Light Up the Sky (Yellowcard song)

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"Light Up the Sky"
Yellowcard light up the sky.jpg
Single by Yellowcard
from the album Paper Walls
ReleasedJune 5, 2007
RecordedOctober 2006–March 2007
GenreAlternative rock, pop punk
Songwriter(s)Ryan Key, Ryan Mendez, Peter Mosely, Longineu W. Parsons III, Sean Mackin
Producer(s)Neal Avron
Yellowcard singles chronology
"Rough Landing, Holly"
"Light Up the Sky"
"For You, and Your Denial"

"Light Up the Sky" is the first and only single from Yellowcard's album Paper Walls. The live acoustic version was first heard on March 30, 2007, at their concert at the Troubador in West Hollywood, California. It was then played electric in later shows. On May 15, 2007, the fully mixed album version was put on their Myspace page. The song impacted radio on June 5, 2007.[1] It was released on iTunes on June 5, 2007, and it was the most added single to US Alternative/Modern Rock radio stations for the week ending June 8, 2007, and peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song also reached number 32 on the Adult Top 40 chart.[2]

Music video[edit]

The video, directed by Lisa Mann, premiered on Yahoo! Music on July 10, 2007. It shows the band playing in a dark abandoned wasteland. However, as the song continues, an orange rain starts and makes the sky above bright for people who live in the gloomy world, bringing life into something that was once desolate and dark.


Chart (2007) Peak
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[3] 41


  1. ^ " Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. May 29, 2007. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  2. ^ Billboard
  3. ^ "Yellowcard Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 28, 2011.

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