Peter Andre (album)

Peter Andre is the self-titled debut album from Australian singer-songwriter Peter Andre.[1]

Peter Andre
Peter andre album2.jpg
Japanese Cover
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1993
Recorded1992–1993
GenrePop, R&B
Length42:05
LabelMelodian
ProducerPeter Andre
Peter Andre chronology
Peter Andre
(1993)
Natural
(1996)
Singles from Peter André
  1. "Drive Me Crazy"
    Released: 20 April 1992
  2. "Gimme Little Sign"
    Released: 26 October 1992
  3. "Funky Junky"
    Released: 31 May 1993
  4. "Let's Get It On / Do You Wanna Dance?"
    Released: 22 November 1993
  5. "To The Top"
    Released: 11 April 1994

BackgroundEdit

In 1990, Andre became famous when he took part in the Australian television talent show New Faces. Following Andre's success in the program, Melodian Records offered him a £1 million pound record deal. In 1992, Andre released his debut single, "Drive Me Crazy", which peaked at #72 on the Australian singles chart.[2] However, Andre's musical breakthrough occurred with his second single, "Gimme Little Sign", which peaked at #3 in Australia[3] and spent 35 weeks in the top 100.[2] Andre's self-titled debut album was released in November 1993, peaking at #27 on the Australian albums chart.[3] Three further singles were released from the album: "Funky Junky", which was regularly used as background music in soap opera Neighbours, the double A-side "Let's Get It On / Do You Wanna Dance?" and "To the Top", all of which peaked within the Australian Top 50.[3] In 1993, "Gimme Little Sign" received an ARIA Award for the highest selling single of the year recorded by an Australian artist. Originally, the album was only made available for sale in Australia; however, following Andre's successful Japanese breakthrough, the album was later issued in the country with new cover artwork on 5 January 1994. Both copies of the album share an identical track listing. Following Andre's international breakthrough, "To the Top" later appeared on the British release of his second studio album, Natural.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."To the Top"
  • Cadell
  • Mark Forrester
4:21
2."Let's Get It On" (featuring Eric Sebastian)
  • Andre
  • Cadell
  • Forrester
  • Marcia Hines
  • Cadell
  • Forrester
4:11
3."Drive Me Crazy" (R&B Mix)
  • Andre
  • Phil Harding
  • Ian Curnow
  • Harding
  • Curnow
3:58
4."Nice 'N' Slow"
  • Andre
  • Cadell
  • Cadell
  • Forrester
5:12
5."Funky Junky" (Rap) (featuring Maurice Llewelyn)
  • Andre
  • Antoine Palade
Cadell3:51
6."Do You Wanna Dance?" (Jamakin-It-Funky Mix) (featuring Tony Kopa)Robert Freeman
  • Ross Cockle
  • Craig Hamath
3:23
7."Take Me Back"
  • P. Andre
  • Michael Andre
  • Cadell
  • Forrester
5:14
8."Dream a Little"
  • P. Andre
  • Chris Andre
  • Cadell
  • Forrester
4:10
9."Through the Night" (featuring Tony Kopa)Andre
  • Cockle
  • Hamath
3:54
10."Gimme Little Sign"
  • Smith
  • Hooven
  • Winn
  • Harding
  • Curnow
3:28
11."I'm Gonna Get to You" (hidden track) (featuring Eric Sebastian)Andre
  • Cadell
  • Forrester
4:34

ChartsEdit

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[3] 27

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[2] Gold 35,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=238731
  2. ^ a b c Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (pdf ed.). Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 15.
  3. ^ a b c d "australian-charts.com > Peter Andre in Australian Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 April 2017.