Sarah Connor (album)

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Sarah Connor
Sarah Connor Compilation.jpg
Studio album by Sarah Connor
Released March 9, 2004 (2004-03-09)
Recorded 2000–2004
Genre
Length 42:55
Label Sony
Producer
  • George Glueck (exec.)
  • Mekong Age
  • Bülent Aris
  • Adam Charon
  • Kay Denar
  • Jerry Duplessis
  • Dirk van Gercum
  • Wyclef Jean
  • Rufi-Oh
  • Rob Tyger
Sarah Connor chronology
Key to My Soul
(2003)Key to My Soul2003
Sarah Connor
(2004)
Naughty but Nice
(2005)Naughty but Nice2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Sarah Connor is a studio album by German recording artist Sarah Connor. It was released by Epic Records and Sony Music on March 9, 2004 in the United States, marking her North American debut. It compiles selected songs from her first three studio albums Green Eyed Soul (2001), Unbelievable (2002) and Key to My Soul (2003). Comprising nearly all of her singles released up to then, Sarah Connor includes the number-one hits "From Sarah with Love" and "Music is the Key", both produced by frequent collaborators Rob Tyger and Kay Denar, as well as production by Bülent Aris, Mekong Age, and American musicians Jerry Duplessis, and Wyclef Jean.

Propelled by the unexpected success of her single "Bounce", the album reached the lower half of US Billboard 200 and debut atop Billboard's Top Heatseekers, the latter of which highlights the sales by new and developing musical recording artists. The collection garnered a mixed reception from American music critics, who felt that the "tracks work because they're qualified by their Europop context. Like the brightest of that genre, they shine like flashy and disposable glowsticks before ultimately terminating."[1]

About[edit]

Sarah Connor was released in 2004 in response to the success of the lead single "Bounce". Sarah Connor is Germany's biggest selling female popstar; however despite singing in English she never seriously attempted to take her music outside of German speaking countries (she released "Bounce" in England in 2003 with little promotion though as in America is charted in the top 20).

In Fall 2003 Sarah had released "Key to My Soul" during her early pregnancy. It was about that time her song "Bounce" was found by some American DJs who put it on their playlists. Soon "Bounce" was on playlists all over the US and peaked at #54. Sony realized they had a potential hit on their hands and decided to try and release a Sarah Connor CD in the US. With no time to record and Sarah on a baby break they decided to release a compilation of her previous singles from all 3 albums. The album's cover is the same as that of Green Eyed Soul, albeit with the text Green Eyed Soul removed.

The version of "Bounce" included on this compilation is the Clean Radio Edit. This is the mix that was released to US Radio (and also featured on the US compilation Now That's What I Call Music! Volume 15, released in March 2004).

Chart performance[edit]

Released on March 9, 2004 in the Canada and United States, Sarah Connor debuted and peaked at number 106 on the US Billboard 200. It also debuted atop Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart.[2] Connor was not able to promote the album stateside since she was heavily pregnant with her first child at that time.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Sarah Connor.[3]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Bounce"
  • Aris
  • Dirk van Gercum
3:42
2. "French Kissing"
  • Denar
  • Tyger
3:36
3. "Let's Get Back to Bed – Boy!" (featuring TQ)
  • Denar
  • Tyger
3:59
4. "Skin on Skin"
  • Denar
  • Tyger
  • Denar
  • Tyger
4:03
5. "One Nite Stand (Of Wolves and Sheep)" (featuring Wyclef Jean)
  • Duplessis
  • Jean
3:58
6. "He's Unbelievable"
  • Denar
  • Tyger
  • Denar
  • Tyger
3:27
7. "Music Is the Key" (featuring Naturally 7)
  • Denar
  • Tyger
  • Denar
  • Tyger
4:04
8. "Love Is Color-Blind" (featuring TQ)
  • Denar
  • Quaites
  • Tyger
  • Denar
  • Tyger
4:47
9. "I'm Gonna Find You (Osla Suite)"
  • Denar
  • Tyger
4:47
10. "In My House" Rick James
  • Adam Charon
  • Mekong Age
  • Rufi-Oh
3:15
11. "Turn Off the Lights"
  • Denar
  • Tyger
  • Denar
  • Tyger
3:23
Sample credits

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[4] 106
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[5] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sarah Connor at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b "Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  3. ^ Sarah Connor (Media notes). Sarah Connor. Sony Music. 2004. 
  4. ^ "Sarah Connor – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Sarah Connor. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  5. ^ "Sarah Connor – Chart history" Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums for Sarah Connor. Retrieved 2015-11-11.

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