Light Years (Jamiroquai song)

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"Light Years"
Single by Jamiroquai
from the album The Return of the Space Cowboy
B-side "We Gettin' Down"
  • 2 May 1995 (UK)
  • 6 February 1996 (US)
Recorded 1994
Length 5:53
Label Sony
Songwriter(s) Jay Kay, Toby Smith
Producer(s) Rick Pope
Jamiroquai singles chronology
"Half the Man"
"Light Years"
"Stillness in Time"

"Half the Man"
"Light Years"
"Stillness in Time"

"Light Years" is the fourth overall single released from British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai's second studio album, The Return of the Space Cowboy. The song peaked at #36 on the UK Singles Chart, due to little promotion of the track.


In the United States, the song peaked at #6 on the U.S. Dance Chart, mainly because the American version of the physical single features three mixes of the song by popular producer David Morales. The American release of The Return of the Space Cowboy also features a live version of "Light Years", performed in Merseille in December 1994, as a bonus track. Two main versions of the song exist - the radio edit, running at 3:59, and an album version, which lasts for 5:53. The video for the track shows the band snowboarding down St. Anton. Whilst many of the David Morales mixes remain unreleased in the United Kingdom, an edited version of the True Power Mix was available in the region on a mini 3" CD, only available through the Coca-Cola Euro '96 promotion.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  • UK CD single[2]
  1. "Light Years" (Edit) – 3:59
  2. "Scam" (Live) – 5:13
  3. "Journey To Arnhemland" (Live) – 5:39
  4. "We Gettin' Down" (Live) – 9:31
  • UK 12" vinyl / Japanese CD single[3]
  1. "Light Years" (Edit) – 3:59
  2. "Journey To Arnhemland" (Live) – 5:39
  3. "Light Years" (Live) - 4:59
  • American CD single[4]
  1. "Light Years" (Album Version) - 5:53
  2. "Light Years" (4 To Da Floor Mix) - 5:20
  3. "Light Years" (True Power Mix) - 7:50
  4. "Light Years" (Way Gone Mix) - 7:30
  5. "Half The Man" (Album Version) - 4:48


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