Toes (Lights song)

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Lights - Toes (single cover).jpg
Single by Lights
from the album Siberia
ReleasedAugust 16, 2011 (2011-08-16)
Songwriter(s) Lights Poxleitner
Lights singles chronology
"Everybody Breaks a Glass"
"Where the Fence Is Low"
Music video
"Toes" on YouTube

"Toes" is a song recorded by Canadian singer-songwriter Lights for her second studio album, Siberia (2011). The song made its radio premiere on 104.5 CHUM-FM on August 5, 2011 and was released digitally on August 16, 2011 as the official lead single for the album. [1] [2] [3] It debuted and peaked at number 62 on the Canadian Hot 100. [4] "Toes" was released to the UK in July 2012. [5]



"Toes" is written in the key of F minor and set to an approximate tempo of 124 BPM.

Critical reception

In a review of Siberia, James Murray of musicOMH wrote that "Toes" had a "contagious" pop chorus and exemplified "some of the best songwriting Lights has to offer." [6] Matt Collar of AllMusic labelled "Toes" an "album pick" and described it as a "sparkling, anthemic" song that brings to mind popular contemporaries. [7]

Music video

The music video for "Toes" premiered September 14, 2011. [8] The video features Lights' hometown, Toronto, mostly in Dufferin Station. Lights is shown playing with her band in a brightly lit room. She then gets out of a taxi and goes to a skate park and a subway. Afterwards she goes back to the brightly lit room to play with her band. The video ends with a shot of LIGHTS walking away on a sidewalk. [9]

Track listing

Digital download single [3]
1."Toes"Lights Poxleitner3:19
UK CD single [10]
1."Toes" (UK radio mix)Poxleitner
  1. Co-producer


Chart (2011)Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) [11] 62
Canada AC ( Billboard ) [12] 49
Netherlands (Dutch Tipparade) [13] 11

Release history

CanadaAugust 16, 2011 Digital download
United States
United KingdomJuly 15, 2012
  • LIGHTS Music
  • Universal Music
July 16, 2012 CD single Last Gang [10]

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