Never Be the Same Again (Melanie C song)

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"Never Be the Same Again"
Single by Melanie C featuring Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
from the album Northern Star
B-side "I Wonder What It Would Be Like"
Released 20 March 2000 (2000-03-20)
Format
Genre
Length 4:54
Label Virgin
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Rhett Lawrence
Melanie C singles chronology
"Northern Star"
(1999)
"Never Be the Same Again"
(2000)
"I Turn to You"
(2000)
Lisa Lopes singles chronology
"I Do"
(1999)
"Never Be the Same Again"
(2000)
"The Block Party"
(2001)
Audio sample
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Music video
"Never Be the Same Again" on YouTube

"Never Be the Same Again" is a song by the British singer-songwriter, Melanie C(hisholm) featuring Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. It was released on 20 March 2000 as the third single from her first solo album, Northern Star (1999). The song uses rapped verses from the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of the American girl group TLC. The song was co-written by Chisholm, the producer Rhett Lawrence, Paul F. Cruz and Lopes.

It entered the British Singles Chart at number one, knocking fellow Spice Girls member Geri Halliwell's single "Bag It Up" down to number four. "Never Be the Same Again" was Chisholm's first solo single to reach number one. It sold 144,000 copies in its first week and by May 2013 it had sold more than 423,000 copies,[1] making it the eighteenth best seller of 2000.[2] The song was successful in other markets, topped the charts in seven countries, and sold more than a million copies across Europe.[3] The music video for "Never Be the Same Again" was directed by Francis Lawrence. It shows Chisholm waking up in a futuristic home and practicing tai chi with Lopes.

Composition[edit]

According to the sheet music published by Musicnotes.com by Hal Leonard Corporation, "Never Be the Same Again" is composed in the key of A major and is written in the time signature of common time.[citation needed] It is set in a moderate tempo of 80 beats per minute, with Chisholm's voice spanning from E5 to G3. The song has a basic chord progression of Gm7–E9–B7–Gm.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video shows Chisholm with short blonde hair as on the CD-cover wearing white clothes. It begins with a CD player (which says "Good day" in Icelandic, suggesting that the video is based in Iceland) and sound system starting up a in a metal and glass room in a high building with glass bridges with smoke rising from below with a field background. She is also seen jogging on a treadmill with a changing foreground, lying in shallow water and on a bed in the dark with an orange-coloured laser moving down her. Lopes comes into the video to do her rap and both are seen doing tai-chi. Later, Chisholm is floating up in a high-ceiling room and the video ends with er looking at the outside view. The video includes shots of Iceland's famous Blue Lagoon.[citation needed]

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Never Be the Same Again".

  • UK CD1 / Australian CD
  1. "Never Be the Same Again" (Single Edit) – 4:13
  2. "I Wonder What It Would Be Like" – 3:40
  3. "Never Be the Same Again" (Lisa Lopes Remix) – 4:01
  4. "Never Be the Same Again" (Video) (Bonus)
  • UK CD2
  1. "Never Be the Same Again" – 4:52
  2. "Closer" (Live) – 3:32
  3. "Goin' Down" (Live) – 3:35
  • US promotional CD-R 3
  1. "Never Be The Same Again" (Kung Pow Club Mix) – 9:34
  2. "Never Be The Same Again" (Kung Pow Radio Edit) – 4:11
  3. "Never Be The Same Again" (Plasmic Honey Club Mix) – 8:41
  4. "Never Be The Same Again" (Single Edit) – 4:16
  • UK promotional CD
  1. "Never Be The Same Again" (Single Edit) – 4:13
  2. "Never Be The Same Again" (Album Edit) – 3:58
  • UK cassette
  1. "Never Be the Same Again" (Single Edit) – 4:13
  2. "I Wonder What It Would Be Like" – 3:40
  3. "Never Be the Same Again" (Lisa Lopes Remix) – 4:01

Official versions[edit]

  • "Never Be The Same Again" (Album Version) – 4:54
  • "Never Be The Same Again" (Album Edit) – 3:58
  • "Never Be The Same Again" (Single Mix) / (Single Edit) – 4:13
  • "Never Be The Same Again" (Acoustic) – 4:07
  • "Never Be the Same Again" (Lisa Lopes Remix) – 4:01
  • "Never Be The Same Again" (Recorded Live at MTV) – 4:00
  • "Never Be The Same Again" (Kung Pow Club Mix) – 9:34
  • "Never Be The Same Again" (Kung Pow Radio Edit) – 4:11
  • "Never Be The Same Again" (Plasmic Honey Club Mix) – 8:41

Appears on[edit]

  • Never Be the Same Again – Northern Star
  • Never Be the Same Again – Northern Star [Special Edition]
  • Never Be the Same Again – Kuschelrock 14 [Compilation CD]
  • Never Be the Same Again – R&B – The Collection [Compilation CD]
  • Never Be the Same Again – Hot & Beautiful [Compilation CD]
  • Never Be the Same Again [Single Mix] – Northern Star [Special Edition]
  • Never Be the Same Again [Single Edit] – Never Be the Same Again [Single]
  • Never Be the Same Again [Lisa Lopes Remix] – Never Be the Same Again [Single]
  • Never Be the Same Again [Live at MTV] – "I Turn To You" [Single]
  • Never Be the Same Again [Single Edit] – Now That's What I Call Music Vol. 45 [Compilation CD]
  • Never Be the Same Again [Melanie C / Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes] - MTV Fantastic Females Vol. 3 [Various Artists/Asian Release only]

Live performances[edit]

Melanie C performed the song on the following concert tours:

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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Preceded by
"Bag It Up"
by Geri Halliwell
UK Singles Chart number one single
26 March 2000 – 1 April 2000
Succeeded by
"Fool Again"
by Westlife