Lisztomania (song)

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Single by Phoenix
from the album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Released 7 July 2009
Format MP3, CD
Recorded 2008
Genre Alternative rock, disco-rock, indie rock
Length 4:02
Label V2, Glassnote Records
Producer(s) Phoenix
Phoenix singles chronology

"Lisztomania" is a song by the French band Phoenix from their fourth album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. It is their second single from the album, although a music video of the song was released before "1901". It peaked at #11 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart in the US[1] and as well as #15 in Belgium.[2] Phoenix released a remix edition of the album later in 2009, with two of the tracks being "Lisztomania" remixes by Alex Metric and 25 Hrs a Day. The song helped the album to be their most successful following their previous hit, "1901". The music video shows them performing live and going outside to find a blimp like the one shown on the album cover.

The term Lisztomania was used by Heinrich Heine to describe the intense fan frenzy directed toward Franz Liszt during his performances. The video to the song shows the band visiting the Franz-Liszt-Museum[3] in Bayreuth.

The song came in at #4 in the Triple J Hottest 100, 2009,[4] making Phoenix the first French band to finish in the top 5 of the Hottest 100.

"Lisztomania" (Alex Metric Remix) was featured in Gran Turismo for PlayStation Portable.[5] The song was also featured in the season 6 finale of the HBO series Entourage.

Track listing[edit]

Side A

  1. "Lisztomania" – 4:08
  2. "Lisztomania" (Alex Metric Remix) – 5:05

Side B

  1. "Lisztomania" (Yuksek Remix) – 5:08
  2. "Lisztomania" (A Fight for Love/25 Hours a Day Remix)


Chart (2009) Peak
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 (Billboard)[1] 11
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[6] 4
US Rock Songs (Billboard)[7] 5
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[8] 15