In the Heat of the Moment

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"In the Heat of the Moment"
InTheHeatOfTheMoment.jpg
Single by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
from the album Chasing Yesterday
B-side"Do the Damage"
Released17 November 2014 (2014-11-17)
Format7" vinyl, digital download
GenreRock, alternative rock
Length3:29
LabelSour Mash
Songwriter(s)Noel Gallagher
Producer(s)Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds singles chronology
"Everybody's on the Run"
(2012)
"In the Heat of the Moment"
(2014)
"Ballad of the Mighty I"
(2015)

"In the Heat of the Moment" is a song by the English rock band Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. Written and produced by eponymous frontman Noel Gallagher, it was released on 17 November 2014 as the first single from the band's second studio album, Chasing Yesterday (2015).

Background[edit]

Written and produced by Gallagher, "In the Heat of the Moment" was the last song to be recorded for Chasing Yesterday.[1] It is said to be "inspired by a documentary featuring an astronaut who likened going into space for the first time to 'touching the face of God'".[2] Spin described the track as follows: "[It] is a subtly layered track, but its steady beat imbues it with a certain amount of tension – fitting, since it's about a journey into space – and the few odd bell chimes amid the guitars invoke a subtle sense of otherworldliness."[2] The song was revealed on 13 October 2014, shortly after the initial announcement of the new album and tour dates.[1]

A remix of the song by artist Toydrum is also featured on the cinematic trailer for Assassin's Creed Syndicate.

Music videos[edit]

Released on 23 October 2014, the music video for "In the Heat of the Moment" was directed by Ollie Murray.[3] The video sees the band in a room filled with coloured lights. The style of the video has been compared to that of a number of Oasis songs, including "The Shock of the Lightning" by website PopMatters,[3] and the United States version of "Live Forever" by magazine Spin, who described it as a "hazy, washed-out clip".[4]

The B-side, "Do the Damage" also received a music video on 25 November 2014. It sees Noel observing a roller skate rivalry, and features Devon Ogden[5] [6] who starred in the video The Death of You and Me.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Spin magazine described it as "hypnotic", "a trip",[2] and compared it to the 1994 Oasis album Definitely Maybe in style.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Digital

All tracks are written by Noel Gallagher.

No.TitleLength
1."In the Heat of the Moment"3:29
2."Do the Damage"3:10
Total length:6:39
12"

All tracks are written by Noel Gallagher.

No.TitleLength
1."In the Heat of the Moment (Andrew Weatherall Remix)"7:43
2."In the Heat of the Moment (Toydrum Dub Remix)"5:41
Total length:13:24

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Charts (2014/15) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[7] 12
France (SNEP)[8] 185
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 71
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[10] 14
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 26

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[12] Silver 200,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Noel Gallagher announces new album 'Chasing Yesterday' and UK tour dates – hear first song now". NME. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Noel Gallagher Hypnotizes 'In The Heat Of The Moment'". Spin. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - "In the Heat of the Moment" (video)". PopMatters. 23 October 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Noel Gallagher Gets Hazy From the 'Heat of the Moment' in New Video". Spin. 23 October 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  5. ^ a b Tom Ford. "Devon Ogden Net Worth". Net Worth Post. Retrieved 20 September 2009.
  6. ^ "Devon Ogden". The Howey Acting Studio. 12 September 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds – In The Heat Of The Moment" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds – In The Heat Of The Moment" (in French). Les classement single.
  9. ^ "Chart Track: Week 10, 2015". Irish Singles Chart.
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  12. ^ "British single certifications – Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds – In the Heat of the Moment". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 18 October 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type In the Heat of the Moment in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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