Ruby (Kaiser Chiefs song)

"Ruby" is a song by English indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs. It was released in the United Kingdom on 5 February 2007 as the lead single from their second studio album, Yours Truly, Angry Mob (2007). It became the band's first number-one single on 25 February 2007 and ended 2007 as the year's 10th-biggest-selling single in the UK, with total sales of 313,765.[1]

"Ruby"
Ruby single.jpg
Single by Kaiser Chiefs
from the album Yours Truly, Angry Mob
B-side
  • "Admire You"
  • "From the Neck Down"
Released5 February 2007
FormatDigital download, 7", CD single
RecordedSeptember 2006
GenreIndie rock, hard rock
Length3:23
LabelUniversal Motown, B-Unique
Songwriter(s)Ricky Wilson, Andrew White, Simon Rix, Nick Baines, Nick Hodgson
Producer(s)Stephen Street
Kaiser Chiefs singles chronology
"Modern Way"
(2005)
"Ruby"
(2007)
"Everything Is Average Nowadays"
(2007)

A video single of the song was released in the United States at Best Buy stores on 13 March 2007, two weeks before the album was released there, and featured a live version of "Everything Is Average Nowadays" and the B-side "Admire You" (released on the UK 7" version).[2]

The song has sold 375,000 copies in the UK, as stated by the Official Charts Company. "Ruby" also was voted number 13 in the Triple J Hottest 100 in 2007.

Music videoEdit

The promo for "Ruby" was directed by Swedish production company Stylewar, who also produced the 2005 video for "I Predict a Riot", and features the band performing in a desert landscape whilst a CGI metropolis-like miniature city builds around them. The video was scheduled to be shown on Channel 4 at 11:35 p.m. on 15 January 2007 but was pulled from the schedules for unknown reasons. The video finally premiered on the official Kaiser Chiefs website four days later.

Track listingsEdit

  • 7 in (Special ruby coloured vinyl) BUN119-7
  1. "Ruby"
  2. "Admire You"
    • This song was also released as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of Yours Truly, Angry Mob.
  • CD BUN119CD
  1. "Ruby"
  2. "From the Neck Down"
    • This song was also released as a bonus track on the Best Buy edition of Yours Truly, Angry Mob.
  • Download
  1. "Ruby"
  2. "Ruby" (Live at Berlin Kesselhaus)
  • Best Buy stores video single UNIR 21804-2
  1. "Everything Is Average Nowadays" (live)
  2. "Admire You"
  3. "Ruby" (video) [2]

Charts and certificationsEdit

Notable cover versionsEdit

On 19 January 2011, Italian band Elio e le Storie Tese played a cover version of the song at the nationwide TV-show Parla con Me, with lyrics changed into a satiric reference to the Rubygate sex scandal, which then Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had just been involved with.[31]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BBC Music. "Top 40 Singles of the Year 2007 ". Retrieved 2007-12-27
  2. ^ a b "Pre Album Single Offer - CD - Kaiser Chiefs".
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "Kaiser Chiefs Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  7. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 200720 into search. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Hits of the World – Eurocharts" (PDF). Billboard. Vol. 119 no. 10. 10 March 2007. p. 63. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  10. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Ruby". Irish Singles Chart.
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 12, 2007" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  13. ^ "Charts.nz – Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby". Top 40 Singles.
  14. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby". VG-lista.
  15. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  16. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200722 into search. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby". Swiss Singles Chart.
  18. ^ Turkish Airplay Chart Archived 5 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ "Kaiser Chiefs: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  20. ^ "Kaiser Chiefs Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  21. ^ "Kaiser Chiefs Chart History (Alternative Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  22. ^ "Jahreshitparade Singles 2007". austriancharts.at (in German). Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  23. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 2007" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  24. ^ "Top 100 Single–Jahrescharts 2007" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  25. ^ "Top 100–Jaaroverzicht van 2007". Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  26. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 2007" (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  27. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 2007". hitparade.ch (in German). Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  28. ^ "End of Year Singles Chart Top 100 – 2007". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  29. ^ "Official Singles Chart 2008" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  30. ^ "British single certifications – Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  31. ^ "Elio e le Storie Tese performing satyric version of Ruby".

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