Genre Pop
Length 3:52
Label Epic, Daylight
Writer(s) Delta Goodrem, Vince Pizzinga
Producer(s) John Fields
Certification Platinum (ARIA)
Delta Goodrem singles chronology
"Lost Without You"
(2003)
"Innocent Eyes"
(2003)
"Not Me, Not I"
(2003)

"Innocent Eyes" is a pop song written by Delta Goodrem and Vince Pizzinga and produced by John Fields for Goodrem's first album Innocent Eyes (2003). It was released as the album's third single in Australia on 6 June 2003. Goodrem has stated the song is one of her favourite tracks on the Innocent Eyes album and that its lyrics are autobiographical, and is dedicated to her family.[1] The song became her third number-one single in Australia and also peaked in the top twenty in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. She also performed the song on an episode of Australian soap opera Neighbours where she had a starring role as Nina Tucker.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Innocent Eyes" was filmed in the Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney, Australia and was directed by Michael Gracey. It was filmed between 2 May 2003 — 3 May 2003 and was released in June that same year. The video shows Goodrem backstage waiting to go on and reminiscing about being a little girl doing things like singing, dancing and dressing up. It took twenty hours in total to film the video and she felt it hard trying to put the film clip in other people's hands because she feels that it was her song and was wrenching when people tamper with it to try for marketing. The video, with behind the scenes, is available on Goodrem's first DVD Delta (2003).[2]

Promotion and chart performance[edit]

Promotion for the single included a Melbourne instore appearance in which Goodrem signed autographs for a record eight hours to an estimated crowd of 10,000 people.[3] Two CD singles were released to stores in Australia, the first CD featured the title track and the two B-sides "Hear Me Calling" (written by Goodrem and Pizzinga) and "Lost for Words" (written by Goodrem), while the second CD featured remixes of "Lost Without You", a free Delta Goodrem phone logo and a choice of ringtones between "Born to Try", "Lost Without You" and "Innocent Eyes".

The song made its debut on the Australia ARIA Singles Chart at number two, being held off the number-one spot by "Bring Me to Life" by Evanescence on 18 June 2003. After two weeks on being in the charts it knocked Evanescence off the top spot and stayed there for two weeks, making Goodrem's third consecutive number-one single. After nine weeks the song spent its last week in the top ten and fell to number twelve. It spent a total of twenty weeks in the top fifty, accredited platinum by ARIA[4] and was the eighteenth highest selling single in Australia for 2003.[5] The song was released late October 2003 in New Zealand and made its debut in the chart at a low forty-four but the next week it had a better week jumping twenty-five places to number nineteen, before peaking the following week at fourteen. It spent a total of twelve weeks in the chart leaving at number forty-nine.

22 September 2003 was the released date for the song in Ireland and the United Kingdom where the song showed success. The song debuted at number nine in the UK becoming Goodrem's third top ten single there. It debuted and peaked at number twenty-five in Ireland but fell out of the charts from then on spending a total on six weeks in the chart.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Innocent Eyes".

Australian CD1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Innocent Eyes"   Delta Goodrem, Vince Pizzinga 3:52
2. "Hear Me Calling"     3:37
3. "Lost For Words"     4:15
Australian CD2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Innocent Eyes"   Delta Goodrem, Vince Pizzinga 3:52
2. "Lost Without You" (Smash 'N' Grab Extended Mix) Matthew Gerrard, Bridget Benenate 7:20
3. "Lost Without You" (The Luge Remix) Gerrard, Benenate 4:04
UK CD1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Innocent Eyes"   Delta Goodrem, Vince Pizzinga 3:52
2. "Lost Without You" (Soulchild Remix) Matthew Gerrard, Bridget Benenate 3:55
3. "Lost For Words"     4:15
4. "Innocent Eyes" (Video) Goodrem, Pizzinga  
UK CD2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Innocent Eyes"   Delta Goodrem, Vince Pizzinga 3:52
2. "Innocent Eyes" (The Luge Remix) Goodrem, Pizzinga 4:09
3. "Lost Without You" (Behind the Scenes Video)    

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
Australia 6 June 2003 Epic Records CD 673857.2
United Kingdom 22 September 2003 Epic CD 6754731/32
New Zealand 2 November 2003 Sony Records CD 673857.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Delta's New Single Announced". Deltagoodrem.com. Retrieved 17 November 2007.
  2. ^ "Delta Films New Clip". Deltagoodrem.com. Retrieved 16 February 2007.
  3. ^ Herald Sun, June 2003. Retrieved 28 January 2007.
  4. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2003 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 16 November 2007.
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2003". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 16 November 2007.
  6. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Delta Goodrem – Innocent Eyes". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Chart Track: Week 39, 2003". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  8. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Delta Goodrem – {{{song}}}". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  9. ^ "Archive Chart: 2003-10-04" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  10. ^ "ARIA Charts – End of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles of 2003". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "UK Year-end Singles 2003" (PDF). Charts Plus. The Official Charts Company. p. 2. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2003 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Bring Me to Life" by Evanescence
ARIA (Australia) number one single
30 June 2003 — 7 July 2003
Succeeded by
"Ignition (Remix)" by R. Kelly