Suddenly (Angry Anderson song)
|Single by Angry Anderson|
|from the album Beats From a Single Drum|
|Released||July 1987 (Aus)
Food for Thought
|Writer(s)||Angry Anderson, Andy Chicon, Kevin Beamish|
|Angry Anderson singles chronology|
"Suddenly" is a power ballad by Angry Anderson from his first solo album, Beats From a Single Drum. Released in Australia in July 1987 and in the UK in late-1988, the song became Anderson's biggest hit, reaching number 2 in the ARIA Singles Chart, and number 3 in the UK Singles Chart.
There were two music videos made in 1987 for this song:
- Black & White version. Features a bald Australian model at the time with intermingled close ups of her vs Angry's tattoos and ends in a close up of all three of them, standing with a child (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DnwnW_d81U).
- Colour version. Features Angry Anderson singing this song and switches to shots of a bald woman in different poses, in different parts of an urban city (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgpJJ7yYKWU).
Part of the song's chart success is attributed to it being used in the Australian soap Neighbours ("Episode 523"), during the wedding of the characters Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell, which was viewed by 20 million viewers in the UK. The ballad, which is played over the ceremony, was also chosen by Kylie Minogue, who played Charlene, as the song to be played at her own future wedding.
This song has been used in the season 3 final of the award winning UK sitcom Gavin and Stacey at the wedding of Vanessa Jenkins and Dave Coaches. It was also used in the first episode of Sirens on Channel 4 in the UK for the opening scene and throughout the episode. More recently, the song has regularly been played for nostalgia purposes at social and university reunions.
The Australian singer Sam Clark covered the song for his first studio album, Take Me Home. Clark's version was used in the soap's 5998th episode broadcast on 25 August 2010 (13 October 2010 in the UK), as his character, Ringo Brown, married Donna Freedman (Margot Robbie). Clark released his version of "Suddenly" in the United Kingdom as a double A-side with "Devastated".
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||2|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||11|
|UK Singles Chart||3|
|US Billboard Singles Chart||35|
|Irish Singles Chart||3|
- "Sam Clark New Album Details". Orble. Retrieved 22 August 2010.
- Knox, David (25 August 2010). "Suddenly… a Neighbours wedding". TV Tonight. Retrieved 6 September 2010.
- Knox, David (August 2010). "Neighbours hits 6000 episodes". CitySearch. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
- "Sam Clark's Suddenly to hit UK". Holy Soap. Channel Five. 6 September 2010. Retrieved 7 September 2010.
- "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
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