On the Verge of Something Wonderful
|"On the Verge of Something Wonderful"|
|Single by Darren Hayes|
|from the album This Delicate Thing We've Made|
"God Is in the Room"
|Released||28 July 2007|
|Format||CD single, DVD single, digital download|
|Recorded||Phoenix, United States|
|Genre||Pop, electropop, synthpop|
|Songwriter(s)||Darren Hayes, Robert Conley|
|Producer(s)||Darren Hayes, Robert Conley|
|Darren Hayes singles chronology|
"On the Verge of Something Wonderful" is a song written by Australian singer-songwriter Darren Hayes and Robert Conley for Hayes' third solo album, This Delicate Thing We've Made. The song is the first single to be released from the album, made available in Australia on 28 July 2007 and in the UK on 6 August 2007. It debuted at number 20 in the UK Singles Chart, before dropping 53 places to 73.
The music video contains a cameo appearance by Janice Dickinson, former model and former judge on America's Next Top Model. According to Hayes himself, having Dickinson appear in the music video was not planned at all. The day before the video shoot, Hayes had briefly met Dickinson through a friend and – after being struck by how much grace and star quality Dickinson carried with her up close – Hayes jokingly said that she could play the part of the evil, sexy shopaholic in the video. To everyone's surprise, Dickinson accepted the offer. The video features Darren singing in front of many animated backdrops, and is reminiscent of the Max Headroom series, some scenes of the film Electric Dreams and the aesthetics of some Atari brochures of the early 80s.
|UK Singles Chart||20|
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||29|
|ARIA Physical Sales Chart||22|
|ARIA Australasian Chart||9|