About You Now

Infobox Single
Name = About You Now

Artist = Sugababes
from Album = Change
B-side = "Rocks"
"In Recline"
Released = Start date|2007|9|24
(see release history)
Format = Digital download, digital single, CD
Recorded = 2007
Genre = Dance Pop
Length = 3:09 (radio edit)
3:32 (album version)
Label = Island
Writer = Dr. Luke, Cathy Dennis
Producer = Dr. Luke
Last single = "Walk This Way"
This single = "About You Now"
Next single = "Change"
Misc = Extra tracklisting
Album = Change
Type = studio
prev_track =
prev_no =
this_track = "About You Now"
track_no = 1
next_track = "Never Gonna Dance Again"
next_no = 2
Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Background = khaki

Lower caption = UK CD 2 cover

"About You Now" is a BRIT Award-nominated pop song written by Cathy Dennis and Dr. Luke for the Sugababes' fifth studio album, "Change" (2007). Also produced by Luke, it was released as the album's lead single between September and October 2007 (see 2007 in music). The song reached the top of the charts in Croatia, Estonia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and the UK, as well as the top 10 in Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, Ireland, Malta, Norway, Poland, Slovakia Spain, and on a composte Euro 200 tracks chart. A cover version of the song by Miranda Cosgrove was released on the iCarly soundtrack. The single re-entered the UK Singles Chart in July 2008, almost a year later at number 34.

Release and reception

The song itself combines "pop," "rock" and "electro," much like other songs produced by Dr. Luke. The album version, which is used in the music video, is longer than the radio version and includes an extra verse by Amelle and an extra bridge by Keisha. On September 8, 2007, Sugababes gave a world exclusive performance of "About You Now" live on "Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway". Additionally, the Wolf Remix of the song is available as an exclusive download with the purchase of the enhanced "Change" album.

"About You Now" received generally good reviews from both critics and fans. PopJustice described the song as a "pop-electro-rock masterpiece." [ [http://www.popjustice.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1436&Itemid=9 Notes on the new Sugababes single.] PopJustice.] The blog's author Peter Robinson also stated that it "wasn't trying to be clever and was simply an amazing pop song."
Alex Fletcher of Digital Spy said "the lyrics are Waterman-esque perfect pop with the added spice of Sugababes kinkiness." [ [http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/a75457/sugababes-about-you-now.html Sugababes: 'About You Now'] Digital Spy.]

In January 2008 "About You Now" was nominated for a BRIT Award for Best British Single. [http://www.brits.co.uk/nominations/40/]

Chart performance

"About You Now" was released in the United Kingdom on September 17, 2007, debuting on the UK Singles Chart at number thirty-five on September 23 2007 after the release of the remix package for legal download. A week later the official download of the song was released, and it climbed a record 34 places to the top of the chart, which was later outdone by Pink's "So What" which climbed 37 places. This feat made the Sugababes only the fourth act and second British act (behind Mika and his single "Grace Kelly") to chart at number-one on download sales alone, thus making it the group's sixth number-one single domestically. [http://acharts.us/performer/sugababes Sugababes - Chartography] . "aCharts.us". Retrieved December 31 2007.] The single spent four weeks at the top, surpassing the success of their previous biggest hit, 2005's "Push the Button." According to VH1, it was ranked both the sixth most-downloaded and sixth best-selling single in the UK in the year of 2007. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chart/singles2007.shtml BBC - Radio 1 - Chart Show - The UK Top 40 Singles ] ] As of 10 March 2008, "About You Now" has sold 412,000 copies in the UK, and has become the girls' best selling single. Fact|date=April 2008

In Ireland, "About You Now" debuted at number ten on the Irish Singles Chart on downloads alone. A week later, it climbed to number five with the physical release, and later peaked at number two for two weeks, becoming the Sugababes' fourth single to peak on particular position. In Austria, it debuted at number 13 on the Austrian Singles Chart where it peaked at number 4 in its third week, becoming the band's third biggest hit there after "Push the Button" and "Overload". "About You Now" saw similar success in Germany where it also peaked at number four on German Singles Chart, eventually becoming the Sugababes' third biggest hit there, again behind "Push the Button" and "Overload". On the Australian ARIA chart, the song peaked at number 57. In New Zealand despite spending 21 weeks on the charts it only mannaged to peak a 18.This Song Peaked AT MTV Adria Top 20 Chart At Number 2

On 13 July, 2008, "About You Now" re-entered the UK Singles Chart at No. 48, moving to No. 34 the next week after being prominently featured in an episode of Hollyoaks. This version, recorded for Radio 1's Live Lounge, was used for the funeral of Max Cunningham. Chart show host Reggie Yates said it was one of a number of recent examples of songs seeing a download boost being used on television shows (e.g. Mint Royale's version of "Singin' in the Rain").About You Now scored kind of low in the Netherlands because of the bad critics the song and the album Change received.

Music video

The music video for "About You Now" was directed by Marcus Adams and shot on August 24, 2007 at the Festival Hall in Waterloo in London, England. [cite news|title="Sugababes film 'About You Now' video"|date=2007-09-08|publisher=Popdirt|url=http://popdirt.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=63949] Although various pictures of the clip were leaked on the net the following days, it was not until September 6 the full video made its world premiere via internet. By September 7, 2007 the video had also debuted on music channels. The video is dedicated to the late Tim Royes, who directed the videos for the Sugababes's 2006 singles "Red Dress" and "Easy."

Formats and track listings

; UK promo CD single
# "About You Now" [Sticky 'Dirtypop' Remix] - 4:50
# "About You Now" [Spencer & Hill Remix] - 5:49
# "About You Now" [Sticky 'Dirtypop' Remix Radio Edit] - 3:26
# "About You Now" [Radio Edit] - 3:09

; UK CD singe 1 (1748515)
# "About You Now" [Radio Edit] - 3:09
# "Rocks" [Napster Live Session] - 3:03

; UK CD single 2 (1748657)
# "About You Now" [Album Version] - 3:32
# "About You Now" [Sticky 'Dirtypop' Remix] - 4:48
# "About You Now" [Spencer & Hill Remix] - 5:51
# "In Recline" - 3:26

; UK 7" single (1748658)
# "About You Now" [Kissy Sell Out Remix] - 5:23
# "About You Now" [Album Version] - 3:32

; Remixes Download Package
# "About You Now" [Spencer & Hill Remix] - 5:49
# "About You Now" [Sticky 'Dirtypop' Remix] - 4:50
# "About You Now" [Kissy Sell Out Remix] - 5:23

Release history

Official versions and appearances

These are the official versions and remixes and the release they appear on, of "About You Now."

Cover versions

*Miranda Cosgrove covered this song for the iCarly soundtrack, .
*Rachel Tucker performed this song on the first week of live shows, on BBC1's 'I'd Do Anything'.
*The Saw Doctors covered this song on The Podge and Rodge Show on Tuesday 06/02/08 and will release it on single in Ireland on Friday the 3rd of October 2008.


External links

* [http://www.soundfires.com/reviews/134 "Soundfires.com" review of "About You Now"]

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