Scandalous (Mis-Teeq song)

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"Scandalous"
Mis-Teeq - Scandalous.jpg
Single by Mis-Teeq
from the album Eye Candy
Released 17 March 2003 (2003-03-17)
Format
Recorded 2003
Genre
Length 3:59
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) StarGate
Mis-Teeq singles chronology
"Roll On" / "This Is How We Do It"
(2002)
"Scandalous"
(2003)
"Can't Get It Back"
(2003)
Alternative cover
US single cover
US single cover

"Scandalous" is a song by British R&B and UK garage girl group Mis-Teeq. It was written by band members Su-Elise Nash, Alesha Dixon, and Sabrina Washington along with frequent collaborators Rustan Hallgeir, Tor Erik Hermansen, and Mikkel Eriksen for their second studio album, Eye Candy (2003), with production handled by the latter two. First released in 2003, the up-tempo R&B song became a hit throughout Europe and Oceania, reaching the top ten in Australia, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, and in the United Kingdom. "Scandalous" has sold 195,000 copies in the UK, becoming the group's biggest-selling single.[1]

In 2004, "Scandalous" was chosen as Mis-Teeq's debut single in the United States, where it reached number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was featured as the theme of the film Catwoman, starring Halle Berry.

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Jake Nava starts at night, where a lone man is seen running through an urban, inner city area, and disabling CCTV cameras, with a vicious dog on a leash barking at him. The man then runs into an unused warehouse, the location of a secret nightclub where Mis-Teeq are seen. Street dance and breakdancing is predominately seen throughout the rest of the video. "Scandalous" was nominated for two MOBO Awards, one of them being in the 'Best video' category.[2]

Appearances in the media[edit]

Due to the song's popularity, it has been featured in many advertisements and promotions. The song, along with Mis-Teeq were featured in Coca-Cola television commercials in 2003, coinciding around its release schedule, resulting in extra publicity.[3] The song was then featured in promotions for the 2004 film Catwoman. Originally, the film's theme song was to be Britney Spears' "Outrageous", but Spears broke her knee on the set of the music video and the idea was scrapped. This resulted in "Scandalous" becoming the theme song.

In 2007, an operatic version was recorded and used in promotional adverts for the BBC period drama Cranford, an adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's book of the same name.[4] "Scandalous" was then covered and used in an 'Armani Code' perfume commercial by Giorgio Armani in 2008. The song was featured in the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V.[5]

In The Story of Tracy Beaker series four episode "Best of Enemies", the song can be heard in a scene depicting Chantal trying on Crash's mums ring.

Formats and track listings[edit]

CD maxi single[6]

  1. "Scandalous" (radio mix) – 4:02
  2. "Scandalous" (Oracle remix) – 4:59
  3. "Scandalous" (Jazzwad remix) – 4:41
  4. "Scandalous" (Blacksmith radio remix) – 3:48

US CD single[7]

  1. "Scandalous" (single version) – 3:58
  2. "Scandalous" (Blacksmith remix) – 5:03
  3. "Scandalous" (Jazzwad remix) – 4:47
  4. "Scandalous" (Rudeness vocal remix) – 6:21
  5. "Scandalous" (Bermudez & Griffin Stained Blue Dress mix) – 7:52

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Chart Pop Gem #16: Mis-Teeq, Scandalous
  2. ^ "Mobo Awards 2003: The nominees". BBC News. 1 September 2003. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Coca-Cola to use Mis-Teeq TV ad | Marketing Magazine
  4. ^ 'Scandalous' Remix - Cranford - BBC One on YouTube
  5. ^ Complete GTA V soundtrack leaked, list of songs and link to thread inside. : gaming
  6. ^ "Mis-Teeq – Scandalous (CD, Single, Enhanced)". Discogs. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Mis-Teeq – Scandalous (CD, Maxi-Single)". Discogs. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Mis-Teeq – Scandalous". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mis-Teeq – Scandalous" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mis-Teeq – Scandalous" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  11. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Mis-Teeq – Scandalous". Tracklisten. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  13. ^ "Mis-Teeq: Scandalous" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – Mis-Teeq – Scandalous" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  15. ^ "Musicline.de – Mis-Teeq Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  16. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Scandalous". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  17. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Mis-Teeq – Scandalous". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  18. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Mis-Teeq search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  19. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Mis-Teeq – Scandalous". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  20. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Mis-Teeq – Scandalous". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Mis-Teeq – Scandalous". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  22. ^ "Mis-Teeq: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  23. ^ "Mis-Teeq – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Mis-Teeq. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  24. ^ "Mis-Teeq – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Mis-Teeq. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 2003". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  26. ^ "ChartsPlus Year-End 2003" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  27. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2003 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  28. ^ "British single certifications – Mis-Teeq – Scandalous". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Scandalous in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search