America (Razorlight song)

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"America"
Single by Razorlight
from the album Razorlight
B-side 'Teenage Logic', 'Fine'
Released October 2, 2006
Format 7", CD
Genre Indie rock
Length 4:10
Label Mercury, Vertigo Records
Writer(s) Johnny Borrell, Andy Burrows
Producer(s) Chris Thomas
Razorlight singles chronology
'In the Morning'
(July 2006)
'America'
(October 2006)
'Before I Fall to Pieces'
(December 2006)
Razorlight track listing
'Hold On'
(3)
'America'
(4)
'Before I Fall to Pieces'
(5)

'America' is a song by English indie rock band Razorlight, and is the fourth track to their self-titled second album, Razorlight. It was written by the band's drummer Andy Burrows (credited to Borrell, Burrows, and Razorlight) and was also released as the second single from that album in October 2006. It became the band's first #1 single in the United Kingdom (see 2006 in British music). The single was the UK's seventeenth best selling single of the year.[1] The song also peaked at #6 in Ireland, #9 in the Netherlands, #10 in New Zealand, #17 in Austria, #21 in Belgium, #22 in France, #29 in Switzerland, and #38 in Germany.

Media and pop culture uses[edit]

A parody of the song titled "Canada" was sung by The Commentators in the Salt Lake City episode "Vancouver 2010".

The song was referred to in the The Fairly OddParents episode "Love Struck!" when Cosmo says "Oh Oh Oh, Oh", Timmy Turner's friend Chester says "There's trouble in America" after he says "All my life" and Timmy's parents say "Watching America".

Track listings[edit]

  • 7" 1705367
  1. 'America'
  2. 'Wilfred Owen' (demo)
  • 7" 1705369
  1. 'America'
  2. 'Down to the Coast' (demo)
  • CD 1705368
  1. 'America'
  2. 'Teenage Logic'
  3. 'Fine'
Preceded by
'I Don't Feel Like Dancin'' by Scissor Sisters
UK Singles Chart number one single
October 15, 2006
Succeeded by
'Welcome to the Black Parade' by My Chemical Romance

References[edit]

  1. ^ Top 40 Singles of 2006, from BBC Radio 1 website

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