Bright Lights (Tinchy Stryder song)

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"Bright Lights"
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Single by Tinchy Stryder featuring Pixie Lott
Released 2 March 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre R&B, hip hop, dance-pop
Length 3:27
Label Takeover Entertainment Limited
Universal Island Records
Writer(s) Kwasi Danquah III (Composer)
Victoria Louise Lott (Co-Lyricist)
Jarrad Rogers (Co-Lyricist)
Producer(s) Jarrad Rogers
Tinchy Stryder singles chronology
"Teardrop"
(2011)
"Bright Lights"
(2012)
"Help Me"
(2012)
Pixie Lott singles chronology
"Kiss the Stars"
(2012)
"Bright Lights"
(2012)
"Nasty"
(2014)
Music video
"Bright Lights" on YouTube

"Bright Lights" is a single by recording artist Tinchy Stryder. The song is a collaboration with British singer-songwriter Pixie Lott. It was meant to be the third official single taken from his fourth studio album Full Tank, but Full Tank was scrapped, making it a non-album single. It was released on 2 March 2012 as a digital download. The single was co-written by Pixie Lott and Jarrad Rogers, and was produced by Jarrad Rogers.

Background[edit]

A second part of the song was released initially from Pixie Lott's (pictured) sophomore album, Young Foolish Happy.

The collaboration between Stryder and Lott came about after the pair met at the 2011 Brit Awards ceremony, and after developing a friendship, decided to record a song together.[1] Collaborating with producer and songwriter Jarrad "Jaz" Rogers, the pair came up with the idea of a story which could be told from both the female and male perspective. After recording two different versions of the song, Lott took the female perspective version, and included it on her second studio album, Young Foolish Happy, labelling it "Bright Lights (Good Life)" Part II. Critics stressed that it was very unusual for Part II to be released before Part I, as generally, a sequel follows the success of the main version. Nonetheless, Part II was released as part of Young Foolish Happy on 11 November 2011.[2] Part I premiered on 3 January 2012, and thus, it is this version which will be released as a single. The single was released on 2 March 2012.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Dale Resteghini. The main version of "Bright Lights (Good Life)", told in the male perspective, premièred in the form of a music video which was uploaded to Stryder's official VEVO account on 3 January 2012, at a total length of three minutes and thirty-four seconds.[4] The video features Stryder and Lott performing the song in an underground warehouse, with clips from throughout Stryder's career playing in the background. The video premièred on Digital Spy and music TV channels on 5 January 2012.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[6]
No. Title Length
1. "Bright Lights" (featuring Pixie Lott) 3:27
2. "Bright Lights" (CASSETTi Remix) 4:01
3. "Bright Lights" (Instrumental) 3:24
4. "Generation" (featuring Alex Gaskarth) 3:08
Total length:
13:59

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[7] 13
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 19
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[9] 6
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[10] 36
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[11] 3
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 7

Release history[edit]

Date Format Label
2 March 2012[13] Digital download Takeover Entertainment Limited
Universal Island Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewis Corner (21 July 2011). "Pixie Lott records Tinchy Stryder collaboration for new album". Digital Spy. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Amazon - Bright Lights (Good Life) Part II". Amazon.com. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Singles Release Diary". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 10 December 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Tinchy Stryder - Bright Lights ft. Pixie Lott". Vevo/YouTube. 3 January 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Lewis Corner (5 January 2012). "Tinchy Stryder, Pixie Lott debut 'Bright Lights' music video - watch". Digital Spy. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Bright Lights (feat. Pixie Lott) - Single by Tinchy Stryder & Pixie Lott - Download Bright Lights (feat. Pixie Lott) - Single on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  8. ^ "Chart Track: Week 10, 2012". Irish Singles Chart.
  9. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-03-17". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  10. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201210 into search.
  11. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-03-17" UK R&B Chart.
  12. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-03-17" UK Singles Chart.
  13. ^ "Singles Release Diary". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 10 December 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2012.