Ladies Night (Atomic Kitten album)

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Ladies Night
Atomic Kitten Ladies Night Cover.jpg
Studio album by Atomic Kitten
Released 10 November 2003 (2003-11-10)
Recorded September 2002 – April 2003
Studio
Genre
Length 52:37
Label
Producer
Atomic Kitten chronology
Atomic Kitten
(2003)
Ladies Night
(2003)
Greatest Hits
(2004)
Singles from Right Now
  1. "If You Come to Me"
    Released: 27 October 2003
  2. "Ladies' Night"
    Released: 15 December 2003
  3. "Someone like Me"
    Released: 29 March 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Bebo Reviews 3.5/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[3]

Ladies Night is the third studio album by English girl group Atomic Kitten released on 10 November 2003. "If You Come to Me" was released as the lead single from the album on 27 October 2003 followed by the second single "Ladies' Night" featuring Kool & the Gang, which was released on 15 December 2003. The third and final single "Someone like Me" was released on 29 March 2004 and was the group's official last single following the announcement of their indefinite hiatus, although the album version of the single only contains Liz McClarnon's vocals.

"Be with You" is featured on the album but not listed as a single from the album due to being released a year earlier as a double A-side single with "The Last Goodbye", which featured on the group's second album Feels So Good (2002). The album did not sell as well as their two preceding albums (which were both certified Double Platinum in the UK), but still reached number 5 on the UK Album Chart and achieved Platinum status.

Background[edit]

In April 2003, the album Atomic Kitten was released in the United States, which consisted of tracks from their first two albums. The album was commercially unsuccessful, although single "The Tide Is High (Get the Feeling)" appeared on the soundtrack for the Disney Channel Original Movie The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003). Following this, the group opted to focus solely on the European, Oceanian, South African and Asian markets and began work on their third album.[4]

Before recording started, American R&B group Kool & the Gang approached the group about a collaboration for their album of duets, Odyssey (2004). Kool & the Gang wanted to record an updated version of their hit "Ladies Night" and were looking for a girl group to sing the lyrics. Atomic Kitten liked the idea and inquired whether they could use it for their next album which was subsequently named Ladies Night in honour of this collaboration.[5] Atomic Kitten spent late 2002 and early 2003 in the studio recording their third and final studio album. Up until the recording of Ladies Night, the group mainly relied on songwriters, though they had occasionally co-written songs featured on their albums. While recording Ladies Night, they decided to be directly involved in the creation of eight of the fifteen songs.[5][6]

Chart performance[edit]

Ladies Night debuted and peaked at number five on the UK Albums Chart, selling 48,000 copies in its first week of release.[7] It was a considerable decline from the band's previous two studio albums Right Now (2000) and Feels So Good (2002), both of which had been certified double platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and became number-one hits.[8] A steady seller, Ladies Night was however certified platinum by the BPI for the shipment of over 300,000 copies in the United Kingdom.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Ladies NightStandard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Ladies Night" (featuring Kool & the Gang)
3:08
2. "Be with You"
  • Greg Wilson
  • Tracey Carmen
  • Martin Foster
  • Jeff Lynne
  • Howes
  • Harrington
3:38
3. "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
  • Jenny Frost
  • Dominic Thrupp
  • Mark Ralph
  • Paul Olawoyin
  • Paul Wright
  • Theeyazan Ahmed
  • Howes
  • Harrington
3:43
4. "If You Come to Me"
  • Stannard
  • Gallagher
  • Howes[b]
  • Harrington[b]
3:46
5. "Believer"
  • Howes
  • Harrington
  • Nowels
3:46
6. "Everything Goes Around"
  • Frost
  • Anthony Griffiths
  • Christopher Griffiths
  • Howes
  • Harrington
3:06
7. "Somebody like You"
  • Howes
  • Harrington
  • Davis
3:57
8. "Nothing in the World"
  • Robson
3:59
9. "Always Be My Baby"
  • The True North Music Company
3:20
10. "I Won't Be There"
  • Hamilton
  • Barlow
  • Kennedy
  • Woodcock
  • The True North Music Company
3:53
11. "Never Get Over You"
  • McClarnon
  • Davis
  • Howes
  • Harrington
3:57
12. "Don't You Know"
  • Davis
  • Howes
  • Harrington
  • Howes
  • Harrington
  • Davis
3:24
13. "Loving You"
  • Howes
  • Harrington
3:11
14. "Don't Let Me Down"
  • Frost
  • Howes
  • Harrington
  • Howes
  • Harrington
3:40
15. "Someone like Me"
  • McClarnon
  • Ciaron Bell
  • Bell
2:09
Notes and sample credits

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[21] Gold 20,000*
Austria (IFPI Austria)[22] Gold 15,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[23] Gold 7,500^
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] Platinum 300,000^

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jon O'Brien (2003-12-02). "Ladies Night - Atomic Kitten | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ [2] Archived 11 January 2005 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ The Arkansas Traveler online: Atomic Kitten: what America is missing[permanent dead link]. Retrieved 16 August 2006
  5. ^ a b "Ladies Night interview". CBBC News. Retrieved 29 July 2006. 
  6. ^ CBBC Full interview: Atomic Kitten (Accessed: 26 September 2006)
  7. ^ "Dido, Britney Rule European Charts". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  8. ^ "BPI Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  9. ^ a b "British album certifications – Atomic Kitten – Ladies Night". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Ladies Night in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  10. ^ "Atomic Kitten - Ladies Night (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2004-02-25. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  11. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Atomic Kitten – Ladies Night" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Atomic Kitten – Ladies Night" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Atomic Kitten – Ladies Night" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  14. ^ "Atomic Kitten Blasts Onto European Chart". billboard.biz. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  15. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Atomic Kitten – Ladies Night" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  16. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Atomic Kitten – Ladies Night". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  17. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Atomic Kitten – Ladies Night". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Atomic Kitten – Ladies Night". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  19. ^ "Atomic Kitten | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  20. ^ "2003 UK Albums Chart" (PDF). ChartsPlus. Retrieved May 18, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  22. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Atomic Kitten – Ladies Night" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Enter Atomic Kitten in the field Interpret. Enter Ladies Night in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  23. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Atomic Kitten – Ladies Night". Recorded Music NZ. 

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