- Come Clean (song)
Name = Come Clean
from Album = Metamorphosis
A-side = "Why Not" (
Released = January 20, 2004
Bubblegum pop rock, pop, dance-pop
Length = 3:34
Label = Hollywood
Kara DioGuardi, John Shanks
Producer = John Shanks
Misc = Extra chronology
Artist = Hilary Duff
Type = U.S./Australian singles
Last single = "
This single = "Come Clean"
Next single = "Our Lips Are Sealed"
(2004)Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate covers
Type = single
Lower caption = Import cover
"Come Clean" is a song that is written by
Kara DioGuardiand John Shanks, and produced by Shanks for American singer Hilary Duff's debut album, "Metamorphosis" (2003). It was released as the album's second single in 2004 (see 2004 in music). In Australia, Festival Records released the CD single on January 20, 2004(see 2004 in music).Fact|date=January 2008
It is on the video game
Karaoke Revolution Volume 3.
Music and subject matter
"Come Clean" is a moderately fast song in a
tempoof 120 beats per minuteand in the key of G-sharp minor7. [ [http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=MN0046779 "Hilary Duff Digital Sheet Music: Come Clean"] . Musicnotes.com.] Duff cited the song as her favorite on "Metamorphosis", saying it is "a little more mellow" than her previous single, " So Yesterday", "but it's not really pop music. It sounds sort of like techno, but it's slow. It's really cool." [Moss, Corey. [http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1477947/20030908/duff_hilary.jhtml "Hilary Duff Plans Break From Movies"] . MTV News. September 8 2003.] She said about the song's subject matter,
music videowas directed by Dave Meyers and filmed in Los Angeleson November 23 2003.D'Angelo, Joe and Moss, Corey. [http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1480603/20031121/duff_hilary.jhtml "Hilary Duff To 'Come Clean' To Fans In Next Clip"] . MTV News. November 24 2003.] Meyers said of the video, "I'm trying to do something where you're taking her [Duff] very seriously ... very dramatic and very feminine, and sort of almost sensual. I don't think we've ever seen that from her. She's been a bit of a pop icon, so I'm just trying to give her a bit more credibility on an artist front."
In the video, Duff is shown in her house during a rainy day (reflecting the rain reference in the song), walking from room to room. Her friends arrive and watch television with her in the living room. The rainstorm intensifies over the course of the day, and the interior scenes are intercut with shots of a man in a car. At the end of the video, the man arrives at her house, and Duff ventures into the rain to talk to him. According to Meyers, "We never do know if the guy in the end is a boyfriend or friend or what the drama is. It's just all very photogenic and sophisticated and not too colorful." Duff said that the video "really shows that she's kind of in this monotone mood throughout the whole thing. She doesn't show too much emotion except that she's waiting for this boy, this guy, to come. You can't tell when they're running toward each other if they're gonna kiss or they're gonna hug or they're gonna hit each other. It's a bunch of different emotions."
In the U.S., the video premiered on
MTV's " Total Request Live" on January 14 2004. It entered the show's top ten video countdown the following day at number eight, [http://www.atrl.net/trlarchive/?s=recap&y=2004&m=01 "The TRL Archive - Recap - January 2004"] . ATRL.net.] and spent twenty-five days on the countdown, peaking at number three. [ [http://www.atrl.net/trlarchive/?s=recap&y=2004&m=02 "The TRL Archive - Recap - February 2004"] . ATRL.net.] [ [http://www.atrl.net/trlarchive/?s=recap&y=2004&m=03 "The TRL Archive - Recap - March 2004"] . ATRL.net.] The video was nominated in the category of Best Pop Videoat the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards.Fact|date=January 2008
ingle release and other uses
During a performance of "Come Clean" on MTV's New Year's Eve 2004 special, the vocal track Duff was
lip-synchingto skipped, forcing Duff to sing the final lines of the song live. [MusicMan. [http://popdirt.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=24221 "Watch Hilary Duff's 'Come Cl-cl-cl-ean-ean-ean' Performance"] . popdirt.com. January 2 2004.]
The song was used in the theatrical trailer for the 2004 film "
A Cinderella Story", which stars Duff. It was used as the theme song for the MTV reality television shows ' and ', and it is included on the soundtrack album for "Laguna Beach". A remix of the song was released on Duff's 2005 compilation album, "Most Wanted".
An episode of the television series "
Robot Chicken", "Toy Meets Girl", includes a spoof theatrical trailer of " The Diary of Anne Frank" starring Duff. Included in the trailer is a version of "Come Clean" that features different lyrics in the chorus.Fact|date=January 2008
# "Come Clean" (radio mix)
# "Come Clean" (rhythmic mix)
# "Come Clean" (acoustic version)
# Hilary Speaks
# "Come Clean" (multimedia track) [http://www.amazon.com/Come-Clean-Hilary-Duff/dp/B00016XMGW/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1223325022&sr=1-4]
;UK CD1Fact|date=January 2008
# "Come Clean"
# "Why Not";UK CD 2 [ [http://music.msn.com/album/?album=27600667 Come Clean (UK CD #2) by Hilary Duff on MSN Music] ]
# "Come Clean"
# "Come Clean" [Joe Bermudez & Josh Harris main mix]
# "Come Clean" [Cut to the Chase club mix - radio edit]
# "Come Clean" (video)
# Enhanced with photo gallery, lyrics screen and screen saver [http://www.amazon.co.uk/Come-Clean-CD-Hilary-Duff/dp/B0001XQ8VG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1223325138&sr=8-3]
*1 Come Clean [Cut To The Chase Radio Remix] 3:29
*2 Come Clean [Flood Remix Radio] 3:44
*3 Come Clean [Joe Bermudez & Josh Harris Main Mix] 3:35
*4 Come Clean [Cut To The Chase Club Extended Club Mix] 5:31
*5 Come Clean [Flood Remix Club] 9:42 [http://www.amazon.com/Come-Clean-Hilary-Duff/dp/B0002ZBSEK/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1223325022&sr=1-6]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPnCOySQkH4 "Come Clean" music video] on YouTube
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