Cover of the CD single
|Single by Arcade Fire|
|from the album Funeral|
|Released||September 12, 2005|
|Recorded||2003–04 at Hotel2Tango (Montreal, Quebec)|
|Writer(s)||Arcade Fire (Howard Bilerman, Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Tim Kingsbury , Richard Reed Parry)|
|Arcade Fire singles chronology|
"Rebellion (Lies)" is a song by Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire. It was the fourth single released from the band's debut album, Funeral. The single was released in both CD and DVD formats with the song "Brazil" as the B-side. The single peaked at number 19 on the UK singles chart, the band's best performance on this chart to date. On the album Funeral, "Rebellion (Lies)" immediately follows the song "Haiti", the ending of which has the same bass beat and leads right into the beginning of "Rebellion (Lies)". The song has enduringly been the band's closing song at appearances at music festivals and at the end of most of their shows. In October 2011, British pop singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor released a cover in support of Songs to Save a Life, a benefit project in aid of Samaritans.
In May 2007, NME magazine named the song as #29 in its list of the "50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever". In April 2009, the song was featured in Blender magazine's "500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born" as #380. In August 2009, the song was ranked #69 in Pitchfork Media's Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s. In 2009, NME ranked the song as the 9th best of the 2000s and in October 2011 they named it as 2nd in their list of the 150 greatest songs from the past 15 years.
This song was originally intended to be used during the closing scene of the pilot for the television series The Black Donnellys, but the band refused to grant the rights for its use. Snow Patrol's "Open Your Eyes" was used instead.
In 2011, filmmaker Matthew Wisniewski set his footage of the Wisconsin Uprising to the song.
- "Rebellion (Lies)" – 5:05
- "Brazil" – 3:54
- Win Butler - vocals, Jaguar electric guitar
- Regine Chassagne - piano, backing vocals
- Richard Reed Parry - Rickenbacker electric guitar, backing vocals, engineer, recording
- Tim Kingsbury - bass, backing vocals
- Howard Bilerman - drums, engineer, recording
- Will Butler - percussion, backing vocals
- Sarah Neufeld – violin, string arrangements
- Owen Pallett – violin, string arrangements
- Michael Olsen – cello
- Pietro Amato – horn
- Anita Fust – harp
- The Official Charts Company. "." The Official UK Charts Company. 2005-09-17.
- NME, The Greatest Indie Anthems Ever
- The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born
- Six Feet Under