Paradise (Cody Simpson album)

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Paradise
Cody Simpson - Paradise.jpg
Studio album by Cody Simpson
Released 2 October 2012
Recorded 2011–12
Genre
Length 32:30
Label Atlantic
Producer DJ Frank E, Adam Messinger, Nasri, Shawn Campbell, Dr. Luke, Supa Dups Alex Dezen, Chris Morris, Drew Pearson, Chris "Tek" O'Ryan (voc.)
Cody Simpson chronology
Coast to Coast
(2011)Coast to Coast2011
Paradise
(2012)
Surfers Paradise
(2013)Surfers Paradise2013
Singles from Paradise
  1. "Got Me Good"
    Released: 25 May 2012
  2. "Wish U Were Here"
    Released: 7 August 2012

Paradise is the debut studio album by Australian recording artist Cody Simpson, released on 28 September 2012 by Atlantic Records.[1]

Background[edit]

On 12 June 2012, Simpson released Preview to Paradise, a four-song teaser EP, the EP featured the songs "Got Me Good", "So Listen", "Wish U Were Here", and "Gentleman". All of the songs, besides "So Listen" were released as a part of Paradise. Simpson stated the reason behind only having a few collaborations on the album is because "I wanted my debut full length album to be a representation of me." It is rumored that Simpson could perform a one off song with JLS star Aston Merrygold once Surfers Paradise has been released.

Singles[edit]

On 25 May 2012, the lead single, "Got Me Good" was released as a teaser on Simpson's official website and radio, the accompanying music video was released on 5 June.

"Wish U Were Here", which features American YouTube singer Becky G, was the second official single off the album, released on 12 June 2012. The music video debuted on 7 August 2012. Four days later, three remixes of the song were released.

Promotional singles[edit]

"So Listen" was released as a promotional single for Paradise. It features rapper T-Pain, it debuted on Simpson's YouTube channel on 12 March 2012 and was released to iTunes the following day. Simpson stated that the song was not an accurate example of the full album and he only put it on the preview "because my fans like it." The song is included on the Japanese Special Edition of Paradise.

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[2]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Paradise" 3:16
2. "Got Me Good"
2:54
3. "Be the One"
2:55
4. "Hello"
3:36
5. "Tears On Your Pillow"
4:03
6. "Wish U Were Here" (featuring Becky G) 3:16
7. "I Love Girls"
  • Simpson
  • Atweh
  • Messinger
  • Lambroza
  • Lizzy
2:49
8. "Back to You"
3:36
9. "Summer Shade"
  • Simpson
  • Alex Schwartz
  • Joe Khajadourian
  • Michael Warren
  • Joe West
  • Jackson Michelson
  • Craig Paulson
  • Matt Salinas
  • Paul Wright
3:05
10. "Gentleman"
  • Simpson
  • Alex Dezen
  • Edwin Serrano
3:00
Total length: 32:30

Charts[edit]

Paradise[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[3] 31
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[4] 40
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[5] 111
Canadian Albums Chart 16
French Albums (SNEP)[6] 157
Irish Albums Chart 53
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[7] 81
US Billboard 200[8] 27

Preview to Paradise[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart 16

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Australia[9] 1 August 2012 CD, digital download Atlantic Records
Canada[10]
New Zealand[11]
United Kingdom[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paradise by Cody Simpson". Apple Inc. iTunes. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  2. ^ AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine (2012-10-02). "Paradise - Cody Simpson | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-11-25. 
  3. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Cody Simpson – Paradise". Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Cody Simpson – Paradise" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Cody Simpson – Paradise" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Cody Simpson – Paradise". Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Cody Simpson – Paradise". Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Cody Simpson Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  9. ^ iTunes - Music - Paradise - Album by Cody Simpson
  10. ^ iTunes - Music - Paradise - Album by Cody Simpson
  11. ^ iTunes - Music - Paradise - Album by Cody Simpson
  12. ^ iTunes - Music - Paradise - Album by Cody Simpson