Last night I watched the movie ‘Fifth Element’ from Luc Besson again. This movie has a great soundtrack by Eric Serra, espacially the track ‘Little Light of Love’. Watch/listen it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5PFsP-Bux4
After doing a little searching on the internet it seems a lot of people believe this track is produced by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Dolby. I also remember having this track in a bundle of Thomas Dolby songs I’ve downloaded some years ago.
Here is one of these downloadsites: http://beemp3s.org/download.php?file=757024&song=Little+Light+of+Love
One source which is cited a lot is: http://www.moviemistakes.com/film472/questions
So where does this come from?
The voice in the song does have a few aspects in comon with that of Peter Gabriel.. and the whole atmosphere is in the line of what both Peter Gabriel and Thomas Dolby produce.
Also discussed here: https://petergabriel.com/forum/3/peter-gabriel/topic/350036/aint-that-peculiar-by-peter-gabriel-rare-unavailable-on-cd/
and here: http://forum.thomasdolby.com/viewtopic.php?p=36700#p36700
And a mention of it here on Andy J’s Guide to Thomas Dolby (search for ‘fifth element’ here)
So we can conclude Peter Gabriel and Thomas Dolby didn’t have any involvement in this track. It is a track produced and performed by Erric Serra himself (credited as R.X.R.A.. which is ‘Eric Serra’ phoneticallt). It seems someone (hunkydorey2) had a bunch of tracks, among which ‘little light of love’ assuming it must be Peter Gabriel´s voice and put it ip for download in the early years of internet. Since then it has gone viral. Anyone who has more insight on this perhaps?