Strike the Match

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"Strike the Match"
Strike the Match.jpg
Single by Monrose
from the album I Am
B-side "After Making Love"
Released June 6, 2008
Format CD single, digital single, ring tone, digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre Pop, dance-pop
Length 2:55
Label Starwatch
Songwriter(s) Deborah "Soshy" Epstein, Ryan Tedder
Producer(s) Ryan Tedder; Jiant, Snowflakers (co-producers)
Monrose singles chronology
"What You Don't Know"
"Strike the Match"
"What You Don't Know"
"Strike the Match"

"Strike the Match" is a dance-pop song performed by German pop trio Monrose. It was co-written and produced by OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder and Deborah "SoShy" Epstein, involving additional co-production by Snowflakers and Jiant, and released as the lead single of off the group's upcoming third studio album I Am (2008) on 6 June 2008 (see 2008 in music) in German-speaking Europe.

The song premiered on 23 May 2008 on German radio network Planet Radio and was first performed on the final episode of Germany's Next Topmodel, Cycle 3 on 5 June.[1] Following its physical single release, "Strike the Match" debuted at number 10 on the German Singles Chart and within the top 20 in Austria and Switzerland. It also reached the top 40 on a composite Eurochart.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Strike The Match" was filmed in May 2008 in Germany. It made its television debut on 29 May on German music network VIVA's show VIVA Live!.

It shows the girls dancing in a club with friends. Other scenes show them in front of a car at night, and in a digital black and white city.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single-releases of "Strike the Match."

CD single

  1. "Strike the Match" – 2:55
  2. "After Making Love" – 4:30
  3. "Strike the Match" (instrumental) – 2:54

CD single (2-track

  1. "Strike the Match" – 2:55
  2. "Strike the Match" (instrumental) – 2:54

Credits and personnel[edit]



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  2. ^ " – Monrose – Strike The Match" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  3. ^ "Monrose – Chart history" European Hot 100 for Monrose. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  4. ^ " – Monrose Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  5. ^ " – Monrose – Strike The Match". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  6. ^ "Top 100 Singles-Jahrescharts (2008)". Retrieved 2015-11-22. 

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