Start the Fire (Alcazar song)

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"Start the Fire"
Alcazar - Start the Fire.jpg
One of cover arts
Single by Alcazar
from the album Dancefloor Deluxe
B-side "Glamourama, Nothing But the Video On"
ReleasedAugust 15, 2005
Genre Eurodance, pop
Label RCA Records, BMG
Songwriter(s) Billy Joel, Ken Gold, Michael Denne
Alcazar singles chronology
"Start the Fire"
"We Keep on Rockin'"

"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.

Music video

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).

Formats and track listings

These are the formats and track listings of promotional single releases of "Start the Fire".

CD Single

  1. Start The Fire (Original Version)
  2. Nothing But The Video On (previously unreleased)

Maxi Single

  1. Start The Fire (Original Version)
  2. Glamourama (previously unreleased)
  3. Nothing But the Video On (previously unreleased)
  4. Start The Fire (Extended Version)
  5. Physical (Poolbreeze Mix)
  6. Start The Fire (Acapella)

Chart performance

Chart (2005)Peak
Swedish Singles Chart [1] 10
Swiss Singles Chart [2] 87
Finnish Airplay Chart22[ citation needed ]
Finnish Dance Chart14[ citation needed ]
German Singles Chart62[ citation needed ]
Ukraine12[ citation needed ]
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles49[ citation needed ]
US Dance Airplay Chart14[ citation needed ]

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