Something in the Water (Brooke Fraser song)

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"Something in the Water"
Something in the Water Brooke Fraser.jpg
Single by Brooke Fraser
from the album Flags
B-side "Orphans, Kingdoms"
Released 2 August 2010
Format Digital download
Genre Pop, country pop, Alternative rock
Length 3:01
Label Sony Music Entertainment
Wood & Bone
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Brooke Fraser
Brooke Fraser singles chronology
"Albertine"
(2007)
"Something in the Water"
(2010)
"Betty"
(2010)

"Albertine"
(2007)
"Something in the Water"
(2010)
"Betty"
(2010)

"Something in the Water" is the lead single from Brooke Fraser's third studio album, Flags. It was released by Sony Music Entertainment in New Zealand on 2 August 2010 and subsequently became her first chart-topper, reaching number one in October. It was also her first international hit, reaching the top 10 in Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, and Switzerland.

Background and reception[edit]

Fraser told fans via Twitter that "['Something in the Water'] is a bit different to what you might be used to from me".[1] Scott Kara from The New Zealand Herald called the song "a right little thigh-slapper, with a bit of a stomp to it, and it's about good times, drinking wine, and being in love."[2] The Sunday Star-Times' Grant Smithies referred to it as "an unexpectedly perky country-pop ditty built around a rollicking bluegrass stomp."[3] Both writers compared the song to the work of Dolly Parton.

Chart performance[edit]

"Something in the Water" debuted on the New Zealand Singles Chart of 9 August 2010 at number 10. On 18 October 2010 it peaked at number one, replacing Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are";[4] this was Fraser's first number-one single in her home country and eighth top 20 single overall, spending a total of 29 weeks on the chart. At the end of the year, the single made it to number 16 on the year-end chart. It also proved to be her breakout hit in Australia and Europe. The song debuted and peaked at number 29 on Australia's ARIA Singles Chart on 7 November 2010, spending six weeks in the top 50. In 2011, the song was released in Europe and became a major hit in German-speaking countries, reaching number eight in Germany and Luxembourg and number 10 in Austria and Switzerland. The song also charted in Belgium, France (in 2012), and the Netherlands. Although Fraser's prior single "Shadowfeet" did enter the US Christian Songs chart,[5] "Something in the Water" did not continue Fraser's success in that country.

Music video[edit]

According to Fraser via Facebook, the video for "Something in the Water" was shot in August.[6] Directed by Joe Kefali and Campbell Hooper,[7] it was released onto YouTube on 31 August 2010.[8]

Track listing[edit]

CD single[9]

  1. "Something in the Water" - 3:04
  2. "Orphans, Kingdoms" - 3:55

Digital EP[10]

  1. "Something in the Water" - 3:04
  2. "Orphans, Kingdoms" - 3:54
  3. "Coachella" (Extended Version) - 4:32

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format Label
Australia[30] 2 August 2010 Digital download Sony Music Entertainment
New Zealand[31]
Austria[32] 3 August 2010 Wood & Bone
Denmark[33]
Italy[34]
Japan[35]
Mexico[36]
Netherlands[37]
Spain[38]
Switzerland[39]
United Kingdom[40]
United States[41] 24 August 2010
Germany[9][10] 20 May 2011 CD single Warner Music Group
Digital EP

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fraser, Brooke (20 July 2010). "Mixing the first single with the Zookomeister". Twitter. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Kara, Scott (5 August 2010). "Brooke Fraser Flags L.A. as inspiration". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Smithies, Grant. "Singer is heaven sent". The Sunday Star-Times. Fairfax New Zealand. Archived from the original on 1 September 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Single Top 40 18/10/2010". Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
  5. ^ "Brooke Fraser Chart History (Hot Christian Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
  6. ^ Fraser, Brooke (11 August 2010). "Finished filming..." Facebook. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Brooke Fraser". Hip Video Promo. Archived from the original on 30 November 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  8. ^ Brooke Fraser - Something In The Water (Official Video) (YouTube). Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Something in the Water (2track) [Single]". Amazon.de. 
  10. ^ a b "Something In The Water". Amazon.de. 
  11. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Brooke Fraser – Something in the Water". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Brooke Fraser – Something in the Water" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Brooke Fraser – Something in the Water" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Musicline.de – Brooke Fraser Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Luxembourg Digital Songs - August 13, 2011". Billboard. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  16. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 41, 2011" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Brooke Fraser – Something in the Water" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Charts.nz – Brooke Fraser – Something in the Water". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Brooke Fraser – Something in the Water". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  20. ^ "Chart Log UK: New Entries Update". Zobbel.de. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 January 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  22. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts 2011" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
  23. ^ "End Of Year Charts 2010". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
  24. ^ "SWISS YEAR-END CHARTS 2011". Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2012 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  26. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Brooke Fraser – Something in the Water" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Brooke Fraser in the field Interpret. Enter Something in the Water in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  27. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Brooke Fraser; 'Something in the Water')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  28. ^ "Certificazioni Single Digital dalla settimana 1 del 2009 alla settimana 9 del 2012" (PDF) (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  29. ^ "Latest Gold/Platinum Singles". Radioscope.net.nz. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  30. ^ "Something In the Water – Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  31. ^ "Something In the Water – Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
  32. ^ "Something In the Water – Single" (in German). iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  33. ^ "Something In the Water – Single" (in Danish). iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  34. ^ "Something In the Water – Single" (in Italian). iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  35. ^ "Something In the Water – Single" (in Japanese). iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  36. ^ "Something In the Water – Single" (in Spanish). iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  37. ^ "Something In the Water – Single" (in Dutch). iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  38. ^ "Something In the Water – Single" (in Spanish). iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  39. ^ "Something In the Water – Single" (in German). iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  40. ^ "Something In the Water – Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  41. ^ "Something In the Water – Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 

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