Forget About the World
"Forget About the World" is a song by English singer Gabrielle. It was written by Gabrielle along with Ben Barson, Andy Dean, Ben Wolff for her self-titled second album. "Forget About the World" did not perform as well as its predecessor "Give Me a Little More Time", peaking at number 23 on the UK Singles Chart. It was the lowest-charting the only single to miss the top fifteen. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Louisa Gabrielle Bobb, known professionally as Gabrielle, is an English singer and songwriter. Bobb was born in London. Known for her ptosis, the drooping of one eyelid, she released her debut single "Dreams" in 1993 which topped the UK Singles Chart the same year. Other singles include "Going Nowhere", "Give Me a Little More Time", "Walk On By" and "If You Ever" – a duet with East 17. After a few quiescent years Gabrielle made a comeback with "Rise", which became Gabrielle's second UK number one in 2000; the album of the same name reached the top spot in the UK Albums Chart, where it stayed for three weeks. "Out of Reach" from the soundtrack to the film Bridget Jones's Diary reached number four in the UK Singles Chart. Gabrielle's greatest hits collection, Dreams Can Come True, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 was released in 2001. In June 1993, Gabrielle released her debut single entitled "Dreams". "Dreams" produced by Richie Fermie. The single reached number one on the UK singles chart for three weeks in June 1993 having entered the British charts at number 2, the highest chart entry a solo female debut act had scored in the UK at that time.
The song peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US and at number-one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. In Australia, the song made number two on the ARIA Chart; the second single "Going Nowhere" from the same album was written by Gabrielle and George McFarlane and produced by Pete Cragie. "Going Nowhere" reached number nine on the UK singles number 18 ranking in Ireland. It was the second biggest hit from the album Find Your Way. In December 1993 Gabrielle released her third single from her debut album. "I Wish", written by Gabrielle and Jon Douglas, it was not as successful as its predecessors, which both reached the UK top ten. "I Wish" charted at number 26 on the UK singles chart and remains one of Gabrielle's lowest peaking singles to date. "Because of You" was the fourth and final single from Gabrielle's debut album Find Your Way. Written by Gabrielle, George McFarlane and Ray Saint John, "Because of You" peaked at number 24 on the UK Singles Chart. "Find Your Way" peaked at number nine on the UK Albums Chart.
Gabrielle released her self-titled second studio album in 1996, reaching number 11 in the UK Album Chart going to platinum in the country. "Gabrielle" reached number 80 on the MegaCharts in the Netherlands. The album's lead single "Give Me a Little More Time", returned Gabrielle to the UK top ten, peaking at five, spending ten weeks inside the UK top 20; the song peaked at nine in Ireland. It has been certified silver. "Forget About the World" was released as the second single from the album. Written by Gabrielle, Dean, who wrote previous single, "Give Me a Little More Time", "Forget About the World" did not perform as well as its predecessor, peaking at 23 in UK, it was the lowest charting single from the album and the only single to miss the top 15. The third single "If You Really Cared" was written by Gabrielle, Dean, who wrote previous single, "Give Me a Little More Time" and "Forget About the World", "If You Really Cared" returned Gabrielle to the UK top 20 after the last single missed out.
"If You Really Cared" peaked at 15 in the UK Singles Chart. "If I Ever Fall in Love" was covered in 1996 as a duet by East 17 and Gabrielle, renamed If You Ever. It reached number two in the four in Latvia, it was one of only three songs by Gabrielle to reach the Top 20 in Australia, peaking at 16. It was the highest charting single from both aforementioned albums; the song was the 11th biggest selling boyband single of the 1990s in the UK selling 510,000 copies and has received a Gold sales status certification. In 1997, UK singer Gabrielle released her version of "Walk On By" as the fifth and final single from her album, it reached number seven in the UK. Gabrielle began recording her third studio album Rise in 1998 through 1999. Rise was released on 18 October 1999 in the United Kingdom, 15 August 2000 in the United States; the album became Gabrielle's biggest selling album to date with it becoming her only number one album. The album became a huge commercial success, spending three weeks at number one in the UK Albums Chart, achieving 4x Platinum status.
"Sunshine" was the album's first single. The album peaked at number nine in the UK giving her her sixth UK top ten hit. "Rise" was released. It was her second number one single in the UK. Written by Gabrielle, Ollie Dagois, Ferdy Unger-Hamilton and Bob Dylan, produced by Johnny Dollar, the song used a sample from Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"; the song reached number one on the UK singles chart for two weeks in January 2000. The song has sold 460,000 copies in the UK as stated by the Official UK Charts Company making the song one of the 14th best selling of 2000 in the UK; the album of the same name reached the top spot in the UK Albums Chart, where it stayed for three weeks. It spent 87 weeks in the charts. "When a Woman" was released as the third single from Rise in June 2000. The song reached number six on the UK Singles Chart and was the second-highest charting single from the album, it became. "Should I Stay" was released as a single in 2000 and was the fourth and final single released from the Rise album.
The song charted at 13 in the UK Singles Chart, the fourth top 15 hit from the album. The video for the single is moody and depicts the atmosphere of the song more so than having a linear storyline; the song samples part of the BBC News theme. In 2004, it was used in the second episode of the BBC drama serial Blackpool
I Wish (Gabrielle song)
"I Wish" is a song by English singer Gabrielle. It was written by Gabrielle and Jon Douglas for her debut album Find Your Way, while production was helmed by Douglas. Released as the album's third single, the song was not as successful as its predecessors "Dreams" and "Going Nowhere", which both reached the top ten of the UK Singles Chart, reaching number 26 only; because of its low chart position, it was not included on her Dreams Can Come True, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 compilation in 2001. In 2000 the Italian singer Mariadele made a cover of the song, titled "Vorrei", achieving a good response in Italy. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Out of Reach (song)
"Out of Reach" is a song by English singer Gabrielle. It was written by Gabrielle and frequent collaborator Jonathan Shorten for the soundtrack of Sharon Maguire's 2001 romantic comedy fim Bridget Jones's Diary. Released as the soundtrack's lead single in 2001, it was most successful in New Zealand, where it reached number two for a week in September 2001. The song sold 320,000 copies in the United Kingdom, as stated by the Official Charts Company, became the tenth most successful single of 2001 in New Zealand, it was included in the 2001 reissue of her Rise as well as her greatest hits compilation Dreams Can Come True, Greatest Hits Vol. 1, released the same year. The official music video features Gabrielle singing the song whilst wearing dark sunglasses and a large black leather jacket, intercut with clips from Bridget Jones's Diary; the video featured Don Gilet. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Dreams Can Come True, Greatest Hits Vol. 1
Dreams Can Come True, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 is a greatest hits album by English recording artist Gabrielle. It was released in 2001; the compilation album went on to become the fifth-best-selling album of 2001 in the United Lingdom, achieving 4× platinum. It was the 76th-best-selling album of that decade in the UK. Notes"I Wish" and "Walk On By" are not included on some versions of the album
Rise (Gabrielle album)
Rise is the third studio album by English recording artist Gabrielle. It was released by Go! Beat Records on 18 October 1999 in the United Kingdom. A major commercial success, the album spent three weeks at number-one on the UK Albums Chart, achieving 4× Platinum status; the title track went to number one on the UK Singles Chart. Notes ^ signifies a co-producer ^ signifies an additional producer
Rise (Gabrielle song)
"Rise" is a song by English singer Gabrielle. It was written by Gabrielle, Ollie Dagois and Ferdy Unger-Hamilton and produced by Jonny Dollar for her same-titled third studio album. Notable for a rare authorised use of a Bob Dylan sample, it takes extensively from his 1973-song "Knockin' on Heaven's Door", produced for the soundtrack of Sam Peckinpah's western drama film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Dylan liked "Rise" so much that he allowed Gabrielle to use the sample for free, while receiving a co-writer credit for providing the song's chord progression and vocal sample. Released as the second single from the album, the song reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in January 2000, becoming her second chart-topper. "Rise" reached number one in Ireland and charted in Austria and New Zealand, where it reached number two in April and May and ended 2000 as the country's third best-selling single, behind "I'm Outta Love" by Anastacia and "Never Be the Same Again" by Melanie C.
In the United Kingdom, "Rise" has sold 460,000 copies. The music video for "Rise" featured Gabrielle as a spectator viewing a boxing match; the video was directed by Kevin Godley and was shot in the winter of 1999. UK CD: 1 "Rise" "Rise" "Rise" UK CD: 2 "Rise" "Rise" "Dreams" Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics