Paid My Dues

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"Paid My Dues"
Single by Anastacia
from the album Freak of Nature
B-side
  • "I Dreamed You"
  • "Funk Medley"
Released November 6, 2001
Format CD single, 12" single
Recorded 2001; Cove City Sound Studios
(Glen Cove, New York)
Sony Music Studios
(New York City, New York)
Genre
Length 3:21
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Anastacia singles chronology
"Made for Lovin' You"
(2001)
"Paid My Dues"
(2001)
"One Day in Your Life"
(2002)
Music sample

"Paid My Dues" is a song by American recording artist Anastacia from her second studio album, Freak of Nature. Released as the album's lead single, the song was written by Anastacia herself, Greg Lawson, Damon Sharpe, and LaMenga Kafi and produced by Ric Wake, with additional production by Richie Jones. The song became an overall hit, peaking in Denmark, Italy, Norway, and Switzerland, and reaching the top ten in several other mainland European countries.

Composition and critical reception[edit]

"Paid My Dues" was written by Anastacia, LaMenga Kafi, Greg Lawson and Damon Sharpe, while production was handled by Ric Wake, with additional production by Richie Jones.[1] According to James Salmon from Yahoo! Music, the song is a "typically robust 'go girl' anthem."[2]

Jose F. Promis writing for Allmusic called it "the soulful, bombastic rocker".[1] Sal Cinquemani from Slant Magazine wrote that "her tenacious attitude on songs like 'Paid My Dues' carve a unique niche for the singer."[3] Aidin Vaziri wrote for Rolling Stone that the song is "grating" and an "obvious offender."[4]

Music video[edit]

Directed by Liz Friedlander, the music video for "Paid My Dues" was shot in Los Angeles, California. In the beginning, Anastacia is speaking while being in a virtual mirror. Then you can see Anastacia in a room where she is packing her suitcases. Following this, you see her while she is trying to make her a way but there are many people she must across. Then she is in some kind of a disco, where she successfully tries again to find her way through people, this time to a stage.

When she finally arrives there, she goes through a mirror and is "teleported" to a stage, where she lip-synchs the song. In the end she pulls out the electricity cable.

Track listing[edit]

  • United Kingdom
  1. "Paid My Dues" – 3:20
  2. "Paid My Dues" (The S-Man's Darkstar Mix) – 5:35
  3. "I Dreamed You" – 5:08
  • Cassette
  1. "Paid My Dues" – 3:20
  2. "Paid My Dues" (The S-Man's Darkstar Radio Edit) – 3:29
  3. "I Dreamed You" – 5:08
  • Europe
  1. "Paid My Dues" – 3:20
  2. "Paid My Dues" (The S-Man's Darkstar Mix) – 5:25
  3. "Paid My Dues" (The S-Man's Darkstar Dub) – 5:23
  4. "Funk Medley" (Live From Amsterdam) – 7:30
  • Australia
  1. "Paid My Dues" – 3:20
  2. "Paid My Dues" (The S-Man's Darkstar Mix) – 5:25
  3. "Paid My Dues" (The S-Man's Darkstar Dub) – 5:23
  4. "Funk Medley" (Live From Amsterdam) – 7:30
  5. "I Dreamed You" – 5:08

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Salmon, James (November 26, 2001). "Anastacia – 'Freak Of Nature'". Yahoo! Music. Yahoo!. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (June 24, 2002). "Anastacia: Freak of Nature". Slant Magazine. Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ Vaziri, Aidin (June 18, 2002). "Anastacia: Freak Of Nature". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on June 18, 2008. Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
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  24. ^ "Certifications Singles Argent – année 2002" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. April 17, 2002. Retrieved June 20, 2009. 
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  27. ^ "Awards 2001". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 20, 2009. 

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