Melody (Sharleen Spiteri album)

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Studio album by Sharleen Spiteri
Released July 14, 2008 (2008-07-14)
Recorded 2007-2008
Genre Pop, soul
Length 36:57
Label Mercury, Universal Music
Producer Sharleen Spiteri, Bernard Butler, George Miller
Sharleen Spiteri chronology
The Movie Songbook
(2010)The Movie Songbook2010
Singles from Melody
  1. "All the Times I Cried"
    Released: July 7, 2008
  2. "Stop, I Don't Love You Anymore"
    Released: October 6, 2008
  3. "It Was You"
    Released: December 1, 2008

Melody is the debut solo album by Sharleen Spiteri, lead singer of the Scottish band Texas. It was released on 14 July 2008 and peaked at number three in the UK Albums Chart.


The first single taken from her debut album was "All The Times I Cried," and debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 47, before rising to 26 with the physical release. Its full chart run was 47-26-27-32-33-37-47-out. Melody debuted at number 3 in the UK Albums Chart, and its chart run in the first five weeks was 3-5-7-5-8. The album has so far been certified Gold in the UK for sales of over 100,000 copies.[citation needed] The second single off the album "Stop, I Don't Love You Anymore" - released on October 6, 2008 -[1] did not have as much chart success as the first single or the album; it peaked outside the top 100 at 107. The third single of the album was "It Was You," released on December 1, 2008.[2]

"Don't Keep Me Waiting" was only released in Switzerland and charted at number 78.[3]

The song was chosen for use in the soundtrack of the final run[clarification needed] of The L Word, an American television series.[4][citation needed]

Critical reception[edit]


Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "It Was You" Sharleen Spiteri, Johnny McElhone, Bernard Butler Bernard Butler, Sharleen Spiteri  
2. "All the Times I Cried" Spiteri, McElhone Sharleen Spiteri  
3. "Stop, I Don't Love You Anymore" Spiteri, McElhone Sharleen Spiteri  
4. "Melody" Serge Gainsbourg, Spiteri Sharleen Spiteri  
5. "I Wonder" Spiteri, McElhone Sharleen Spiteri  
6. "I'm Going to Haunt You" Spiteri, George Miller Sharleen Spiteri, George Miller  
7. "Don't Keep Me Waiting" Spiteri, McElhone, Dante Gizzi, Giulano Gizzi Sharleen Spiteri  
8. "You Let Me Down" Spiteri, Miller Sharleen Spiteri, George Miller  
9. "Where Did It Go Wrong" Spiteri Sharleen Spiteri  
10. "Day Tripping" Spiteri, Jackman Sharleen Spiteri  
11. "Françoise" Spiteri Sharleen Spiteri  

A non-CD track called "That Was a Lie" was recorded and made available for early download from Spiteri's website but did not make the final track listing.

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2008) Peak
UK Albums Chart 3[7]
French Album Charts Top 150 13[7]
Belgium Albums Chart 15[7]
Swiss Album Charts 19[7]
Irish Albums Chart 19[7]



  1. ^ Lewis, Pete. "SHARLEEN SPITERI: The Single Life". Blues and Soul. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ Third Single Confirmed (Sharleen's Official Website)[dead link]
  3. ^ "Sharleen Spiteri - Don't Keep Me Waiting". Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ [1] Archived August 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Quinn, Michael (4 July 2008). "A likable introduction to Spiteri's new solo career". Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Levine, Nick. "Sharleen Spiteri: 'Melody'". Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Sharleen Spiteri - Melody". Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Certified Award Search". The British Recorded Music Industry. Archived from the original on September 24, 2009. Retrieved August 9, 2011.