Reload (Tom Jones album)

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Studio album by
Released16 September 1999 (1999-09-16)
GenrePop, rock
Tom Jones chronology
The Lead and How to Swing It
Mr. Jones
Singles from Reload
  1. "Burning Down the House"
    Released: September 1999
  2. "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
    Released: December 1999
  3. "Mama Told Me Not to Come"
    Released: March 2000
  4. "Sex Bomb"
    Released: May 2000
  5. "You Need Love Like I Do"
    Released: November 2000

Reload is a 1999 album by Tom Jones. It contains fifteen duets with a range of artists including Van Morrison, Cerys Matthews, Stereophonics, Robbie Williams and Portishead, recorded with their usual record producers and in their usual studios. The tracks are mainly cover versions, with a new version of one of his own songs, "Looking Out My Window" (1968), and one original track, "Sex Bomb".

Reload became the highest seller of Jones' career, reaching number one on the British charts in 1999 and again in 2000. Its biggest single was the collaboration with Mousse T, "Sex Bomb", which reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart, and was later used in a 2003 episode of The Simpsons (a show Jones had guest starred on in 1992). The album has sold more than four million copies worldwide.[1]


The album was released 16 September 1999 (1999-09-16) in the UK by Gut Records. The album was released a little later in the US by V2 Records. Five singles were released: "Burning Down the House" (September 1999), "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (December 1999), "Mama Told Me Not to Come" (March 2000), "Sex Bomb" (May 2000), and "You Need Love Like I Do" (November 2000)


Professional ratings
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Reload became the highest seller of Jones' career, reaching number one on the British charts in 1999 and again in 2000.

Track listing[edit]

1."Burning Down the House" (with The Cardigans)David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison3:40
2."Mama Told Me Not to Come" (with Stereophonics)Randy Newman3:02
3."Are You Gonna Go My Way" (with Robbie Williams)Lenny Kravitz, Craig Ross3:44
4."All Mine" (with The Divine Comedy)Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley4:12
5."Sunny Afternoon" (with Space)Ray Davies4:15
6."I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" (with James Dean Bradfield)Stan Kesler, William E. Taylor3:09
7."Sex Bomb" (with Mousse T.)Mousse T., Errol Rennalls3:50
8."You Need Love Like I Do" (with Heather Small)Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong3:24
9."Looking Out My Window" (with James Taylor Quartet)Tom Jones4:26
10."Sometimes We Cry" (with Van Morrison)Van Morrison3:59
11."Lust for Life" (with The Pretenders)Iggy Pop, David Bowie6:13
12."Little Green Bag" (with Barenaked Ladies)George Baker Selection4:01
13."Ain't That a Lot of Love" (with Simply Red)Willa Dean Parker, Homer Banks2:58
14."She Drives Me Crazy" (with Zucchero)Fine Young Cannibals3:11
15."Never Tear Us Apart" (with Natalie Imbruglia)INXS3:00
16."Baby, It's Cold Outside" (with Cerys Matthews)Frank Loesser3:11
17."Motherless Child" (with Portishead)Traditional4:26

A "special edition" release of the album also includes remixes of "Sexbomb" and "You Need Love Like I Do" as bonus tracks.


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[2] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[3] Platinum 50,000*
Belgium (BEA)[4] Gold 25,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[5] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[7] Gold 190,800[6]
Germany (BVMI)[8] Platinum 500,000^
Italy (FIMI)[9] 2× Platinum 200,000*
Netherlands (NVPI)[10] Platinum 100,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[11]
2× Platinum 200,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[12] Platinum 50,000^
Sweden (GLF)[13] Platinum 80,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[14] 4× Platinum 1,200,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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  3. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Tom Jones – Reload" (in German). IFPI Austria.
  4. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – albums 2000". Ultratop. Hung Medien.
  5. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Tom Jones – Reload". Music Canada.
  6. ^ "Les Albums Or". SNEP. Archived from the original on 2011-10-18. Retrieved 2011-08-31.
  7. ^ "French album certifications – Tom Jones – Reload" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  8. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Tom Jones; 'Reload')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
  9. ^ "Musica: Tom Jones, il nuovo singolo in radio da domani" (in Italian). Adnkronos. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  10. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Tom Jones – Reload" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 23 April 2019. Enter Reload in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  11. ^ "Discos de platino y oro 2000" (in Spanish). El Mundo. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  12. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Tom Jones; 'Reload')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  13. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2000" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden.
  14. ^ "British album certifications – Tom Jones – Reload". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Reload in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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