Day & Night (song)

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"Day & Night"
Dayandnight.jpg
Single by Billie Piper
from the album Walk of Life
B-side "Tinted Eyes"
Released 15 May 2000
Format CD single
Genre Pop
Length 3:15
Label Innocent, Virgin
Songwriter(s) Billie Piper, Eliot Kennedy, Mark Cawley, Mike Percy, Tim Lever
Producer(s) Steelworks, Stargate
Billie Piper singles chronology
"Thank ABBA for the Music"
(1999)
"Day & Night"
(2000)
"Something Deep Inside"
(2000)

"Thank ABBA for the Music"
(1999)
"Day & Night"
(2000)
"Something Deep Inside"
(2000)
Alternative cover
Promo 12" Vinyls 1 & 2
Promo 12" Vinyls 1 & 2

"Day & Night" is a pop song performed by English singer and actress Billie Piper. The song was written by Piper, Eliot Kennedy, Mark Cawley, Mike Percy and Tim Lever for Piper's second album Walk of Life (2000). It was released as the album's lead single in May 2000 to positive reviews from music critics. It was a commercial success, reaching number one in the United Kingdom and was certified silver.

According to Piper's autobiography and various sources, the single sold over a quarter of a million copies in the United Kingdom alone.

Critical reception[edit]

The song received positive reviews from music critics. Yahoo! reviewer Jackie Flynn wrote that the song was a "slick piece of dominatrix dance" with "big buffed chords and spike-heel beats".[1] Peter Robinson of NME described "Day & Night" as "exciting" and the magazine wrote that the song was "somewhat harder and American sounding" than her previous singles.[2][3]

Music video[edit]

Piper in the final scenes of the video, throwing washing powder around a laundrette.

The music video for "Day & Night" was directed by Cameron Casey.[4] It features Piper dancing at a nightclub with a group of friends. The video begins with Piper and three friends walking down a street at night, looking for an exclusive nightclub. After being allowed in, Piper and a group of male dancers begin to perform a dance routine. She is then shown dancing with a group of female dancers on a brightly lit street. The third scene features Piper dancing in a pink room. The video concludes with Piper and her dancers in a laundrette, dancing on top of washing machines and throwing washing powder around the room. The video premiered in the UK on 9 March 2000.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"Day & Night" was officially released in the United Kingdom in May 2000. The song debuted on the UK Singles Chart on 21 May 2000 at number one.[5] It remained on the chart for twelve weeks, before exiting the top seventy-three on 19 August 2000. In May 2000, the single was certified Silver.[6] This was Piper's third chart topper in the UK—jointly the most achieved by a British female artist at this point. This record was beaten a year later by Geri Halliwell. The track was also successful in Europe. It reached the top 20 in Ireland[7] and the top 50 in Flemish Belgium[8] and the Netherlands.[9]

In Australia, "Day & Night" debuted on the ARIA Singles Chart on 4 June 2000 at number 16.[10] Eight weeks later, the song peaked at number eight.[10] The track debuted in New Zealand on 4 June 2000 at number 43.[11] It peaked at number six three weeks later and remained on the chart for 15 weeks.[11]

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Day & Night".

International CD single
(SINCD11; released 2000)

  1. "Day & Night" (Stargate mix) – 3:15
  2. "Day & Night" (Almighty Club mix) – 8:04
  3. "Day & Night" (Robbie Rivera's Bombastic vocal mix) – 7:05
  4. "Day & Night" (music video)

UK special edition CD 2
(SINDX11; released 2000)

  1. "Day & Night" (Stargate mix) – 3:15
  2. "Tinted Eyes" – 3:57
  3. "Day & Night" (Friday Hope mix) – 7:13

UK Cassette
(SINC11; released 2000)

  1. "Day & Night" (StarGate Mix) – 3:15
  2. "Honey to the Bee" (Hex Hector Mix) – 4:32
  3. "Day & Night" (Sleaze Sisters Anthem) – 6:40

Promotional 12-inch single 1
(SINTXDJ11; Released 2000)

  1. "Day & Night" (Almighty Club mix) – 8:04
  2. "Day & Night" (Sleaze Sisters Anthem mix) – 6:40
  3. "Day & Night" (Sleazy dub) – 6:32

Promotional 12-inch single 2
(SINTXXDJ11; released 2000)

  1. "Day & Night" (Robbie Rivera's Bombastic vocal mix) – 7:05
  2. "Day & Night" (Robbie Rivera's Bombastic dub mix) – 7:56

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to "Day & Night":[12]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flynn, Jackie. "Yahoo! Music Album Review: Billie - 'Walk Of Life'. Yahoo!. 5 October 2000. Retrieved 28 December 2008.
  2. ^ Robinson, Peter. "NME Reviews: "Walk of Life"". NME. 24 November 2000. Retrieved 28 December 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Billie's Back - Because She Wants To!". NME. 29 March 2000. Retrieved 28 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Day and Night" (CD single liner notes). Innocent Records. May 2000.
  5. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  6. ^ a b "British single certifications – Billie – Day and Night". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 4 July 2018.  Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Enter Day and Night in the search field and then press Enter.
  7. ^ a b "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Day & Night". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – Billie Piper – Day & Night" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Dutchcharts.nl – Billie Piper – Day & Night" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  10. ^ a b c "Australian-charts.com – Billie Piper – Day & Night". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  11. ^ a b c "Charts.nz – Billie Piper – Day & Night". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Day & Night" (CD single liner notes). Innocent Records. May 2000.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Billie Piper – Day & Night" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Billie Piper – Day & Night". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Billie Piper – Day & Night". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  17. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2000". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved July 28, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Best Sellers of 2000: Singles Top 100". Music Week. London, England: United Business Media. 20 January 2001. p. 25. 
  19. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 4 July 2018.