Four to the Floor

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"Four to the Floor"
Single by Starsailor
from the album Silence Is Easy
Released March 1, 2004 (UK)
Format CD
Recorded 2004
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:54 (radio edit)
4:13 (album version)
Label EMI
Songwriter(s) James Walsh, James Stelfox, Ben Byrne, Barry Westhead
Producer(s) Danton Supple, Starsailor
Starsailor singles chronology
"Born again"
"Four to the Floor"
"In the Crossfire"
"Born again"
"Four to the Floor"
"In the Crossfire"
Silence Is Easy track listing
"White Dove"
Four to The Floor
"Born Again"
Music video
Four to the Floor on YouTube

"Four to the Floor" is a hit single by the British band Starsailor. The song was released as the third and final single from the band's second album Silence Is Easy and became a major hit, peaking a #1 in France, #1 in Wallonia, #5 in Australia, and #24 in the UK.[1][2] Furthermore, "Four to the Floor (Thin White Duke Remix)" was ranked #70 on Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2004 in Australia. As of July 2014, it was the 84th best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 333,000 units sold.[3]

Music video[edit]

Left to right James Stelfox, James Walsh and Ben Byrne in the orchestra version of "Four to the Floor" music video.

There are two different videos for "Four to the Floor." In the first one, the band played in a scenario accompanied by the members of a symphonic orchestra appearing and disappearing according to the development of the song and the instruments.

The band seen as a graffito.

The second one, which uses the Thin White Duke remix of the song, features a genderless little person of unknown age in a hooded winter jacket spray-painting graffiti on public walls in or near the city of London. The band members of Starsailor are depicted as animated graffiti whilst playing the title song throughout. At the end of the video the faceless, anonymous elfin creature is caught while standing on a bridge and shaken down by the police. One of the scenes in the video can be seen as the art cover for the Hard-Fi single Hard to Beat.

In Australia, this video was also set to the album version/radio edit of the song.

The video also shows the images of famous Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara and Ben Byrne wears a T-shirt with the word "socialism" though there is not a clear connection between those images and the concept of the video.

Track listings[edit]


  1. "Four to the Floor" (Radio Edit) - 3:54
  2. "A Message" - 4:28

Limited edition CD[edit]

This version was packaged with a fold-out poster.

  1. "Four to the Floor" (Radio Edit) - 3:54
  2. "Four to the Floor" (Soulsavers Remix) - 5:12
  3. "Four to the Floor" (Thin White Duke Remix) - 4:36
  4. "Four to the Floor" (Enhanced Video)


Chart (2005) Peak
UK Singles Chart[4] 24
ARIA Charts 5
French Singles Chart[5] 1
Belgium Singles Chart 1
Spain Singles Chart 9
Swiss Singles Chart 14
Italy Singles Chart 37
Germany Singles Chart 82
Preceded by
"Gentleman" by Tragédie
French SNEP number-one single
November 13, 2004 - November 20, 2004 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"La Rivière de notre enfance" by Garou & Michel Sardou
Preceded by
La Rivière de notre enfance
Belgian (Wallonia) number-one single
January 22, 2005 - February 19, 2005 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
Solidarité Asie Tsunami 12-12

In popular culture[edit]

The Soulsavers remix can be heard in the 2004 film Layer Cake and on the film's soundtrack.


  1. ^ "Four to the Floor". Chart Stats. Retrieved on 22 January 2009.
  2. ^ Starsailor - "Four to the Floor". Les Charts. Retrieved on 15 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Top 100 des singles les plus vendus du millénaire en France, épisode 2 (90-81)". Chartsinfrance. 19 July 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  4. ^ "Four To The Floor". Chart Stats. Retrieved on 22 January 2009.
  5. ^ "Four To The Floor", in French Singles Chart [1] (Retrieved February 12, 2009)

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