World on Fire (Sarah McLachlan song)

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"World on Fire"
Single by Sarah McLachlan
from the album Afterglow
Released 2004
Format CD Single
Genre Pop
Length 4:22
Label Nettwerk (Canada)
Arista (US)
Writer(s) Sarah McLachlan, Pierre Marchand
Producer(s) Pierre Marchand
Sarah McLachlan singles chronology
"World on Fire" "Push (Live)"

"World on Fire" is a song by Sarah McLachlan, from her Afterglow album (2003). It was released as the third single from the album in 2004, with a music video directed by Sophie Muller.

The video for "World on Fire" opens with the claim of having cost $150,000, despite the ensuing low-quality footage of a barefoot McLachlan in a plain room playing her guitar. The video continues to reveal it actually cost $15, then tracking (in animated and videotaped segments) how the remainder went to enriching lives all around the globe through charity donations.

McLachlan promoted the song and its video with an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show on 17 May 2006, where she performed the track live while the video played on monitors.[1]

Track listing[edit]

CD MaxiSingle

  1. "World on Fire" – 4:22
  2. "World on Fire" – Live Version 4:16
  3. "World on Fire" – Junkie XL Radio Mix 3:46
  4. "World on Fire" – Solarstone "Afterhours" mix 8:42
  5. "World on Fire" – Enhanced Video 4:22

UK Promo

  1. "World on Fire" – 4:22
  2. "World on Fire" – Junkie XL Radio Mix 3:46

US Promo

  1. "World on Fire" – Junkie XL Radio Mix 3:48
  2. "World on Fire" – Radio Mix 4:28
  3. "World on Fire" – 4:23
  4. Call Out Hook – 0:10

US Promo (Vinyl)

  1. "World on Fire" – JXL Club Mix 12:24
  2. "World on Fire" – JXL Club Mix Edit 6:28[2]
  3. "World on Fire" – Marius De Vries Mix 4:49

CAN Promo

  1. "World on Fire" – Junkie XL Radio Mix 3:46
  2. "World on Fire" – Tom Lord Alge Radio Mix 4:25
  3. "World on Fire" – Album Version 4:22
  4. "World on Fire" – Junkie XL Mix Show Edit 6:25

UK Promo (Vinyl)

  1. "World on Fire" – Junkie XL Mix
  2. "Stupid" – Hyper Mix


Chart (2004) Position
Billboard Adult Pop Songs (U.S.)[3] 14
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play (U.S.)[4] 2
UK Singles Chart[citation needed] 72
Dutch Singles Chart[citation needed] 92

Additional information[edit]


  1. ^ ""World on Fire" live on The Oprah Winfrey Show". 17 May 2006. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  2. ^ [1]. Accessed October 30, 2008.
  3. ^ "World on Fire - Sarah McLachlan",
  4. ^ "World on Fire (Marius DeVries Mix) - Sarah McLachlan",
  5. ^ University of British Columbia [2]. Accessed February 11, 2008.[dead link]

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