Life in Cartoon Motion

Label
Casablanca Records/Island UK
Release date
27 Mar 2007
Running length
13 tracks
Running time
49:54

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Grace Kelly 3:07 665,721
2 Lollipop 3:04 395,146
3 My Interpretation 3:35 255,110
4 Love Today 3:55 433,760
5 Relax, Take It Easy 3:45 296,573
6 Ring Ring 3:37 89,600
7 Any Other World 4:19 247,076
8 Billy Brown 3:15 243,423
9 Big Girl (You Are Beautiful) 4:08 291,535
10 Stuck in the Middle 4:09 0
11 Erase 3:38 31,031
12 Happy Ending 4:36 359,695
13 Over My Shoulder 4:46 25,256

About this album

Life in Cartoon Motion is the debut album by pop singer Mika, produced by Greg Wells and Mika, mixed by Greg Wells, with co-production on two songs by Jodi Marr and John Merchant, released on Island Records on February 5, 2007 in the UK, and on Universal/Motown Records on March 27, 2007 in the U.S…

The single “Grace Kelly” stayed at #1 in the UK for five weeks straight and became a #1 hit in many countries. The album debuted at #1 in the UK, selling 5. 6 million copies worldwide since its release and counting. The album cover of Life in Cartoon Motion has since been used in an iPod Touch commercial. It was the fifth best-selling album in the world in 2007.

Review by Allmusic:
Mika’s vivid, aptly named debut album, Life in Cartoon Motion, borrows and builds on the glittery, glamorous, and not-so-secretly sentimental musical territory carved out by Elton John and Freddie Mercury, or more recently, Rufus Wainwright and the Scissor Sisters. Fortunately, his name-dropping, shape-shifting pop is usually good, and genuine, enough to come across as eloquent homage rather than blatant thievery or a tired rehash. Mika’s singles are his most charming moments, especially the instant sunshine of “Grace Kelly,” which crams tap-dancing rhythms, filmic dialogue, Elton’s pianos, Freddie’s vocal harmonies, and Brian May’s guitars into just over three minutes.

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