"Out of the Blue" is a pop song written by Delta Goodrem and Guy Chambers, produced by Chambers, Richard Flack and Steve Power for Goodrem's second album Mistaken Identity (2004). It was released as the album's first single in Australia on October 8, 2004 as a CD single.
About the record
Goodrem announced the release of the song on September 3
. Her and Chambers worked together on her debut album Innocent Eyes
and he offered to work with her several times on the new album. Goodrem states "Guy was such an inspiration to work with, besides being such a talented musician on so many instruments I felt we had a real connection on a musical level. He makes a lot of classical music and I'm classically trained so we both knew where songs should go and also when it wasn't right. We could bring something out of each other to create something unique. Once we had 'Out of the Blue' we knew we had something special" .
Goodrem says the song is "being about times when someone comes into your life unexpectedly, and what a positive effect that can have on you" being about her then boyfriend Mark Philippoussis and the support he gave her. When the relationship ended Goodrem states she found a new meaning for the song.
Promotion and chart performance
The song was released to radio on September 24
and became the most added song to airplay. The song was later performed at the ARIA awards and it was her first performance at the ARIA awards. In its first week in the chart the song debut and number one on the ARIA Charts
and stayed there for three weeks. The song went Platinum in its first week. It spent a total of sixteen weeks in the top fifty ending the run at position fifty and spent twenty three weeks in the top one hundred. It was the twentieth highest selling single in Australia for 2004
The song peaked all over the world. It peaked in the top twenty in Greece, Ireland and New Zealand. It peaked at number nine in the United Kingdom and spent a total of nine weeks in the top seventy five ending its run at number seventy five.
The video for her single was filmed on the coast of Malibu, California
and was directed by Nigel Dick. It was premiered on Channel Ten Australia after an episode of Neighbors on the 1st of October, 2004, a news spot on her website stating "The clip will fittingly go to air during Neighbours - Australia's most successful and longest running soapie - to mark Delta's final episodes in the show as the hugely popular character Nina Tucker".
The start of the video opens up to Delta sitting on a beach in a green dress. After a while Delta gets up and walks across the beach with the waves washing on her feet. When the chorus comes around the second time Delta has changed into a pink dress and walks up a hill into a forest and finds her piano and starts playing it. After she has finished playing it the piano catches on fire and Delta sings at the camera then runs away ending the video. Delta has stated that at the time of making the video, she was intrigued by the elements- earth, wind, fire and water. All elements can be seen in the video clip.
Formats and track listings
These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Out of the Blue". Australian CD single
- "Out of the Blue" — 4:19
- "Visualise" — 4:00
- "Beautiful Madness" — 3:04UK CD single 1
- "Out of the Blue"
UK CD single 2
- "Out of the Blue"
- "How a Dream Looks"
- "Beautiful Madness"
- "Out of the Blue" (music video)
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart
|Austria Singles Chart
|Germany Singles Chart
|Greece Singles Chart
|Ireland Singles Chart
|New Zealand Singles Chart
|Switzerland Singles Chart
|UK Singles Chart