"Lovelight" is a pop song written and originally performed by Lewis Taylor for his 2003 album Stoned, Part I. In 2006, the song was covered by British singer Robbie Williams. It was produced by Mark Ronson, and was released as the second single from Williams' seventh solo album, Rudebox, in the fourth quarter of 2006.

Music video

"Lovelight" features a music video that was directed by Jake Nava and filmed in Vienna, Austria throughout a break from Williams' European Close Encounters Tour. The video features Williams performing in a dark club (Semper Depot, Lehárgasse 6-8, Vienna-Mariahilf) accompanied by female dancers. The video premiered on ITV1 in the UK on 6 October 2006.

Chart performance

"Lovelight" debuted at number twenty-eight on the UK Singles Chart a week before its physical single release. The song debuted on the Download Chart at number twenty-five, later peaking at number fifteen. After its physical release, "Lovelight" reached number 8 on the UK Singles Chart. In Sweden, the song debuted at number twenty-three on the Top 60 Singles Chart on digital single sales only. In Australia, "Lovelight" debuted at number 38 on the ARIA Top 40 Digital Track Chart. The album on which "Lovelight" is featured, Rudebox, made number one in both the UK and Australia. In the Netherlands the song was additionally a hit, peaking at number 2 on the Dutch Mega Top 50 and at number 8 on the Dutch Top 40.

Track listing

  1. "Lovelight" – 4:02
  2. "Mess Me Up" – 5:13
  1. "Lovelight" (album version) – 4:02
  2. "Lovelight" (Soulwax Ravelight Vocal Mix) – 6:56
  3. "Lovelight" (Kurd Maverick Vocal Mix) – 6:47
  4. "Lovelight" (Soul Mekanik Mekanikal Mix) – 6:10
  5. "Lovelight" (Dark Horse Mix) – 6:25
  6. "Lovelight" (Soulwax Ravelight Dub) – 6:26
UK DVD single
  1. "Lovelight" (video) – 4:02
  2. "Mess Me Up" (audio) – 5:13
  3. "Lovelight" (Soul Mekanik Mekanikal Remix; audio) – 6:10
  4. Trailer and photo gallery

Credits and personnel

  • Lead vocals: Robbie Williams
  • Backing vocals: N'Dea Davenport
  • Fender Rhodes: Raymond Angry
  • Roland Strings: Raymond Angry
  • Trumpet: Dave Guy
  • Tenor saxophone: Neil Sugarman
  • Baritone saxophone: Ian Hendrickson-Smith
  • Bass guitar: Andrew Levy, Mark Ronson
  • Electric guitar: Mark Ronson
  • Percussion: Sam Koppelman, Mark Ronson
  • Scratches: Mark Ronson
  • Beats: Mark Ronson
  • Mixed by Serban Ghenea


Chart (2006)Peak
Australia (ARIA)25
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)26
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)18
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)28
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)28
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)78
Denmark (Tracklisten)7
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)15
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)6
Germany (Official German Charts)21
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)18
Ireland (IRMA)28
Italy (FIMI)4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)9
Romania (Romanian Top 100)30
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)23
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)25
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)8
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)8