You Know Me (Robbie Williams song)

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"You Know Me"
Single by Robbie Williams
from the album Reality Killed the Video Star
Released 4 December 2009[1]
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2008–2009
London, United Kingdom
Length 4:21 (Album version)
3:50 (Radio edit)
4:30 (Music video)
Label EMI
Writer(s) Robbie Williams, Kelvin Andrews, Daniel Spencer, Françoise Hardy
Producer(s) Trevor Horn
Robbie Williams singles chronology
"Bodies"
(2009)
"You Know Me"
(2009)
"Morning Sun"
(2010)

"You Know Me" is the second official single from British singer-songwriter Robbie Williams' eighth studio album Reality Killed the Video Star.[1] The song was released on 4 December 2009. It is based on an original song "Voilà" written by French artist Françoise Hardy. Williams performed the song during his BBC Electric Proms concert on 20 October 2009. Ken Bruce premiered the song on BBC Radio 2 during his show.[2]

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single
  1. "You Know Me" — 4:21
  2. "Bodies" (Aeroplane Remix) — 6:42
Digital EP
  1. "You Know Me" — 4:21
  2. "You Know Me" (The Count & Sinden Remix) — 4:58
  3. "You Know Me" (The Count & Sinden Dubble Bubble Remix) — 4:15

Critical reception[edit]

UK website Digital Spy gave the song four stars (out of five) commenting that: "'You Know Me', a single whose very title seems to be cosying up to all those fans he's neglected in recent years – just the sort of fans who are likely to enjoy this tune. Borrowing sufficiently from Françoise Hardy's 'Voila' to earn the chanteuse a co-writing credit, it's a classic Robbie ballad with lashings of strings, 'shoo-ba-ba' backing vocals and a lovely, timeless-sounding chorus melody."[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was released on Williams' official website on 6 November 2009.[4] In the video Robbie Williams falls asleep and wakes up dressed as a rabbit in a waistcoat, exploring a fantasy world that seems to be based on Alice in Wonderland. After he finishes exploring the fantasy world he dances with a group of women also dressed as rabbits; however, this time he is wearing make-up to complete his transformation. The video was directed by Phil & Olly (also known as Diamond Dogs) and filmed at Shepperton Studios.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[5] 33
Austrian Singles Chart[6] 25
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders)[7] 17
Belgian Singles Chart (Wallonia)[7] 31
Danish Singles Chart[8] 22
Dutch Singles Chart[6] 10
European Hot 100[9] 15
German Singles Chart[6] 26
Hungarian Singles Chart[10] 14
Irish Singles Chart[6] 22
Spanish Singles Chart[11] 22
Spanish Airplay Chart[12] 7
Swedish Singles Chart[13] 35
Swiss Singles Chart[6] 51
UK Singles Chart[14] 6
Charts (2010) Peak
position
Spanish Airplay Chart[15] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
European Hot 100 Singles[16] 97
UK Singles Chart[17] 101

Certifications and sales[edit]

Country Certification (if any) Sales/shipments
United Kingdom Silver[18] 200,000+

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format Label
United Kingdom 23 October 2009 Airplay Virgin Records, EMI
7 December 2009 CD single, digital download
Australia 28 November 2009 Digital download Chrysalis Records, EMI
Austria 4 December 2009[19] CD single Chrysalis Records, EMI
Germany
Switzerland
Mexico 8 December 2009 Digital download EMI

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Robbie Announces New Single: You Know Me". RobbieWilliams.com. 9 October 2005. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  2. ^ "Ken Bruce plays You Know Me for the first time on his Radio 2 show". BBC. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  3. ^ "Music - Singles Reviews - Robbie Williams: 'You Know Me'". Digital Spy. 17 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  4. ^ "Watch You Know Me Video". RobbieWilliams.com. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  5. ^ "Top 50 Singles Chart - Australian Record Industry Association". Ariacharts.com.au. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Robbie Williams - You Know Me - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  7. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "Robbie Williams - You Know Me". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Robbie Williams - You Know Me". danishcharts.com. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  9. ^ "European Hot 100". Billboard.com. 27 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  10. ^ "Editors' Choice rádiós játszási lista - Slágerlisták - MAHASZ - Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége". Mahasz.hu. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  11. ^ Spanish Charts: Robbie Williams at no. 40
  12. ^ "Promusicae (Week: January 1, 2009)". Retrieved 13 July 2009. 
  13. ^ Swedish Singles Chart Sverigetopplistan
  14. ^ www.devstars.com. "The Official UK Charts Company : TOP 40 SINGLES ARCHIVE :: WEEK 52 : 20/12/2009 - 26/12/2009". Theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved 2010-02-20. [dead link]
  15. ^ "Promusicae (Week: January 1, 2010)". Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  16. ^ "European Hot 100". Billboard.com. 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  17. ^ "Charts Plus Year end 2009" (PDF). Charts Plus. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  18. ^ BPI Certification for "You Know Me"
  19. ^ German release date for "You Know Me"

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