Fire (Kasabian song)

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Single by Kasabian
from the album West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
B-side "Runaway" (Live from The Little Noise Sessions), "Road Kill Cafe"
Released 1 June 2009
Format CD, 10", digital download
Genre Psychedelic rock[1]
Length 4:12
Label RCA
Writer(s) Sergio Pizzorno
Producer(s) Dan the Automator, Sergio Pizzorno
Kasabian singles chronology
"Vlad The Impaler"
"Where Did All the Love Go?"
West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum track listing
  1. "Underdog"
  2. "Where Did All the Love Go?"
  3. "Swarfiga"
  4. "Fast Fuse"
  5. "Take Aim"
  6. "Thick as Thieves"
  7. "West Ryder Silver Bullet"
  8. "Vlad the Impaler"
  9. "Ladies and Gentlemen, Roll the Dice"
  10. "Secret Alphabets"
  11. "Fire"
  12. "Happiness"

"Fire" is a hook-bereft song by English rock band Kasabian and is the lead single from their third album West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum. It was released 1 June 2009. On the week of its release it debuted at #3 in the UK Singles chart, making it their first UK Top 3 entry and their highest charting single to date as well as their fourth UK Top 10 single.[2] It debuted at #44 in the Australian ARIA Singles Chart and has so far peaked #41.

The song featured in Callaway's 2010 Super Bowl commercial. The song is the official song of the Premier League from the 2010-11 season up to the 2012-13 season. This meant the song (different segments of it) was present in most of the BPL Shows produced by Premier League Productions which was broadcast around the world. A purported remix of the song is still currently the theme tune of Kick Off, the show produced by PL Productions before the main Matchday Live coverage.[3] The song is also currently used by the band's home town team, Leicester City as goal music. It is also featured in the F1 2010 video game.

In October 2011, NME placed it at number 65 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".[4]

Track listings[edit]

  • 2-Track CD PARADISE54
  1. "Fire" - 4:12
  2. "Runaway" (Live from The Little Noise Sessions) - 4:09
  • 10" PARADISE55
  1. "Fire" - 4:12
  2. "Fire (Richard Fearless Mix)" - 6:50
  • Digital Download
  1. "Fire" (Live from the Roundhouse) - 4:14


  • Digital EP
  1. "Fire" - 4:12
  2. "Runaway" (Live from The Little Noise Sessions) - 4:09
  3. "Road Kill Cafe" (iTunes Exclusive) - 2:39


Music video[edit]

The video for "Fire" is available to view on the band's website, and is also available for purchase on iTunes. It was directed by acclaimed British director W.I.Z. and portrays a bank robbery gone wrong, with guitars taking the place of firearms.[7] Near the end of this video, when Sergio Pizzorno throws the stolen goods against the wall, you can see that what they have stolen is actually sheets of music. The video is very similar to Judas Priest's "Breaking the Law".

The Music video was filmed on location Cape Town, South Africa.

Chart performance[edit]

Following its release in June 2009, "Fire" managed to peak at #3, making it Kasabian's most successful song to date. The song also managed to enter the Australian Singles Chart at #44, before moving up to a new peak of #41 the following week.

Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ Martin, Dan (28 August 2008). "Kasabian". NME. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Radio 1 - The Official Chart with Reggie Yates - The Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart". BBC. 2007-02-24. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  3. ^ "Kasabian lands Premier League deal". 2010-08-03. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Kasabian Online Store". Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  6. ^ "Columbia Records UK " Releases " Kasabian - Fire". 2009-06-01. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  7. ^ "The Official Homepage of RCA Records". Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  8. ^ " – Kasabian – Fire". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  9. ^ " – Kasabian – Fire" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  10. ^ " – Kasabian – Fire" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Chart Track: Week 26, 2009". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Archive Chart: 2009-06-07" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Charts Plus Year end 2009" (PDF). Charts Plus. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  14. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2017 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  15. ^ "British single certifications – Kasabian – Fire". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 18 February 2017.  Enter Fire in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search

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