Tick Tick Boom (song)

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"Tick Tick Boom"
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Single by The Hives
from the album The Black and White Album
  • "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)
Released8 October 2007
  • 3:25 (album version)
  • 3:42 (single version)
Songwriter(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.


The song was voted in at number 99 in the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2007. [1]

Music video

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. [2] The second version is of a staged live performance of the song, part of which was displayed in the Nike / Finish Line commercial.

Track listing

European 7"

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

US 7"

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

European CD

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


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


Chart performance for "Tick Tick Boom"
Chart (2007)Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) [3] 75
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) [4] 25
UK Singles (OCC) [5] 41
US Alternative Airplay ( Billboard ) [6] 36

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