Sharing his take on Twitter, Ronson wrote: “I bet everyone here has a song (or two, or fifteen) that they’ve been rinsing during this period.
“In the first few weeks, one song I couldn’t stop listening to was ‘I want to see the bright lights tonight’ by Richard and Linda Thompson. for me, it’s the ultimate song about a messy weekend night out. All the weird but wonderful human interactions that go down. Not knowing what might happen once you head out that front door. Maybe a little hookup, a good time, even a hint of danger. But whatever it is, you know you’re going to forget about the boredom and stresses of everyday life for a few hours.”
He continued: “I imagine the reason I’ve been so drawn to this song is because I miss that all very much, I bet a lot of us do..
Watch the video for ‘I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight’ below:
The song’s video is made up of fan footage sent to Ronson, featuring their respective towns and cities at night.
The producer said of the footage: “It was beyond anything we could have hoped for. So much emotional depth, humanity, humour, love and universality…I really wish we could have used all your clips, but alas the song is only 2:30.”
— Mark Ronson (@MarkRonson) May 11, 2020
Other entries in the top ten include Daft Punk and Pharell’s ‘Get Lucky’, Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling!’ and ‘Uptown Funk’ from Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. Kings of Leon’s ‘Sex On Fire’ completed the top 10.