Laserlight (song)

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Single by Jessie J featuring David Guetta
from the album Who You Are
Released 4 May 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Length 3:32
Jessie J singles chronology
"Silver Lining (Crazy 'Bout You)"
"Silver Lining (Crazy 'Bout You)"
David Guetta singles chronology
"I Can Only Imagine"
(2012) I Can Only Imagine2012
(2012) Laserlight2012
"She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)"
(2012) She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)2012
Music video
"Laserlight" on YouTube

"Laserlight" is a song by British singer-songwriter Jessie J featuring French DJ David Guetta, taken from the re-release edition of Jessie J's debut studio album, Who You Are. The artists co-wrote the song with The Invisible Men, Giorgio Tuinfort, and Frédéric Riesterer, the song was released on 13 May 2012 in the United Kingdom, as the seventh overall and final single from the album.[1] Ahead of its official release, "Laserlight" became Jessie J's sixth top 10 hit in the UK – peaking at number five – making her the first British female to have six top 10 singles from one album.

Background and composition[edit]

French disc jockey David Guetta co-wrote and co-produced the track

The song was written by Jessie J, The Invisible Men, David Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort and Frédéric Riesterer and produced by Guetta, Tuinfort and Riesterer,[2] after Jessie provided guest vocals on Guetta's track "Repeat", he offered to return the favour, and as such, the pair wrote "Laserlight" for the platinum edition of Jessie's debut studio album, "Who You Are".[3] Jessie describes "Laserlight" as an upbeat, shimmering Eurodance and house song, that features the lyrics, "You make me feel good, you make me feel safe, you make me feel like I could live another day."[4] The release of "Laserlight" as a single was confirmed by Jessie on 17 February 2012, during an interview on BBC Radio 1, during the interview, she claimed that the music video for "Laserlight" would be filmed during the first week of March. The video was released on 10 April.[5]

According to the sheet music published at, "Laserlight" is written in the key of B major with a tempo of 127 beats per minute. It follows the chord progression B−Dm−Gm−E, and Jessie J's vocals span from F3 to E5.[6]


Critical response[edit]

The song received fairly positive reviews from critics, with critics praising Jessie's powerful vocals and the song's production while criticising its similarity to Titanium and the lack of originality in lyrics and theme, the website Idolator wrote that the song is "the clear winner" of the album's new tracks.[4] Pip Elwood from "Entertainment Focus" wrote a positive review, saying that the song "showcases a completely different side of Jessie, with David Guetta’s club beats providing the perfect background for Jessie’s vocals to soar, similar to Guetta's previous productions with Kelly Rowland's number-one single on the UK Singles Chart with "When Love Takes Over" and with Sia's "Titanium".[7] Digital Spy referred to the song as "a bona-fide chart hit" and gave it four out of five stars.[8]

Chart performance[edit]

"Laserlight" charted on the Australian, New Zealand and Romanian singles charts, due to heavy downloads from Who You Are. The track has reached the top-fifty in Australia,[9] top-forty in Romania and top-twenty in New Zealand;[10] in the United Kingdom, the song debuted at number twenty-six on the UK Singles Chart on the chart issue dated 21 April 2012, selling 12,100 copies.[11][12] The following week the song climbed twenty-one positions to number five with sales of 38,983 copies.[13][14] "Laserlight" is Jessie J's sixth top-ten single in the UK, thus becoming the first British female to have six top-ten hits from one album (Who You Are).[14]

Music video[edit]

During Jessie J's show in Melbourne (7 March 2012) on her worldwide Heartbeat Tour, she announced that the editing on the "Laserlight" video was finished and was ready to be released.

The full music video premiered on Jessie J's VEVO on YouTube, 9 April 2012. David Guetta does not make a cameo appearance in the video. The video is directed by Emil Nava[15].

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • Digital download[16]
  1. "Laserlight" (featuring David Guetta) – 3:32
  • Digital download – remix[17]
  1. "LaserLight" (Daddy's Groove Remix) – 5:07
  • CD single
  1. "Laserlight" (radio edit) – 3:32
  2. "Laserlight" (Daddy's Groove Remix) – 5:07
  3. "Laserlight" (extended mix) – 5:26

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Jessica Cornish – songwriter, vocals
  • The Invisible Men – songwriter, original production, vocal recording
  • David Guetta – songwriter, producer, mixing, mastering
  • Giorgio Tuinfort – songwriter, producer
  • Frederic Riesterer – songwriter, producer
  • Tom Coyne – mastering

Credits adapted from Who You Are album liner notes.[18]


Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Germany 4 May 2012[26] Digital download Universal Republic Records
United Kingdom 13 May 2012[1] Lava Records
14 May 2012[27] Radio airplay


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  5. ^ "Jessie J at BBC Radio 1". YouTube. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  6. ^ Pebworth, Jason. "Jessie J "Laserlight" Sheet Music - Download & Print". 
  7. ^ Ellwood, Pip. "Jessie J - Who You Are: Platinum Edition". Entertainment Focus. Archived from the original on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  8. ^ Corner, Lewis. "Jessie J feat. David Guetta: 'LaserLight' - Single review". Digital Spy. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
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  12. ^ Jones, Alan (16 April 2012). "Official chart analysis: weekly album sales plummet to record 21st Century low, Adele back at No.1". Music Week. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  13. ^ Lane, Dan (22 April 2012). "Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe is the UK's Number 1 single for a third week". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  14. ^ a b Jones, Alan (23 April 2012). "Official Charts Analysis: Adele needs just 17k album sales for 23rd week at No.1". Music Week. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
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  16. ^ "Laserlight - Single by Jessie J feat. David Guetta". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  17. ^ "Jessie J ft. David Guetta - Laserlight [Daddy's Groove Remix]". SoundCloud. 
  18. ^ Who You Are (liner notes). Jessie J. Lava Records, Universal Republic Records, Island Records. 2011. 00 6025 278 701-2 0. 
  19. ^ " – Jessie J feat. David Guetta – Laserlight" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  20. ^ " – Jessie J feat. David Guetta – Laserlight= WAL" (in French). Ultratip.
  21. ^ "Chart Track: Week 17, 2012". Irish Singles Chart.
  22. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  23. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert {{{year}}}{{{week}}} into search.
  24. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  25. ^ "Top 100 Singles of 2012". BBC Radio 1. BBC Online. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  26. ^ "JESSIE J - Diskografie - Laserlight - Single, Track - CDs, Discography" (in German). Universal Music. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  27. ^ "New Releases U.K. - Forthcoming Singles". Archived from the original on 12 May 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 

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