Skinny genes Eliza Doolittle
Song Title: Skinny genes
Artist: Eliza Doolittle
Date of release: 11 April 2010
Description: ” Skinny genes ” is by Eliza Doolittle ( Eliza Sophie Caird ), the English singer and songwriter. The song was written by Eliza Caird, Matthew Prime and Tim Woodcock.
Production for the single was by Matthew Prime ( also known as Matt Prime ) has written or produced for the likes of Kylie Minogue, Sam Smith and Kelly Clarkson.
The song was released on the 11th of April 2010 by record label Parlophone as Eliza’s debut single and the first single from her debut Album ” Eliza Doolittle “.
” Skinny genes ” was one of three songs from the Album that she worked with Matt Prime and Tim Woodcock. ” Rollerblades ” was originally thought to be marked for release as Eliza’s debut single, however it was later confirmed that it was to be ” Skinny genes “.
The song’s release date was intended to be on the 29th of March 2010, this was put back to be released on the 5th of April. It was again withheld from release by another week and finally released as a digital format on the 11th of April 2010.
A CD single release for the song on the 12th of April was intended by the record label but a CD single format didn’t happen, so it was only available in digital format.
Lyrically the song talks about a love-hate relationship with a feminist point of view on how someone can dislike all the traits of a partners personality but still enjoy a sexual chemistry.
Eliza explained ” Skinny genes ” to Steve Lamacq from the British radio network station BBC Radio One ” The single is something I made up in my head. I just thought it would be quite a funny scenario where you didn’t like someone, if they were really annoying, but you had a good time under the sheets “.
” Skinny genes ” samples ” butterfly ” which Andy Williams covered in 1957 from the original song first recorded and released by Charlie Gracie in the same year. Both singers took the song to number one on the Billboard chart in 1957, with Andy Williams also scoring a number one in the United kingdom.
In the United Kingdom the song entered the Uk chart at number 22 where it peaked, the song spent a total of 15 weeks on the chart.
The song reached number 4 in Poland and number 9 in Israel, it failed to break into the to forty in Germany, Ireland and Switzerland.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 22
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 42, Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 31, German Singles Chart 42, Ireland (IRMA) 42, Israel (Media Forest) 9, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 90, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 4, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 48
Official Website: Elizadoolittle.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/ElizaDoolittle
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/ElizaDoolittle