Bag It Up
"Bag It Up" is a song recorded by British singer and songwriter Geri Halliwell for her debut solo album Schizophonic. It was produced by Absolute, it was released as the fourth and final single by EMI Records. The backing vocals for the song were provided by Tracy Ackerman and Pepsi & Shirlie of Wham!. "Bag It Up" became Halliwell's third consecutive solo number one on the UK Singles Chart. It has been certified Silver by the British Phonographic Industry. Directed by Dawn Shadforth hair and shot in January 2000, the humorous and raunchy video for "Bag It Up" presents an advert promoting the male-behaviour-altering "Girl Powder". Girl Powder, administered in small doses, transforms any male into an obedient domestic servant and a sex slave; the video starts with a domestic scene. Geri and her shirtless'boyfriend' are sitting down in a living room watching television when an advert comes on for Girl Powder, which declares that it is "Heaven in a box". Halliwell is seen doing all the housework and cooking for her'boyfriend'.
She goes to the kitchen to make him coffee, when she is preparing the Girl Powder drink. Once her boyfriend drinks it, his hair becomes pink and he has been transformed into a subservient male; the action moves to the "Girl Powder" factory, where Geri has been transformed into a catsuit-clad superheroine boss, controlling a factory operated by many pink-haired men. The next time Geri and her boyfriend are seen, the roles have been reversed. Geri is now the one in control, with the semi-clad sex slave pandering to her every whim acting as a human table. We return to the factory, where Geri strips the oiled-up dancers down to hot pants, bunny ears and high-heeled ankle boots, they end up pole-dancing, acting as bunny boys and parodying Playboy Bunnygirls, this time with the male as the sex object. We see Geri parading the bunny boys on a leash at the end of the video, exhorting female listeners to "Treat him like a lady" and declaring "Who's wearing the trousers now?". The video ends with Geri's symbol as the TV switches off.
To promote the single, Halliwell performed the song on Top of the Pops, Pepsi Chart, CD:UK, Live & Kicking, Party in the Park and 2000 BRIT Awards. The performance at the BRIT Awards was a controversial performance. Halliwell emerged from a pair of giant inflatable legs, accompanied by a sexy troupe of pink-haired male dancers. During the song, the dancers stripped down to pink hotpants, with Halliwell unbuttoning her shirt before walking over the kneeling dancers; these are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Bag It Up". UK & Europe CD1 "Bag It Up" – 3:46 "These Boots Are Made for Walking" – 3:03 "Perhaps, Perhaps" – 2:21 "Bag It Up" UK & Europe CD2 "Bag It Up" – 3:46 "Bag It Up" – 4:26 "Bag It Up" – 6:07 "Bag It Up" – 5:41European 2-track CD single "Bag It Up" – 3:46 "These Boots Are Made for Walking" – 3:03 "Bag It Up" Album Version – 3:46 D-Bop's Chocolate Vocal* – 7:27 D-Bop's Chocolate Vocal Edit – 4:26 D-Bop's Geri @ Trade Mix* – 6:50 Johnson's Disco Inferno* – 6:55 Paul Masterson's Club Mix* – 7:03 The Bold And Beautiful Glamour Mix* – 7:36 Trouser Enthusiasts Mix* – 8:53 Trouser Enthusiasts Instrumental* – 8:53 Trouser Enthusiasts Edit – 6:07 Yomanda Mix * – 7:41 Yomanda Edit – 5:41 Yomanda Instrumental* – 7:41 Yomanda A cappella* – 6:31* only appears on promotional singles Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
British Hit Singles & Albums
British Hit Singles & Albums was a music reference book published in the United Kingdom by the publishing arm of the Guinness breweries, Guinness Superlatives. Editions were published by Guinness World Records and HiT Entertainment, it listed all the singles and albums featured in the Top 75 pop charts in the UK. In 2004 the book became an amalgamation of two earlier Guinness publications known as British Hit Singles and British Hit Albums; the publication of this amalgamation ceased in 2006. A new version of the book published by Virgin and entitled The Virgin Book of British Hit Singles, first published in November 2008; the first ten editions were compiled by Paul Gambaccini, Mike Read and brothers Tim Rice and Jonathan Rice. Read left the team in the mid-1980s and the other editors resigned in 1996. Chart editor for many editions was David Roberts. British Hit Singles & Albums was considered to be the authoritative reference source for both the UK Singles Chart and the UK Albums Chart, it listed all the singles and albums to have been in the UK charts since 1952, listing them in alphabetical order and by both artist and song title.
The entries included the date of chart entry, highest position, catalogue number and number of weeks in the chart. Short biographical notes accompanied many of the artists' chart details; the book's sources are the New Musical Express chart from November 1952 to March 1960, the Record Retailer chart thereafter. It could be said that this division is misleading, since the Record Retailer chart was little known until it was adopted by the BBC in 1969 and that by adopting this chart as its standard, the editors had a non-consensual view. An example given is the case of The Beatles' second single "Please Please Me", recognised as a number one hit by every other publicly available chart of the time, but not by Record Retailer and therefore not by British Hit Singles. Other records to which this applies include "19th Nervous Breakdown" by The Rolling Stones, "Stranger on the Shore" by Acker Bilk and the Eurovision Song Contest entry "Are You Sure?" by The Allisons. Co-founder Jo Rice has defended the book's choice of source material on the grounds that Record Retailer was the only chart to publish a Top 50 from 1960 onwards.
This can be substantiated by the fact that charts published in the NME were of a shorter format and other chart listings such as those in Melody Maker, became less and less informative although they were more accurate. Subsequent research has shown that during the "disputed" period of the 1960s, the samples sizes of the Record Retailer chart were inferior to those of the other charts: around 30 shops in 1963 in comparison to more than 100 used by Melody Maker, around 80 in comparison to NME's 150 and Melody Maker's 200; as a result, the placings in that chart were more open to error and manipulation – a situation further worsened by the larger number of records listed in the chart. The first edition was published as The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles in November 1977, it wasn't the first Guinness music reference publication, as the previous year a book called The Guinness Book of Music Facts & Feats had been published. It contained feats from the world of classical music; the first edition was issued to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the first UK singles sales chart, published in November 1952, by the New Musical Express.
Subsequently, a new edition was published every two years, adding a few hundred titles to each edition. Keeping in line with the book's parent publication The Guinness Book of Records, each edition of British Hit Singles contained a'facts and feats' section, which included various lists of remarkable chart feats such as'Most hits','Most no. 1 hits','Most weeks on chart' or'Least successful chart artist'. Included in the books were photographs and introductions written by the four authors, they wrote a bi-annual lookback on the major developments in the UK charts in the two preceding years. The series was soon regarded as the number one source for music and chart reference, thanks to the commercial success of the books and its various sister publications; the series' 10th edition, published in June 1995, was the last to feature its original authors Rice and Gambaccini. From the 11th edition onwards, the book was compiled by in-house editors at Guinness Publishing and by David Roberts, a chart editor and designer for the original team.
From the 12th edition onwards, the book was published every year rather than bi-annually. In 2004, the book merged with The Guinness Book of British Hit Albums to form The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums; the eighteenth edition of the book was billed as a "Special Collector's Edition" as it featured detailed information on the 1,000 Number Ones in the UK Singles Chart from Al Martino's "Here in My Heart" on 14 November 1952 to Elvis Presley's "One Night / I Got Stung", 22 January 2005. The 19th edition was the last in the series. A supposed 20th edition was due to be published in 2007, but the original publishers lost interest in chart reference books after their contract with The Official Charts Company expired, which saw that organisation sell the contract to Virgin. Following the success of the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles series, the original authors and Guinness turned to other charts-related books and projects; the following books were written by them: The Guinn
A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. The standard in the Red Book for the term CD single is an 8cm CD, it now refers to any single recorded onto a CD of any size the CD5, or 5-inch CD single. The format was introduced in the mid-1980s but did not gain its place in the market until the early 1990s. With the rise in digital downloads in the early 2010s, sales of CD singles have decreased. Commercially released CD singles can vary in length from two songs up to six songs like an EP; some contain multiple mixes of one or more songs, in the tradition of 12" vinyl singles, in some cases, they may contain a music video for the single itself as well as a collectible poster. Depending on the nation, there may be limits on the number of songs and total length for sales to count in singles charts. Dire Straits' "Brothers in Arms" is reported to have been the world's first CD single, issued in the UK in two separate singles as a promotional item, one distinguished with a logo for the tour, Live in'85, a second to commemorate the Australian leg of the tour marked Live in'86.
Containing four tracks, it had a limited print run. The first commercially released CD Single was Angeline by John Martyn released on 1 February 1986. CD singles were first made eligible for the UK Singles Chart in 1987, the first number 1 available on the format in that country was "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" by Whitney Houston in May 1987; the Mini CD single CD3 format was created for use for singles in the late 1980s, but met with limited success in the US. The smaller CDs were more successful in Japan and had a resurgence in Europe early this century, marketed as "Pock it" CDs, being small enough to fit in a shirt pocket. By 1989, the CD3 was in decline in the US, it was common in the 1990s for US record companies to release both a two-track CD and a multi-track maxi CD. In the UK, record companies would release two CDs but these consisted of three tracks or more each. During the 1990s, CD single releases became less common in certain countries and were released in smaller editions, as the major record labels feared they were cannibalizing the sales of higher-profit-margin CD albums.
Pressure from record labels made singles charts in some countries become song charts, allowing album cuts to chart based only on airplay, without a single being released. In the US, the Billboard Hot 100 made this change in December 1998, after which few songs were released in the CD single format in the US, but they remained popular in the UK and other countries, where charts were still based on single sales and not radio airplay. At the end of the 1990s, the CD was the biggest-selling single format in the UK, but in the US, the dominant single format was airplay. With the advent of digital music sales, the CD single has been replaced as a distribution format in most countries, most charts now include digital download counts as well as physical single sales. In Australia, the Herald Sun reported the CD single is "set to become extinct". In early July 2009, leading music store JB Hi-Fi ceased stocking CD singles because of declining sales, with copies of the week's No. 1 single selling as few as only 350 copies across all their stores nationwide.
While CD singles no longer maintain their own section of the store, copies are still distributed but placed with the artist's albums. That is predominantly the case for popular Australian artists such as Jessica Mauboy, Kylie Minogue and, most Delta Goodrem, whose then-recent singles were released on CD in limited quantities; the ARIA Singles Chart is now "predominantly compiled from legal downloads", ARIA stopped compiling their physical singles sales chart. "On a Mission" by Gabriella Cilmi was the last CD single to be stocked in Kmart and Big W, who concluded stocking newly released singles. Sanity Entertainment, having resisted the decline for longer than the other major outlets, has ceased selling CD singles. In China and South Korea, CD single releases have been rare since the format was introduced, due of the amount of infringement and illegal file sharing over the internet, most of the time singles have been album cuts chart based only on airplay, but with the advent of digital music the charts have occasionally included digital download counts.
In Greece and Cyprus, the term "CD single" is used to describe an extended play in which there may be anywhere from three to six different tracks. These releases charted on the Greek Singles Chart with songs released as singles; the original CD single is a music single released on a mini Compact Disc that measures 8 cm in diameter, rather than the standard 12 cm. They are manufactured using the same methods as standard full-size CDs, can be played in most standard audio CD players and CD-ROM disc drives; the format was first released in the United States, United Kingdom, France, West Germany, Hong Kong in 1987 as the replacement for the 7-inch single. While mini CDs have fallen out of popularity among most major record labels, they remain a popular, low cost way for independent musicians and groups to release music. Capable of holding up to 20 minutes of music, most mini CD singles contain at least two tracks, ofte
Australian Recording Industry Association
The Australian Recording Industry Association is a trade group representing the Australian recording industry, established in 1983 by six major record companies, EMI, Festival, CBS, RCA, WEA and Universal replacing the Association of Australian Record Manufacturers, formed in 1956. It oversees the collection and distribution of music licenses and royalties; the association has more than 100 members, including small labels run by one to five people, medium size organisations and large companies with international affiliates. ARIA is administered by a Board of Directors comprising senior executives from record companies, both large and small; as of October 2010, the directors were Denis Handlin, George Ash, Mark Poston, Sebastian Chase, David Vodica and Tony Harlow. In 1956, the Association of Australian Record Manufacturers was formed by Australia's major record companies, it was replaced in 1983 by the Australian Recording Industry Association, established by the six major record companies operating in Australia, EMI, Festival Records, CBS, RCA, WEA and Polygram.
It included smaller record companies representing independent acts/labels and has over 100 members. By 1997, the six major labels provided 90% of all recordings made in Australia. ARIA is administered by a Board of Directors comprising senior executives from record companies, both large and small; as of October 2010, the directors were Denis Handlin, George Ash, Mark Poston, Sebastian Chase, David Vodica and Tony Harlow. Australian TV pop music show Countdown presented its own annual awards ceremony, Countdown Music and Video Awards, co-produced by Carolyn James during 1981–1984 in collaboration with ARIA. ARIA provided peer voting for some awards, while Countdown provided coupons in the related Countdown Magazine for viewers to vote for populist awards. At the 1985 Countdown awards ceremony, held on 14 April 1986, fans of INXS and Uncanny X-Men scuffled during the broadcast and as a result ARIA decided to hold their own awards. Since 2 March 1987, ARIA administered its own peer-voted ARIA Music Awards, to "recognise excellence and innovation in all genres of Australian music" with an annual ceremony.
Included in the same awards ceremonies, it established the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1988 and has held separate annual ceremonies since 2005. The ARIA Hall of Fame "honours Australian musicians' achievements have had a significant impact in Australia or around the world". In February 2004, the Australian Record Industry Association announced its own legal action against Kazaa, alleging massive copyright breaches; the trial began on 29 November 2004. On 6 February 2005, the homes of two Sharman Networks executives and the offices of Sharman Networks in Australia were raided under a court order by ARIA to gather evidence for the trial. In 2006, ARIA formed sponsorship deals with Motorola and Nova and changed the appearance and conduct of the charting. Motorola took naming-rights sponsorship seeing the charts referred to in the media as the Motorola ARIA Charts. ARIA, have commented that as part of the same marketing printed charts would be reintroduced into media retailing shops and their website would be redesigned.
As part of the deal Nova began broadcasting the charted singles in reverse order on a Sunday afternoon show before it was released on the ARIA charts website. The ARIA Charts is the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association; the charts are a record of albums in various genres. All charts are compiled from data of both digital sales from retailers in Australia. A music single or album qualifies for a platinum certification if it exceeds 70,000 copies shipped to retailers and a gold certification for 35,000 copies shipped; the diamond certification was created for albums in November 2015 to mark 500,000 sales/shipments. For music DVDs, a gold accreditation represented 7,500 copies shipped, with a platinum accreditation representing 15,000 units shipped. Prior to ARIA taking on the role of certification authority in 1983, the music industry used the following certification levels: The ARIA No. 1 Chart Awards were established in 2002 to recognise Australian recording artists, who reached number one on the ARIA albums and music DVDs charts.
The ARIA Music Awards is an annual series of awards nights celebrating the Australian music industry. The event has been held annually since 1987. Like most recording industry associations, ARIA has been criticised for fighting copyright infringement matters aggressively, although in Australia this has taken the form of aggressive advertising campaigns in cinemas directly preceding movies; this criticism is stauncher in Australia due to the absence of an equivalent Digital Millennium Copyright Act or state crimes acts which establish copyright infringement as a crime. In February 2004, the Australian Record Industry Association took legal action against Kazaa, alleging massive copyright breaches; the trial began on 29 November 2004. On 6 Febr
Live and Let Die (song)
"Live and Let Die" is the main theme song of the 1973 James Bond film Live and Let Die, written by Paul and Linda McCartney and performed by Wings. It was the most successful Bond theme to that point, charting at No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 9 on the UK Singles Chart. Commissioned for the movie, it reunited the former Beatle with the band's producer, George Martin, who produced the song and arranged the orchestra, it has been covered with the Guns N' Roses version being the most popular cover. Both the McCartney and the Guns N' Roses versions were nominated for Grammy Awards. In 2012, McCartney was awarded the Million-Air Award from Broadcast Music, Inc. for more than 4 million performances of the song in the US. Before Tom Mankiewicz had finished writing the screenplay to Live and Let Die, producers Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli invited Paul McCartney to write the theme song. McCartney asked to be sent a copy of Ian Fleming's novel. "I thought it was pretty good. That afternoon I wrote the song and went in the next week and did it...
It was a job of work for me in a way because writing a song around a title like that's not the easiest thing going."Originally, producer Harry Saltzman was interested in having Shirley Bassey or Thelma Houston perform it instead of Wings. Martin said McCartney would allow the song to be used in the movie only if Wings was able to perform the song in the opening credits. A second version of the song, performed by B. J. Arnau appears in the film. Arnau's performance was meant for the group Fifth Dimension; the Arnau version of the song appears on the soundtrack album as a component in a medley that contains two George Martin-composed instrumental pieces, "Fillet of Soul – New Orleans" and "Fillet of Soul – Harlem". It was released by RCA Records as a single in late June 1973. Wings recorded "Live and Let Die" during the sessions for the Red Rose Speedway album, in October 1972; the song was recorded with Ray Cooper providing percussion instruments. The song "Live and Let Die" was previewed in the 1973 television special James Paul McCartney, which aired on 16 April in the United States and 10 May in the United Kingdom.
In the segment, McCartney and Wings were shown performing the song in his studio while clips of the film were shown, before the film's US theatrical release on 27 June. The single reached No. 1 on two of the three major US charts, though only reached No.2 on the US Hot 100 for three weeks. It was kept from the No.1 spot by three different acts: Maureen McGovern, Diana Ross, Stories. "Live and Let Die" peaked at No. 9 in the UK. The single was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over one million copies. Sales of the single release and of the sheet music were "solid." The sheet music used the line "in this ever-changing world in which we live in" as part of the opening verse of the song. In the Washington Post interview more than 30 years McCartney told the interviewer, "I don't think about the lyric when I sing it. I think it's'in which we're living', or it could be'in which we live in', that's kind of, sort of, wronger but cuter," before deciding that it was "in which we're living.""Live and Let Die" was not featured on a McCartney album until the Wings Greatest compilation in 1978, was included again on 1987's All the Best!, 2001's Wingspan: Hits and History, in 2018 as a restored bonus track on a reissue of Red Rose Speedway.
The entire soundtrack was released in quadrophonic. United Artists promoted the song in trade advertisements for Academy Award consideration, though producer Broccoli opposed the marketing tactic as unnecessary; the song became the first James Bond theme song to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. In the Academy Award performance of the song, entertainer Connie Stevens dressed in a "silver-lamé outfit" with a Native American-looking headdress "descended from the ceiling" and was "variously lifted and tossed about" by dancers dressed in various colours until she left the scene; the song lost to the eponymous theme song from the musical film The Way. In Wings' live performances of the song, the instrumental break featured flashpots and a laser light show. McCartney has continued to play the song on his solo tours using pyrotechnics. "Live and Let Die" is the only song to appear on all of McCartney's live albums Following the 9/11 attacks, the song was placed on Clear Channel's list of inappropriate song titles.
The song was included on its soundtrack. The song was featured in Kung Fu Hustle, in an epic fighting scene through the streets of Hong Kong choreographed to the song. Paul McCartney – lead vocals, piano Linda McCartney – backing vocals, keyboards Henry McCullough – lead guitar Denny Laine – backing vocals, bass guitar Denny Seiwell – drums Ray Cooper – percussion George Martin – orchestral arrangement In 1984, McCartney asked "Weird Al" Yankovic when he was going to parody one of his songs. In 1992, Yankovic asked for permission to put his parody "Chicken Pot Pie" on an album. McCartney denied the use because he is a vegetarian and did not want to promote the consumption of meat. Yankovic, a vegetarian himself, said. "Live and Let Die" was released as the second single from Use Your Illusion I album and the fourth out of all the Use Your Illusion singles. A music video was made in November 1991 featuring the band playing live on stage and showing old pictures; the video was made shortly before Izzy Stradl
What I Am
"What I Am" is a song written by Edie Brickell and Kenny Withrow and recorded by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians for their debut album, Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars. It peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100, it topped the charts in Canada, but only peaked within the top forty of the charts in the United Kingdom. This version was ranked number 77 on VH1's list of The 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders; the song was featured in a 1989 episode of Miami Vice, an episode of Beavis and Butt-head, an episode of Girls, as well as an episode of Doogie Howser, M. D. and in the 1989 Patrick Dempsey film Loverboy. The song is highlighted by a guitar solo that emulates the approach of Jerry Garcia including the use of an envelope filter. "What I Am" is written in the key of B minor in 44 time with a tempo of 89 beats per minute. The song follows a chord progression of Bsus2–Dsus2–Asus2, the vocals span from G3 to B4. 7-inch single / cassette single Side A: "What I Am" – 4:56Side B: "I Do" – 2:0012-inch single / 3-inch CD single "What I Am" – 4:56 "I Do" – 2:00 "Walk on the Wildside" – 5:52 The song was covered by English electronic music duo Tin Tin Out and English singer Emma Bunton.
It was released on 1 November 1999 as the second single from Tin Tin Out's second studio album, Eleven to Fly. It appeared on Bunton's debut solo album, A Girl Like Me. Tin Tin Out and Bunton's version debuted and peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart, 29 places higher than the original version 10 years kept from the top spot by "Lift Me Up" by Bunton's fellow Spice Girls member Geri Halliwell, it sold 106,000 copies to get around 224,000 copies altogether. "What I Am" was the UK's 88th best-selling single of 1999. UK CD single and cassette single"What I Am" – 3:54 "What I Am" – 4:07 "Weird" – 5:42 The song was sampled by New Edition on their song "Something About You", from their 1996 album Home Again. Portions of the song were resung by Lauryn Hill and sampled into Aretha Franklin's 1998 hit "A Rose Is Still a Rose". Part of the chorus and guitar riff is sampled by hip-hop group Brand Nubian on their song "Slow Down" from their 1990 debut album, One for All. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics