Fireworks (Roxette song)

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"Fireworks"
Single by Roxette
from the album Crash! Boom! Bang!
Released 1994
Format CD
Genre Pop
Length 3.40
Label EMI
Producer(s) Clarence Öfwerman
Roxette singles chronology
"Crash! Boom! Bang!"
(1994)
"Fireworks"
(1994)
"Run to You"
(1994)

"Fireworks" is a song by the Swedish pop duo Roxette. Released in 1994, it was the third single from their album Crash! Boom! Bang!. It achieved moderate success in various European countries, and peaked at number 30 on the UK Singles Chart.

Strangely, the single was omitted from the career retrospective The Rox Box, which included every international single released by Roxette up to 2006. It has also been left off other hits compilations, leading to speculation that Roxette do not like the song.

In an interview with The Daily Roxette website in 2009, Per Gessle was asked why the song was ignored on the compilations. He answered, "I guess it just wasn't big enough. There are so many other Rox tracks that kick its ass. And on The Rox Box we decided to use demos and other uplifting stuff instead."[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video is mainly based in London, featuring several well-known places and landmarks as well as signage from the London Underground. Parts of the video are also set on a beach with fire surrounding the duo as the song reaches its climax.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fireworks"
  2. "Fireworks" (Jesus Jones remix)
  3. "Dangerous" (from MTV unplugged)
  4. "The Rain" (Demo, from December 29, 1991)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
Position
Austrian Single Charts 18[2]
Dutch Single Charts 41[3]
German Single Charts 51[4]
Sweden Single Charts 34[5]
UK Single Charts 30[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Per speaks out in The Daily Roxette fall interview". The Daily Roxette. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Dutch charts archive". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  3. ^ "Dutch charts archive". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  4. ^ "German charts archive". charts.de. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  5. ^ "Swedish charts archive". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  6. ^ "UK charts archive". chartstats.com. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 

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