On the Verge of Something Wonderful


On the Verge of Something Wonderful
"On the Verge of Something Wonderful"
Single by Darren Hayes
from the album This Delicate Thing We've Made
B-side "Fallen Angel"
"God Is in the Room"
"Ocean"
Released 28 July 2007 (Australia)
6 August 2007 (UK)
Recorded Phoenix, United States
Genre Pop, electropop, synthpop
Length 4:02
Label Powdered Sugar
Writer(s) Darren Hayes, Robert Conley
Producer Darren Hayes, Robert Conley
Darren Hayes singles chronology
"Step into the Light"
(2007)
"On the Verge of Something Wonderful"
(2007)
"Me, Myself and (I)"
(2007)

"On the Verge of Something Wonderful" is a song in the electronica and pop genres written by Australian singer-songwriter Darren Hayes and Robert Conley for Hayes' third solo album This Delicate Thing We've Made (2007). The song is the first single to be released off the album; it was released in Australia on 28 July 2007 and in the UK and online on 6 August 2007. It debuted at number 20 in the UK singles chart, before dropping 53 places to 73.

Contents

Music video

The music video contains a cameo appearance by Janice Dickinson, former model and former judge on America's Next Top Model. According to Hayes himself, having Dickinson appear in the music video was not planned at all. The day before the video shoot, Hayes had briefly met Dickinson through a friend and – after being struck by how much grace and star quality Dickinson carried with her up close – Hayes jokingly said that she could play the part of the evil, sexy shopaholic in the video. To everyone's surprise, Dickinson accepted the offer.[1]

The video features Darren singing in front of many animated backdrops, and is reminiscent of the Max Headroom series, some scenes of the film Electric Dreams and the aesthetics of some Atari brochures of the early 80s.

Track listings

UK CD single
  1. "On the Verge of Something Wonderful"
  2. "Fallen Angel"
UK maxi single
  1. "On the Verge of Something Wonderful"
  2. "Step into the Light" (Hook N Sling mix)
  3. "Step into the Light" (Shave and Sugar club mix)
  4. "I Just Want You to Love Me" (live from the Sydney Opera House)
UK DVD single
  1. "On the Verge of Something Wonderful" (music video)
  2. "I Just Want You to Love Me" (live from the Sydney Opera House) (video)
Australian maxi single
  1. "On the Verge of Something Wonderful"
  2. "Step into the Light" (Shave and Sugar club mix)
  3. "Step into the Light" (Hook N Sling Mix)
  4. "I Just Want You to Love Me" (live from the Sydney Opera House)
Download single (from darrenhayes.com)
  1. "On the Verge of Something Wonderful"
  2. "God Is in the Room"
  3. "Ocean"
International iTunes EP
  1. "On the Verge of Something Wonderful"
  2. "Step into the Light" (Shave and Sugar club mix)
  3. "Step into the Light" (Hook N Sling mix)
  4. "I Just Want You to Love Me" (live from the Sydney Opera House)
  5. "On the Verge of Something Wonderful" (Wayne G Totally '80s remix)
UK iTunes single
  1. "On the Verge of Something Wonderful"
  2. "On the Verge of Something Wonderful" (Wayne G Totally '80s remix)
UK Napster single
  1. "On the Verge of Something Wonderful"
  2. "On the Verge of Something Wonderful" (Shave the 12 Inch extended mix)

Charts

Chart (2007) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 20
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 29
ARIA Physical Sales Chart 22
ARIA Australasian Chart 9

References

External links


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