Shine (Take That song)
|Single by Take That|
|from the album Beautiful World|
|B-side||"Trouble with Me"
"We Love to Entertain You"
|Released||26 February 2007|
|Length||3:31 (album version)
3:29 (radio mix/single version)
|Take That singles chronology|
"Shine" is the second single taken from Take That's comeback album, Beautiful World (2006). It became Take That's sixth consecutive number one single and their tenth number one overall, making them one of only seven acts in the history of the UK charts to have more than nine number one hits.
"Shine" was released on 26 February 2007 and features lead vocals by Mark Owen. A 'live' version was recorded at a session with BBC Radio 2, and appears on the CD singles of "I'd Wait for Life" and "Reach Out".
It later emerged that Robbie Williams was the subject of the song, written and released prior to his decision to return to the band.
The live version of "Shine" performed during the band's Beautiful World Tour in 2007 featured an intro that was taken from the finale to the song "Mr. Blue Sky" by the British pop/rock group Electric Light Orchestra - this was also done on the group's subsequent The Circus Tour in 2009 and Progress Live Tour in 2011.
UK music licensing body PPL announced in December 2009 that this was the second most played and used song in the UK of the 2000s.
The song is written in the key signature of E flat major; however, on some live versions it is performed in D major.
The single entered the UK Singles Chart at number 83, and made its official debut to the charts at number 30 the following week, three weeks before its physical release. It reached number one on 4 March 2007, staying two weeks at the top. The single peaked at number two on the download chart. During its first week at the top of the UK Singles Chart, the single rose from number 20 to 2 on the Irish Singles Chart. The single has been certified Gold in the UK with sales of 493,000.
Use in media
The song was featured in several commercials for the Morrisons supermarkets in the UK, fronted by actress Denise van Outen, comedian Nick Hancock, television presenter Gabby Logan, gardener Diarmuid Gavin, singer Lulu, and television presenter Richard Hammond.
It was then brought back in an instrumental form in 2013 as part of the 'More of what Matters' campaign.
It is also used on the third series of The Kevin Bishop Show in the celebrity book club sketch.
It has also been used by Gala Bingo to mark the start of their bingo sessions, in club, between 2008 and 2014.
Use by other artists
- Mark Owen – lead vocals
- Gary Barlow – backing vocals
- Howard Donald – backing vocals
- Jason Orange – backing vocals
- Album version (3:31)
- Radio mix (3:29)
- BBC Radio 2 'Live & Exclusive' (3:36)
- Live at Wembley (3:46)
- Abbey Road version (3:42)
- Progress Live (5:43)
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