Tick Tick Boom (song)

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Not to be confused with Tik Tik Boom.
"Tick Tick Boom"
Single by The Hives
from the album The Black and White Album
B-side "Hell No" (EU 7")
"Square One Here I Come" (US 7")
"Waits Too Long" (EU CD, US CD)
"Fall Is Just Something Grown Ups Invented" (US CD)
Released 8 October 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Garage punk
Length 3:25 (Album version)
3:42 (Single version)
Writer(s) Randy Fitzsimmons
Producer(s) Jacknife Lee
The Hives singles chronology
"Throw It on Me"
"Tick Tick Boom"

"Tick Tick Boom" is a single by Swedish rock band The Hives, released in 2007. It is the opening track to The Black and White Album and is the first single taken from that album. "Tick Tick Boom" was released on 8 October 2007.

Music video[edit]

Two music videos exist for this song. The video directed by Kalle Haglund stars the Hives as giant statues in Stockholm's Liljevalchs konsthall who eventually destroy the museum on the song's final "Boom". In the video, the Hives fashion suits with white dress shoes.[1] The second version is of a staged live performance of the song, part of which was displayed in the Nike / Finish Line commercial.

In pop culture[edit]

The song received a large exposure to American audiences, appearing in the television series Friday Night Lights; the films Jumper, Taken, Friday the 13th, MacGruber and 30 Minutes or Less; the documentary Warren Miller's Playground; trailers for Get Smart, "Overstrike" (later rebranded as "Fuse") and Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World; the commercials for Fox Sports 1 and Marvel's Agent Carter; soundtracks to Madden NFL 08 and 11, as well as Forza Motorsport 3 and Motorstorm Arctic Edge; and the music games Lego Rock Band and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. It is also used in an intro video for NCAA Football 10. WWE used the song to serve as the theme song for the 2007 PPV event, Survivor Series. Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler also used the song as his goal song for the 2015–16 NHL season, as the Canucks began using player-specific goal songs.

Track listing[edit]

European 7"[edit]

  1. "Tick Tick Boom"
  2. "Hell No"
    • Includes exclusive signed poster

US 7"[edit]

  1. "Tick Tick Boom"
  2. "Square One Here I Come"

European CD[edit]

  1. "Tick Tick Boom"
  2. "Waits Too Long"

US CD[edit]

  1. "Tick Tick Boom"
  2. "Waits Too Long"
  3. "Fall is Just Something Grownups Invented"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
UK Singles Chart 41
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 36


  1. ^ "The Hives - Tick Tick Boom (Official Video)". YouTube. 18 October 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 

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