Wide Awake

Joe McElderryOctober 22, 2010
Pop℗ 2010 Simco Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
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Wide Awake is the debut album of English pop singer Joe McElderry, winner of the sixth series of British talent competition The X Factor. The album was released digitally on 22 October 2010, with a physical release following on 25 October 2010.
Two retailer exclusive versions of the album were available, with Asda offering four bonus cards and play.com offering signed copies of the album.

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Songs
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Ambitions2:55
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Someone Wake Me Up3:26
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Superman3:41
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Real Late Starter3:17
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Until The Stars Run Out3:18
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Feel The Fire2:58
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Fahrenheit3:35
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Wide Awake3:20
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Smile3:21
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Love Is War2:25
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The Climb3:36
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Additional Information

Total length
35:56
Tracks
11
Released
October 22, 2010
Label
℗ 2010 Simco Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
Internet connection
Required for streaming and downloading
Playback information
Via Google Play Music app on Android v4+, iOS v7+, or by exporting MP3 files to your computer and playing on any MP3 compatible music player
Maybe it was merely a Steps overplay, between consistent singles and a new album each year, but it seemed like time for the group to embark on something new. Buzz avoids the pitfalls of repetition they had fallen into and, while it remains embedded in nostalgia for ABBA, the inspiration this time seems to derive from their own sound. They do in fact have their own sound, and it has revealed itself here, crystal clear. Buzz is arranged like clockwork, beginning with a disco dance track called "Stomp," and when they shout "Everybody clap your hands, get on up and dance," it is not a faulty request -- the album really does press the dancing buttons on your toes. There are very worthy, if trendy, pop bits like "It's the Way You Make Me Feel" and "Happy Go Lucky" (which may be an unconscious tribute to Britney Spears' work) as well as the title track, which is blissful. The male members play a better role than before, sticking to the background and only coming to the lead vocals when their voices will serve the role. There is a sense of risk-taking, of confidence, that pulls the album through the dance music, the electrical pop, and the couple of ballads. That's right, only a couple. They saved the best for last, "If You Believe," written and sung by group member Faye Tozer and co-written by Cyndi Lauper and Jan Pulsford. It is a great song because of great writing but, without the right singer, it wouldn't have pulled off the same height of emotion that it does. It is more than all right and, as lyrically simple as it is, it is all-encompassing. No offense to anyone in Steps, who are all energetic and talented, but they have a gem in the palm of their hand with Tozer -- for their sake, she's worth keeping. [A U.K. edition was also released.]
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