Fly by II

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"Fly by II"
Single by Blue
from the album All Rise
Released 18 March 2002
Format CD single, cassette single, DVD single
Recorded Stargate Studios, Norway
Genre Pop
Length 3:46
Label Virgin, Innocent
Writer(s) Mikkel S. Eriksen, Hallgeir Rustan, Tor Erik Hermansen, Simon Webbe, Herb Alpert, Andy Armer
Producer(s) Stargate
Blue singles chronology
"If You Come Back"
"Fly by II"
"One Love"

"Fly by II" is a song recorded by English boy band Blue. It was released on 18 March 2002 as the fourth and final single released from their debut studio album All Rise (2001). The released included the first ever non-album exclusive, "Love R.I.P". The song is a remixed version of the All Rise album track "Fly By", which samples the song "Rise" by Herb Alpert while this song samples from The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Hypnotize". "Rise" was a number-one hit record in America and was written by Randy Badazz Alpert and Andy Armer.

"Fly by II" reached number six on the UK Singles Chart. The song is also notable as being the only song associated with All Rise to be recorded at Blue's famous recording partnership Metropolis Studios, which has been the venue for such recording artists as Madonna and Mick Jagger.

Music video[edit]

The video for "Fly by II" is a typical video from Blue. It features the lads in a car driving to an underground hangout which includes breakdancing, dominoes and rap battling. The boys then proceed to go upstairs to a rave club, and it then moves to them dancing in the club, while performing which starred Ricky Whittle.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single
  1. "Fly by II" - 3:45
  2. "All Rise" (Acoustic) - 3:39
  3. "Love R.I.P." - 3:38
UK Cassette single
  1. "Fly by II" - 3:45
  2. "Megamix" - 6:56
UK DVD single
  1. "Fly by II" (Video) - 3:49
  2. "This Temptation" (Blacksmith R n B Radio Rub) - 4:31
  3. "A Year in the Life of..." 1:30
Australian EP
  1. "Fly by II" - 3:45
  2. "If You Come Back" - 3:29
  3. "All Rise" (Acoustic) - 3:39
  4. "Too Close" (Live from Rumba, Melbourne) - 3:53


Chart (2002) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 26
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 65
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 23
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)[4] 28
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 58
Germany (Media Control Charts)[6] 45
Ireland (IRMA) 16
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 9
Romania (Romanian Top 100) 96
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[8] 8
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 33
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 65
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 6