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The Rolling Stones - Highwire - OFFICIAL PROMO
The Rolling Stones - Highwire - OFFICIAL PROMO
Published: 2012/06/26
Channel: The Rolling Stones
Linda Carr & The Love Squad - Highwire 1975
Linda Carr & The Love Squad - Highwire 1975
Published: 2010/11/07
Channel: jondbee56
Glenn Medeiros - Highwire
Glenn Medeiros - Highwire
Published: 2009/05/27
Channel: Leon Winteringham
Livin
Livin' On A High Wire (lyrics) - Lemonade Mouth
Published: 2011/04/19
Channel: Darthkippy12
Imagine Dragons - Walking The Wire (Audio)
Imagine Dragons - Walking The Wire (Audio)
Published: 2017/06/15
Channel: ImagineDragonsVEVO
Lemonade Mouth - Livin On a High Wire Complete Music Video (Movie Scene) w/ Interview
Lemonade Mouth - Livin On a High Wire Complete Music Video (Movie Scene) w/ Interview
Published: 2011/06/01
Channel: JD Saint
Dancing on a High Wire - Alan Parsons Project
Dancing on a High Wire - Alan Parsons Project
Published: 2007/08/20
Channel: colejordan123
Tim Hecker - Song Of The Highwire Shrimper
Tim Hecker - Song Of The Highwire Shrimper
Published: 2012/03/22
Channel: D0Z37
Highwire - Victoria Ward (original song)
Highwire - Victoria Ward (original song)
Published: 2011/09/17
Channel: Victoria Ward
Haywyre - Insight (Live Performance) [Monstercat Release]
Haywyre - Insight (Live Performance) [Monstercat Release]
Published: 2015/01/23
Channel: Monstercat
Metallica: Atlas, Rise! (Official Music Video)
Metallica: Atlas, Rise! (Official Music Video)
Published: 2016/10/31
Channel: MetallicaTV
John Mackey : HIGH WIRE
John Mackey : HIGH WIRE
Published: 2012/11/21
Channel: John Mackey
Argent - Highwire
Argent - Highwire
Published: 2014/07/10
Channel: budzugan
TIGHT ROPE !!! UP ON A HIGHWIRE  LEON RUSSELL
TIGHT ROPE !!! UP ON A HIGHWIRE LEON RUSSELL
Published: 2010/02/05
Channel: johnrigs4321
Tight Rope / Leon Russell
Tight Rope / Leon Russell
Published: 2008/03/02
Channel: ceeceerider
Richie Kotzen - High Wire
Richie Kotzen - High Wire
Published: 2010/02/26
Channel: rennex15
The Rolling Stones - Highwire (Guitar Cover)
The Rolling Stones - Highwire (Guitar Cover)
Published: 2014/06/09
Channel: EricCanada50
Interview with: ON A HIGHWIRE
Interview with: ON A HIGHWIRE
Published: 2014/08/12
Channel: Common Band Girl
The Clarks - Highwire (Lyrics In Description)
The Clarks - Highwire (Lyrics In Description)
Published: 2013/04/27
Channel: TheRISEofROCKmusic
The Highwire
The Highwire
Published: 2016/03/28
Channel: Nicole G.
Gin Blossoms- Highwire (Live)
Gin Blossoms- Highwire (Live)
Published: 2010/05/25
Channel: Zac _
Three Dog Night - The Show Must Go On
Three Dog Night - The Show Must Go On
Published: 2011/03/27
Channel: internazionalikos2
Linda Carr & The Love Squad - Highwire.
Linda Carr & The Love Squad - Highwire.
Published: 2008/02/23
Channel: TIBBSY
The Highwire Act - song+drone
The Highwire Act - song+drone
Published: 2009/03/26
Channel: treh4
Chaka Khan "High Wire" (Live-Jazz)
Chaka Khan "High Wire" (Live-Jazz)
Published: 2010/02/10
Channel: TheCmelmoneyman
Rob Lever - Highwire (Original Song)
Rob Lever - Highwire (Original Song)
Published: 2016/10/08
Channel: Rob Lever
Highwire - Carol Jiani
Highwire - Carol Jiani
Published: 2009/08/09
Channel: Lpoolboy26
Jake E Lee Badlands Highwire Performed by Joseph Michael
Jake E Lee Badlands Highwire Performed by Joseph Michael
Published: 2012/11/17
Channel: JosephMichaelTV
(576) Zachary Scot Johnson Highwire thesongadayproject Original Song Zackary Scott Solo Acoustic
(576) Zachary Scot Johnson Highwire thesongadayproject Original Song Zackary Scott Solo Acoustic
Published: 2014/04/04
Channel: thesongadayproject
Metallica: Hardwired (Live - Minneapolis, MN - 2016)
Metallica: Hardwired (Live - Minneapolis, MN - 2016)
Published: 2016/08/21
Channel: MetallicaTV
Alder Lights - Highwire
Alder Lights - Highwire
Published: 2017/02/15
Channel: KyleMcClain
The Disco Biscuits- Highwire
The Disco Biscuits- Highwire
Published: 2011/01/07
Channel: Hexethemex
The Disco Biscuits - Highwire
The Disco Biscuits - Highwire
Published: 2008/02/03
Channel: chickenbiscito
Metallica - Hard Wired...To self Destruct (Official Music Video)
Metallica - Hard Wired...To self Destruct (Official Music Video)
Published: 2016/08/18
Channel: AIM
the disco biscuits - 03.25.16 - highwire~bad mamajamma~mindless dribble~orch theme~highwire
the disco biscuits - 03.25.16 - highwire~bad mamajamma~mindless dribble~orch theme~highwire
Published: 2016/04/02
Channel: Munchkin PartyFavor
Leon Russell "Tight Rope"
Leon Russell "Tight Rope"
Published: 2016/05/10
Channel: pecvillian
Learn rock guitar song lesson High Wire by Badlands Jake E Lee chords rhythms licks solo
Learn rock guitar song lesson High Wire by Badlands Jake E Lee chords rhythms licks solo
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: EpicGuitarInstruction
Badlands ~ High Wire ~ LIVE in Hollywood 1990
Badlands ~ High Wire ~ LIVE in Hollywood 1990
Published: 2013/01/09
Channel: STV
Lemonade Mouth - Bonus Song - Livin
Lemonade Mouth - Bonus Song - Livin' On a Highwire w/Lyrics
Published: 2011/05/21
Channel: yomanforeva
The Highwire Act LIVE
The Highwire Act LIVE
Published: 2007/10/18
Channel: treh4
The Rolling Stones-Highwire (Live)
The Rolling Stones-Highwire (Live)
Published: 2009/11/24
Channel: bluetomany
Metallica: Moth Into Flame (Official Music Video)
Metallica: Moth Into Flame (Official Music Video)
Published: 2016/09/26
Channel: MetallicaTV
Venus & Mars - Dancing on the Highwire
Venus & Mars - Dancing on the Highwire
Published: 2010/02/17
Channel: Dani Utrera
Kenny Chesney - You Save Me
Kenny Chesney - You Save Me
Published: 2009/11/24
Channel: KennyChesneyVEVO
Leon Russell "Tight Rope" 720p HD
Leon Russell "Tight Rope" 720p HD
Published: 2014/01/30
Channel: LochbuieLiving
Nightcore - High Wire
Nightcore - High Wire
Published: 2015/08/07
Channel: CUTLoveRx
Vaccines and Seatbelts- HighWire Episode 4
Vaccines and Seatbelts- HighWire Episode 4
Published: 2017/05/04
Channel: HighWire with Del Bigtree
Sinead Harnett - High Wire | Transmitter Live
Sinead Harnett - High Wire | Transmitter Live
Published: 2016/04/20
Channel: Aleksandar Stošić
Mike Savino - Highwire
Mike Savino - Highwire
Published: 2012/04/20
Channel: Acoustic Night NY
The KDMS - Highwire (D-Pulse Dub)
The KDMS - Highwire (D-Pulse Dub)
Published: 2012/06/06
Channel: Zautra party™
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"Highwire"
Highwire.jpg
Single by The Rolling Stones
from the album Flashpoint
Released 1 March 1991
Format CD, 7"
Recorded January 1991
Genre Rock
Length 3:41
Label Rolling Stones
Songwriter(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) Chris Kimsey, The Glimmer Twins
The Rolling Stones singles chronology
"Terrifying"
(1990)
"Highwire"
(1991)
"String Module Error: Match not found"
(1991)
"Terrifying"
(1990)
"Highwire"
(1991)
"Ruby Tuesday" (live)
(1991)

"Highwire" is an anti-war song by The Rolling Stones featured on their 1991 live album Flashpoint.[1]

Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "Highwire" is one of the rare examples of the Stones taking on political issues - in this case, the fall-out from Persian Gulf War. On the song, Jagger said at the time of its release, "It's not about the war. It's about how it started."[2] Richards continued, saying, "This is not about the war. It's about how you build up some shaky dictator. You can't build them up, 'cause then you've got to slam them down."[2]

The song's lyrics deconstructed the build-up to the war, and criticized the politics behind it:

"Highwire" was released as Flashpoint's first single on 1 March 1991. It reached #29 in the UK, #57 in the US, #28 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, and #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. An accompanying video directed by Julien Temple was released and depicted the Stones in an industrial set performing the song.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 23
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 13
France (SNEP)[5] 28
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 27
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 16
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 6
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 32
Norway (VG-lista)[10] 4
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 14
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 29
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 57
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[15] 28
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[16] 1

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ John Stewart Bowman Facts about the American wars -- 1998 p716 "But neither that nor another antiwar song, "Highwire," by the Rolling Stones, received much attention. Nor did "Die for Oil, Sucker," by Jello Biafra, formerly of the Dead Kennedys. "
  2. ^ a b "Highwire". Time Is On Our Side. Retrieved 2006-07-18. 
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Rolling Stones – Highwire" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Rolling Stones – Highwire" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Rolling Stones – Highwire" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Rolling Stones – Highwire". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – High Wire". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Rolling Stones – Highwire" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – The Rolling Stones – Highwire". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – The Rolling Stones – Highwire". VG-lista. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Rolling Stones – Highwire". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Rolling Stones – Highwire". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  13. ^ "Rolling Stones: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  14. ^ "The Rolling Stones – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for The Rolling Stones. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  15. ^ "The Rolling Stones – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for The Rolling Stones. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  16. ^ "The Rolling Stones – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for The Rolling Stones. Retrieved 18 June 2016.

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