Lighters (The One)

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"Lighters (The One)"
Gabz-Lighters-(The-One).jpg
Single by Gabz
Released30 June 2013 (2013-06-30)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2013, London
GenrePop
Length2:44
LabelSony
Songwriter(s)Gabrielle Gardiner
Producer(s)Graham Stack
Gabz singles chronology
"Lighters (The One)"
(2013)
"Lie There"
(2013)

"Lighters (The One)" (originally called "The One"), is a song by British singer Gabz, released as her debut single on 30 June 2013 in the United Kingdom. Gabz wrote the song and is credited with her real name, Gabrielle Gardiner. It was produced by Graham Stack. The song entered at number six on the UK Singles Chart.

Background[edit]

Gabz, aged 14 at the time, premiered the self-written song at her audition for the 2013 series of Britain's Got Talent, in front of judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams. Gabz explained that the song is about heartbreak, but as she had not experienced this herself, she had taken her inspiration from films she had seen.[1] Gabz performed the song at a piano, and it was praised by Cowell who said, "I think that's a cute little song, great chorus, you know, produced properly, that song, you may have something there."[2] Gabz performed the song again during the live semi-finals, this time with a backing track and choir. Walliams urged Cowell to make the song available for purchase, predicting it could make number one in the UK Singles Chart.[3] In the live final, Gabz performed a medley of "Lighters (The One)" with another self-written song, "Lie There".[4] Each verse contains a rap.

On 19 June 2013, it was announced that "The One", now renamed to "Lighters (The One)", would be released as a single on 30 June, on the Sony record label.[5][6] She recorded it in London and it was produced by Graham Stack.[7] Gabz said, "I'm really excited about my single being released, I'm so happy, it's a dream come true!"[5] It was reported that the rush release of the single was due to "exceptional demand".[8]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Lighters (The One)" was released on 27 June 2013.[9] It was directed by Greg Francis, who explained that the video focuses on Gabz and shows the feelings of first love and heartbreak. He said he was trying to make the video look "cool" and "arty", with an "edge to it".[10] Gabz keeps her own style for the video, wearing a variety of onesies, trainers and caps with clashing colours.[10]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Lighters (The One)"2:44

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[11] 10
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[12] 7
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 192

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format Label
United Kingdom 30 June 2013[5] Digital download Sony Music Entertainment

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Ann (25 June 2013). "Britain's Got Talent star Gabz Gardiner: I haven't spoken to Simon Cowell since show ended". Metro. Associated Newspapers. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  2. ^ Hewett, Emily (26 May 2013). "Simon Cowell spots 'future pop star' in BGT school girl Gabz Gardiner". Metro. Associated Newspapers. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  3. ^ Hewett, Emily (28 May 2013). "Britain's Got Talent judges predict No. 1 for Gabz's song The One". Metro. Associated Newspapers. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  4. ^ McGarry, Lisa (8 June 2013). "Britain's Got Talent 2013: Gabz Gardiner to land a record & publishing deal after 'Lie There' performance?". Unreality TV. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  5. ^ a b c Earp, Catherine (19 June 2013). "'Britain's Got Talent' Gabz to release debut single 'Lighters (The One)'". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Britain's Got Talent 2013: Gabz Gardiner to release Lighters (The One) as her debut single later this month! Hear it now! (VIDEO)". Unreality TV. 20 June 2013. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  7. ^ "'Britain's Got Talent' Star Gabz Gardiner To Release 'Lighters (The One)' (listen)". The Huffington Post UK. AOL. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  8. ^ "BGT finalist Gabz Gardiner to rush release of first single". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Gabz - Lighters (The One)". YouTube. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  10. ^ a b "Gabz - Lighters (The One) - Behind The Scenes". YouTube. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  11. ^ "Chart Track: Week 30, 2013". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  13. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  14. ^ http://www.ukchartsplus.co.uk/UKChartsPlusEOY2013.pdf