Ready to Start
|"Ready to Start"|
|Single by Arcade Fire|
|from the album The Suburbs|
|Released||October 3, 2010|
|Genre||Indie rock, post-punk revival|
|Label||Merge Records (US), Mercury Records (UK)|
|Producer||Arcade Fire and Markus Dravs|
|Arcade Fire singles chronology|
"Ready to Start" is a single from Arcade Fire's third album The Suburbs. It was released as a single on October 3, 2010. The band performed "Ready to Start" as their second performance at the 53rd Grammy Awards, immediately following The Suburbs winning Album of the Year. The band also performed the song at the Brit Awards several days after the Grammy Awards.
Music video 
Credits and personnel 
- Win Butler - lead vocals, guitar
- Régine Chassagne - backing vocals, drums
- Richard Reed Parry - guitar, string arrangements
- Tim Kingsbury - bass
- William Butler - keyboards, guitar
- Sarah Neufeld - violin, backing vocals, string arrangements
- Jeremy Gara - drums
- Owen Pallett - string arrangements
- Marika Anthony Shaw - string arrangements
- Arcade Fire and Markus Dravs - producers
- Craig Silvey and Nick Launay - mixing
Chart performance 
"Ready to Start" peaked at #67 on the UK Singles Chart, the band's highest placement since "Keep the Car Running" peaked at #56 in 2007. The song also peaked at #16 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, the band's highest ever placement on that chart, surpassing the #32 placement of "Keep the Car Running" when the chart was known under its original name of Modern Rock Tracks. Additionally, the single peaked at #25 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart, and in the band's native Canada, at #49.
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||54|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)||79|
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||49|
|UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)||67|
|US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)||17|
|US Alternative Songs (Billboard)||16|
|US Rock Songs (Billboard)||25|
In the media 
"Ready to Start" was used in the series 5 trailer of the BAFTA-winning teen drama, Skins.
- Hermes, Will. "Arcade Fire "Ready to Start"". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
- "Ultratop.be – Arcade Fire – Ready to Start" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch.
- "Ultratop.be – Arcade Fire – Ready to Start" (in French). Ultratop 50. Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch.
- "Arcade Fire Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Arcade Fire. Prometheus Global Media.