Closer (Travis song)

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"Closer"
Single by Travis
from the album The Boy with No Name
B-side "The Day Today",
"The Great Unknown",
"This Love"
Released 23 April 2007
Format 7", CD, download
Genre Indie rock, alternative rock, indie pop
Length 4:00
Label Independiente Records
Writer(s) Fran Healy
Producer(s) Nigel Godrich
Travis singles chronology
"Walking in the Sun"
(2004)
"Closer"
(2007)
"Selfish Jean"
(2007)

"Closer" is a song by Scottish band Travis, released as the first single from their fifth studio album, The Boy with No Name, on 23 April 2007. The single peaked at #10 on the UK Singles Chart.

The song is featured in sports video game FIFA 08.

Music video[edit]

The music video features the band as clerks in a supermarket with Healy as the mascot. When fed up with his job, he goes inside and starts singing on the speaker system. Payne, who was working at the register completely bored, takes out his bass and Dunlop and Primrose are dancing with the customers. When their boss, Ben Stiller in a cameo, hears music, he tries to find out where it comes from but it stops as soon as he looks out of his office. The music then resumes when Stiller goes back to his office. The video ends with the band leaving the supermarket together. The only instrument that appears is Payne's bass, whilst the rest of the band have nothing. Fran Healy is seen wearing a Radio Clyde t-shirt that reads "Radio Clyde 261". The video was directed by Michael Baldwin, who has also directed videos for Gabriella Cilmi, Dave Matthews Band, and Melanie C, among others.

Track listings[edit]

  • UK CD Single
  1. "Closer" - 3:59
  2. "The Day Today" - 2:48
  3. "Closer" (Video)
  • 7" Vinyl #1
  1. "Closer" - 3:59
  2. "The Great Unknown" - 2:24
  • 7" Vinyl #2
  1. "Closer" - 3:59
  2. "This Love" - 4:05
  • European Single
  1. "Closer" - 3:59
  2. "The Day Today" - 2:48
  3. "The Great Unknown" - 2:24
  4. "This Love" - 4:05
  5. "Closer" (Video)
  • American E.P.
  1. "Closer" - 3:59
  2. "The Day Today" - 2:48
  3. "This Love" - 4:05

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[1] 20
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[2] 85
Germany (Media Control Charts)[3] 69
Italy[citation needed] 49
Norway (VG-lista)[4] 8
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[5] 32
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ultratop.be – Travis – Closer" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  2. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200730 into search. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Travis – Closer". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Travis – Closer". VG-lista. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Travis – Closer – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 9 February 2014.

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