45 (The Gaslight Anthem song)

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"45"
Single by The Gaslight Anthem
from the album Handwritten
Released May 8, 2012
Format 7" single, digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Punk rock, alternative rock
Length 3:21
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Brian Fallon
Producer(s) Brendan O'Brien
The Gaslight Anthem singles chronology
"The Spirit of Jazz"
(2010)
"45"
(2012)
"Here Comes My Man"
(2012)

"45" is a song by American rock band The Gaslight Anthem, released on May 8, 2012 as the lead single from their fourth studio album, Handwritten (2012).

Composition[edit]

"45" was the first song written for Handwritten. Lead singer, Brian Fallon said of the song, "This record was different, because when we started out, I didn't know what was gonna happen, you know, and after American Slang after The '59 Sound, I was like, 'What am I gonna do? Is there anymore Gaslight songs?' It's a scary thing when that feeling, it hits you. When we wrote the song '45', I was like, 'Thank God.' I just knew that it was gonna be alright."

Music video[edit]

The music video features the band playing the song for a live audience at the legendary New Jersey music venue, The Stone Pony.

In media[edit]

"45" is part of the soundtrack in EA Sports' video game, NHL 13

Track listing[edit]

7" single
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "45"   Brian Fallon, Alex Rosamilia, Alex Levine, Benny Horowitz[1] 3:21
2. "You Got Lucky" (originally performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) Tom Petty, Mike Campbell[1] 3:47
Total length:
7:08

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Billboard Rock Songs[2] 22
US Billboard Alternative Songs[2] 11
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[2] 20

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Handwritten (CD booklet). The Gaslight Anthem. New York City: Mercury Records. 2012. B0017213-02. 
  2. ^ a b c ""45" on Billboard Charts". billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-07-23.