Toes (Lights song)

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"Toes"
Lights - Toes (single cover).jpg
Single by Lights
from the album Siberia
Released August 16, 2011 (2011-08-16)
Format
Recorded 2011
Genre
Length 3:19
Label
Writer(s) Lights Poxleitner
Producer(s)
Lights singles chronology
"Everybody Breaks a Glass"
(2011)
"Toes"
(2011)
"Where the Fence Is Low"
(2012)
Music video
"Toes" on YouTube

"Toes" is the a song recorded by Canadian singer-songwriter Lights for her second studio album, Siberia (2011). The song made its radio premiere on 104.5 CHUM-FM on August 5, 2011 and was released digitally on August 16, 2011 as the official lead single for the album.[1][2][3] It debuted and peaked at number 62 on the Canadian Hot 100.[4] "Toes" was released to the UK in July 2012.[5]

Composition[edit]

"Toes" is written in the key of F minor and set to an approximate tempo of 124 BPM.

Critical reception[edit]

In a review of Siberia, James Murray of musicOMH wrote that "Toes" had a "contagious" pop chorus and exemplified "some of the best songwriting Lights has to offer."[6] Matt Collar of AllMusic labelled "Toes" an "album pick" and described it as a "sparkling, anthemic" song that brings to mind popular contemporaries.[7]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Toes" premiered September 14, 2011.[8] The video features Lights' hometown, Toronto, mostly in Dufferin Station. Lights is shown playing with her band in a brightly lit room. She then gets out of a taxi and goes to a skate park and a subway. Afterwards she goes back to the brightly lit room to play with her band. The video ends with a shot of LIGHTS walking away on a sidewalk.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download – single[3]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Toes" Lights Poxleitner 3:19
UK CD single[10]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Toes" (UK radio mix) Poxleitner
3:23
Notes
  1. ^ Co-producer

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[11] 62
Netherlands (Dutch Tipparade)[12] 11

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
Canada August 16, 2011 Digital download
[3]
United States
[13]
United Kingdom July 15, 2012
  • LIGHTS Music
  • Universal Music
[5]
July 16, 2012 CD single Last Gang [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LIGHTS' New Album Siberia Out October 4th!". LIGHTS. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Bird, Michele. "LIGHTS releases new single, "Toes"". Alternative Press. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Lights: Toes - Music on Google Play". Google Play. Google. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Lights "Toes" on Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 17, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Toes - Single by Lights". iTunes Store (UK). Apple Inc. Archived from the original on August 15, 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Murray, James (March 12, 2012). "Lights - Siberia | Album Reviews | musicOMH". musicOMH. OMH. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  7. ^ Collar, Matt. "Siberia - Lights | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Lights - Toes (2011)". IMVDb. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "LIGHTS - Toes [Official Music Video]". YouTube. Google. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "LIGHTS (5) - Toes (CDr) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "Lights – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Lights. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  12. ^ "Lights - Toes". Top40.nl. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Toes - Lights,Lights Poxleitner | Release Info | Allmusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 

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