Shine a Light

Album: Above the Noise (2010)
Charted: 4
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Songfacts®:

  • This is the second single by English pop rock band McFly, from their fifth album, Above the Noise. The group penned the song with chart-topping singer and producer Taio Cruz.
  • At the exclusive launch for Above the Noise, McFly described the process of the creating the song "like working backwards." Rather than working from a piano before adding all the additional instrumentation, they built up the song from beats, bass lines and drum sounds.
  • Despite only reaching #4, this became McFly's longest-running hit to date and their first song to spend over 9 Weeks in the UK Top 30. The group's chart trajectory is traditionally a high entry (often at #1), then a swift descent and prior to "Shine a Light," they had never previously spent more than eight weeks in the Top 30.

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