Bright Ideas

A “Light” Playlist

Carin Manetti July 5, 2017

How many of these light songs can you identify?

Number 10: The introduction to this song, which debuted in 1975, was created by using a violin bow on an acoustic guitar. Makes for a unique sound. Whether you like the mood or not, we have to agree when this band says “Everybody needs the light,” though of course, we think everybody needs the right light.

Number 9: This track hit Silver in the UK and Platinum in Australia. It was also successful in the United States, spending six months on the Hot 100 chart. “Baby when the lights go out, I’ll show you what it’s all about.” Well, we can relate (sort of). When your incandescent light goes out, we’ll show you what Acandescent™ is all about!

Number 8:My songs know what you did in the dark/ So light ‘em up, up, up.” Recorded by a nouveau American rock band in 2013, this track reached 3x Platinum. We would never claim to know what you did in the dark, but we can help you “light ‘em up” with our Finally glow.

Number 7: This song grew out of the songstress’ childhood fear of the dark. It was a commercial success, spending more than a year on the Hot 100. “You show the lights that stop me turn to stone/You shine it when I’m alone home.” No need to fear the dark when you have long-lasting – and warmly glowing – Finally bulbs.

Number 6: Come on baby, light my fire” – a classic. Considered this band’s signature song, this track reached Gold, and spent three weeks a top the charts in 1966. The “time to hesitate is through.” Light my fire, Finally?

Number 5:When the lights go down in the City . . .” A tribute to the city of San Francisco, this ballad lyrically recreates that magical moment when “the sun shines on the bay.” This track, first released in 1978, was the last song played on the legendary KFRC radio station’s Top 40. With our Finally glow, you won’t need to go to San Francisco to create those magic moments.

Number 4:Well, I don’t like living under your spotlight.” Released in 2008, this song reached Top 30 on the Hot 100 in the US, and Top 20 in the UK. No one wants to live under a “spotlight” all the time! You can rely on the effortlessly omnidirectional glow of Finally bulbs to take you from glaring spotlight to warm glow.

Number 3: Once in every lifetime there’s a chance to stand apart . . . “there’s a light that shines within us all.” This song was the theme of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. We know Finally stands apart from LED and CFL, and its shine will make us glow.

Number 2:Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce bag, another runner in the night.” When first released by the original artist, this song was commercially unsuccessful and did not appear on the music charts. The writer says he came up with the lyrics by thumbing through a rhyming dictionary. All we know is that you won’t be blinded by the glow of our Finally bulbs!

Number 1:You light up my life. You give me hope to carry one. You light up my days and fill my nights . . . “ This ballad served as part of the soundtrack of a film of the same name released in 1977. Debby Boone would later record the single with huge success. At the time it set the record for longest time spent on atop the Hot 100 chart. Can we light up your life?

10. In the Light by Led Zeppelin
9. When the Lights Go Out by 5ive
8. Light ‘em Up by Fall Out Boy
7. Lights by Ellie Goulding
6. Light My Fire by The Doors
5. Lights by Journey
4. Spotlight by Jennifer Hudson
3. Light the Fire Within by LeeAnn Rimes
2. Blinded by the Light by Bruce Springsteen
1. You Light Up My Life by Kasey Cisyk