I Turn to You Melanie C
Song Title: I Turn to You
Artist: Melanie C
Date of release: 7th of August 2000
Description: ” I Turn to You ” is by Melanie C ( Melanie Jayne Chisholm ), the English singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. Melanie rose to fame as a member of the girl group the Spice Girls along with Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell ( now Horner ) and Victoria Adams ( now Beckham ). It is estimated the group of five girls made $500 to $800 Million between 1996 and 1998.
The song was written by Rick Nowels, Billy Steinberg and Melanie Chisholm. Rick is a Grammy and Ivor Novello award-winning American songwriter and record producer.
Rick has worked with a number of artists either co-writing or as sole writer, artists include Lana Del Rey, Adele, Marina and the Diamonds, Tupac Shakur, Fleetwood Mac, Sia, Dido, New Radicals, Nelly Furtado and John Legend.
Billy Steinberg ( William Endfield “Billy” Steinberg ) is American songwriter, who found success in the 80s partnering with songwriter Tom Kelly. As a songwriting team they wrote or co-wrote some of the biggest hits of the 80’s like Madonna’s ” Like a Virgin “, Cyndi Lauper’s ” True Colors ” and Whitney Houston’s ” So Emotional “. In 2011 the successful songwriting duo were inducted as a team into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Production for the single was by Rob Playford and Rick Nowels. Rob Playford was a popular DJ in the 90s and at the age of 22 set up record label Moving Shadow in May of 1990. The label released pure hardcore but as the music diversified so did the label.
” I Turn to You ” was released on the 7th of August 2000 by record label Virgin ( Universal Music Group ) and taken as the fourth single from Melanie’s solo debut Album Northern Star. The successful Album sold 900,000 copies in the United Kingdom and an estimated 4 Million Worldwide, the Album was the best performing in terms of sales of any of the Spice Girls solo projects.
The accompanying music video was directed by Cameron Casey, born and raised in Livermore, California, He started his own music video production company while still at college. In addition to music videos he is also a successful Executive Producer with shows aired on HBO, E!, Bloomberg, FOX and NBC.
Cameron has directed many videos for a diverse range of artists including Amr Diab, LeAnn Rimes, Phil Collins, Shaggy, Westlife and Stevie Wonder.
The video for ” I Turn to You ” was filmed on location in june of 2000 on the island of Ibiza, in the Mediterranean Sea off the east coast of Spain. Featuring in the video is the Es Paradis nightclub. The nightclub was started by Pepe Aguirre and artist Lluís Güell ( who also created Café del Mar ) and first opened its doors in August 1975.
The club boasts 10 bars, 3 dance floors and 14.000 watts of hi-fi and 300.000 watts of lights. In 2007 the club gained a ” Q ” for quality by Inestur ( Institut d’Estratègia turística ), which is in recognition to the tourist business the club generates.
The song was a commercial success for Melanie. In the United Kingdom ” I Turn to You ” entered the UK chart on the 19th of August 2000 at Number One, holding the top slot for 1 week and knocking off ” Rock DJ ” by Robbie williams. The song spent 4 weeks in the top ten and a total of 18 weeks on the UK chart.
In the United States it reached Number One on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs Chart spending 14 weeks on there.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 11, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 1, Denmark (Tracklisten) 1, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 4, Germany (Official German Charts) 2, Ireland (IRMA) 6, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 1, Norway (VG-lista) 2, Scottish Singles Chart 2, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 1, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 3
Official Website: Melaniec.net
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/MelanieCmusic
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/MelanieC