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Summertime (Brian Melo song)

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Format  Digital download
Length  3:44
Genre  Pop, rock
Label  Sony BMG
Released  April 11, 2008 (2008-04-11)
Writer(s)  Greg Johnston, Andy Stochansky

"Summertime" is a song written by Greg Johnston and Andy Stochansky, and recorded by Brian Melo for his first album Livin' It (2007). It was released as the album's third single in Canada in 2008.

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Background

This is Brian's third single from his debut album. However, the song failed to chart on the Canadian Hot 100. The fourth single from the album, "Back to Me," also failed to chart.

Shannon Noll cover

Australian singer Shannon Noll covered the song in 2008 and released it as the first single from his first compilation album No Turning Back: The Story So Far (2008). It was released as a digital download on August 23, 2008, and as a CD single on September 13, 2008, in Australia.

On September 14, 2008, the track debuted at number eighteen on the ARIA Australian Artist Chart based on downloads alone. The following week, the single debuted at number fifty-four on the Australian Singles Chart.

Track listing

CD single
  1. "Summertime" — 3:42
  2. "Walls" (live at The Basement) — 3:46

Music video

An open call for extras for the video was published on the Sony/BMG Music (Australia) website and via Noll's official mailing list. Originally scheduled to shoot on August 28 (for a September 6 premiere), filming was postponed a week, taking place on September 5, 2008. The video was scheduled to premiere on rage's Saturday morning line-up on September 13, 2008, the day of the CD Single's release, but was postponed due to being incomplete. It finally saw its premiere on September 25, 2008 via Sony BMG's official online musicbox.[1]

The video has received many negative reviews, most aimed at director Anthony Rose, who is criticised for producing the same type of video that incorporates overuse of extras representing fans. The Sydney Morning Herald also stated their dislike when they printed a review on September 26, 2008 that stated: "Why Sony continues to hire Rose to direct is beyond us. His consistent use of the tacky looking fan backdrop is almost laughable while simultaneously looking forced, bordering on 'try-hard'. How many more of these unbearable videos can Noll have under his belt before someone in management or PR realises he's looking like a pretentious punce with no credibility. Noll is both capable and worthy of much more. The video for "Summertime" was Noll's last video to be directed by Rose.

References

Summertime (Brian Melo song) Wikipedia


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