Ready to Fly (song)

Infobox Single
Name = Ready to Fly


Artist = Amy Pearson
from Album = Who I Am
B-side =
Released = April 5, 2008
Format = CD single
Digital download
Recorded = 2006–2007
Genre = Pop, Rock
Length =
Label = Sony-BMG
Writer = Amy Pearson, Gil Cang
Producer = Fraser T. Smith
Certification =
Chart position =
Last single = "Not Me"
(2007)
This single = "Ready to Fly"
(2008)
Next single = Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternate covers
Background = khaki


Lower caption = Itunes Cover

"Ready to Fly" is the third single and the second most successful single to be lifted off of Amy Pearson's debut album Who I Am. The song "Ready To Fly" is being used by the Seven Network as the song to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, It was released on April 5th.It has recently started airplay on Australian radio and is played with a different radio mix, with more guitars and drum beats. [www.thehothits.com Preview Ready To Fly radio mix here] .

Music Video

The music video for "Ready to Fly" was shot in Shanghai, China & at home in Australia. The video starts off with Pearson sitting down at a table in a room (or restaurant) writing the lyrics to the song on a notepad. Outside of the room there is a couple arguing with Chinese authorities. The music video then moves to Sydney. The man asks for her phone number, wanting to take her out on a date. Pearson then goes outside and starts walking as well. The boyfriend puts the engagement ring on Amy's finger, she "accepts" & they get married(via Qantas) the next week in a Catholic church in Sydney.

Many different shots of Amy in different places were used, such as the above mentioned room, the streets of Shanghai, a place with a bright red background etc.

As it was shot in Shanghai, there were various usage of Chinese culture. When the video started, it showed a group of people practicing Tai Chi, however, focusing more on one man than the group. Outside the room in which Pearson started off the video in, and down the alley she walks down, there were many red lanterns and decorations hung around buildings. Many buildings are also seen as modern Chinese architecture.

Track listing

#"Ready to Fly" (Radio Edit) - 4:21
#"Ready to Fly" (Album Version) - 4:32
#"We Both Know" (Duet with Guy Sebastian)
#"Ready to Fly" (Drive Remix)

iTunes Exclusives

#"Ready to Fly" (Sonic Funk Remix)
#"Ready to Fly" (Electrodex Remix)

iTunes Remix EP

# Ready to Fly (Drive Remix)
# Ready to Fly (Andy J Remix)
# Ready to Fly (Diamond Cut Remix)
# Ready to Fly (Touched By Remix)
# Ready to Fly (Radio Remix)

Alternate commercial uses

The song was used extensively in Pinoy Idol during the audition and theatre rounds of the competition.

Charts

Although Ready To Fly has only peaked at #40 it has substantiated a beautiful amount of weeks in the top 100 rising and falling. As of August 18 it has been inside the top 100 for 19, just two weeks of Pearson's debut and most successful single to date Don't Miss You. Still, Ready To Fly might stay more weeks inside the top 100 as it as of August 18 is at 64 in it's 19th week.

References


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