Spiralling (3:24)

Cover of Perfect Symmetry

From Perfect Symmetry and 21 other releases

‘Spiralling’ is a song performed and composed by English band Keane released as the first single of their third album, “Perfect Symmetry”.

The song was said to be inspired by wrestling legend Ric Flair who Tom Chaplin described as a personal hero for his try hard mentality in the ring. His trademark “woo” inspired the song. Frontman Tom Chaplin described the song as “a train of thought about human endeavour, built on an outrageous groove”.

The song went on to become the most broadcast song of the world during its first week of release, as well as the fastest-downloading song ever for Universal, reaching 500,000 downloads in less than a week. Keane performed the song live to an audience for the first time at the 2008 GQ Awards on September 2, 2008. The song won Best Track at the Q Awards on 6 October 2008, with all three members of the band present at the ceremony to accept the award.

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