Predictable (Delta Goodrem song)

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Single by Delta Goodrem
from the album Innocent Eyes
B-side "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"
Released 28 November 2003 (2003-11-28) (Australia)
Format CD
Recorded Mansfield Lodge, Los Angeles, Metropolis Audio, Melbourne, 2003
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:39
Label Epic, Daylight
Writer(s) Kara DioGuardi, Delta Goodrem, Jarrad Rogers
Producer(s) John Fields
Delta Goodrem singles chronology
"Not Me, Not I"
"Out of the Blue"

"Predictable" is a pop rock song written by Kara DioGuardi, Delta Goodrem and Jarrad Rogers, recorded by Goodrem for her first album Innocent Eyes (2003). Released in the last quarter of 2003, the single peaked at number-one on the Australian ARIA Charts, becoming Goodrem's fifth number-one single in Australia. This achievement broke the record set by Goodrem for the most consecutive number-ones from a debut album; the original record was held by Kylie Minogue. Due to Goodrem's cancer treatment, she was unable to shoot an accompanying film clip; Sony used a live video to represent the song. The live video was shot at the headquarters for Channel V in July 2003.

The song was produced by John Fields in Los Angeles. Originally, the demo version of the song was rather different from the end product; however, Goodrem desired the song to have a rock edge to it, thus asking Fields to help produce it. The song is set around the theme of a girl rejecting the advances of a man, because she can see through his facade, and knows that if she lets him enter her life, she will end up heartbroken. The song was chosen by Goodrem's record company, Sony, to be the last single to represent the album Innocent Eyes.

The single was released with three different, collectable picture discs, and faced competition from international and local acts and debuted at number two, behind the first Australian Idol, Guy Sebastian. Due to her illness and treatment, the single received little promotion but two weeks after release, the song reached number one. The single remained in the top ten for eight weeks and became the seventeenth-highest-selling single in Australia for 2003.

During the first season of Australian Idol in the wildcard week, contestant Cosima De Vito performed her version of "Predictable" to get into the top 12.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Predictable" Delta Goodrem, Kara DioGuardi, Jarrad Rogers 3:40
2. "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" John Lennon, Yoko Ono 4:36
3. "Here I Am" (Piano & Cello Version)   4:23



Country Certification Sales
Australia 2× platinum 165,829[1]
Preceded by
"Angels Brought Me Here" by Guy Sebastian
ARIA (Australia) number one single
21 December 2003
Succeeded by
"Shut Up" by The Black Eyed Peas

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Sales in Australia Retrieved 7 September 2010.