World on Fire (song)

World on Fire (song)

Infobox Single
Name = World on Fire

Artist = Sarah McLachlan
from Album = Afterglow
Released = 2004
Format = CD Single
Genre = Pop
Writer = Sarah McLachlan, Pierre Marchand
Producer = Pierre Marchand
Length = 4:22
Label = Nettwerk Records, Arista Records| Chart position =
[ Reviews = ] *
Last single = "Stupid"
This single = "World on Fire"
Next single = "Push (Live)"Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Background = khaki
Type = studio

Lower caption = Some European releases and Promo Cover

"World on Fire" is a song by Sarah McLachlan, from her "Afterglow" album (2003). It was released as the third single off the album in 2004, with a music video directed by Sophie Muller.

The video for "World on Fire" opens with the claim of having cost $150,000, despite the ensuing low-quality footage of McLachlan in a plain room playing her guitar. The video continues to reveal it actually cost $15, then tracking (in animated and videotaped segments) how the remainder went to enriching lives all around the globe through charity donations. It is one of McLachlan's most political songs, intended to graphically illustrate the impact that even relatively small individual donations might have on third-world poverty.or|date=September 2008

Track listing

CD MaxiSingle
# “World on Fire” 4:22
# “World on Fire” - Live Version 4:16
# “World on Fire” - Junkie XL Radio Mix 3:46
# “World on Fire” - Solarstone "Afterhours" mix 8:42
# “World on Fire” - Enhanced Video 4:22

UK Promo
# “World on Fire” 4:22
# “World on Fire” - Junkie XL Radio Mix 3:46

US Promo
# “World on Fire” - Junkie XL Radio Mix 3:48
# “World on Fire” - Radio Mix 4:28
# “World on Fire” - Album Version 4:23
# Call Out Hook 0:10
# “World on Fire” - Junkie XL Radio Mix - MP3 3:48
# “World on Fire” - Radio Mix MP3 4:28
# “World on Fire” - Album Version MP3 4:23

US Promo (Vinyl)
# “World on Fire” - JXL Club Mix 12:24
# “World on Fire” - JXL Club Mix Edit 6:28
# “World on Fire” - Marius De Vries Mix 4:49

CAN Promo
# “World on Fire” - Junkie XL Radio Mix 3:46
# “World on Fire” - Tom Lord Alge Radio Mix 4:25
# “World on Fire” - Album Version 4:22
# “World on Fire” - Junkie XL Mix Show Edit 6:25

UK Promo (Vinyl)
# “World on Fire” - Junkie XL Mix
# Stupid - Hyper Mix


Additional information

*The eleven charitable organizations McLachlan chose to donate the production costs of the "World On Fire" are Carolina for Kibera, Comic Relief, CARE USA, DORCAS, Engineers Without Borders (Canada), Help the Aged, Film Aid, War Child, Heifer International, ITDG, and Action Aid.
*The video was inspired by a letter from an Engineers Without Borders (Canada) volunteer.University of British Columbia [] . Accessed Feb 11, 2008.]

External links

* [ World on Fire music video]
* [ Media That Matters page on the video]


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