Shine" is the debut single by American alternative rock band Collective Soul. It served as the lead single from their 1993–1994 debut album Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid. Shine" would remain the band's most well known song and a hallmark of 1990s alternative rock. It became the number one Album Rock Song of 1994, and won a Billboard award for Top Rock Track. The song also reached the top of the Album Rock Tracks for eight weeks.
This song launched the career of Collective Soul. Ed Roland wrote it in 1989 when he was in a band called Marching Two-Step. That group petered out, and in 1992 Roland formed Collective Soul. The group was loosely knit, with members pursuing other projects as well. Their first album, Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, was recorded as a demo for Roland, who was looking for work as a songwriter. The album was issued on an independent label in 1993; the Georgia State University radio station, WRAS, started playing "Shine," which was then picked up by WJRR in Orlando, Florida. Other stations followed suit, and a bidding war broke out for the band. In early 1994, they signed with Atlantic, which issued the album with lots of promotional push and released "Shine" as the first single. It was a hit, helping the album sell over 2 million copies in America.
Give me a word, give me a sign Show me where to look, tell me what will I find? What will I find? Lay me on the ground, fly me in the sky Show me where to look, tell me what will I find? What will I find? Oh, Heaven let your light shine down Oh, Heaven let your light shine down Oh, Heaven let your light shine down Oh, Heaven let your light shine down. I’ll never forget my dad came to me and said, ‘You know Shine is a prayer. And I said, ‘No it’s not, I wasn’t praying.
Redirected from Untitled (Collective Soul song)). Collective Soul (sometimes referred to as the Blue Album to differentiate from the second self-titled album) is the second studio album by Collective Soul. It became the band's highest selling album to date, going Triple-Platinum, and spent 76 weeks on the Billboard 200 charts.
Watch the video for Shine from Collective Soul's Hints Allegations & Things Left Unsaid for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Give me a word Give me a sign Show me where to look Tell me what will I find What will I find? Lay me on the ground Fly me in the sky Show me wher. ead the full lyrics for Shine. Discuss these lyrics on MetroLyrics.
|A1||Shine (LP Version)||5:07|
|A2||Love Lifted Me||3:47|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
- Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Warner Music UK Ltd.
- Published By – Roland/Lentz Music
- Producer – Ed Roland, Joe Randolf (tracks: A2)
- Written-By – Ed Roland
NotesPublished by Roland/Lentz Music, ASCAP.
℗ 1993 WEA International Inc. © 1993 WEA International Inc. A Time Warner Company.
The copyright in this sound recording and artwork is owned by Warne Music UK Ltd.
Made in UK
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 075678564802
|7567-85666-2||Collective Soul||Shine (CD, Car)||Atlantic||7567-85666-2||Australia||1993|
|7-87237||Collective Soul||Shine / Breathe (7", Single)||Atlantic||7-87237||US||1993|
|PRCD 5540||Collective Soul||Shine (CD, Single, Promo)||Atlantic||PRCD 5540||US||1993|
|A5647CD, 7567-85648-2||Collective Soul||Shine (CD, Single)||Atlantic, Atlantic||A5647CD, 7567-85648-2||Europe||1993|
|SAM 1405||Collective Soul||Shine (12", S/Sided, Promo)||EastWest||SAM 1405||UK||1993|