Switch It On

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For the single by Cliff Nobles And Co "Switch It On", see Jesse James (songwriter).
"Switch It On"
Single by Will Young
from the album Keep On
Released 14 November 2005
Format CD, Digital download
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop
Label Sony BMG
Writer(s) Will Young, Stephen Lipson, Ronnie Peterson, Karen Poole and Steven Wolf
Will Young singles chronology
"Friday's Child"
"Switch It On"
"All Time Love"
Alternative covers

"Switch It On" is a popular song written by Will Young, Stephen Lipson, Ronnie Peterson, Karen Poole and Steven Wolf, and performed by Will Young. It was released as the first single from Young's third album Keep On, and his eighth single overall. The single reached number five in the UK Singles Chart. The music itself is based on a guitar Bo Diddley riff similar to The Count 5's Psychotic Reaction.

Music video[edit]

The video for "Switch It On" was directed by Vaughan Arnell and filmed at Thunder City in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a based on the film Top Gun. The video opens with the titles "Will Young in Hot Gun", and features Young in the Tom Cruise fighter pilot role, playing beach volleyball and serenading a woman in a bar.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Switch It On"(Will Young, Stephen Lipson, Ronnie Peterson, Karen Poole, Steven Wolf)
  2. "Switch It On" (Freeform Reform)
  1. "Switch It On"
  2. "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know"
  3. "Switch It On" (Freeform Reform)
  4. Photo gallery/Interactive downloadable screensaver
Download only track
  1. "Switch It On" (Cagedbaby Pop mix)


Chart Peak
UK 5
Ireland 23

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