It's Worth It

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"It's Worth It"
Jackie Thomas "It's Worth It".jpg
Single by Jackie Thomas
from the album Jackie Thomas
Released July 22, 2013 (2013-07-22)
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded July 2013, Auckland, New Zealand
Genre Pop
Length 3:12
Label Sony Music New Zealand
Writer(s) Anthony Egizii, David Musumeci, Adam Argyle

"It's Worth It" is the winner's single by the first New Zealand series winner of The X Factor, Jackie Thomas. It was released digitally on 22 July 2013 and on CD single on 26 July,[1] as the lead single from her self-titled debut album. "It's Worth It" was written by Anthony Egizii and David Musumeci (DNA Songs) and Adam Argyle. It debuted at number one on the Official New Zealand Music Chart and was certified gold in its first week by Recorded Music NZ.

Background and release[edit]

"It's Worth It" was written by David Musumeci and Anthony Egizii (DNA Songs) and Adam Argyle.[2][3] The single was released for digital download on the evening of The X Factor grand final on 22 July, with the CD single release on 26 July.[4][1]


"It's Worth It" debuted at number one on the New Zealand Singles Chart on 29 July 2013, and was certified gold that same week.[5] It remained at number one the following week.[6] "It's Worth It" was certified platinum by 9 August 2013.[7]

Live performances[edit]

Thomas performed "It's Worth It" live for the first time during The X Factor grand final show on 22 July. Thomas performed the song again later in the show after she was announced as the winner.[8] On 9 August 2013, she appeared on Firstline for an interview, and sang "It's Worth It" afterward.[9]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "It's Worth It" was released on 12 August.[10] Directed by Anna Duckworth and produced by Alix Whittaker, both of Candlelit Pictures, the video was filmed in one shot. It features Thomas walking around a black room, surrounded by bare lightbulbs that brighten and dim with the rhythm and dynamics of the song.[11] Pre-production of the video began on 26 July, four days after Thomas' The X Factor win. The video production was wrapped within one week.[12]

Track listing[edit]

  • CD single / digital download[4]
  1. "It's Worth It" – 3:12

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
New Zealand 22 July 2013 Digital download Sony Music New Zealand
26 July 2013 CD single

Chart positions[edit]

As well as peaking at number 1 in the weekly singles chart, "It's Worth It" was ranked number 36 in the Official New Zealand Music Chart's 2013 year-end chart,[13] and number 4 in the 2013 year-end chart for New Zealand artists.[14]

Chart (2013) Peak
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[15] 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "X Factor's Jackie shoots to No.1". Yahoo! New Zealand. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "It's Worth It" at Australasian Performing Right Association search engine. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Girl Power spices up Jackie". Fairfax New Zealand. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "It's Worth It - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Charts". Recorded Music NZ. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Jackiw Thomas - It's Worth It". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Jackie Thomas Album Out Today; Single Certified Platinum" (Press release). Sony Music. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "The X Factor finale: Jackie Thomas wins". The New Zealand Herald. APN News & Media. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Jackie Thomas performs 'It's Worth It'". 3 News. TV3. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "JACKIE THOMAS' MUSIC VIDEO HAS BEEN RELEASED!". TV3. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Jackie Thomas - It's Worth It (Official Video)". Sony Music New Zealand. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "JACKIE THOMAS MUSIC VIDEO FOR IT'S WORTH IT OUT MONDAY". Throng. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 2013". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "END OF YEAR CHARTS 2013 - NZ SINGLES". The Official NZ Music Charts. Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  15. ^ " – Jackie Thomas – It's Worth It". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 12 November 2013.

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