Polaris (song)

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Single by Ash
from the album Twilight of the Innocents
Released 15 June 2007 (ROI)
18 June 2007 (UK/USA)
Genre Alternative rock
Ash singles chronology
"You Can't Have It All"
"End of the World"

"Polaris" is the second single from the album Twilight of the Innocents by the band Ash. It was released in the on June 15 in Ireland and the United Kingdom and the United States on June 18, 2007, reaching number 32 in the UK singles chart and number 34 in the US Billboard Hot 100.

The band released the video for the song to their YouTube profile on 26 May.[1]

B-side "Chinese New Year" first featured as an acoustic version in the Ash road-movie, "Episode 1: Road Movie" and can be found on the DVD format of "Burn Baby Burn".


Tim Wheeler revealed that the song was written while he was on a break in the South of France. He said:[2]

I was on holiday and I ran into a friend who works for U2 doing their public relations. It was totally by coincidence and she invited us to come and hang out with Bono in his holiday home there. He and The Edge have two mansions on the beach side by side and I didn't have a hotel booked for the last few nights. And Bono said: "Sure why don't you just stay here" We had one beautiful house to ourselves and there was an old piano there. And I sat down one day and wrote the melody for Polaris.

Track listings[edit]


  1. "Polaris (Album Version)" - 4:32
  2. "Come On Over" - 4:55

7" Poster Bag

  1. "Polaris (Album Version)"
  2. "Kingdom Of Shadow"

7" Gatefold

  1. "Polaris (Album Version)"
  2. "Chinese New Year"

Download EP1

  1. "Polaris (Album Version)"
  2. "Polaris (Acoustic)"
  3. "Polaris (Superbass Dub Remix)"

Download EP2

  1. "Polaris (Demo)"
  2. "Polaris (Superbass Remix)"
  3. "Polaris (Root-id Re-Rub)"
  4. "Polaris (Streetlife DJ's Remix)"


  1. ^ YouTube - Ash - Polaris
  2. ^ Irish Daily Mirror - Tuesday 22 May 2007, page 16

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