🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Robbie Williams


Popped this top 20 into a playlist and went for a walk. Right enjoyed it.


Feel isn’t high enough and Strong is far too high, but yeah, decent list that.

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Come Undone is an excellent pick for best Robbie song, it’s a masterwork

Really enjoying this current re-evaluation of the works of Robbie


No Regrets is such a great song.


The bit about Lovelight being a Daft Punk song is bob on. Could have come straight off Random Access Memories. Never paid it much attention before, it’s a banger

Oh he better not doing all orchestral versions when I see him

I doubt he will, he knows exactly how all that material works best. Also, you know Robbie - if it was going to be orchestral it would be ‘An Evening With Robbie Williams and the Fantastic Burslem Orchestra’ or something, and all the promo would be him in a tux. He can’t resist it.


Picturing this and really chuckling, it’s spot on


Totally forgot about Tripping, good song


So tempted to go and see him live

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Do it mate, see you at the arena

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Just went past Knutsford Services on the M6 and now I’ve got this stuck in my head…

Would be amazing in the Sunday afternoon hits slot at Glasto wouldn’t he


Some really great bits in this

Our conversation has turned to Damon Albarn’s much-criticised assertion, made back in January, that “Taylor Swift doesn’t write her own songs” and that her co-writing “doesn’t count”. Robbie, who has co-written five of his seven Number One singles to date… erm – well, let’s just say that he doesn’t agree solo songwriting is more credible than collaboration.

“I think that when people say that,” he muses, “what they’re actually doing is having a wank about themselves. It’s true! You know, it’s like, why don’t you cut the middle man out – just get a few ribs removed and give yourself a nosh, you twat!”

When Robbie agreed to a few DJ gigs in Ibiza recently, he assumed he’d just be expected to spin the tunes and enjoy a brief respite from pop stardom. It didn’t work out that way.

“The first gig I did,” he says, “was 2000 people screaming, stood still, staring at the stage. I was like, ‘Oh… fuck! I’ve still got to entertain them! Shit!’ It was so weird. I was dancing and smiling like a loon, and then I got my Mac on the stage.

I was Googling, ‘What do garage MCs say?’ It looked like I was setting up the next track, but I wasn’t. I’d get on the mic and go” – he puts on an authoritative DJ voice – “‘Inside! This one’s for the ladies! Watch for the drop!’” I was actually just reading it off the screen.


Lovelight is a tune


Angels version ranking

  1. Horne Section version
  2. Beethoven AI XXV version
  3. Standard XXV version
  4. Original

I hadn’t heard this before, it’s wicked

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Yeah but did you get a load of the Horne section version.

No, but I am about to…

And it’s great!

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