"Staring at the Sun" is a 2004 single by the American indie rock band TV on the Radio. The CD single is enhanced with two different quality QuickTime video files of the title track's music video. "Freeway" and "On a Train" were taken from their OK Calculator release.
The song was listed at #41 on Pitchfork Media's "Top 500 songs of the 2000s".
Band member Dave Sitek has said that the song was written over the course of 2 days.
The song is recognizable by its heavy fuzz bass line, and rapidly strummed, distorted guitar single notes. Tunde Adebimpe and David Andrew Sitek were the only TV on the Radio members to play on this track, with guest appearances from Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs on guitar and Katrina Ford of Celebration on backing vocals.