Somewhere in the World (song)

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"Somewhere in the World"
Single by Altiyan Childs
from the album Altiyan Childs
Released 22 November 2010 (2010-11-22)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:59
Label Sony
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Klaus Derendorf
Altiyan Childs singles chronology
"Somewhere in the World"
(2010)
"Ordinary Man"
(2011)

"Somewhere in the World" is the debut single by series two winner of The X Factor Australia, Altiyan Childs. Serving as the lead single from his self-titled debut album, "Somewhere in the World" was released for digital download following his win on The X Factor on 22 November 2010. The song debuted on the ARIA Singles Chart at number eight, with sales of 15,706 units in its first week of release. In New Zealand, "Somewhere in the World" reached number five on the singles chart.

Background and release[edit]

"Somewhere in the World" was written by Andrew Dorff, Busbee and Klaus Derendorf, who also produced the track.[1] The four finalists of the second series of The X Factor Australia, which included including Childs, Mahogany, Sally Chatfield and Andrew Lawson, recorded the song in preparation for a single release as soon as the winner was announced. After Childs was announced the winner of the series, "Somewhere in the World" was given to him as his debut single and released digitally on 22 November 2010.[2] It impacted Australian mainstream radio stations the following day and became the third most added song to radio in its second week of release.[3]

Chart performance and promotion[edit]

"Somewhere in the World" debuted at number eight on the ARIA Singles Chart, with first-week sales of 15,706 units.[4][5] In New Zealand, the song debuted at number five on the singles chart, before dropping four places down to number nine the following week.[6] In 2014, "Somewhere in the World" was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), for sales exceeding 70,000 copies.[7]

The music video was filmed in two days in King Street, Sydney in November 2010,[8][9] and premiered online on 3 December 2010.[10] Childs performed "Somewhere in the World" on Sunrise on 9 December 2010.[11]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[2]
  1. "Somewhere in the World" – 3:59

Personnel[edit]

Source:[1]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[7] Platinum 70,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Australia[2] 22 November 2010 Digital download Sony Music Australia
New Zealand[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Altiyan Childs – Somewhere in the World". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Somewhere in the World – Single by Altiyan Childs". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Altiyan Childs - Somewhere in the World – Issue 816". The Music Network. Peer Group Media. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Australian-charts.com – Altiyan Childs – Somewhere In The World". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  5. ^ Murfett, Andrew (29 November 2010). "Cracking the ARIA top 10 is Childs play for X Factor winner". Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Charts.org.nz – Altiyan Childs – Somewhere In The World". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  7. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Recording X Factor album is Childs play". Herald Sun (The Herald and Weekly Times). Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  9. ^ "Altiyan Childs' first week as an X Factor champ". News.com.au (News Limited). Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  10. ^ "Video Premiere: Altiyan Childs – Somewhere in the World". 2Day FM. Austereo Corporate. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  11. ^ "Altiyan Childs performs". Sunrsie. Yahoo!7. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  12. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Australian Artist Singles 2010". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  13. ^ "Somewhere in the World – Single by Altiyan Childs". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 28 December 2010.