"Shine a Little Love" is a song by the Electric Light Orchestra. It was released as a single in the US in May 1979 and in the UK in June of the same year.
The song is the first track on their 1979 album Discovery. This was one of the band's most commercially successful singles, peaking at number 6 in the UK Singles Chart and number 8 in the US Billboard Hot 100. The song subsequently became one of their biggest worldwide hits as well. The single was also available in white vinyl. Two different promotional videos were filmed for the single, a recording studio version minus the band's three string players and a version made for the Discovery video album, featuring the full touring line-up.
“ A bit of a disco beat on this one, and quite a lot of things going on, forty piece string section and all. It's very jolly and bouncy and I must have been in a very good mood when I wrote it! ” —Discovery remaster (2001), Jeff Lynne
The song was later sampled by Lovefreekz and featured on their club hit "Shine".
In 2007, the Starlight Children's Foundation of Australia promoted their national Starlight Day on 4 May through television advertisements featuring this song.