Shoot the Runner

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"Shoot the Runner"
Single by Kasabian
from the album Empire
B-side "Pictures of Matchstick Men"
Released 6 November 2006
Format CD, 10", DVD
Genre Alternative rock, psychedelic rock, Britpop, glam rock
Length 3:27
Label RCA
Writer(s) Sergio Pizzorno
Producer(s) Jim Abbiss, Kasabian
Kasabian singles chronology
"Shoot the Runner"
"Me Plus One"
Empire track listing
"Shoot the Runner"
"Last Trip (In Flight)"

"Shoot the Runner" is a song by English rock band Kasabian and is the second track on their second album, Empire. It was released 6 November 2006 as the second single from that album in the United Kingdom, peaking at #17 in the UK Singles Chart (see 2006 in British music). This song was released as downloadable content on Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock with the 3-song pack and for the Rock Band series on September 23, 2008. This song is also included in the Saints Row 2 soundtrack. It is also featured in the Sports spoof movie The Comebacks. It is prominently heard in the Gameloft crime video game Gangstar Vegas, where it is one of the songs in the fictional radio station The Knife 87.8

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Alex & Martin (best known for their work on the video for The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army"), and is similar in style to the music video for Queens of the Stone Age's "Go with the Flow" except more colourful; it features animation made by rotoscoping the band members.

Track listings[edit]

  • 2-track CD PARADISE43 / 886970215725
  1. "Shoot the Runner" – 3:27
  2. "Pictures of Matchstick Men" (Status Quo cover) - 4:06
  • 10" PARADISE45 / 886970215619
  1. "Shoot the Runner" – 3:27
  2. "Shoot the Runner" (Shakes Remix)
  • DVD PARADISE46 / 886970215725
  1. "Shoot the Runner" – 3:27
  2. "Stay Away from the Brown Acid (Part 1)"
  3. Audio of Live 4Music Presents
  4. "Shoot the Runner" (video)
  5. "Shoot the Runner" (video offline excerpt)


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