Lipstick (Jedward song)

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Jedward Lipstick.jpg
Single by Jedward
from the album Victory/ Planet Jedward (International version)
B-side "Lipstick (Instrumental)"
Released 12 February 2011 (2011-02-12)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2010-2011
Genre Pop, electropop
Length 3:52
2:55 (Radio Edit)
Label Universal Music Group
Songwriter(s) Dan Priddy, Lars Halvor Jensen, Martin M. Larsson
Producer(s) DEEKAY
Jedward singles chronology
"All the Small Things"
"Bad Behaviour"

"All the Small Things"
"Bad Behaviour"
Republic of Ireland "Lipstick"
Eurovision Song Contest 2011 entry
Dan Priddy,
Lars Halvor Jensen,
Martin M. Larsson
Dan Priddy,
Lars Halvor Jensen,
Martin M. Larsson
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Final result
Final points
Appearance chronology
◄ "It's for You" (2010)   
"Waterline" (2012) ►

"Lipstick" is a song by Irish pop duo Jedward. It is written by Danish songwriters Lars Jensen and Martin Larsson and British lyricist Dan Priddy. It is Jedward's third single and the first song released from their second studio album, Victory and is best known as Ireland's entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 held in Düsseldorf, Germany.


"Lipstick" was recorded during December 2010 and January 2011 and was selected as Ireland's Eurovision entry on 11 February 2011, following the performance of five songs on the Irish national selection heat.[1][2] A digital release of the single was made available the following day,[1] with a physical release of the single appearing on 28 February.[3]

The song was performed live in the second half of the second Eurovision semi-final on 12 May.[4] Jedward qualified for the final, which took place on 14 May. They performed in sixth position on the night and finished 8th out of the 25 competing countries, giving Ireland its best result in eleven years. They received 12 points from the United Kingdom, Denmark & Sweden. In Australia's separate TV voting it was voted the most popular song.[5]

The song is notable for being the duo's first original song, as their debut album consisted entirely of cover songs and medleys. The duo performed the song on The Late Late Show[specify] on 12 February 2011.[1][2][6] They also performed part of the song on Britain's Got Talent 2011 during the live semi-finals.

Critical reception[edit]

Nick Levene of Digital Spy gave the song three out of five stars. Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan claimed the song was 'catchy' and 'fantastic', and tipped the duo to win Eurovision.[7]

Music videos[edit]

There are two music videos for "Lipstick". The first was produced by broadcaster RTÉ as part of the official Eurovision entry. It includes animated photos of John and Edward, and footage from the Eurosong performance of "Lipstick".[8] The second video (known as the Paris version) was made by John and Edward themselves while on holiday in Paris.[citation needed] It features John and Edward performing the song at various Parisian locations, including the Eiffel Tower.[9]

Chart performance[edit]

"Lipstick" debuted at No. 2 in the Irish Singles Chart, on 13 February, only after Lady Gaga's "Born This Way"[10] and debuted at No. 82 in the UK in the week of their Eurovision performance it went up to No. 40. The song also entered at number four in German Download Chart. After their Eurovision final performance, the song went to No. 1 in Ireland, three months after its release.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lipstick" (Radio Edit) - 2:55
  2. "Lipstick" (Full Version) - 3:51
  3. "Lipstick" (Instrumental) - 3:51

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[11] 3
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[12] 14
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[13] 26
Finland (Official Download Chart)[14] 22
Germany (Official German Charts)[15] 12
Ireland (IRMA)[16] 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[17] 84
South Korea (GAON)[18] 8
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 11
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 28
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[21] 40

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format
Ireland 12 February 2011 Digital download[22]
United Kingdom
Ireland 21 February 2011 CD single[3]
United Kingdom


  1. ^ a b c Beauty fix. "Jedward hope Lipstick song will be kiss of life for Eurovision quest - Around Town, Entertainment". Retrieved 10 February 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Ireland: Snippet of Jedward's 'Lipstick' « The Eurovision Times". Retrieved 10 February 2011.
  3. ^ a b
  4. ^ "Eurovision Ireland Semi Final". Retrieved 12 May 2011.
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  6. ^ Siim., Jarmo. "Ireland pick Jedward to carry their flag". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
  7. ^ Millar, Paul (19 February 2011). "Keegan backs Jedward for Eurovision". Digital Spy. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
  8. ^ "JEDWARD: Lipstick - OFFICIAL VIDEO!!!". RTÉ. Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  9. ^ "JEDWARD EXCLUSIVE- Lipstick (Paris Version)". RTÉ. Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  10. ^ Busa, Alexandru (21 February 2011). "Jedward enter the Irish top 50 singles chart". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 23 February 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-22.
  11. ^ " – Jedward – Lipstick" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  12. ^ " – Jedward – Lipstick" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  13. ^ " – Jedward – Lipstick" (in French). Ultratip.
  14. ^ Finnish Official Download Chart
  15. ^ " – Jedward Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  16. ^ "Chart Track: Week 20, 2011". Irish Singles Chart.
  17. ^ " – Jedward – Lipstick" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  18. ^ "South Korea Gaon International Chart (Week: June 24, 2011 to July 30, 2011)". Gaon Chart. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  19. ^ " – Jedward – Lipstick". Singles Top 100.
  20. ^ " – Jedward – Lipstick". Swiss Singles Chart.
  21. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  22. ^