Fireworks (Roxette song)

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"Fireworks"
Roxette Fireworks.jpg
Single by Roxette
from the album Crash! Boom! Bang!
Released 9 September 1994
Format
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:40
Label EMI
Writer(s) Per Gessle
Producer(s) Clarence Öfwerman
Roxette singles chronology
"Crash! Boom! Bang!"
(1994)
"Fireworks"
(1994)
"Run to You"
(1994)
Music video
"Fireworks" on YouTube

"Fireworks" is a song by the Swedish pop music duo Roxette, released on 18 July 1994 as the third single from their fifth studio album Crash! Boom! Bang!. It achieved moderate success in various European countries, peaking within the top twenty in Austria and Finland, and reaching number thirty on the UK Singles Chart.

Release[edit]

The song was the only internationally released single by Roxette to be omitted from their career retrospective The Rox Box, which included every other single released by the duo up to 2006, and it has never appeared on any of the duo's compilation albums—excluding the Jesus Jones remix of the song included on Rarities (1996). In an interview with The Daily Roxette in 2009, Per Gessle was asked why the song was ignored on compilations, saying: "I guess it just wasn't big enough. There are so many other [Roxette] tracks that kick its ass. And on The Rox Box, we decided to use demos and other uplifting stuff instead."[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Irish filmmaker Michael Geoghegan, who also directed videos of their preceding three singles: "Almost Unreal", "Sleeping in My Car" and "Crash! Boom! Bang!". The video is based mainly in London, featuring several well-known places and landmarks as well as signage from the London Underground.[2]

Formats and track listings[edit]

All songs written by Per Gessle.

  • 7" single and cassette (Australia 8651124 · UK TCEM324)
  1. "Fireworks" (Single Edit) – 3:40
  2. "Dangerous" (Unplugged Version) – 3:13
  • CD single (Australia · Europe 8651132)
  1. "Fireworks" – 3:40
  2. "Fireworks" (Jesus Jones Remix) – 4:11
  3. "Dangerous" (Unplugged Version) – 3:13
  4. "The Rain" (Demo, 29 December 1991) – 4:44
  • UK CD1 (CDEMS345)
  1. "Fireworks" – 3:40
  2. "Dangerous" (Unplugged Version) – 3:13
  3. "The Rain" (Demo) – 4:44
  4. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" (Radio Edit) – 4:25
  • UK CD2 (CDEM345)
  1. "Fireworks" – 3:40
  2. "I'm Sorry" (Demo, 18 August 1993) – 3:20
  3. "Fireworks" (Jesus Jones Remix) – 4:11
  4. "Sleeping in My Car" – 3:47

Charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3][4] 68
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 18
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 24
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[7] 60
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[8] 14
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 51
Netherlands Tipparade (Dutch Top 40)[10] 7
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 41
Polish Airplay (ZPAV)[12] 19
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[13] 26
Spanish Airplay (AFYVE)[14] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 34
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Per speaks out in The Daily Roxette fall interview". The Daily Roxette. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Ballad & Pop Hits - The Complete Video Collection (DVD liner notes). Roxette. EMI. 2003. 7243 4 90946 9 7. 
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  4. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 20 November 1994". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Roxette – Fireworks" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Roxette – Fireworks" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 2669." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Finnish Singles Charts 1961-1995: Syyskuu 1994 September". Suomen virallinen singlelista. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Roxette – Fireworks". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 | Roxette - Fireworks". Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Roxette – Fireworks" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  12. ^ "Lista Przebojów Trójki - Polskie Radio Online: Notowanie nr667-665 - 18 listopada 1994". Polskie Radio (in Polish). 11 November 1994. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "Archive Chart: 1994-09-11". Scottish Singles Top 40. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  14. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Roxette – Fireworks". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  16. ^ "Roxette: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 March 2017.

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