Setting Sun

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For the musical group, see Setting Sun (band).
For the novel by Osamu Dazai, see The Setting Sun.
"Setting Sun"
Single by The Chemical Brothers featuring Noel Gallagher
from the album Dig Your Own Hole
Released 30 September 1996 (1996-09-30) (UK)
Recorded 1996
Genre Big beat
Length 5:23
Label Virgin
Producer(s) The Chemical Brothers
The Chemical Brothers chronology
Loops of Fury
"Setting Sun"
"Where Do I Begin"

"Setting Sun" is a song by The Chemical Brothers, released as a single in 1996 from their second album Dig Your Own Hole. With vocals by Noel Gallagher, then of Oasis, it reached number 1 on the UK Singles Chart.[1][2] The song has been known to have been played by Gallagher during Oasis's Be Here Now Tour, primarily with just him playing the acoustic guitar and a drone playing in the background. The song was often coupled with the track Fade In-Out from the album. The origins of the song are rooted in Oasis's formative years, whilst playing in the Boardwalk in Manchester, of which a recording of the demo played in 1992 is available online.[clarification needed] The original recording of the song was entitled "Comin' On Strong", had Liam Gallagher on vocals, and featured slightly different lyrics to that of the final version, but has commonalities with the version played by Noel during live concerts.[citation needed]

Pitchfork Media ranked it at number 43 in their list of the Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s.[3]

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Track listing[edit]

UK and US releases
No. Title Length
1. "Setting Sun"   5:23
2. "Setting Sun (Radio Edit)"   4:00
3. "Buzz Tracks"   4:11
4. "Setting Sun (Instrumental)"   7:01
Japan release
No. Title Length
1. "Setting Sun"   5:22
2. "Setting Sun (Radio Edit)"   4:00
3. "Buzz Tracks"   4:12
4. "Setting Sun (Instrumental)"   7:00
5. "Loops of Fury"   4:41
6. "Chemical Beats (Dave Clarke Remix)"   5:04
12" vinyl
No. Title Length
1. "Setting Sun"   5:22
2. "Buzz Tracks"   4:00
3. "Setting Sun (Instrumental)"   7:00


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1996–1997) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[4] 27
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[5] 5
Norway (VG-lista)[6] 17
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 5
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 80


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Preceded by
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Deep Blue Something
UK Singles Chart number-one single
7 October 1996
Succeeded by
"Words" by Boyzone