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Let Me Entertain You is a song written by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers. Released as the fifth and last single from Williams’ debut album, Life Thru A Lens. It has no connection to the songs by Queen or Shakespears Sister carrying the same title. In March 1998, the track became a top three hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at number-three. The chord structure (F, Ab/F, Bb/F, F) and in particular the piano riff is almost identical to the Rolling Stones’ song “Sympathy for the Devil”, the difference mainly being in tempo. The song became Williams’ concert opener for most of his shows throughout his career.

The song became a hit in the United Kingdom staying inside the top ten for a month, and being ceritified Silver, for sales over the 200,000 copies.

Either intentionally or not, through the lyrics the singer addresses the listener as ‘mon cher’, which is French for ‘my dear’ when speaking to a male. This song was heavily featured in PC football game Actua Soccer 3 - and, aside from the classic piece played in the opening video, is the only song featured in the game. It was also featured in a music video for the Sega Dreamcast.

The song is used at the end of the football match in the movie Mean Machine.

In 1999, Williams performed the song as the opening act at the Brit Awards.


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