Shine My Shoes
I Wan'na Be Like You (feat. Olly Murs)
Swings Both Ways (feat. Rufus Wainwright)
Dream A Little Dream (feat. Lily Allen)
Soda Pop (feat. Michael Bublé)
Puttin' On The Ritz
Little Green Apples (feat. Kelly Clarkson)
Minnie The Moocher
If I Only Had A Brain
No One Likes A Fat Pop Star
Where There's Muck
Swings Both Ways was released on 18th November 2013 and earned the title of the UK's 1,000th ever No.1 album, a whole 999 releases after Frank Sinatra's Songs For Swingin' Lovers! became the first. Robbie's tenth studio album, the record also took the top spot on the Christmas album chart over one month after its release, beating off competition from One Direciton and Take That bandmate Gary Barlow.
Following in the toe-tapping footsteps of Robbie's most successful album to date, 2001's Swing When You're Winning, the record features a mix of classic covers and original material as well as duets with some of pop's biggest names, including Lily Allen, Michael Bublé, Kelly Clarkson, Olly Murs and Rufus Wainwright.
The record is available on CD and download in two editions: the 13-track standard album and the deluxe version, which not only features three extra tracks but includes some very special bonus studio footage.
"First of all I wanted to do a Swing album, because I wanted to do a Swing album. I always knew I’d do another and I think now is the perfect time to do it. I’m enjoying show-biz and I’m enjoying my life and my understanding of where I am now is that there needs to be an event every time I bring out a record. The album this time is a definite ode and a loving glance towards a period on the planet that I was never invited to ‘coz I wasn’t there...I wanted to be, which I feel still very strongly linked to. Going in I planned it to be very similar to the last one, and then I realized – that’s actually not what I wanted. It’s different – it’s not all covers, I had some songs that I wanted the world to hear and check out and maybe become part of the fabric of their lives, if I’m lucky enough, that I’ve had a hand in writing. So it’s very very similar to the last one, and very different – and hopefully I’m off to romance the world!"
‘Dream A Little Dream’ is one of my favourite songs of all time so I didn’t hesitate when Robbie asked me if I’d like to duet with him on it. I was a bit nervous when we recorded it, especially when I asked him what he wanted me to do and he said something like ‘just be you’. But I’m really happy with it and think we do justice to a classic song.
Working with Robbie is a dream come true. I’m once again the envy of both sexes. Robbie is the real deal, full package, a total mensch and if I could come up with any more paired descriptive sayings I would use them as well.
I absolutely loved working with Rob on this album. After touring Europe with him this year it seemed only right that we record something together, and “I Wan’na Be Like You” is such a classic sing-a-long tune. It’s always brilliant when you get to work with your mates!