Never Miss a Beat

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"Never Miss a Beat"
Single by Kaiser Chiefs
from the album Off with Their Heads
Released 6 October 2008
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre Indie rock
Length 3:08
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Ricky Wilson, Andrew White, Simon Rix, Nick Baines, and Nick Hodgson
Producer(s) Mark Ronson, Eliot James
Kaiser Chiefs singles chronology
"Love's Not a Competition (But I'm Winning)"
"Never Miss a Beat"
"Good Days Bad Days"

"Never Miss a Beat" is a song by the British indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs that was released as the lead single from the band's third album Off with Their Heads on 6 October 2008. The song was produced by Mark Ronson and features backing vocals from Lily Allen and members of the rock group New Young Pony Club.[1] It was premiered on 27 August 2008 on the Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1.

On 17 September 2008, the song was added to BBC Radio 1's A-List. On 12 October, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at #5, therefore marking the band's second UK Top 5 single as well as their fifth to enter the UK Top 10.

Usage in other media[edit]

The song was used on the Official Formula One website as the background music for the video highlights of the 2008 Japanese Grand Prix

This song was used for the soundtrack in the games MLB 09: The Show, Tap Tap Revenge, and PES 2010. It is playable in Guitar Hero 5, and was in the film Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Channel Ten used the song during advertisements promoting its 2009 Australian Football League coverage on its main channel as well as its High Definition channel One HD

Track listing[edit]


  1. "Never Miss a Beat"
  2. "Sooner or Later"


  1. "Never Miss a Beat"
  2. "How Do You Feel About That?"

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Goodtimes, and was released on 6 October 2008.

The video shows the band performing in The Barge Pole Public House, based in Abbey Wood, South East London, with sporadic glimpses of people wearing masks occurring frequently throughout. These scenes were filmed around the Tavy Bridge area of Thamesmead, South East London. Ricky Wilson plays a weather man, and appears on a television next to the band.


Chart (2008) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[2] 47
Belgian Singles Chart (Wallonia)[3] 42
Brazilian Singles Chart (ABPD)[4] 42
Dutch Top 40[5] 74
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles[6] 17
German Singles Chart[7] 76
Irish Singles Chart[8] 49
UK Singles Chart[9] 5


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  2. ^ "Chartifacts: Kaiser Chiefs". Retrieved 27 October 2008.
  3. ^ "Discografie Kaiser Chiefs". Retrieved 27 October 2008.
  4. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Discografie Kaiser Chiefs". Retrieved 27 October 2008.
  6. ^ "European Hot 100 Singles (Chart Listing for the Week of Nov 01 2008)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 October 2008.
  7. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Kaiser Chiefs / Single". Retrieved 27 October 2008.
  8. ^ "Discography Kaiser Chiefs". Retrieved 27 October 2008.
  9. ^ "Chart Stats: Kaiser Chiefs". Retrieved 27 October 2008.

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