White Light (George Michael song)

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"White Light"
Single by George Michael
B-side "Song to the Siren"
Released 10 August 2012 (2012-08-10)[1]
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Dance-pop, electropop, trance
Length 4:36
Label Aegean, Island
Writer(s) George Michael
Producer(s) George Michael
George Michael singles chronology
"True Faith"
(2011)
"White Light"
(2012)

"White Light" is a single by the English singer-songwriter George Michael. It was released to radio on 29 June 2012 as the lead single from his upcoming sixth album, in order to commemorate the 30 year anniversary since his first single (co-written by Andrew Ridgeley) entered the British charts in 1982.[2] The song was inspired by Michael's illness in late 2011 with pneumonia and the resulting near-death experiences.[3] The song received its debut live performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony on 12 August 2012 and subsequently entered the UK Singles Chart Top 40 at number 15. The song samples the BBC News theme tune.

Track listing[edit]

CD single / digital single
  1. "White Light" – 4:35
  2. "Song to the Siren" – 3:33
  3. "White Light" (Voodoo Sonics Remix) – 6:58
  4. "White Light" (Kinky Roland Remix) – 6:47

Remixes[edit]

  1. "White Light" (Kinky Roland Remix) – 6:47
  2. "White Light" (Steven Redant & Phil Romano Divine Vox Remix) – 7:12
  3. "White Light" (Stereogamous Bath House Mix) – 5:05
  4. "White Light" (Voodoo Sonics Remix) – 6:58
  5. "White Light" (Jackman & Thomas Remix) – 6:08
  6. "White Light" (David Kay Remix) – 4:01

Chart performance[edit]

On 19 August 2012 the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 15. The song has also charted in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 88
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 53
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 50
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[7] 32
France (SNEP)[8] 73
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 21
Hungary (Single Top 40)[10] 3
Italy (FIMI)[11] 17
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[12] 6
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[13] 29
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[14] 35
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 34
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 15

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Italy (FIMI)[17] Gold 15,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/white-light-ep/id538009066
  2. ^ "News - GeorgeMichael.com". Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Fahy, Collette (17 July 2012). "EXCLUSIVE: George Michael premieres single White Light... but it's Kate Moss who steals the spotlight in sexy new video". www.dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  4. ^ ARIA Report 1172 Retrieved 2013-04-05
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – George Michael – White Light" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – George Michael – White Light" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – George Michael – White Light" (in French). Ultratip.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – George Michael – White Light" (in French). Les classement single.
  9. ^ "Musicline.de – George Michael Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  10. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  11. ^ http://www.fimi.it/classifiche#/category:digital/id:1041
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – George Michael – White Light" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  13. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-08-25". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  14. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – George Michael – White Light" Canciones Top 50.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – George Michael – White Light". Swiss Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-08-25" UK Singles Chart.
  17. ^ "Italian single certifications – George Michael" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 29 January 2013.  Select Online in the field Sezione. Enter George Michael in the field Filtra. The certification will load automatically

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