Fire (Kasabian song)

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"Fire"
Single by Kasabian
from the album West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
B-side "Runaway" (Live from The Little Noise Sessions), "Road Kill Cafe"
Released 1 June 2009
Format CD, 10", digital download
Genre Indie rock, psychedelic rock, space rock
Length 4:12 (Album version)
Label RCA, Columbia
Writer(s) Sergio Pizzorno
Producer(s) Dan the Automator, Sergio Pizzorno
Kasabian singles chronology
"Vlad The Impaler"
(2009)
"Fire"
(2009)
"Where Did All the Love Go?"
(2009)
West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum track listing
  1. "Underdog"
  2. "Where Did All the Love Go?"
  3. "Swarfiga"
  4. "Fast Fuse"
  5. "Take Aim"
  6. "Thick as Thieves"
  7. "West Ryder Silver Bullet"
  8. "Vlad the Impaler"
  9. "Ladies and Gentlemen, Roll the Dice"
  10. "Secret Alphabets"
  11. "Fire"
  12. "Happiness"

"Fire" is a song by English rock band Kasabian and is the lead single from their third album West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum. It was released 1 June 2009. On the week of its release it debuted at #3 in the UK Singles chart, making it their first UK Top 3 entry and their highest charting single to date as well as their fourth UK Top 10 single.[1] It debuted at #44 in the Australian ARIA Singles Chart and has so far peaked #41.

The song featured in Callaway's 2010 Super Bowl commercial. The song is the official song of the Premier League from the 2010-11 season up to the 2012-13 season. This meant the song (different segments of it) was present in most of the BPL Shows produced by Premier League Productions which was broadcast around the world. A purported remix of the song is still currently the theme tune of Kick Off, the show produced by PL Productions before the main Matchday Live coverage. [2] The song is also currently used by the band's home town team, Leicester City as goal music. It is also featured in the F1 2010 video game.

In October 2011, NME placed it at number 65 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".[3]

Track listings[edit]

  • 2-Track CD PARADISE54
  1. "Fire" - 4:12
  2. "Runaway" (Live from The Little Noise Sessions) - 4:09
  • 10" PARADISE55
  1. "Fire" - 4:12
  2. "Fire (Richard Fearless Mix)" - 6:50
  • Digital Download
  1. "Fire" (Live from the Roundhouse) - 4:14

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  • Digital EP
  1. "Fire" - 4:12
  2. "Runaway" (Live from The Little Noise Sessions) - 4:09
  3. "Road Kill Cafe" (iTunes Exclusive) - 2:39

[5]

Music video[edit]

The video for "Fire" is available to view on the band's website, and is also available for purchase on iTunes. It was directed by acclaimed British director W.I.Z. and portrays a bank robbery gone wrong, with guitars taking the place of firearms.[6] Near the end of this video, when Sergio Pizzorno throws the stolen goods against the wall, you can see that what they have stolen is actually sheets of music. The video is very similar to Judas Priest's "Breaking the Law".

The Music video was filmed on location Cape Town, South Africa.

Chart performance[edit]

Following its release in June 2009, "Fire" managed to peak at #3, making it Kasabian's most successful song to date. The song also managed to enter the Australian Singles Chart at #44, before moving up to a new peak of #41 the following week.

Chart (2009) Peak
Position
Australian Singles Chart 41
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[7] 3
UK Singles Chart 3

End-of-year charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
UK Singles Chart[8] 81

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio 1 - The Official Chart with Reggie Yates - The Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart". BBC. 2007-02-24. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  2. ^ "Kasabian lands Premier League deal". TopNews.in. 2010-08-03. 
  3. ^ http://www.nme.com/list/150-best-tracks-of-the-past-15-years/248648/page/9
  4. ^ "Kasabian Online Store". Townsend-records.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  5. ^ "Columbia Records UK " Releases " Kasabian - Fire". Columbia.co.uk. 2009-06-01. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  6. ^ "The Official Homepage of RCA Records". Rcarecords.com. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Kasabian – Fire" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  8. ^ "Charts Plus Year end 2009" (PDF). Charts Plus. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 

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