"Shed a Light" is a song by German DJ and record producer Robin Schulz and French DJ and music producer David Guetta, featuring American electronic music DJ trio Cheat Codes. The song was released as a digital download in Germany on 25 November 2016 as the lead single from Schulz's third studio album Uncovered (2017). It was written by Schulz, Guetta, Jason Evigan, Jacob Kasher, Giorgio Tuinfort, Stefan Dabruck, John Ryan, Guido Kramer, Dennis Bierbrodt, Ammar Malik and Jürgen Dohr.[2]

"Shed a Light"
Shed a Light Robin Schulz.jpg
Single by Robin Schulz and David Guetta featuring Cheat Codes
from the album Uncovered
Released25 November 2016
FormatDigital download
GenreHouse[1]
Length3:11
LabelTonspiel
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Robin Schulz
  • David Guetta
  • Guido Kramer
  • Dennis Bierbrodt
  • Jürgen Dohr
  • Trevor Dahl
Robin Schulz singles chronology
"Heatwave"
(2016)
"Shed a Light"
(2016)
"OK"
(2017)
David Guetta singles chronology
"Would I Lie to You"
(2016)
"Shed a Light"
(2016)
"Light My Body Up"
(2017)
Cheat Codes singles chronology
"Queen Elizabeth"
(2016)
"Shed a Light"
(2016)
"No Promises"
(2017)
Music video
"Shed a Light (Official Music)" on YouTube

Music videoEdit

The official music video of the song was released on 31 January 2017 through Robin Schulz's YouTube account. It was directed by Mario Clement and produced by Christopher Kane, and features actors Franziska Nylen and Christopher Reinhardt. The music video is about a male and female astronaut couple on a space mission, when the male crashes to a planet in his spaceship. His lover speeds to him in her spaceship, but he becomes surrounded by dark matter and warns her not to come closer. She does not heed his warning and goes to his side, causing both to be consumed by the matter.[3]

Track listingEdit

Digital download[4]
No.TitleLength
1."Shed a Light" (featuring Cheat Codes)3:11

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2016–17) Peak
position
Argentina Anglo (Monitor Latino) [5] 15
Australia (ARIA)[6] 23
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 7
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[8] 13
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[9] 26
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[10] 23
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[11] 31
Denmark (Tracklisten)[12] 35
Finland Download (Latauslista)[13] 5
France (SNEP)[14] 44
Germany (Official German Charts)[15] 6
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[16] 22
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[17] 4
Hungary (Single Top 40)[18] 22
Ireland (IRMA)[19] 24
Italy (FIMI)[20] 27
Mexico Airplay (Billboard)[21] 8
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[22] 21
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[23] 20
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[24] 29
Norway (VG-lista)[25] 30
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[26] 8
Portugal (AFP)[27] 37
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[28] 12
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[29] 65
Slovenia (SloTop50)[30] 11
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[31] 38
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[32] 36
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[33] 19
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[34] 24
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[35] 4
US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[36] 11

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2017) Position
Australia (ARIA)[37] 100
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[38] 75
Germany (Official German Charts)[39] 80
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[40] 79
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[41] 84
Italy (FIMI)[42] 97
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[43] 98
Poland (ZPAV)[44] 66
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[45] 58
US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[46] 47

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[47] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[48] Gold 15,000*
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[49] Gold 45,000^
France (SNEP)[50] Gold 75,000*
Germany (BVMI)[51] Platinum 400,000^
Italy (FIMI)[52] 2× Platinum 100,000 
United Kingdom (BPI)[53] Gold 400,000 

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
Germany 25 November 2016[4] Digital download Tonspiel (WMG)

ReferencesEdit

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