Lift Me Up (Geri Halliwell song)

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"Lift Me Up"
Lift-me-up.jpg
Single by Geri Halliwell
from the album Schizophonic
B-side
Released1 November 1999
Format
Recorded1998
GenrePop
Length3:53
LabelEMI
Songwriter(s)
  • Geri Halliwell
  • Paul Wilson
  • Andy Watkins
  • Tracey Ackerman
Producer(s)Absolute
Geri Halliwell singles chronology
"Mi Chico Latino"
(1999)
"Lift Me Up"
(1999)
"Bag It Up"
(2000)
Music video
"Lift Me Up" on YouTube

"Lift Me Up" is a song recorded by English singer Geri Halliwell for her debut solo album Schizophonic (1999). It was written by Halliwell, Andy Watkins and Paul Wilson, whilst produced by the latter two, who are known collectively as Absolute. "Lift Me Up" was released as the album's third single on 1 November 1999, by EMI. It debuted at number one in the UK Singles Chart,[1] winning the chart battle against fellow Spice Girls member Emma Bunton's "What I Am" by 33,000 copies. To promote the single, Halliwell performed the song on Top of the Pops, Pepsi Chart, Musica Si and National Lottery.

Critical reception[edit]

Dotmusic's Andy Strickland said "Geri takes a deep breath and delivers a smokers' octave, husky drawl that is pleasant, nice, lovely - all those words they hate you using in English lessons at school".[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Lift Me Up" was directed by Howard Greenhalgh and filmed in October 1999 in Málaga, Spain.

Chart performance[edit]

During the song's release week, it faced strong competition with Tin Tin Out's collaboration with previous Spice Girls group mate Emma Bunton's debut, "What I Am". Halliwell criticised record company executives for allegedly exploiting fans by encouraging the head-to-head race.[3] "Lift Me Up" ultimately reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on 13 November 1999,[1] selling 140,000 copies in its first week, 30,000 more copies than "What I Am".[4] Its total sales are 346,000 copies in the United Kingdom,[5] and the single enjoyed a fifteen-week run in the UK chart.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Lift Me Up".

UK CD1/European CD2 (Released 1 November 1999)

  1. "Lift Me Up" – 3:52
  2. "Lift Me Up" (Metro Edit) – 3:57
  3. "Lift Me Up" (Almighty Edit) – 3:24
  4. "Lift Me Up" (K-Klass Phazerphunk Mix) – 8:02

UK CD2/European CD1 (Released 1 November 1999)

  1. "Lift Me Up" – 3:52
  2. "Live and Let Die" – 3:10
  3. "Very Slowly" – 3:59
  4. "Lift Me Up" (Enhanced Video)

European 2-track CD single (Released 1 November 1999)

  1. "Lift Me Up" – 3:52
  2. "Live and Let Die" – 3:10
  3. "Lift Me Up" (Enhanced Video)

Italian 12" (Released 1 November 1999)

  1. "Lift Me Up" (K-Klass Phazerphunk Mix) – 8:02
  2. "Lift Me Up" (Sharp Deadly Dub) – 6:55
  3. "Lift Me Up" (Sharp Sonik Vocal Mix) – 7:34
  4. "Lift Me Up" – 3:52

Official versions and remixes[edit]

  1. Album Version – 3:52
  2. Almighty 7" Definitive Mix – 3:24
  3. Almighty Definitive Mix* – 6:54
  4. Almighty Edit – 6:06
  5. K-Klass Phazerphunk Mix – 8:02
  6. K-Klass Phazerphunk Radio Mix* – 4:06
  7. K-Klass Phazerphunk Mix Edit – 3:18
  8. Metro Club Mix* – 6:04
  9. Metro Edit – 3:57
  10. Metro Extended Mix* – 6:06
  11. Pharmacy Phazerphunk Dub* – 7:22
  12. Sharp Sonik Vocal Mix – 7:34
  13. Sharp Deadly Dub – 6:55

* only appears on promotional singles

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 640. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ "dotmusic - Review -". web.archive.org. 7 October 2000.
  3. ^ "Geri attacks chart battle". 1 November 1999 – via bbc.co.uk.
  4. ^ ""Lift Me Up" lifts Geri up to number 1". 25 November 2004. Archived from the original on 25 November 2004.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ Copsey, Rob (29 June 2017). "The ultimate Official Spice Girls solo chart: all their singles ranked by sales". Official Charts. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  6. ^ "ariaNET The Singles Chart! Top 100 Singles - Week Commencing 6th March 2000". ARIA. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Geri Halliwell – Lift Me Up" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 26 June 2018. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  9. ^ "Geri Halliwell: Lift Me Up" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Geri Halliwell – Lift Me Up". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (Vikuna 25.11. - 2.12. 1999 48. Vika)" (PDF) (in Icelandic). Dagblaðið Vísir. Retrieved 13 July 2018. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  12. ^ "Lift Me Up by Geri Halliwell in Irish Chart". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Geri Halliwell – Lift Me Up". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Geri Halliwell – Lift Me Up" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Charts.nz – Geri Halliwell – Lift Me Up". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Geri Halliwell – Lift Me Up". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  18. ^ "Geri Halliwell - Lift Me Up". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  19. ^ Copsey, Rob (29 June 2017). "The ultimate Official Spice Girls solo singles chart". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  20. ^ "British single certifications – Geri Halliwel – Lift Me Up". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Lift Me Up in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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