|Single by Kaiser Chiefs|
|from the album Yours Truly, Angry Mob|
"From the Neck Down"
|Released||5 February 2007|
|Format||Digital download, 7", CD single|
|Genre||Indie rock, power pop|
|Label||Universal Motown, B-Unique|
|Writer(s)||Ricky Wilson, Andrew White, Simon Rix, Nick Baines, Nick Hodgson|
|Kaiser Chiefs singles chronology|
"Ruby" is a song by English indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs. It was released in the United Kingdom on 5 February 2007 as the lead single from their second studio album, Yours Truly, Angry Mob (2007). It became the band's first ever number-one single on 25 February 2007 and ended 2007 as the year's 10th biggest-selling single in the UK with total sales of 313,765.
A video single of the song was released in the United States at Best Buy stores on 13 March 2007, two weeks before the album was released there, and featured a live version of "Everything Is Average Nowadays" and the B-side "Admire You" (released on the UK 7" version).
The promo for "Ruby" was directed by Swedish production company Stylewar, who also produced the 2005 video for "I Predict a Riot", and features the band performing in a desert landscape whilst a CGI metropolis-like miniature city builds around them. The video was scheduled to be shown on Channel 4 at 11:35 p.m. on 15 January but was pulled from the schedules for unknown reasons. The video finally premiered on the official Kaiser Chiefs website four days later.
- 7 in (Special ruby coloured vinyl) BUN119-7
- "Admire You"
- This song was also released as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of Yours Truly, Angry Mob.
- CD BUN119CD
- "From the Neck Down"
- This song was also released as a bonus track on the Best Buy edition of Yours Truly, Angry Mob.
- "Ruby" (Live at Berlin Kesselhaus)
- Best Buy stores video single UNIR 21804-2
- "Everything Is Average Nowadays" (live)
- "Admire You"
- "Ruby" (video) 
In popular culture
Ruby was prominently featured in the first episode of the ITV fantasy drama Demons. It was played during a scene in which the main character, Luke Van Helsing searches for his friend, who is named Ruby.
Ruby has been played in many Ruby Tuesday restaurants and commercials to represent their brand. Plusnet, an internet provider, covered part of the intro in brass. This was because both Kaiser Chiefs and Plusnet are from Yorkshire.
On 19 January 2011, Italian band Elio e le Storie Tese played a cover version of the song at the nationwide TV-show Parla con Me, with lyrics changed into a satyric reference to the Rubygate sex scandal, which then Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had just been involved with.
Charts and certifications
- BBC Music. "Top 40 Singles of the Year 2007 ". Retrieved 2007-12-27
- "Pre Album Single Offer - CD - Kaiser Chiefs".
- "Elio e le Storie Tese performing satyric version of Ruby".
- "Austriancharts.at – Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
- "Ultratop.be – Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
- "Ultratop.be – Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby" (in French). Ultratop 50.
- "Musicline.de – Kaiser Chiefs Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
- "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Ruby". Irish Singles Chart.
- "Nederlandse Top 40 – Kaiser Chiefs search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
- "Charts.org.nz – Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby". Top 40 Singles.
- "Norwegiancharts.com – Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby". VG-lista.
- "Swisscharts.com – Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby". Swiss Singles Chart.
- Turkish Airplay Chart
- "Kaiser Chiefs: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
- "British single certifications – KAISER CHIEFS – RUBY". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved September 28, 2015. Enter RUBY in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
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