"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. The song had previously been released on US radio on September 17, 2013. The song peaked at number 16 in the UK Singles Chart, and at number 25 in the BillboardHot Rock Songs. It also went platinum in Australia, and featured at number 11 in radio station Triple J'sHottest 100 Countdown of 2013. The song ranked highly at number 6 on Pitchfork Top 100 Tracks of 2013 list. It was number 16 on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Best Songs of 2013 list. 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. The video features an appearance from comedian Jorma Taccone.