Goodnight and Go

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"Goodnight and Go"
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Single by Imogen Heap
from the album Speak for Yourself
B-side "Speeding Cars"
Released25 April 2006
Format Digital download, vinyl single
Recorded2005
Length3:52(album version)
3:28 (Immi's Radio Mix)
Label Megaphonic, RCA Victor, Sony BMG
Songwriter(s) Imogen Heap
Producer(s) Imogen Heap
Imogen Heap singles chronology
"Hide and Seek"
(2005)
"Goodnight and Go"
(2006)
"Headlock"
(2006)

"Goodnight and Go" is a song by British singer-songwriter Imogen Heap, the second single from her 2005 album Speak for Yourself . The single received a little more push and promotion in the US than "Hide and Seek", and the music video received airplay on VH1. Jeff Beck plays guitar on the track.

Imogen Heap English singer-songwriter

Imogen Jennifer Heap is an English singer, songwriter, record producer and audio engineer. Born in the London Borough of Havering, Heap became classically trained in piano, cello and clarinet at a young age. She began writing songs at the age of 13 and, while attending boarding school, taught herself both guitar and drums, as well as music production on Atari computers. Heap signed to independent record label Almo Sounds at the age of 18 and later began working with experimental pop band Acacia, alongside Guy Sigsworth, as a frequent guest vocalist.

<i>Speak for Yourself</i> 2005 studio album by Imogen Heap

Speak for Yourself is the second solo album by British singer Imogen Heap, following her collaborative effort with Guy Sigsworth as Frou Frou. The album was released in the United States in 2005. It was written, produced, arranged, and funded by Heap, without the backing of a record label, and features guest appearances from Jeff Beck, who provides a guitar solo on "Goodnight and Go", and Heap's ex-boyfriend, Richie Mills, who argues with her on "The Moment I Said It".

Hide and Seek (Imogen Heap song) song by Imogen Heap

"Hide and Seek" is a 2005 song written, produced, and performed by Imogen Heap. The song was released as the first single from her second album Speak for Yourself. The single was certified gold by the RIAA on 3 April 2009. Itself influenced by Paul Lansky's "Her Song", the track was later sampled in Jason Derulo's "Whatcha Say", a song receiving international success. As of 2009 the song has sold 647,000 copies in United States.

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Release

"Goodnight and Go" was remixed by Heap for radio to include elements from her live performances of the track and labelled as 'Immi's Radio Mix', which is accompanied on the release by a brand new track "Speeding Cars".

The video, which is featured on the CD release, hit MTV and VH1 UK in early April, before being added to other television channels later in the month, and the single charted at number 56 in the official UK top 75 singles chart. A special edit of the video for the US market was released in late April.

New Mac OS X v10.5 "Leopard" Demos introduced on 11 June 2007 feature "Goodnight and Go".[ citation needed ]

The song was featured on the second series of Made in Chelsea which aired on 14 November 2011.[ citation needed ]

<i>Made in Chelsea</i> British television series

Made in Chelsea is a BAFTA award-winning, structured-reality television series broadcast by E4 in the United Kingdom. Made in Chelsea chronicles the lives of affluent young people in the West London and South West areas of Belgravia, Kings Road, Chelsea and Knightsbridge, as well as their travels to other locations around the world.

As of 2009 the song had sold 159,000 copies in United States. [1]

Track listings

CD single and 7" vinyl

  1. "Goodnight and Go" (Immi's Radio Mix) – 3:26
  2. "Speeding Cars" – 3:31

Promo CD

  1. "Goodnight and Go" (Immi's Radio Mix) – 3:26
  2. "Goodnight and Go" (album version) – 3:52

Charts

Chart (2006)Peak
position
Poland[ citation needed ]21
United Kingdom [2] 56


Ariana Grande version

"Goodnight n Go"
Song by Ariana Grande
from the album Sweetener
Released17 August 2018
Format Digital download
RecordedDecember 2016
Studio Glenwood Place (Burbank, California)
Genre
Length3:09
Label Republic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Sweetener chronology
"Better Off"
(12)
"Goodnight n Go"
(2018)
"Pete Davidson"
(14)

Ariana Grande covered/remixed the song for her album Sweetener , released in August 2018. Grande's version uses a sample of the original as part of an original arrangement but with extra harmonies and different song structures, with a new verse penned by Grande. It was written by Grande, Heap and Victoria Monét. In terms of music "Goodnight n Go" is a EDM and future bass song that contains trap and deep house elements.

Ariana Grande American singer, songwriter and actress

Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Florida to a family of New York-Italian origin, she began her career in 2008 in the Broadway musical 13, before playing the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious (2010–13) and in the spinoff Sam & Cat (2013-14). Grande made her first musical appearance on the soundtrack for Victorious and was signed to Republic Records in 2011 after music executive Monte Lipman came across one of her YouTube videos covering songs.

<i>Sweetener</i> (album) 2018 studio album by Ariana Grande

Sweetener is the fourth studio album by American singer Ariana Grande. It was released on August 17, 2018, through Republic Records. The album is the follow-up to her 2016 studio album, Dangerous Woman, and features guest appearances from Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliott.

Victoria Monét American singer

Victoria Monét McCants is an American singer and songwriter. She became involved in performing arts at a young age, singing in the youth choir at her church and performing in a city dance team. She soon took to writing and began working with producer Rodney Jerkins. Previously signed to Atlantic Records, In 2014, Monét released her debut EP Nightmares & Lullabies: Act 1 and the following year released her follow-up EP Nightmares & Lullabies: Act 2. She has also written songs for artists such as Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Nas, T.I., GOOD Music, Lupe Fiasco, Chrisette Michele, Coco Jones, Chris Brown, Diddy Dirty Money, Janelle Monáe, and Jasmine V.

Background and release

Tommy Brown, Charles Anderson and Michael Foster handled the production of the song. It was recorded at Glenwood Place Burbank, California, with Jeremy Lertola providing recording engineer assistance. [5] Serban Ghenea mixed the track, and John Hanes as the assistant mixer. Grande's version uses a sample of the original as part of an original arrangement, reharmonizing and rearranging the song's structure. The chorus and bridge lyrics of the original are retained, with a new verse penned by Grande. [6]

Burbank, California City in California, United States

Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County in the Los Angeles metropolitan area of Southern California, United States, 12 miles (19 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles. The population at the 2010 census was 103,340.

Audio mixing (recorded music) audio mixing to yield recorded sound

In sound recording and reproduction, audio mixing is the process of combining multitrack recordings into a final mono, stereo or surround sound product. In the process of combining the separate tracks, their relative levels are adjusted and balanced and various processes such as equalization and compression are commonly applied to individual tracks, groups of tracks, and the overall mix. In stereo and surround sound mixing, the placement of the tracks within the stereo field are adjusted and balanced. Audio mixing techniques and approaches vary widely and have a significant influence on the final product.

Composition

"Goodnight n Go" is a EDM and future bass song, [3] [4] with tropical and deep house elements. [7] It runs for a total duration off three minutes and nine seconds. [8] According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Universal Music Publishing Group, the song is composed in the key of D Major with a tempo of 120 beats per minute. Grande's vocals range from the note of F♯3 to Gb5. [9]

Critical reception

Heap responded positively to the cover/remix, calling it "a gift" and that she "love[d] that saucy verse she’s put in there and twisted it up at the end. What’s not to like?" [10]

Charts

Chart (2018)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) [11] 57
Hungary (Single Top 40) [12] 19
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) [13] 67
Portugal (AFP) [14] 76
Scotland (Official Charts Company) [15] 72
US Billboard Hot 100 [16] 87

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