Billie Piper - Day & Night

18 October Critic Jonni 0 Comments


I have been obsessed with Billie Piper since she released her first music video way back in 1998, now, after draining her music career down the plug, she is now into acting and she's most notable for playing Rose Tyler, the doctor's companion in the revised series of Doctor Who. I have to admit this song is probably my favourite from her, it's one of her most up-beat singles that have amazing choreography. This song is very reminiscent of the late 90's early 00's. And it's very early Britney, in the choreography and the song, and to be honest some people thought Billie Piper could have been the UK's answer to Britney, and it's a shame that she has given music up altogether, I know that if she did comeback, even for one album and a few singles, it would be the most hyped up comeback of the past decade, beating the likes of The Stone Roses, Steps and probably Take That too.

Day & Night was written by Billie Piper, Eliot Kennedy, Mark Cawley, Mike Percy and Tim Lever. I like it when the artist also gets writing credits, it suggests he or she can put emotion and interest into the song and it possibly helps to get the single higher in the UK chart. Mike Percy and Tim Lever are best known as being in a band called Dead or Alive (known for their single "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" and their lead vocalist Pete Burns). Although I could not see Dead or Alive singing this song at all.

This music video doesn't link in with the song at all, it doesn't have a narrative, and I think this is the one problem with this music video that I can come up with. I like everything else though. At the start when she enters that really weird club (seriously who would want to go there if it's so secluded and empty?), she is wearing something that people think is similar to what Rose Tyler from Doctor Who would wear and to be honest I think I agree. I'm quite surprised that a few of Billie's music videos have links with Doctor Who, like "Because We Want To", which suggests she was destined to be the companion.

I really like the dance choreography, it is very early 2000's and she is a really good dancer. I also like the washing powder bit where she spins and lets the washing powder spread everywhere, I bet she was really dizzy after that. I also like how they use technology to show how she gets up on that perspex square, I think it's funny and I bet she wished she could actually jump that high.

Overall I like the song and I like the dance sequences, however there's no narrative storyline, and I think that's what lets it down compared to other music videos. I will hope for the whole of my life that she will return to music at one point, even if it is only for a short while, because I think it would be interesting in how she would fair in today's market, and I think she'd get a number one easily.

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