The Roller

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"The Roller"
Single by Beady Eye
from the album Different Gear, Still Speeding
B-side "Two of a Kind"
Released 23 January 2011 (2011-01-23) (Digital release)
21 February 2011 (2011-02-21) (Physical release)
Format 7" vinyl, digital download
Genre Rock
Length 3:37
Label Beady Eye
Writer(s) Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell
Producer(s) Beady Eye, Steve Lillywhite
Beady Eye singles chronology
"Four Letter Word"
(2011)
"The Roller"
(2011)
"Millionaire"
(2011)
Different Gear, Still Speeding track listing

"The Roller" is a single by the English rock band Beady Eye, featured on their 2011 debut album Different Gear, Still Speeding.[1] The song was released as a digital single on 23 January 2011, following the release of a music video on 11 January.[2] The 7" vinyl release is backed with the song "Two of a Kind". The song was originally written around 2001, and was considered for the Oasis album Heathen Chemistry.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer, and Andy Bell.

  1. "The Roller" – 3:37
  2. "Two of a Kind" – 3:01

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song shows the band playing while a female motorcyclist rides the walls around them. It was premiered on Channel 4 on 11 January 2011, and released on YouTube shortly after.[1][2]

Chart performance[edit]

On digital release, the single debuted at number 31, the same peak position as Oasis' first single "Supersonic". However, it fell to number 68 the following week.

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 33
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[4] 15
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[5] 17
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Beady Eye to release first single". Beady Eye Records. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Beady Eye: Video Exclusive". Channel 4. Retrieved 22 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Beady Eye – The Roller" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Beady Eye – The Roller" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Archive Chart". Scottish Singles Top 40. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 12 December 2013.