Shimmer (song)

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Single by Fuel
from the album Sunburn
Released August 25, 1998
Format CD, 7" vinyl
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge
Length 3:35
Label Epic
Writer(s) Carl Bell
Fuel singles chronology
Music video
"Shimmer" on YouTube

"Shimmer" is Fuel's first single from their album Sunburn. It was released on August 25, 1998.

Written by Carl Bell, the single peaked at #2 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks charts, #11 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, #37 on the Adult Top 40 chart and at #42 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video has the band performing the song (mostly centered on singer Brett Scallions) and has short flashes to things like a mother and infant child and a dog.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Shimmer" - 3:31
  2. "Walk the Sky" - 3:19
  3. "Sunday Girl" - 3:41

Shimmer import CDs[edit]

  1. "Shimmer"
  2. "Shimmer (acoustic version)"

Critical response[edit]

Billboard said that "the best thing about 'Shimmer' is that it doesn't wallow in angst melodrama or reek of kiddie-pop sugar," and called it "vibrant, aggressive rock' n'roll for adults."[2]


  1. ^ "Billboard Chart History". Retrieved June 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ Reece, Doug; Smith, Shawnee; Flick, Larry (1998-03-21), "Singles: Rock tracks". Billboard. 110 (12):98

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