"Never Be the Same Again" is a song by British singer-songwriter, Melanie C featuring Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. It was released as the third single from her debut solo album, Northern Star (1999). The single was released on 20 March 2000, and was co-written with producer Rhett Lawrence. The song features rapped verses and co-writing credit from the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes from American girl group TLC.
It entered at number one on the British Singles Chart, knocking fellow Spice Girls member Geri Halliwell's single "Bag It Up" down to number four. "Never Be the Same Again" became Chisholm's first solo single to reach number-one. It sold 144,000 copies in its first week, as of May 2013 the song as sold more than 423,000 copies in total, making it the eighteenth best seller of 2000. The song was successful in other markets, topped the charts in seven countries, and sold more than a million copies across Europe. The music video for "Never Be the Same Again" was directed by Francis Lawrence. It features Chisholm waking up in a futuristic home, and practicing Tai Chi together with Lopes.
The music video shows Melanie with short blonde hair as on the CD-cover wearing white clothes. It begins with a CD player (which says Good day in Icelandic, suggesting that the video is based in Iceland) and sound system starting up a in a metal and glass room in a high building with glass bridges with smoke rising from below with a field background. She is also seen jogging on a treadmill with a changing foreground in front, she is also seen lying in shallow water and on a bed in the dark with orange laser moving down her. Lisa Lopes comes into the video to do her rap and both of them are seen doing Tai-chi. Later Melanie is floating up in a high-ceiling room and ends with Melanie looking at the outside view. The video includes shots of Iceland's famous Blue Lagoon.
Formats and track listings
These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Never Be the Same Again".
UK CD1 / Australian CD
"Never Be the Same Again" (Single Edit) – 4:13
"I Wonder What It Would Be Like" – 3:40
"Never Be the Same Again" (Lisa Lopes Remix) – 4:01
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