All Saints – Pure Shores

“Pure Shores” is a song by British-Canadian girl group All Saints. It was released on 12 September 1999 in Australia, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom by London Records via digital download as the lead single from their second studio album Saints & Sinners (2000). This was followed by a physical worldwide release on 11 February 2000. The song was used in the film The Beach (2000).
The song was written by band member Shaznay Lewis and produced by William Orbit in Los Angeles, California. “Pure Shores” is a electronica song with elements of ambient music. The song’s lyrics talk about finding a place to relax and calling it one’s own. It received critical acclaim from music critics, who praised the production, lyrics and the vocals on the song. Critics praised “Pure Shores” for being a “relaxing” song, and it has featured on several best song lists.
“Pure Shores” entered the UK Singles Chart at number one, where it remained for two weeks. It achieved worldwide success, reaching the top ten in countries including Australia, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway and Sweden. In North America, it charted on the Canadian Singles Chart but failed to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100. It became the second most successful single of 2000. It has sold a total of 815,000 copies in the UK and received multiple certifications in other countries.

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