Learn to Fly (a1 song)

Learn to Fly (a1 song)

Infobox Song
Name = Learn to Fly

Artist = a1
Album = Make It Good
Released = 2002
track_no = 7
Recorded =
Genre = Pop
Length =
Writer = Peter Gordeno, Rick Mitra, Christian Ingebrigtsen
Composer =
Label = Sony BMG
Producer =
Tracks =
prev = "Crazy for Leaving You"
prev_no = 6
next = "Isn't It Cheap"
next_no = 8
Misc =
Infobox Single
Name = Learn to Fly

Artist = Shannon Noll
from Album = That's What I'm Talking About
B-side = "Hold Me in Your Arms", "Gone Too Soon"
Released = July 5, 2004
Recorded = 2004
Genre = Pop
Length = 4:12
Label = Sony BMG
Writer = Peter Gordeno, Rick Mitra, Christian Ingebrigtsen
Producer = Phil Wiltshire, Bryan Jones
Certification = Gold (Australia)
Last single = "Drive" (2004)
This single = "Learn to Fly" (2004)
Next single = "New Beginning" (2004)

"Learn to Fly" is a song originally recorded by United Kingdom boyband a1, and covered by Australian singer Shannon Noll.

Featured on a1's 2001 album "Make It Good", "Learn to Fly"—written by a1 bandmember Christian Ingebrigtsen along with Peter Gordeno and Rick Mitra—was never released as a single.

The song was covered in 2004 by singer Shannon Noll, a member of "Australian Idol". It was released as the third single from his debut album, "That's What I'm Talking About".

The single was promoted as a strictly limited edition release of 40,000 copies, all of which were sold during its 13 week chart run. In July 2004, it debuted at number one on the Australia ARIA singles chart and is certifed Gold by ARIA with sales of 35,000+.

Noll often mentioned that "Learn To Fly" was his favourite track from his debut album, and dedicated the performance of the track to his late father during the "Up Close with Shannon Noll" television special.

The single release includes two previously unreleased b-sides, one being a cover of the Southern Sons 1991 hit "Hold Me in Your Arms" (the song which Shannon auditioned for "Australian Idol" with) and the other being a cover of the Michael Jackson hit "Gone Too Soon". Noll performed "Gone Too Soon" to a tearful audience during the broadcast of the 2004 Allan Border Medal as a tribute to Australian cricketer David Hookes who was killed during an altercation at a Melbourne bar several months earlier.

Track listing

#"Learn to Fly"
#"Gone Too Soon"
#"Hold Me in Your Arms"

Music video

The video, directed by Ryan Renshaw, was the fourth music video from Shannon Noll. The video contains scenes from a live performance Noll undertook at the venue "Seagulls" in Tweed Heads. The non-performance sequences of the video were filmed over a two-night period in Brisbane, Australia.

The video begins with Shannon leaving a venue after finishing a live performance. As he leaves the venue out the back entrance, he is set upon by a group of paparazzi which he evades and he runs to catch a taxi to the train station to travel back home. The video was popular with fans as it was the first video in which Shannon plays a character, rather than only performing the track for the camera.


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