"Rudebox" was forged around the melody line from production legends Sly and Robbie's 1987 hit "Boops (Here To Go)."
Though a comparative failure for Williams in his native UK, this single did better in Europe, topping the charts in Germany, Italy and Switzerland. It also enjoyed great success in Latin America reaching #1 in Argentina, Brazil and Chile.
Over one million unsold copies of the Rudebox album were sent to China to be crushed by EMI. The recycled end product was then used for road surfacing and street lighting projects.