Light Up the Sky

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This article is about the single from Yellowcard. For the album by Christian rock band The Afters, see Light Up the Sky (album).
"Light Up the Sky"
Single by Yellowcard
from the album Paper Walls
Released June 4, 2007
Recorded October 2006–March 2007
Genre Alternative rock, pop punk
Length 3:37
Label Capitol
Producer(s) Neal Avron
Yellowcard singles chronology
"Rough Landing, Holly"
"Light Up the Sky"
"For You, and Your Denial"

"Light Up the Sky" is the first single from Yellowcard's album Paper Walls. The live acoustic version was first heard on March 30, 2007, at their concert at the Troubador in West Hollywood, California. It was then played electric in later shows. On May 15, 2007, the fully mixed album version was put on their Myspace page. It was released on iTunes on June 5, 2007, and it was the most added single to US Alternative/Modern Rock radio stations for the week ending June 8, 2007, and peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song also reached number 32 on the Adult Top 40 chart.[1]

Music video[edit]

The video, directed by Lisa Mann, premiered on Yahoo! Music on July 10, 2007. It has a very dark theme, with the band playing the song in a dark wasteland. However, as the song continues, an orange rain begins to fall and 'light up the sky' for those that live in the gloomy world.


Chart (2007) Peak
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[2] 32


  1. ^ Billboard
  2. ^ "Yellowcard Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Yellowcard. Retrieved January 28, 2011.

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