"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. 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. 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".
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. 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".
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.