Fly Away (Lenny Kravitz song)
|Single by Lenny Kravitz|
|from the album 5|
|Released||December 29, 1998|
|Length||3:41 (album version)
2:31 (radio edit)
|Lenny Kravitz singles chronology|
"Fly Away" is one of Kravitz's most successful songs to date. The song was a hit in both Kravitz's native United States and the United Kingdom, particularly in the latter country. It went to number one on the UK Singles Chart in the United Kingdom, while in the United States it reached number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100, and topped both the Mainstream Rock Tracks and Modern Rock Tracks charts. In New Zealand it peaked at #8 and was certified gold. The song also helped to expand the success of his album 5 in Europe and earned Kravitz a Grammy Award in 1999 for Best Male Rock Performance.
|Australian Singles Chart||8|
|Canadian RPM Singles Chart||3|
|Dutch Mega Single Top 100||49|
|New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart||8|
|UK Singles Chart||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||12|
|U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||1|
|U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks||1|
|U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 Tracks||8|
|U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream||7|
|Canadian RPM Singles Chart||79|
|US Billboard Hot 100||29|
The music video for the single was directed by Paul Hunter. It features Kravitz and his band playing in a club, surrounded by a crowd dancing to the song, with some of them having fun and others making out. Special effects were added to the video to make it look beat up and grainy. The video is featured on the DVD for Kravitz's Greatest Hits album tour edition.
A girl in the crowd is briefly shown topless several times during the video.
Appearances in film and television
"Fly Away" was played in the commercials for Southwest Airlines, MSN, the Peugeot 206 and one of the first Nissan Xterra ads. It is also featured in the video game Madden NFL 11, the film Coyote Ugly and is the theme song for the Canadian reality television series Ice Pilots NWT.
- CD 1
- "Fly Away" - 3:41
- "Fly Away" (Live Acoustic) - 4:03
- "Believe" (Live Acoustic) - 5:14
- CD 2
- "Fly Away" (Single Edit)
- "Fly Away" (LP Version)
- Call Out Hook
- "Fly Away"
- "Fly Away" (Live Acoustic)
- "Believe" (Live Acoustic)
- UK Singles Chart info Chartstats.com. Retrieved 8 May 2009.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 353.
- "Australia Singles Top 50". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 20 February 2012.
- "Top Singles - Volume 70, No. 8, December 13, 1999". RPM. Retrieved 2011-02-23.
- "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Retrieved 2010-08-28.
- Lenny Kravitz crashes the VOP Choir in New Orleans for "Fly Away" YouTube.com. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
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