Lovelight

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This article is about the Robbie Williams song. For the song by ABBA, see Voulez-Vous. For the Deborah Harry song, see Def, Dumb & Blonde.
"Lovelight"
Single by Robbie Williams
from the album Rudebox
B-side "Mess Me Up"
Released 13 November 2006
Format CD single
DVD single
Recorded New York City, U.S.
Genre Dance-pop, electropop, funk
Length 4:02
Label Chrysalis RecordsEMI
Writer(s) Lewis Taylor
Producer(s) Mark Ronson
Robbie Williams singles chronology
"Kiss Me"
(2006)
"Lovelight"
(2006)
"Bongo Bong and Je ne t'aime plus"
(2007)
Alternative cover
DVD single

"Lovelight" is a pop song written and originally performed by Lewis Taylor for his 2003 album Stoned, Part I. In 2006, the song was covered by British singer Robbie Williams. It was produced by Mark Ronson, and was released as the second single from Williams' seventh solo album, Rudebox, in the fourth quarter of 2006.

Music video[edit]

"Lovelight" features a music video that was directed by Jake Nava and filmed in Vienna, Austria during a break from Williams' European Close Encounters Tour. The video features Williams performing in a dark club (Semper Depot, Lehárgasse 6-8, Vienna-Mariahilf) accompanied by female dancers. The video premiered on ITV1 in the UK on 6 October 2006.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

"Lovelight" debuted at number twenty-eight on the UK Singles Chart a week before its physical single release. The song debuted on the Download Chart at number twenty-five, later peaking at number fifteen. After its physical release, "Lovelight" reached number 8 on the UK Singles Chart. In Sweden, the song debuted at number twenty-three on the Top 60 Singles Chart on digital single sales only. In Australia, "Lovelight" debuted at number thirty-eight on the ARIA Top 40 Digital Track Chart. The album on which "Lovelight" is featured, Rudebox, made number one in both the UK and Australia. In the Netherlands the song was also a hit, peaking at number 2 on the Dutch Mega Top 50 and at number 8 on the Dutch Top 40.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1'
  1. "Lovelight" – 4:02
  2. "Mess Me Up" – 5:13
UK CD2
  1. "Lovelight" (album version) – 4:02
  2. "Lovelight" (Soulwax Ravelight Vocal Mix) – 6:56
  3. "Lovelight" (Kurd Maverick Vocal Mix) – 6:47
  4. "Lovelight" (Soul Mekanik Mekanikal Mix) – 6:10
  5. "Lovelight" (Dark Horse Mix) – 6:25
  6. "Lovelight" (Soulwax Ravelight Dub) – 6:26
UK DVD single
  1. "Lovelight" (video) – 4:02
  2. "Mess Me Up" (audio) – 5:13
  3. "Lovelight" (Soul Mekanik Mekanikal Remix; audio) – 6:10
  4. Trailer and photo gallery

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Lead vocals: Robbie Williams
  • Backing vocals: N'Dea Davenport
  • Fender Rhodes: Raymond Angry
  • Roland Strings: Raymond Angry
  • Trumpet: Dave Guy
  • Tenor saxophone: Neil Sugarman
  • Baritone saxophone: Ian Hendrickson-Smith
  • Bass guitar: Andrew Levy, Mark Ronson
  • Electric guitar: Mark Ronson
  • Percussion: Sam Koppelman, Mark Ronson
  • Scratches: Mark Ronson
  • Beats: Mark Ronson
  • Mixed by Serban Ghenea

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 25
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 26
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 18
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 28
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 28
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[6] 78
Denmark (Tracklisten)[7] 7
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[8] 15
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 6
Germany (Media Control Charts)[10] 21
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[11] 18
Ireland (IRMA)[12] 28
Italy (FIMI)[13] 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[14] 9
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[15] 30
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[16] 12
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 23
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 25
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[19] 8
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[20] 8

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "ITV deliver exclusive screening of Robbie Williams' new 'Lovelight' video". Retrieved 2 November 2006. 
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Robbie Williams – Lovelight". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Robbie Williams – Lovelight" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Robbie Williams – Lovelight" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – Robbie Williams – Lovelight" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 20077 into search.
  7. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Robbie Williams – Lovelight". Tracklisten.
  8. ^ "Robbie Williams Album & Song Chart History" European Hot 100 for Robbie Williams.
  9. ^ "Robbie Williams: Lovelight" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  10. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Robbie Williams – Lovelight". GfK Entertainment.
  11. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  12. ^ "Chart Track: Week 46, 2006". Irish Singles Chart.
  13. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Robbie Williams – Lovelight". Top Digital Download.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Robbie Williams – Lovelight" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  15. ^ "Romanian Top 100" Please see "Issue 48" of the year 2006
  16. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Robbie Williams – Lovelight" Canciones Top 50.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Robbie Williams – Lovelight". Singles Top 60.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Robbie Williams – Lovelight". Swiss Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "Archive Chart: 2006-11-18" UK Singles Chart.
  20. ^ "Robbie Williams Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Robbie Williams.