Mistakes (Brian McFadden song)

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Single by Brian McFadden featuring Delta Goodrem
from the album Wall of Soundz
B-side "Mistakes" (album version)
Released 17 September 2010
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2010
Genre Synthpop, pop rock, electropop, dance-pop, pop
Length 3:39
Label Universal Music Australia
Songwriter(s) Jez Ashurst, Brian McFadden
Producer(s) McFadden, Robert Conley
Brian McFadden singles chronology
"Chemical Rush"
"Just the Way You Are (Drunk at the Bar)"

"Chemical Rush"
"Just the Way You Are (Drunk at the Bar)"
Delta Goodrem singles chronology
"I Can't Break It to My Heart"
(2008) I Can't Break It to My Heart2008
(2010) Mistakes2010
"I'm Not Ready"
(2011) I'm Not Ready2011

"Mistakes" is the third single released from Irish singer Brian McFadden's third studio album, Wall of Soundz.[1] The song was written by McFadden and Jez Ashurst, and was produced by McFadden and Robert Conley. The single was released on 17 September 2010[2] and features McFadden's then-fiancée, Delta Goodrem. The song appears to be about a dysfunctional and destructive relationship. "You keep dragging me down, you keep dragging me down/I'm drowning in you/Theres no hope for me now, theres no hope for me now/I should have walked away" sourced at the song lyrics pages.

Track listing[edit]

Australian digital download[2]
1."Mistakes" (radio mix)3:43
2."Mistakes" (video)3:39

Music video[edit]

Filmed in Sydney during August 2010, the video for the song was directed by Dan Reisinger and is based on the film Mr. & Mrs. Smith.[3] The video starts off with a romantic dinner that triggers an explosive domestic dispute. Throughout the rest of the video, Goodrem is seen throwing a glass of red wine, aiming at McFadden's forehead and starts bleeding.[3] She also throws his watch in a blender and smashes one of his platinum discs.[3] She then uses the disc to slice his guitar while he retaliates by using the chainsaw to turn Goodrem's piano into firewood.[3] McFadden is also seen putting Goodrem's teddy bear in the microwave to see how long it takes to heat it up, until it blows up the kitchen.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
ARIA Singles Chart 41[4]
Australian Singles Chart 7[5]


  1. ^ Kathy McCabe (2010-08-01) Brian McFadden dishes on duet with Delta Goodrem titled Mistakes www.adelaidenow.com.au (News Limited). Retrieved 2010-09-25.
  2. ^ a b Mistakes (feat. Delta Goodrem) - Single by Brian McFadden. iTunes Store (Australia). Retrieved 2010-09-25.
  3. ^ a b c d Behind the scenes with Delta Goodrem, Brian McFadden The Daily Telegraph (News Limited). Retrieved 2010-09-25.
  4. ^ Top 50 Singles Chart Archived 8 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  5. ^ Top 20 Australian Singles Archived 16 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2010-09-25.