The Wire (Haim song)

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"The Wire"
Haim-The-Wire.jpg
Single by Haim
from the album Days Are Gone
Released August 9, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:05
Label Polydor
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Haim singles chronology
"Falling"
(2013)
"The Wire"
(2013)
"If I Could Change Your Mind"
(2014)

"Falling"
(2013)
"The Wire"
(2013)
"If I Could Change Your Mind"
(2014)
Music video
"The Wire" on YouTube

"The Wire" is the fourth single from American rock band Haim's debut studio album, Days Are Gone (2013), released in the United Kingdom on September 22, 2013.[1] The song had previously been released on US radio on September 17, 2013.[2] The song peaked at number 16 in the UK Singles Chart, and at number 25 in the Billboard Hot Rock Songs. It also went platinum in Australia, and featured at number 11 in radio station Triple J's Hottest 100 Countdown of 2013. The song ranked highly at number 6 on Pitchfork Top 100 Tracks of 2013 list.[3] It was number 16 on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Best Songs of 2013 list.[4] A music video to accompany the release of "The Wire" was first released onto YouTube on August 12, 2013 at a total length of four minutes and fourteen seconds.[5] The video features an appearance from comedian Jorma Taccone.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."The Wire"4:05

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[7] 12
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[8] 6
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 26
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[10] 56
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 17
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[12] 17
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 16
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[14] 25

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[15] 79

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[16] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[17] Gold 40,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[18] Gold 7,500*
United Kingdom (BPI)[19] Silver 200,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Australia August 9, 2013[20] Digital download Polydor
United Kingdom September 22, 2013[21]

In popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ iTunes - Music - The Wire - Single by HAIM
  2. ^ "AllAccess.com Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. September 10, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Top 100 tracks of 2013". pitchfork.com. 16 December 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  4. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-best-songs-of-2013-20131204/haim-the-wire-19691231
  5. ^ HAIM - The Wire on YouTube
  6. ^ Video: Haim: "The Wire", Featuring the Lonely Island's Jorma Taccone Pitchfork Media
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Haim – The Wire". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Haim – The Wire" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  9. ^ "Chart Track: Week 39, 2013". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  10. ^ "Haim Chart History (Japan Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  11. ^ "Charts.nz – Haim – The Wire". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  13. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  14. ^ "Haim Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  15. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  16. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved July 23, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Haim – The Wire". Music Canada. Retrieved May 8, 2018. 
  18. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Haim – The Wire". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved July 23, 2017. 
  19. ^ "British single certifications – Haim – The Wire". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved April 5, 2018.  Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Enter The Wire in the search field and then press Enter.
  20. ^ iTunes - Music - The Wire - Single by HAIM
  21. ^ iTunes - Music - The Wire - Single by HAIM

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