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World on Fire (Sarah McLachlan song)

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Format  CD Single
Label  Nettwerk Arista
Genre  Pop
Producer(s)  Pierre Marchand
Released  June 14, 2004 (2004-06-14)
Writer(s)  Sarah McLachlan Pierre Marchand

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

Contents

The video for "World on Fire" opens with the claim of having cost $150,000, despite the ensuing low-quality footage of a barefoot 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 charitable donations.

McLachlan promoted the song and its video with an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show on 17 May 2006, where she performed the track live while the video played on monitors.

Track listing

CD MaxiSingle

  1. "World on Fire" – 4:22
  2. "World on Fire" (Live Version) – 4:16
  3. "World on Fire" (Junkie XL Radio Mix) – 3:46
  4. "World on Fire" (Solarstone "Afterhours" Mix) – 8:42
  5. "World on Fire" enhance video – 4:22

UK Promo

  1. "World on Fire" – 4:22
  2. "World on Fire" (Junkie XL Radio Mix) – 3:46

US Promo

  1. "World on Fire" (Junkie XL Radio Mix) – 3:46
  2. "World on Fire" (Radio Mix) – 4:28
  3. "World on Fire" – 4:23
  4. Call Out Hook – 0:10

US Promo (Vinyl)

  1. "World on Fire" (JXL Club Mix) – 12:24
  2. "World on Fire" (JXL Club Mix Edit) – 6:28
  3. "World on Fire" (Marius De Vries Mix) – 4:49

CAN Promo

  1. "World on Fire" (Junkie XL Radio Mix) – 3:46
  2. "World on Fire" (Tom Lord Alge Radio Mix) – 4:25
  3. "World on Fire" – 4:22
  4. "World on Fire" (Junkie XL Mix Show Edit) – 6:25

UK Promo (Vinyl)

  1. "World on Fire" (JXL Club Mix) – 12:24
  2. "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.
  • A remix of the song by Junkie XL was featured on the soundtrack of FIFA Soccer 2005.
  • References

    World on Fire (Sarah McLachlan song) Wikipedia


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