|"Start the Fire"|
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|Single by Alcazar|
|from the album Dancefloor Deluxe|
|B-side||"Glamourama, Nothing But the Video On"|
|Released||August 15, 2005|
|Label||RCA Records, BMG|
|Songwriter(s)||Billy Joel, Ken Gold, Michael Denne|
|Alcazar singles chronology|
"Start the Fire" was the final Alcazar single, released in 2005 as a second single from their compilation album Dancefloor Deluxe, before their three-year hiatus. The chorus is borrowed from Billy Joel's classic hit "We Didn't Start the Fire", though the verses are completely new. It also features samples from Heartache # 9 of Delegation. The maxi single contains two previously unreleased tracks "Glamourama" and "Nothing But the Video On". These tracks are rumoured to have been recorded for a third Alcazar studio album.
The track reached #10 in Sweden, and, randomly enough #87 in Switzerland.
A music video was produced to promote the single. During the filming of the video, one of the lead singers, Annikafiore managed to break her foot. Therefore, she was only shown in certain scenes of the music video (the ones shot before the injury).
These are the formats and track listings of promotional single releases of "Start the Fire".
|Swedish Singles Chart||10|
|Swiss Singles Chart||87|
|Finnish Airplay Chart||22[ citation needed ]|
|Finnish Dance Chart||14[ citation needed ]|
|German Singles Chart||62[ citation needed ]|
|Ukraine||12[ citation needed ]|
|Eurochart Hot 100 Singles||49[ citation needed ]|
|US Dance Airplay Chart||14[ citation needed ]|
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