Hearts on Fire (Cut Copy song)

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"Hearts on Fire"
Cut Copy - Hearts on Fire.png
Single by Cut Copy
from the album In Ghost Colours
Released 26 May 2007 (2007-05-26)
Format
Recorded 2007
Genre
Length
  • 5:36 (original version)
  • 4:53 (album version)
Label Modular
Songwriter(s) Cut Copy
Producer(s) Cut Copy
Cut Copy singles chronology
"Going Nowhere"
(2005)
"Hearts on Fire"
(2007)
"So Haunted"
(2007)
"Going Nowhere"
(2005)
"Hearts on Fire"
(2007)
"So Haunted"
(2007)

"Hearts on Fire" is a song by Australian electronic music band Cut Copy, released in 2007 as the lead single from their second studio album, In Ghost Colours (2008). A re-edited version of the song, produced by Tim Goldsworthy, was released on 5 July 2008 and served as the album version. Pitchfork Media named "Hearts on Fire" the seventh best track of 2008.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Nagi Noda and shot on location in Japan,[2][3] portrays a lovelorn frontman Dan Whitford suffering from a breakup. He is constantly followed by a rainy cloud hanging over his head, which represents his sadness. After time goes by (demonstrated by the growth of his dog), he finally lets go of the pain and continues his life without the rain following him, until the very end of the video during which he runs into his ex-girlfriend, causing the rain to resume.

Track listings[edit]

  • Australian iTunes EP (2007)[4]
  1. "Hearts on Fire" – 5:36
  2. "Hearts on Fire" (Joakim Remix) – 8:54
  • Australian 12" single[5]
A. "Hearts on Fire" – 5:32
B. "Hearts on Fire" (Joakim Remix) – 8:51
  • Australian and UK CD single[6][7]
  1. "Hearts on Fire" (Radio Edit) – 3:40
  2. "Hearts on Fire" (Calvin Harris Remix) – 5:39
  3. "Hearts on Fire" (Midnight Juggernauts Remix) – 4:30
  4. "Hearts on Fire" (Knightlife Remix) – 4:24
  5. "Hearts on Fire" (video)
  • Australian iTunes EP (2008)[8]
  1. "Hearts on Fire" – 4:52
  2. "Hearts on Fire" (Calvin Harris Remix) – 5:39
  3. "Hearts on Fire" (Midnight Juggernauts Remix) – 4:30
  4. "Hearts on Fire" (Knightlife Remix) – 4:24
  5. "Hearts on Fire" (JP Shilo Version) – 5:39
  • UK iTunes EP[9]
  1. "Hearts on Fire" – 4:54
  2. "Hearts on Fire" (Radio Edit) – 3:38
  3. "Hearts on Fire" (Calvin Harris Remix) – 5:39
  4. "Hearts on Fire" (Midnight Juggernauts Remix) – 4:30
  5. "Hearts on Fire" (Knightlife Remix) – 4:24
  6. "Hearts on Fire" (Holy Ghost! Remix) – 8:34
  7. "Hearts on Fire" (JP Shilo Version) – 5:37
A1. "Hearts on Fire" (Full Length) – 4:52
A2. "Hearts on Fire" (Calvin Harris Remix) – 5:39
B1. "Hearts on Fire" (Midnight Juggernauts) – 4:30
B2. "Hearts on Fire" (Holy Ghost! Remix) – 8:34

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from CD single liner notes.[6]

  • Cut Copy – production
  • Alter – artwork, layout
  • Tim Goldsworthy – mixing, production (album version)
  • Nilesh Patel – mastering

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[11] 98
Australian Dance Singles Chart[11] 9
Belgian Tip Chart (Flanders)[12] 20

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format(s)
Australia 26 May 2007[5] Modular 12" single
9 June 2007[13] Digital single
23 June 2007[4] Digital EP
5 July 2008[14][8]
United Kingdom 7 September 2008[9]
Digital EP
8 September 2008[15][16]
  • CD single
  • 12" single

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 100 Best Tracks of 2008". Pitchfork Media. 15 December 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "ITM's Cut Copy Australian exclusive! 'Hearts on Fire' video clip". inthemix. Sound Alliance. 21 May 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cut Copy: Hearts On Fire". Renegade. Music House. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Hearts On Fire – EP by Cut Copy (2007)". iTunes Store Australia. Apple Inc. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Release "Hearts on Fire" by Cut Copy". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Hearts on Fire" (Australian CD single liner notes). Cut Copy. Modular Recordings. 2008. MODCDS056.
  7. ^ "Hearts on Fire" (UK CD single liner notes). Cut Copy. Modular Recordings/Island Records. 2008. MODCDS056.
  8. ^ a b "Hearts On Fire – EP by Cut Copy (2008)". iTunes Store Australia. Apple Inc. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Hearts on Fire by Cut Copy (2007)". iTunes Store UK. Apple Inc. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Hearts on Fire" (UK 12" single liner notes). Cut Copy. Modular Recordings/Island Records. 2008. MODVL094.
  11. ^ a b "ARIA Top 100 Singles and ARIA Dance – Week Commencing 14th July 2008" (PDF). ARIA Charts. Pandora Archive. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Cut Copy – Hearts On Fire" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Hearts On Fire – Single by Cut Copy". iTunes Store Australia. Apple Inc. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Hearts On Fire". Sanity. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Hearts On Fire". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "Hearts On Fire [12" VINYL]". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 

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