Shine (Luther Vandross song)

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Luther Vandross - Shine.jpg
Single by Luther Vandross
from the album The Ultimate Luther Vandross
Released October 9, 2006 (CD release)
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2003
Genre Soul, R&B
Length 3:24 (Radio edit)
Label BMG
Songwriter(s) James Harris III, Terry Lewis, Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers
Producer(s) Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Luther Vandross singles chronology
"The Closer I Get to You"
"The Closer I Get to You"

"Shine" is a single by soul legend Luther Vandross, the first single from his greatest hits package The Ultimate Luther Vandross.

"Shine" is an upbeat R&B track that samples Chic's disco classic "My Forbidden Lover". "Shine" became a top 20 Urban radio hit, and the club mixes of the song (particularly the Freemasons Club Mix) became popular on Dance format radio stations and clubs in the US. The single was also a top fifty hit in the UK but failed to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100. However, the track peaked at 31 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs.[1]

The song originally was made for the original soundtrack to the movie The Fighting Temptations, but failed to make the final cut. The clue for this is in the first verse, where the title to the movie is mentioned.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD (Single)

  1. "Shine" (Radio edit) - 3:51
  2. "Shine" (Freemasons radio edit) - 3:40


US Vinyl 12" (Single)

  1. "Shine" (Album version) - 4:50
  2. "Shine" (Freemasons Club Mix) - 7:38
  3. "Shine" (Freemasons Dub Mix) - 6:32
  4. "Shine" (Acapella version) - 4:34
  • Contains a sample from "My Forbidden Lover" written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers as performed by Chic.[3]


Chart (2007) Peak
UK Singles Chart 50

Booty Luv version[edit]

Booty Luv - Shine.jpg
Single by Booty Luv
from the album Boogie 2nite
Released United Kingdom May 7, 2007 (download)
United Kingdom May 14, 2007 (physical)
Germany July, 2007
Format CD single
Digital Download
Recorded 2007
Genre Dance-pop, house
Length 3:24 (Radio Edit)
6:44 (Moto Blanco Remix)
5:57 (Extended Mix)
Label Hed Kandi
Songwriter(s) James Harris III, Terry Lewis, Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers
Producer(s) T&F & Moltosugo
Booty Luv singles chronology
"Boogie 2nite"
"Don't Mess with My Man"
"Boogie 2nite"
"Don't Mess with My Man"
iTunes cover
iTunes cover

Due to the club mix of the Luther Vandross version of "Shine" becoming so popular, the song was covered by UK dance duo Booty Luv, who released it as their second single less than one year from the original release of the track.

"Shine" was released in the United Kingdom via the Hed Kandi label on May 14, 2007. The digital EP and single were available since May 7, 2007 in the UK and France iTunes Store. The EP was then released to the US iTunes Store on July 15, 2008.

"Shine" was well received by radio and was added to the BBC Radio 1's A-playlist. It peaked at number seventeen on the UK airplay chart and number ten on the UK Singles Chart.

The DJ Teddy-O remix of "Boogie 2nite" featured on the Maxi CD is also featured on Big Brovaz's Re-Entry album. However, the track is not listed as being a remix on the back cover.

It was also prominently used on several Supermodelo 2007 episodes, the Spanish version of America's Next Top Model.


Chart (2007) Peak
UK Singles Chart 10
UK Dance Chart 1
Irish Singles Chart 28
Dutch Top 40 13

Music video[edit]

The music video is mainly of the two girls dancing in front of bright lights, with backing dancers.

Track listings[edit]

CD 1
  1. "Shine" (Radio Edit) - 3:27
  2. "Shine" (Extended T&F & Moltosugo mix) - 5:57
  1. "Shine" (Radio edit) - 3:27
  2. "Boogie 2nite" (DJ Teddy-O Remix) - 3:21
  3. "Shine" (Extended T&F & Moltosugo Mix) - 5:57
  4. "Shine" (Moto Blanco Remix) - 5:59
  5. "Shine" (Ian Carey Remix) - 6:15
Promo CD
  1. "Shine" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Shine" (Extended)
  3. "Shine" (Moto Blanco Remix)
  4. "Shine" (Moto Blanco Dub)
  5. "Shine" (Ian Carey Remix)
  6. "Shine" (Hoxton Whores Remix)
  7. "Shine" (Instrumental)
German 12" Vinyl

Side A

  1. "Shine" (Extended) - 5:58
  2. "Shine" (Hoxton Whores Remix) - 6:47

Side B

  1. "Shine" (Ian Carey Remix) - 6:43
  2. "Shine" (Moto Blanco Dub) - 6:34


  1. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs". Billboard. 12 August 2006. p. 85. Retrieved 18 November 2007. 
  2. ^ - "Shine" Single
  3. ^ Luther Vandross - "Shine" (Single).

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