"Wire to Wire"
Single by Razorlight
from the album Slipway Fires
27 October 2008
CD single, digital download
2008, Air Studios, Fish Factory Studios
Alternative rock, soft rock, piano rock
Razorlight singles chronology
"Wire to Wire",
"Hostage Of Love",
"Wire to Wire" is a song by Anglo-Swedish rock band Razorlight, written by singer Johnny Borrell, from their third album Slipway Fires. It was officially released as the album's first single on 27 October 2008. It was released for downloads digitally, however, on 26 September.
The song marked the band's fourth UK Top 5 single and their fifth to chart in the UK Top 10. It peaked at #5 in the UK Singles Chart, and #3 in Germany and Austria. The song has also peaked #8 in Swiss, #13 in Belgium (Flanders) #23 in Ireland and #71 in the Dutch singles charts. However, it underperformed in comparison to some of their previous singles and Slipway Fires is now their first album to fail to produce a top three single. It spent only 7 weeks in the UK Top 100, less than each of the first three singles from the preceding album Razorlight.
The song is a piano-led ballad, described as "slow-burning".
The accompanying music video was shot by Oscar nominated feature film director Stephen Frears.
The track was used as part of Burberry's introductory advertisement its the Fall/Winter 2009 collection.
1 Track listing,
2 Charts and certifications
2.2 Decade-end charts,
4 External links,
"Wire To Wire" - 3:01,
"Killing Casanova" (Band Version) - 3:44,
"Moscow Hotel" - 3:25,
Charts and certifications: