Save the Day

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For the New Jersey rock band, see Saves the Day.
"Save the Day"
Single by The Living End
from the album The Living End
A-side "Save the Day"
B-side "Lone Ranger"/"Mr Businessman"
Released 21 September 1998
Format CD single
Recorded 1998
Sing Sing Studios, Melbourne
Genre Punk rock, punkabilly
Length 2:55
Label Modular, EMI
Writer(s) Chris Cheney, Travis Demsey[1]
Producer(s) Lindsay Gravina
The Living End singles chronology
"Second Solution/Prisoner of Society"
"Save the Day"
"All Torn Down"

"Save the Day" was the first official single taken from Australian rock group, The Living End's debut self-titled album. It followed the release of the "Second Solution/Prisoner of Society" double A-side single the previous year. It was released in September 1998,[2] spending 17 weeks in the Australian ARIA Singles Chart and peaking at No. 22.[3] The song also reached No. 10 on Triple J's Hottest 100 for 1998.[4] The single was later certified as Gold[5] (selling in excess of 35,000 copies).

The single was also released on 7" vinyl however it was a limited release with only 500 copies issued.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Save the Day" Chris Chenney, Scott Owen, Travis Demsey[1] 2:55
2. "Lone Ranger" Chris Chenney, Scott Owen, Travis Demsey[6] 2:50
3. "Mr Business Man" Chris Chenney, Scott Owen, Travis Demsey[7] 3:19


Charts (1998) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 22[3]
Triple J Hottest 100 10[4]


Territory Provider Certification
Australia ARIA Gold[5]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
Australia September 1998 Modular Recordings CD MODCS001
7" vinyl single MODVL001


Band members
Recording process
  • Producer – Lindsay Gravina
  • Engineer – Lindsay Gravina
    • Assistant engineer – Matt Voight
  • Mastering – Gavin Lurssen
  • Mixing – Jerry Finn
  • Editing (digital) – Don C. Tyler
  • Studios – Sing Sing Studios, Melbourne
    • Mixing studios – Conway Studios, Los Angeles
Art works
  • Cover art – Craig Preston
  • Photography - Melanie Nissen

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "'Save the Day' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Archived Australasian Releases". Australian Recording Industry Association. September 1998. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "The Living End – Save the Day (Song)". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Hottest 100 - 1999". Triple J. ABC. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 1999". ARIA. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "'Lone Ranger' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "'Mr Business Man' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 12 June 2013.