Start a Fire (Margaret song)

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"Start a Fire"
Start a Fire Margaret.jpg
Single by Margaret
from the album Add the Blonde
Released21 August 2014 (2014-08-21)
GenrePop
Length3:22
LabelMagic
Songwriter(s)
  • Thomas Karlsson
  • Mats Tärnfors
Margaret singles chronology
"Wasted"
(2014)
"Start a Fire"
(2014)
"O mnie się nie martw"
(2014)
Music video
"Start a Fire" (2014 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship version) on YouTube
"Start a Fire" (Single version) on YouTube

"Start a Fire" is a song by Polish singer Margaret. It was included on her debut studio album, Add the Blonde (2014), and released to Polish contemporary hit radio as its second single on 21 August 2014.[1] The song was written by Thomas Karlsson and Mats Tärnfors.[2] It also served as the official song of the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship. The alternate version of the song recorded for the World Championship includes Polish lyrics written by Margaret.[3]

The single version of the song peaked at number 10 on the Polish Airplay Chart.[4]

Music video[edit]

A music video for the World Championship version of "Start a Fire" was released on 27 August 2014. Most of its scenes were filmed at Kraków Arena during the 2014 Memorial of Hubert Jerzy Wagner.[5] A music video filmed for the single version of the song was directed by Olga Czyżykiewicz, and was released on 19 September 2014.[6]

Live performances[edit]

Margaret performed the song for the first time at the 2014 Memorial of Hubert Jerzy Wagner on 18 August 2014.[7] She also performed it at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship opening ceremony at the National Stadium in Warsaw later that month. The event was broadcast in over 168 countries.[8][9]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[4]
Single version
10

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Poland 21 August 2014 Contemporary hit radio Magic Records [1][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nowy teledysk: Margaret – Start a Fire" (in Polish). All About Music. 18 September 2014. Archived from the original on 12 April 2017. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  2. ^ Add the Blonde (booklet). Margaret. Extensive Music, Magic Records. 2014.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ "Nowa piosenka Margaret – Start a Fire. Teledysk coraz bliżej. Zapowiada się sportowy klip?" (in Polish). Radio Eska. 8 August 2014. Archived from the original on 12 April 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Jest teledysk do hymnu MŚ. To "Start a Fire" Margaret" (in Polish). Radio ZET. 27 August 2014. Archived from the original on 28 August 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Margaret: Zobacz jej nowy teledysk!". Gala (in Polish). 19 September 2014. Archived from the original on 13 February 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Margaret Start a Fire – premierowe wykonanie hymnu Mistrzostw Świata w Piłce Siatkowej 2014" (in Polish). Radio Eska. 20 August 2014. Archived from the original on 12 April 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Imponująca ceremonia otwarcia siatkarskich mistrzostw świata" (in Polish). Polsat Sport. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Mistrzostwa Świata w Siatkówce 2014: Ceremonia otwarcia na Stadionie Narodowym – Margaret, Cleo i Donatan, DJ Adamus" (in Polish). Radio Eska. Archived from the original on 31 August 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.