Out Of Reach

Album: Bridget Jones's Diary: Music From The Motion Picture (2001)
Charted: 4
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Songfacts®:

  • Gabrielle recorded this song for the soundtrack to the film Bridget Jones's Diary. Released as a single, it became a worldwide hit, topping the charts in Spain and reaching the Top 10 in many other countries including the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Gabrielle could relate to the unlucky-in-love Bridget Jones character, who perseveres through bouts of self-doubt. "She's me," Gabrielle told the Sunday Herald. "I start a diet on Monday and finish by Monday afternoon."
  • Written by Gabrielle and Jonathan Shorten, this song is about a woman whose love interest in just out of reach - a theme in the film.
  • The Kevin Godley directed video features Gabrielle singing the song whilst wearing dark sunglasses and a large black leather jacket, intercut with clips from Bridget Jones's Diary. The singer has never been confident about her appearances in music promos. She told The Independent in 2013: "I love other people's music videos With my own, I've always said to the director, "Can't you put other people in them?" I don't think I'm good at performing [in them]. I particularly hate the one for 'Out of Reach'; I look awful in that video - just horrific!"

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