Keep This Fire Burning

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"Keep This Fire Burning"
Robyn - Keep This Fire Burning 2.jpg
Single by Robyn
from the album Don't Stop the Music
Released September 21, 2002
Format CD
Recorded 2002
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 3:55
Label RCA/BMG
Songwriter(s) Robyn, Remee, Ulf Lindström, Johan Ekhé
Producer(s) Ghost
Robyn singles chronology
"Main Thing"
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"Keep This Fire Burning"
(2002)
"Don't Stop the Music"
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"Main Thing"
(2000)
"Keep This Fire Burning"
(2002)
"Don't Stop the Music"
(2003)

"Keep This Fire Burning" is a song by Swedish pop singer Robyn, released as the first single from her third album Don't Stop the Music. It was released in Sweden on September 21, 2002, where it became her highest charting single since 1995's "Do You Really Want Me (Show Respect)". The song was also released as a single in Australia under the name "By Your Side", due to the Australian bush fires which were happening at the time.[1] In 2008, a re-recorded version of the song appeared on the special edition of Robyn's eponymous album.

Robyn did not release "Keep This Fire Burning" in the United Kingdom, leading British soul singer Beverley Knight to cover it.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
  1. "Keep This Fire Burning" (Radio Original) – 3:52
  2. "Keep This Fire Burning" (Instrumental) – 3:52
CD maxi single/Australian CD single
  1. "Keep This Fire Burning" (Radio Original) – 3:52
  2. "Keep This Fire Burning" (Cherno Jah Remix) – 4:12
  3. "Keep This Fire Burning" (Martin Landquist 2002 Remix) – 4:16
  4. "Keep This Fire Burning" (Twin 12" Club Mix) – 7:24
  5. "Keep This Fire Burning" (Ingrosso & Father Remix) – 7:18
  6. "Keep This Fire Burning" (DJ Benji Remix) – 5:51

Personnel[edit]

  • Written by Robyn, Remee, Ulf Lindström, Johan Ekhé
  • Produced, arranged, recorded, mixed and instruments performed by Ghost

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
French Singles Chart[2] 37
Dutch Singles Chart[3] 52
Norwegian Singles Chart[4] 19
Romanian Singles Chart 19
Swedish Singles Chart[5] 3
Belgium Singles Chart (Vl)[6] 24
Belgium Singles Chart (Wa)[7] 22
Danish Singles Chart[8] 7

Beverley Knight version[edit]

"Keep This Fire Burning"
Beverley Knight - Keep This Fire Burning (CD 1).jpg
Single by Beverley Knight
from the album Affirmation
Released March 14, 2005
Format CD single, vinyl
Recorded 2004
Genre R&B, soul
Length 3:56
Label Parlophone
Songwriter(s) Robyn, Remee, Ulf Lindström, Johan Ekhé
Producer(s) Ghost
Beverley Knight singles chronology
"Not Too Late for Love"
(2004)
"Keep This Fire Burning"
(2005)
"Piece of My Heart"
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"Not Too Late for Love"
(2004)
"Keep This Fire Burning"
(2005)
"Piece of My Heart"
(2006

British soul singer Beverley Knight released "Keep This Fire Burning" as the third and final single from her fourth studio album, Affirmation. Included on the CD single release were mixes from Stargate (which sampled a portion of Robyn's original vocals) and Full Phat (featuring a rap from Estelle).

"Keep This Fire Burning" was a massive airplay hit for Knight, peaking inside the UK airplay top 5. The single became her 6th Top 20 and 12th Top 40 solo single in the UK, reaching #16.

Track listings[edit]

  • CD1
  1. "Keep This Fire Burning" (Album Version)
  2. "Keep This Fire Burning" (Full Phatt Mix) (Feat. Estelle)
  • CD2
  1. "Keep This Fire Burning" (Album Version)
  2. "Keep This Fire Burning" (Boris Dlugosch & Michi Lange Club Mix)
  3. "I Was Meant for You"
  4. "Soon Come"
  5. "Keep This Fire Burning" (Music Video)
  • 12" vinyl
  1. "Keep This Fire Burning" (Album Version)
  2. "Keep This Fire Burning" (Boris Dlugosch & Michi Lange Dub Mix)
  3. "Keep This Fire Burning" (Full Phatt Mix) (Feat. Estelle)
  4. "Keep This Fire Burning" (Stargate Club Mix)

Personnel[edit]

  • Written by Robyn, Remee, Ulf Lindström, Johan Ekhé
  • Produced, arranged, recorded and mixed by Ghost
  • All vocals by Beverley Knight
  • String arrangement by Per Ekdahl
  • Strings performed by Stockholm Session Strings at Cosmos Studios, Stockholm
  • All other instruments by Ghost

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 16
German Singles Chart 94
Belgian Singles Chart[9] 4

Other versions[edit]

In 2008, British dance act Outsiders released a dance cover of the song with vocals by Amanda Wilson. The track was then remixed by Wawa and then again by Freemasons, who also collaborated with Wilson on various tracks such as "Watchin'". This version peaked at #80 in the UK.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robyn - By Your Side (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "lescharts.com - Robyn - Keep This Fire Burning". lescharts.com. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "dutchcharts.nl - Robyn - Keep This Fire Burning". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "norwegiancharts.com - Robyn - Keep This Fire Burning". norwegiancharts.com. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "swedishcharts.com - Robyn - Keep This Fire Burning". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "ultratop.be - Robyn - Keep This Fire Burning". ultratop.be. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "ultratop.be - Robyn - Keep This Fire Burning". ultratop.be. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "danishcharts.com - Robyn - Keep This Fire Burning". danishcharts.com. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  9. ^ Belgium Charts

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