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Top 10 Robbie Williams Songs

Robbie Williams' Best Hit Songs

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Robbie Williams began his hitmaking career as a member of the British boy band Take That. When he left the group at the peak of their popularity, few thought he would ever approach the same level of success as the boy band. However, Robbie Williams became one of the top British male pop stars of all time. These are 10 of his very best hits.

1. "Angels" - 1997

Robbie Williams - Angels
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"Angels" was the fourth single from Robbie Williams' debut album Life Thru a Lens and many consider it be the single that saved his solo career. Before its release it looked like Robbie Williams would be dropped from his recording contract. At the 2005 Brit Awards the song was voted as the best song in the previous 25 years of British music.

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2. "Millenium" - 1998

Robbie Williams - Millenium
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"Millenium" was the first single from Robbie Williams' album I've Been Expecting You, and it was also his first UK #1 single. Musically, it borrows heavily from the theme song "You Only Live Twice" from the James Bond movie of the same name.

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3. "Feel" - 2002

Robbie Williams - Feel
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"Feel" was the first single from Robbie Williams' album Escapology. It has become one of his best-loved anthems, and it spent more than a year on the Canadian pop singles chart.

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4. "Rock DJ" - 2000

Robbie Williams - Rock DJ
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"Rock DJ" was the first single from the album Sing When You're Winning. It is an uptempo track borrowing from Barry White's classic "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me." "Rock DJ" remains most notable for the controversy surrounding the video. In the course of trying to get the attention of a female DJ, Robbie begins to take off his clothes and ultimately ends up stripping off his skin and muscle as well. This was Robbie Williams' third #1 pop single in the UK.

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5. "Let Me Entertain You" - 1998

Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You
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The inspiration for Robbie Williams' "Let Me Entertain You" was the Rolling Stones' film Rock and Roll Circus. It became Williams' signature concert opener.

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6. "Radio" - 2004

Robbie Williams - Radio
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"Radio" was released as a single accompanying Robbie Williams' greatest hits collection. It was the first hit single written with Stephen Duffy after Williams and his songwriting partner Guy Chambers went their separate ways.

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7. "Kids" with Kylie Minogue - 2000

Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue - Kids
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Originally Robbie Williams and his songwriting partner Guy Chambers wrote "Kids" for Kylie Minogue to perform solo. However, Robbie Williams liked the song so much they decided to turn it into a duet, and "Kids" became a smash hit.

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8. "Tripping" - 2005

Robbie Williams - Tripping
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The rhythm of "Tripping" borrows from early music by the Clash. Robbie Williams refers to the song as a "mini gangster opera."

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9. "Strong" - 1999

Robbie Williams - Strong
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"Strong" was the third single from Robbie Williams' album I've Been Expecting You. He says it was inspired by the more manic of his fans. Robbie Williams said, "I just wanted them to understand I'm not being rude, but I'm feeling a bit scared of everything."

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10. "Somethin' Stupid" with Nicole Kidman - 2001

Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman - Somethin Stupid
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"Somethin' Stupid" was a #1 hit single in the US in 1967 in a version by Frank Sinatra and his daughter Nancy. Robbie Williams revived the song in a duet with film star Nicole Kidman. The result was the Christmas #1 in the UK for 2001.

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