Widelife

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Widelife
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresDance
Years active2002-2005
LabelsNervous Records, Capitol Records
Past membersIan J. Nieman
Rachid Wehbi

Widelife is a Canadian electronic music songwriting and production team consisting of Ian J. Nieman and Rachid Wehbi. They are best known for their single "All Things (Just Keep Getting Better)", which was the theme song for the television show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

History[edit]

Widelife collaborated with Thunderpuss on their release "Six Feet Under". They then released a single, "I Don't Want You", which reached the top of Billboard magazine's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in October 2002.[1]

The duo was soon asked to remix songs by Mariah Carey, Lamya, Deborah Cox, Soluna and LeAnn Rimes. Their next writing and production effort, "Body (Reach Out)" with vocals by Faith Trent, also went to number 2 on the Billboard dance charts.

The duo composed the theme song for the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy television series. With Simone Denny on vocals, the track was titled "All Things (Just Keep Getting Better)".[2][3] It was the lead single for the series soundtrack,[4] reached number two on world dance charts[5] and was in the top 20 on the Australian singles chart in early 2004. The duo has also performed their track "All Things" theme from the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy TV series on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The song was also featured in an episode of South Park.

Widelife later developed theme music for the television show Knock First and for Trio's "24 w/".[2]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
AUS
[6]
U.S.
Dance

[7]
2001 "Six Feet Under" [8] Singles only
2002 "I Don't Want You" [9] 1
"Body (Reach Out)" [10] 2
2003 "All Things (Just Keep Getting Better)" 12 5
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Remixes[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
AUS
[6]
U.S.
Dance

[7]
1998 "This Kiss" [11] Remixes
2002 "Empires" [12] 1
"Mr. Lonely" [13] 1
"He Is" [14] 4
"Head" [15] 1
"Mi Amor" [16]
"Tic Toc" [17] 10
"Suddenly"
2003 "Memories" [18] 31
"You Got Me Movin'" [19]
"We Can" [17] 19
"Haru" [20] 5
"Powerless" [21] 5
2015 "Hollow" [22] 3
2021 "The One" [23]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Awards[edit]

Widelife won a Juno Award in 2005 for "Dance Recording of the Year" for "All Things".[24] Widelife was nominated for "Best Underground Dance Track" and "Best New Dance Artist Group" at the IDMA 31st Annual International Dance Music Awards.[25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dance Club Chart". Billboard, October 26, 2002.
  2. ^ a b A Winner for Widelife. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 6 March 2004. pp. 30–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  3. ^ Chuck Taylor (13 December 2003). Singles: Dance. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 45–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  4. ^ Alonzo Duralde (30 March 2004). Tunes Queer for the Straight Ear. The Advocate. Here Publishing. pp. 61–. ISSN 0001-8996.
  5. ^ "World Dance / Trance Top 30 Singles - Year-End". T49-Charts, 2004.
  6. ^ a b Australian peaks
  7. ^ a b Joel Whitburn's Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003, 2004
  8. ^ Wide Life & Thunderpuss – Six Feet Under (2002, Vinyl), retrieved 2021-05-19
  9. ^ "Widelife". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  10. ^ Faith Trent – Body (Reach Out) (2002, CD), retrieved 2021-05-19
  11. ^ Faith Hill – This Kiss (1998, CD), retrieved 2021-05-19
  12. ^ "Lamya". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  13. ^ "Deborah Cox". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  14. ^ "Heather Headley". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  15. ^ "Barnes". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  16. ^ Soluna – Monday Mi Amor (Vinyl), retrieved 2021-05-19
  17. ^ a b "LeAnn Rimes". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  18. ^ "Rockik". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  19. ^ Kim Esty – You Got Me Movin' The Widelife Mixes (CD), retrieved 2021-05-19
  20. ^ "Haru". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  21. ^ "Nelly Furtado". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  22. ^ "Tori Kelly". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  23. ^ "Mariah Carey Drops 'Charmbracelet' Remix EPs". Billboard. 22 January 2021. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  24. ^ "Dance Recording of the Year 2005". Juno Awards Database
  25. ^ "31st Annual International Dance Music Awards - Winter Music Conference 2016 - WMC 2016". 2016-03-09. Archived from the original on 2016-03-09. Retrieved 2021-05-19.