Shine

Album: Beautiful World (2006)
Charted: 1

Songfacts®:

  • Mark Owen was the lead vocalist on this track.
  • This was Take That's 6th consecutive UK #1 hit. The run was broken by their next single "I'd Wait For Life," which only reached #17.
  • "Shine" returned to the UK chart a few months later after interest was re-fuelled by its use in a television advertising campaign for the supermarket chain Morrisons.
  • "Shine" won the 2008 Brit Award for Best British Single, which was decided by a public phone vote on the night. Take That also won the award for Best Live Act. Jason Orange commented when they won the latter award: "This is a great thing for us. We've worked so hard over the years. I still can't dance, I'm 37 years old and I've got an arthritic leg and a slipped disc."
  • Take That's Beautiful World DVD, which contained footage of the band filmed on their European tour, became the fastest selling music DVD in UK history when it was released in February 2008. It sold 64,000 copies in its first week of release, the first time that a music DVD outsold the top album (Back to Black).
  • This won the Ivor Novello award for the Most Performed Work in 2007, 15 years after the Ivors presented Gary Barlow with their Songwriter Of The Year honor.
  • The music licensing company's music reporting department PPL named this as the second most played and used song in the UK of the last decade. Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars" was the #1 song in the poll. Another Take That song, "Rule The World," was in sixth place.
  • Lily Allen's 2009 single "Who'd Have Known" sounds very similar to this song. She asked Take That to sing on it, they turned down the offer but allowed her to use the tune.

Comments: 1

  • Runcil from Mumbai, IndiaI Love this song totally... its kinda the song I'd dedicate to all my friends who just give up on stuff.
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