Category:Songs written by Phil Thornalley
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The following 19 pages are in this category, out of 19 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 19 pages are in this category, out of 19 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Phil Thornalley – Philip Thornalley is an English songwriter-producer who has worked in the music industry since 1978. He is perhaps best known for co-writing the Ednaswap song Torn and he also produced The Cures 1982 album Pornography and was later their bass player for eighteen months. Thornalley was born in Worlington, near Mildenhall, Suffolk, England and he began working as a recording engineer in 1978, at RAK Studios in St. Johns Wood, London for producers Mickie Most, Steve Lillywhite and Alex Sadkin. Thornalley became the producer for The Cure on their fourth album, after Simon Gallup parted ways with the band in 1982, he was The Cures bassist for eighteen months. He produced their 1983 single The Love Cats and their first live album, however, he quit to resume working as a songwriter and producer. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical in 1984 for Into the Gap by the Thompson Twins, Thornalley has worked primarily as songwriter and record producer for other artists. In 1991, he co-wrote Torn, which appeared on Ednaswaps 1995 debut album. In 2012, the single was covered by One Direction on their live concert DVD Up All Night, other artists Thornalley has worked with include Bryan Adams, BBMak, Eliza Doolittle, Stephanie Kirkham and Pixie Lott. In 2010, he wrote three UK number ones, Mama Do, Boys and Girls and Cry Me Out for Pixie Lott, in 2016 Thornalley resumed touring as temporary bass player with Bryan Adams on his Get Up Tour playing shows in the US, UK and Canada. Thornalleys influences are Todd Rundgren, The Beatles and Pink Floyd, soul and R&B singer Reggie Sears has named Thornalley as his favourite singer and credits Thornalleys 1988 release Swamp as the main driving force for wanting to be a singer and musician
2. Melanie C – Melanie Jayne Chisholm, better known as Melanie C or Mel C, is an English singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. She is one of the five members of the Spice Girls, in which she was nicknamed Sporty Spice, Melanie C began her solo career in late 1998 by singing with Canadian rock singer Bryan Adams on the song When Youre Gone. Her solo debut album Northern Star was released in 1999 and reached number four on the UK Albums Chart and was certified triple Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry and it produced four top fives and a top twenty single, two of which reached the number-one spot in the UK. Chisholms second album, Reason, was released in March 2003, the album reached number five in the UK and produced one top ten, one top twenty and a double A sided top thirty single. In 2004, Chisholm parted ways with Virgin and founded her own record company, Beautiful Intentions, her third album, was released in April 2005. It reached number twenty-four in the UK and number fifteen in Germany, the album produced three singles, one of which charted at number ten in the UK, and one peak at number one in different European charts. Her fourth studio album, This Time, was released in April 2007, of the five singles released from the album, one charted at number-one in some parts of Europe, and one become a top-thirty in the UK and a top ten in some European charts. In December, Melanie C reunited with the Spice Girls for a world tour and she released her fifth solo album, The Sea, on 2 September 2011, and her first EP The Night on 13 May 2012. Her sixth studio album Stages was released on 10 September 2012, since 1996, Chisholm has sold more than 100 million records—20 million as a solo artist and a further 80 million with the Spice Girls. Melanie Jayne Chisholm was born in Whiston, Merseyside, and later moved to Widnes, Cheshire, following school, she studied for a diploma course in dance, singing, drama, and musical theatre at the Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts in Sidcup, Southeast London. During college, she replied to an advert in The Stage by Chris and Bob Herbert and she left college just short of completing her three-year course and gained teaching qualifications in tap and modern theatre dance with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. In 1994, Chisholm, along with Mel B, Geri Halliwell, around 400 women who answered the ad went to Dance Works studios. Halliwell, Chisholm, Beckham and Brown were originally chosen as the members of the group, the group felt insecure about the lack of a contract and were frustrated by the direction of Heart Management and broke with them. In 1995, they toured record labels in London and Los Angeles and their debut album, Spice was a huge worldwide commercial success, peaked at number one in more than 17 countries across the world, and was certified multi-platinum in 27 countries. Conceptually, the centered on the idea of Girl Power. In total the album sold 30 million copies worldwide, becoming the album in music history by a girl group. The album was a global best seller, selling 20 million copies worldwide, the group also starred in their own film, Spiceworld, The Movie, which grossed $100 million at the box office worldwide and became the second most watched movie in the year. The next single, Stop, peaked at two, breaking the sequence of ones, their only single to not reach the top of the charts
3. Back Here – Back Here is the debut single by British pop rock band BBMak. It was written by the three members of the group along with songwriter Phil Thornalley and it appears on BBMaks debut studio album, Sooner or Later. Back Here was released in The United Kingdom, in April 11,2000, and proved more successful in The United States, rising to number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July of that year and remaining in the Top 40 for 24 weeks. It also spent seven weeks atop the US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart that same year, the single was re-released in the UK in February 2001 and made the Top 10 on the UK Singles Chart, debuting at #5. After BBMak disbanded in 2003, the members have pursued solo careers in the music. Back Here remains the groups biggest hit in either the UK or the US and this song was featured on the 2000 compilation album, Now Thats What I Call Music. 5 and also can be found on the 2001 Radio Disney Jams compilation, Radio Disney Jams and it also appeared on MTV Classics House of Pop block. The first made for the UK release of the single was filmed in Los Angeles, the second version was made for the US release and also directed by Dani Jacobs was filmed in London. It features the band performing on the platform of Canary Wharf DLR station, single release info at discogs. com Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
4. Boys and Girls (Pixie Lott song) – Boys and Girls is a song by English recording artist Pixie Lott, released as the second single from her debut album, Turn It Up. It was released digitally in the United Kingdom on 5 September 2009 by Mercury Records as an iTunes EP, followed by a single on 6 September. Similarly to Mama Do, the track was also supported by BBC Radio 1. Boys and Girls became Lotts second consecutive single, topping the UK Singles Chart in September 2009. The song also served as Lotts debut single in the United States, Lott employs a low note throughout the chorus, whilst experimenting with other notes in the songs verses and as a backing toward the end of the song. The songs lyrics follow a concept of having fun with people. The song is one of nine tracks co-written by Lott on her debut album, Lott co-wrote the song with producers Mads Hauge and Phil Thornalley. The original track demo was leaked in 2008 but the received a re-working for its single release in 2009. A&R at Mercury, Joe Kentish, felt the production needed more drive and urgency, producer and songwriter Fraser T Smith was brought in to work on the track. According to Smith in an interview with HitQuarters, When I received the parts, I thought the production was great but felt very retro. I wanted to make it a more current and more urgent - I wanted to make the drums hit a little bit harder. The songs original riffs were removed and replaced with attention-grabbing brass and trumpet instrumentation, for the CD single release, the song was accompanied by a B-side entitled If I Changed, which was co-written by Lott and is one of the slower songs she has recorded. If I Changed dons a R&B and soul style in the form of a ballad, the song became Lotts second song to be featured on EA Games game The Sims. English electronic music duo Moto Blanco have also created various club-styled remixes of the song, the single is also featured on disc 1, track 14 of Now 74 Boys and Girls was given mixed reviews. He also made comment on the lyrics claiming they were the oomph, andrew Hirst of the Huddersfield Daily Examiner praised the song crediting it for having a full-bodied big production and late 60s fun sound. Fraser McAlpine of BBC Chart Blog made comparisons to other songs and he then stated there is also a lot of Rihanna to the chorus. McAlphine also made comment that the chorus is a drone, with harmonic support. Jess McGuire of Defamer Australia said the song is catchy, children will probably find it appealing, but so will adults who harbour secret dreams of appearing on So You Think You Can Dance
5. Cry Me Out – Cry Me Out is a song by English singer Pixie Lott from her debut studio album, Turn It Up. Written by Lott, Mads Hauge, Phil Thornalley and Colin Campsie, and produced by Hauge and Thornalley, Cry Me Out peaked at number 12 on the UK Singles Chart. Lott explained the song to BBC News, I always prefer to write songs about emotional situations, when we were writing Cry Me Out, I said, I feel like singing about something sad but, obviously, still being strong. So the guy has to cry to get me, instead of the other way around. She also told Digital Spy that the opening lyric I got your e-mails. Lott explained that she chose to release Cry Me Out as a single because she wanted to do something really classy and mature for the next single, Cry Me Out received positive reviews from music critics. Jack Foley of IndieLondon wrote that the song taps into the clever songwriting tendencies her PR insists she has with some cheeky lyrics, following the release of Turn It Up, Cry Me Out debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 117 for the week of 20 September 2009. The song peaked at number 12 on 6 December 2009, becoming Lotts first single not to number one. On 12 February 2010, it was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry, the single also debuted and peaked at number 31 on the Irish Singles Chart on 10 December 2009. Cry Me Out peaked at four on the Danish Singles Chart on 14 January 2011. The black-and-white music video for Cry Me Out was directed by Jake Nava and it premiered on 30 October 2009. We had a great time shooting it, the locals gathered round each scene to have a look, which was funny, Lott told The Sun about the video shoot. The video opens with a close-up of a man crying, as Lott walks down a staircase in a classic-styled home wearing a black dress. She proceeds to dance ballet in a dress in an empty room. Lott is seen walking through a hallway in the house as several other ballerinas dance around her, during the final chorus, Lott is sitting by a swimming pool where six dancers perform a water ballet routine. The video ends with the crying man as in the beginning. Digital EP – remix bundle Cry Me Out –4,04 Cry Me Out –3,28 Cry Me Out –6,28 Cry Me Out –6,00 Credits adapted from the notes of Turn It Up. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
6. Kiss the Stars – Kiss the Stars is a song by English singer Pixie Lott from her second studio album, Young Foolish Happy. The song was released digitally in the United Kingdom on 29 January 2012 as the albums third, the dance-pop song was written by Lott in collaboration with its producers Mads Hauge and Phil Thornalley. The song peaked at eight on the UK Singles Chart. The song has been accompanied by a music video, which was released on 10 January 2012. The video was met with positive reviews. It features Lott dancing alongside CGI robots and dancers, sporting funky hairstyles, Lott has promoted the single by performing it at the Jingle Bell Ball, The National Lottery and the seventh series of Dancing on Ice. Kiss the Stars was written by Lott in collaboration with the tracks producers Mads Hauge, the trio previously worked together on Lotts number-one singles Mama Do and Boys and Girls. Kiss the Stars has received negative reviews, being criticised lyrically. Fraser McAlpine of the BBC said that the song is essentially Perrys Firework, while Ian Gittins of Virgin Media felt that the song apes Katy Perry down to its nudge-nudge lyrics, When you turn it on, I can go for hours. The song was reviewed by Alex Jackson of The Yorker who called it cheesy centric. The track received a review from Adam Berry of WhatCulture. Who also felt that it evoked a similar to Katy Perry in addition to the Vengaboys. He went on to criticise the songs lyrics but complimented it as irritatingly catchy. Berry also predicted the track to be a huge success chartswise in the United Kingdom, Kiss the Stars was deemed as a great song with a catchy chorus and poppy rhythms by Kathryn Black of Pugwash News. Black, however, like other critics, felt that the song sounds like a rip-off of Katy Perrys Firework, Kiss the Stars debuted at number eighty-one on the UK Singles Chart. The following week the song rose to fourteen with sales of 18,647 units. In its third week on the chart, it rose to eight, selling 26,983 units and becoming Lotts fifth top ten hit. The music video for Kiss the Stars premiered on Lotts YouTube channel on 10 January 2012 and it has a futuristic, sci-fi theme and features a variety of colourful backgrounds and robots
7. Let's Love (Melanie C song) – Lets Love is a song by British singer and songwriter Melanie C from her second studio album Reason. It was released as an exclusively in Japan on August 6,2003. The song was used for a Toyota commercial in Japan in 2003, although there was no music video or other promotion to accompany the singles release, Melanie C did perform the song live in 2003 as part of her Reason tour. She also included the song in the Barfly Mini-Tour and This Time Canadian Tour set-lists and this is the format and track listing of the major single release of Lets Love. Japanese CD single Lets Love –3,23 Like That –3,09 Living Without You –4,06 Lets Love –3,23 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
8. Like Only a Woman Can – Like Only a Woman Can is a song written by Irish singer Brian McFadden. It was first released as a single in Ireland only, where it reached the #1 position in April 2007, McFadden explained in an interview that, It is an open and frank love-song to someone who has helped the writer find redemption. Equally, its me admitting the mistakes of my past, while looking forward to the future, the video for the song was shot in Brisbane, Australia
9. Loving the Sound – Loving the Sound is the first single from five-piece British-Irish doo-wop boy band The Overtones to be released from their second studio album, Higher. The single was released in the United Kingdom as a download on September 14,2012. A music video to accompany the release of Loving the Sound was first released onto YouTube on September 3,2012 at a length of three minutes and twenty-eight seconds. On September 29,2012 the band performed the song on Red or Black, as part of a three song medley. They also performed the song on This Morning
10. Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh) – Mama Do is a song by English recording artist Pixie Lott from her debut album, Turn It Up. Mama Do received positive reviews music critics. Written and produced by Mads Hauge and Phil Thornalley, Mama Do is an electropop song which opens with siren-like synths. The song is composed of many synthesisers, drum machine and keyboards and it is composed in the key of D#minor. It has 120 beats per minute and runs through a moderate electropop-oriented beat, the songs lyrics tell the story of a teenage girl who is restricted by parents into not getting into a relationship with another boy. The girl then goes out at night out of rebellion and keeps questioning her parents reaction to everything she is doing throughout her night out. Lott explained the song to Digital Spy, Its about sneaking out the house and its a really cool song because it suits my age and I can relate to it. I mean, there have been a couple of occasions when I might have sneaked out the house and not told my mum and dad. Due to the popularity of the single at the time. The song is featured on various album compilations, including Bouncemania, Bravo Hits 67. 73, Just Dance – The Biggest Pop and Dance Hits, Bravo Black Hits Vol.21, Ö3 Greatest Hits Vol.47, Hit Connection 2009.3 and MNM Big Hits 2009.3. As part of the promotion, Lott performed the song on various television shows, including, Live Lounge, Freshly Squeezed, Sound, Totally Saturday, Loose Women. A Simlish version of the song was recorded to feature on the EA Games computer game The Sims 3. Mama Do received positive reviews music critics. Ruth Harrison of FemaleFirst positively reviewed the song, stating that this track is just what we need this summer and that ts like a slice of grown up bubblegum pop. Daniel Wilcox of 411mania. com described the song as a sassy and soulful number along the lines of Amy Winehouses bigger singles, only more powerful and sexy, and that much more vocally impressive. Digital Spy music editor Nick Levine wrote that Mama Do is a slice of retro-pop that lands somewhere between the realms of Duffy and Natasha Bedingfield. He also wrote that he melody smacks of a less bleak retelling of Amy Winehouses Back To Black, brit Music Scenes Dave Parrack stated that the song shows off her style really well, allowing her to sing around a catchy bassline which accentuates rather than overbears her voice
11. These Days (Bardot song) – These Days is the third single by Australian pop group Bardot, released in August 2000 on the back of their first national tour. It debuted and peaked at No.19 on the ARIA Singles chart and was certified gold, the single was available in two unique formats. CD1 contained live tracks from their Sydney shows as well as an enhanced component featuring the These Days music clip, Bardot performed These Days at the 2000 ARIA Awards where the group was nominated for three awards. It was the 100th highest selling single in Australia of 2000, the These Days music video begins with a dark opening sequence, featuring Katie Underwood in a gloomy hotel, washing her face in the bathroom. It then crosses to the five girls on a beach with friends. The second verse features Belinda Chapple singing on the balcony while the middle 8 features Sally in the bedroom. The clip ends with the five girls with a group of surrounding a fire on the beach during the night. Australian CD single 1 These Days These Days Holding On Higher Than Heaven Includes enhanced component featuring photos, These Days music video, Australian CD single 2 These Days These Days These Days These Days These Days In 2001 These Days was covered by American singer Jennifer Paige. In 2008 Icelandic pop group AlMargir performed the song in concert, lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
12. Torn (Ednaswap song) – Torn is a song written by Scott Cutler, Anne Preven and Phil Thornalley in 1993. It was first recorded that year by Danish singer Lis Sørensen and it reached number two on the ARIA Singles Chart and the Italian, Swiss and United Kingdom charts. Other artists have covered the song since, Torn was written in 1993 by Scott Cutler and Anne Preven with producer Phil Thornalley as a solo song for Preven. Cutler and Prevens band Ednaswap performed it live, the first recording of the song was in 1993 by the Danish singer Lis Sørensen as Brændt after it was translated by Elisabeth Gjerluff Nielsen. Ednaswap released a version in 1995. The song followed the single Glow from their eponymous debut album, Thornalley and Cutler produced the session. The band later released several variations and remixes of the song as B-sides, the song has been covered several times by different artists, first by Norwegian singer Trine Rein in 1996. In 1997, Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia, working with Thornalley, Imbruglias version was recorded in Kilburn, London with David Munday, Phil Thornalley, Chuck Sabo, Henry Binns, Sam Hardaker and Katrina Leskanich. It was mixed by Nigel Godrich, released as a single, Imbruglias version became a worldwide hit, being considered as an All Time Pop Hit. For the track, Imbruglia received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, the music video for Torn features British actor Jeremy Sheffield. She also did an MTV Unplugged version of the song, which removed the outro, the music video, directed by Alison Maclean, was shot on 25 October 1997 and features a continuous shot of an apartment that never changes its angle of vision. Shots of Natalie Imbruglia singing along with the song are interspersed with footage of her and these couple of scenes turn out to be B-roll footage, as the two actors are seen fumbling their lines and positions, and the director constantly steps into frame to redirect the two. During the last chorus, the apartment walls start wobbling and the comes to dismantle it. Imbruglia begins to dance during the guitar solo as her world crumbles around her. It was rated the second best music video of all time by MTV Italy, the song was pantomimed by David Armand for a 2005 HBO broadcast which spread on the internet. In the UK, it is the 85th biggest selling single of all time, the track peaked at #2 for three weeks, being held off the top spot by Aquas Barbie Girl and then dropped to #4. As a result, the song is the second biggest-selling single in history not to have topped the UK Singles Chart. On September 24,2007, Natalie Imbruglias version of the song re-entered the UK Singles Chart at #70, in the Flanders region of Belgium, the single peaked at a number one for 7 consecutive weeks and charted for 22 weeks
13. Turn the Tide (Johnny Hates Jazz song) – Turn the Tide is the only single of 1989 from UK pop band Johnny Hates Jazz. The song did not appear on any album, remaining a stand-alone single. The song peaked at #84 in the UK, lasting within the Top 100 for two weeks, at the end of 1988, lead vocalist and primary songwriter Clark Datchler had left the band in order to continue his solo career. The two remaining members Mike Nocito and Calvin Hayes decided to continue the band with record producer Phil Thornalley on lead vocal, despite the commercial failure of the single, the same line-up would record and release the album Tall Stories in 1991. A promotional video was created for the single, Turn the Tide was written by Phil Thornalley, American producer Scott Cutler and Chris Murrell. The B-side for the single, Breaking Point, was an exclusive to the single. For the 12 vinyl and CD formats of the single, a remix of Turn the Tide was released, titled Turn the Tide
14. Until You Loved Me – Until You Loved Me is a song by Canadian pop rock band The Moffatts. It was released in April 1999 as the single from their third album. The song was a hit in Canada, reaching #23 on Canadas singles chart, the song was the carrier single of the soundtrack of the motion picture Never Been Kissed and was the bands US debut. David Veitch of the Calgary Sun described Until You Loved Me, the music video premiered in mid-1999 and featured clips from the film Never Been Kissed. CD1 Until You Loved Me –3,39 Snippets -4,07 Lets Party -3,17 CD2 Until You Loved Me –3,39 She Said -3,47 All I Need Is You -4,37 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
15. The Way You Make Me Feel (Ronan Keating song) – The Way You Make Me Feel is a song by Irish singer-songwriter and Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating from his debut solo album, Ronan. It was released as the single from the album on November 20,2000. The song peaked at six on the UK Singles Chart. The song was written by English songwriter Phil Thornalley and Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, in 2004 the song was re-recorded for Keatings greatest hits album,10 Years of Hits featuring vocals from Adams. UK CD single #1 The Way You Make Me Feel –3,38 Song To, –4,17 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
16. Wishing I Was There – Wishing I Was There is a Pop rock song by Australian singer-songwriter Natalie Imbruglia, released on 31 May 1998 as the third single from her debut album Left of the Middle. The track was produced by Phil Thornalley and was co-written by Imbruglia, Thornalley, the single peaked at No.19 on the UK Singles Chart, top 30 on the ARIA Singles Chart and top 40 in New Zealand. On 31 May 1998 Australian-born singer-songwriter, Natalie Imbruglia, released Wishing I Was There as the single from her debut album. From early 1993 Imbruglia was an actor on the Australian soap opera, in 1994 at the end of her second year, she left the show to move to London. Imbruglias debut single, Torn, was a cover of an Ednaswap song and it reached number two in the UK Singles Chart in November 1997. Her debut album, Left of the Middle, followed on 8 December 1997, the second single was Big Mistake, which debuted at number two. Wishing I Was There followed and was successful than her first two singles, reaching number 19 on the UK Singles Chart, top 30 on the ARIA Singles Chart. The final single from Left of the Middle was Smoke, and it was a hit in the UK and made the top 5, while in Australia it missed the top 40. Wishing I Was There is a song with an album length of three minutes and 52 seconds and a single version of four minutes and 25 seconds. The song is set in the key of F major and has a medium tempo –96 beats per minute – with a piano, guitar, chris Thompson provides unison background vocals on the album version of the chorus. Imbruglia is co-credited, with Phil Thornalley and Colin Campsie, for lyrics and music. The video was shot in parts of New York, towards the end of the video, the now destroyed World Trade Centre complex and parts of lower Manhattan are featured. UK CD1 Wishing I Was There –4,25 Big Mistake –5,07 Why –4,18 UK CD2 Wishing I Was There –4,25 Wishing I Was There –3,33 Impressed –4,08 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics