Single (Natasha Bedingfield song)
|Single by Natasha Bedingfield|
|from the album Unwritten|
|Released||13 July 2004|
|Length||3:25 (edited version)|
|Natasha Bedingfield singles chronology|
"Single" is a pop song by British singer Natasha Bedingfield. It was written by Steve Kipner, Andrew Frampton, Wayne Wilkins and Bedingfield for her debut album, Unwritten (2004), with production handled by the former three. It received a positive reception from music critics and was released as the first single in Europe in the second quarter of 2004 (see 2004 in music), reaching the top five in the United Kingdom. In North and Latin America, "Single" was released as Bedingfield's third single in the second quarter of 2006 (see 2006 in music). On the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, the song reached number 57.
"Single" entered the UK Singles Chart on 17 May 2004 at number 3, remaining on the chart for ten weeks. The track also reached the top ten in Ireland, where it reached number 7. The single was also successful in other european countries. It reached number 16 in Norway and number 17 in Sweden. In North America, "Single" performed moderately well. The song debuted at number 72 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 24 June 2006 and reached a peak position at number 57, remaining on the chart for six weeks. It did well on pop-oriented charts, reaching number 38 on the Pop 100 and number 26 on the Top 40 Mainstream.
The music video for "Single" was directed by Jake Nava and premiered on 26 March 2004 in the United Kingdom. The video features four sequences. It begins with Bedingfield waking up and getting ready to go out. She is then shown walking down the street past various shops, stopping at a photo booth to take photographs with a guy she had met on the street. Dressed in jeans and a silver jacket, she is next shown performing a choreographed dance with three female dancers in an underground tunnel. The final sequence of the video features Bedingfield at a party sitting outside on a patio, singing to herself. As the video concludes, she is shown staring at the camera as her image gradually fades.
In North America, a slightly different music video was released. The North American version featured extended photo booth and party scenes. The guy who Bedingfield meets at the photo booth is featured more prominently in the video, with Bedingfield singing the song to him. The music video, as well as behind-the-scenes footage, was released commercially on the song's CD single.
Formats and track listings
Australian CD single
- "Single" – 3:57
- "Single" (Delinquents "Right Now" Refix) – 5:03
- "Single" (Martijn Ten Velden & Mark Knight Future Funk remix) – 7:44
- "Single" music video
- Picture gallery
UK CD single
- "Single" – 3:57
- "Single" (K-Gee remix) – 3:44
The following people contributed to "Single".
- Natasha Bedingfield – lead and backing vocals
- Wayne Wilkins, Kate Jeynes – keyboards, engineering, programming
- Andrew Frampton – keyboards
- Mark "Spike" Stent – mixing
- David Treahearn, Rob Haggart – mixing assistant
- Herb Powers – mastering
- Sarah Powell – guitar
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