Green Light (Roll Deep song)

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"Green Light"
A red, yellow and green screen and the name is 'GREEN LIGHT ROLL DEEP'
Single by Roll Deep
from the album Winner Stays On
Released 15 August 2010
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2010
Genre Electro-grime, dance
Length 3:57 (Album Version)
Label Relentless / Virgin
Writer(s) I Atherly, A Ail, D Baker, J Black, Wiley, R Williams, J Dunne, J Hirst, V Akintola, K Alexander, S Charles
Producer(s) Daniel J. Baker, J.Hirst, J. Dunne
Roll Deep singles chronology
"Good Times"
(2010)
"Green Light"
(2010)
"Take Control"
(2010)

"Green Light" is a single by London-based grime music collective, Roll Deep. It was released by digital download on 15 August 2010 on Relentless / Virgin Records. The MCs who make an appearance in the song are Wiley, J2K, Breeze, Brazen and Scratchy. It was co-written by UK singer Angel. "Green Light" debuted on the UK Singles Chart on 29 August 2010 at number 1, marking the band's second number-one single.

Critical reception[edit]

Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song a three star rating, and said:

Roll Deep are fast becoming the very definition of a guilty pleasure. The arts of subtlety and sophistication might be lost on them, but boy do they know how to hit our musical G-spots. Having reached No.1 back in April with 'Good Times', the capital-based collective are back with another slab of grime/trance/pop built to fill dancefloors across the UK.

Over a jolting bassline and clubby urban beats, Wiley and crew search for ladies up for a bit of bump 'n' grind action. "I like what I see / Face lit up like a Christmas tree" raps Breeze - all she needs now is a couple of baubles, eh mate? Anyway, 'Green Light' isn't quite as brain-invading as its predecessor, but be warned, this one will eventually wriggle in and refuse to leave for a good while - a damn sight longer, we'd imagine, than these guys generally hang around the morning after. 3/5 stars.[1]

Track listings[edit]

CD single[2]
  1. "Green Light" (Radio Edit) – 3:57
Digital download[3]
  1. "Green Light" (Radio Edit) – 3:57
  2. "Green Light" (Extended Mix) – 5:12
  3. "Green Light" (Ill Blu Remix) – 5:11
  4. "Green Light" (Future Freakz Remix) – 5:57
  5. "Green Light" (Future Freakz Dub) – 5:57
  6. "Green Light" (Instrumental) – 3:57

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 18
Latvia (European Hit Radio)[5] 27
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[6] 34
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 1
UK R&B (Official Charts Company))[8] 1
European Hot 100 Singles
9
Preceded by
"Club Can't Handle Me" by Flo Rida (featuring David Guetta)
UK Singles Chart number-one single
22 August 2010 – 28 August 2010
Succeeded by
"Dynamite" by Taio Cruz

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