Perfect (Vanessa Amorosi song)
|Single by Vanessa Amorosi|
|from the album Somewhere in the Real World|
|Released||26 April 2008 (Australia)|
|Length||4:47 (Album version)
3:20 (Radio edit)
|Writer(s)||David Franj, Vanessa Amorosi|
|Vanessa Amorosi singles chronology|
Amorosi co-wrote "Perfect" with Australian song writer and conservative blogger David Franj and they each brought a different perspective to the theme of love, resulting in a powerful tune. "He was in love with his girlfriend, so his take on it was she's perfect, everything about her is so magnificent. And I'm the other side of love where I'm like that's obsessive and there's hard work in love and what you see as perfect is not necessarily going to be perfect in 20 years time."
Amorosi says "Perfect" is "really a love story by two totally different people. That's my interpretation of it. I mean, it's open to anyone's interpretation but for me love is ... I find it to be quite obsessive. I love the imperfections in a person more so than the perfect things about them. Love can come in different shapes and forms and that's what it's really going on about."
"Perfect" was the most played song by an Australian artist on the 2008 National Airplay Chart (The Music Network – 22 December 2008). The track also hit #1 on the Australian iTunes Store on 6 June 2008.
Before release as a single, "Perfect" was featured in promotions by the Seven Network for the American show Bionic Woman. It will also be used in a commercial campaign for jeans by Calvin Klein in Australia.
The music video was shot entirely on green screen by noted video producer Stuart Gosling (Westlife, Girls Aloud). It features a glamorous Amorosi walking through a desert setting while peeling back the layers of her get-up. "The idea with this video clip was that beauty comes in all different forms and you can be over-accessorised and look gorgeous and beautiful but you can look just as beautiful stripping all that away", she said.
CD single/digital EP
- "Perfect" — 04:49
- "Perfect" (Radio version) — 03:20
- "Perfect" (Soulful version) — 06:09
- "Perfect" (Instrumental) — 04:52
- "Perfect" — 04:49
- "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (Live from Bluesfest 2007) — 05:17
- Album version — 04:49
- Acoustic version — 05:54
- Bexta radio edit — 04:25
- Instrumental — 04:52
- Paolos San Terenzo remix — 04:00
- T-Funk remix — 03:27
- Radio edit — 03:20
- Soulful version — 06:09
|ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart||4|
End Of Year Charts
|Australia||ARIA End Of Year Singles 2008||#35|
|2009||APRA Awards||Most Played Australian Work||Nominated|
- AccessAllAreas.net.au: Vanessa Amorosi's Perfect new single!
- Get Music - Universal Music Australia: Somewhere In The Real World
- Undercover: Vanessa Amorosi Kiss and Tells
- Life Is Perfect for David Franj
- Nettwerk.com: Clif Magness
- BrightCove.tv: Vanessa delves deep into the song "Perfect"
- Facebook: Album Information - Perfect (single)
- The Courier-Mail: Maturing with her music
- Access All Areas: Vanessa Amorosi most airplayed artist of 2008!
- Top 50 Singles Chart - Australian Record Industry Association
- Vanessa Amorosi Perfect @ Top40-Charts.com
- ARIA charts: End of year charts Top-100 singles 2008
- ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2008 Singles Retrieved on 22 June 2008
- Access All Areas: Vanessa Amorosi goes Platinum with Perfect! Retrieved on 1 October 2008
- APRA|AMCOS: Most Played Australian Work 2009 Retrieved on 27 May 2009