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Badlands - High Wire (1989)
Badlands - High Wire (1989)
Published: 2014/03/03
Channel: Simonas Norkūnas
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
Dancing on a High Wire - Alan Parsons Project
Dancing on a High Wire - Alan Parsons Project
Published: 2007/08/20
Channel: colejordan123
Rolling Stones: Highwire
Rolling Stones: Highwire
Published: 2016/11/18
Channel: SoKeTa MaYuOu
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
Haywyre - Insight (Live Performance) [Monstercat Release]
Haywyre - Insight (Live Performance) [Monstercat Release]
Published: 2015/01/23
Channel: Monstercat
The Disco Biscuits- Highwire
The Disco Biscuits- Highwire
Published: 2011/01/07
Channel: Hexethemex
TIGHT ROPE !!! UP ON A HIGHWIRE  LEON RUSSELL
TIGHT ROPE !!! UP ON A HIGHWIRE LEON RUSSELL
Published: 2010/02/05
Channel: johnrigs4321
Leon Russell "Tight Rope"
Leon Russell "Tight Rope"
Published: 2016/05/10
Channel: pecvillian
Highwire Love
Highwire Love
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: The Grouch - Topic
Highwire - Victoria Ward (original song)
Highwire - Victoria Ward (original song)
Published: 2011/09/17
Channel: Victoria Ward
Tim Hecker - Song Of The Highwire Shrimper
Tim Hecker - Song Of The Highwire Shrimper
Published: 2012/03/22
Channel: D0Z37
Badlands ~ High Wire ~ LIVE in Hollywood 1990
Badlands ~ High Wire ~ LIVE in Hollywood 1990
Published: 2013/01/09
Channel: STV
Gin Blossoms - Highwire
Gin Blossoms - Highwire
Published: 2012/05/24
Channel: ginblossoms0910
Jimpster - High Wire [Freerange]
Jimpster - High Wire [Freerange]
Published: 2013/05/25
Channel: freerangeuk
High Wire - Trinity Grade 4 - Electronic Keyboard
High Wire - Trinity Grade 4 - Electronic Keyboard
Published: 2015/09/07
Channel: Jubilant School of Music
Highwire
Highwire
Published: 2017/07/26
Channel: Jeb Loy Nichols - Topic
Tight Rope / Leon Russell
Tight Rope / Leon Russell
Published: 2008/03/02
Channel: ceeceerider
Linda Carr & The Love Squad - Highwire.
Linda Carr & The Love Squad - Highwire.
Published: 2008/02/23
Channel: TIBBSY
Badlands - High Wire
Badlands - High Wire
Published: 2010/10/16
Channel: ijonasse
The Disco Biscuits - Highwire
The Disco Biscuits - Highwire
Published: 2008/02/03
Channel: chickenbiscito
Gin Blossoms- Highwire (Live)
Gin Blossoms- Highwire (Live)
Published: 2010/05/25
Channel: Zac _
The Rolling Stones - Flashpoint - Highwire
The Rolling Stones - Flashpoint - Highwire
Published: 2014/07/20
Channel: Emanuel Bacigala
The Highwire (Live)
The Highwire (Live)
Published: 2017/04/20
Channel: Dulles Middle School Symphony Orchestra - Topic
Rob Lever - Highwire (Original Song)
Rob Lever - Highwire (Original Song)
Published: 2016/10/09
Channel: Shitty Ditty
The Highwire Act - song+drone
The Highwire Act - song+drone
Published: 2009/03/26
Channel: treh4
Imagine Dragons ‒ Walking The Wire (Lyrics)
Imagine Dragons ‒ Walking The Wire (Lyrics)
Published: 2017/06/16
Channel: Taz Network
The Rolling Stones-Highwire (Live)
The Rolling Stones-Highwire (Live)
Published: 2009/11/24
Channel: bluetomany
Nightcore - High Wire
Nightcore - High Wire
Published: 2015/08/07
Channel: CUTLoveRx
Carmen Bradford High Wire (The Aerialist)
Carmen Bradford High Wire (The Aerialist)
Published: 2012/08/30
Channel: orionsecret
(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
The Rolling Stones - Highwire (Guitar Cover)
The Rolling Stones - Highwire (Guitar Cover)
Published: 2014/06/09
Channel: EricCanada50
Highwire
Highwire
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: Various Artists - Topic
Interview with: ON A HIGHWIRE
Interview with: ON A HIGHWIRE
Published: 2014/08/12
Channel: Common Band Girl
Tall Tall Trees - Highwire
Tall Tall Trees - Highwire
Published: 2012/07/29
Channel: Ear Candy
Gin Blossoms .  Highwire.mpg
Gin Blossoms . Highwire.mpg
Published: 2010/07/07
Channel: thiswayup8
Highwire
Highwire
Published: 2017/03/17
Channel: M. Rivers - Topic
The Clarks - Highwire (Lyrics In Description)
The Clarks - Highwire (Lyrics In Description)
Published: 2013/04/27
Channel: TheRISEofROCKmusic
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
Highwire
Highwire
Published: 2016/08/26
Channel: Alder Lights - Topic
Dancing on a Highwire Unplugged by Pilot
Dancing on a Highwire Unplugged by Pilot
Published: 2014/07/12
Channel: David Paton
Highwire (Live / Remastered 2009)
Highwire (Live / Remastered 2009)
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: The Rolling Stones - Topic
Sinead Harnett - High Wire | Transmitter Live
Sinead Harnett - High Wire | Transmitter Live
Published: 2016/04/20
Channel: Aleksandar Stošić
Highwire
Highwire
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Argent - Topic
Highwire
Highwire
Published: 2017/01/14
Channel: Blackie and the Rodeo Kings - Topic
Highwire Fiction - Eugene
Highwire Fiction - Eugene
Published: 2007/03/20
Channel: John Grubb
Highwire Days-Psychedelic Furs LIVE 3-8-2013 NYC (Opening song)
Highwire Days-Psychedelic Furs LIVE 3-8-2013 NYC (Opening song)
Published: 2013/08/04
Channel: T Skye
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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]

Weekly 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

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[17] 89

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 (Hot 100)" Billboard. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  15. ^ "The Rolling Stones Chart History (Alternative Songs)" Billboard. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  16. ^ "The Rolling Stones Chart History (Mainstream Rock)" Billboard. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  17. ^ "RPM 100 Hit Tracks of 1991". RPM. Retrieved November 23, 2017. 

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