Sex on Fire (3:23)

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“Sex on Fire” is the first single to be taken from Kings of Leon’s fourth studio album Only by the Night and as of September 2009, the second most-downloaded digital single ever in the United Kingdom.
The song gave Kings of Leon their first number-one single in Australia, Finland, Ireland and United Kingdom, charting at the top-spot in the UK Singles Chart on digital downloads alone, before its physical release. It has also gained significant popularity in the United States, reaching #1 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart and #56 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it their second highest charting song in their homeland on the former chart. Along with all of these achievements, in 2008, the song earned the band their first Grammy nominations. The song was nominated for Best Rock Song, and won the award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.
In addition, the album earned a nomination for Best Rock Album. Channel V Australia named the song as the 3rd biggest hit of 2008. It was voted #1 in Triple J Hottest 100 countdown for 2008. By September 6, 2009, the single had sold 747,713 copies. Following the success of the follow-up single “Use Somebody” in the United States on pop radio, the track was re-serviced to U.S. pop radio in November.
Remixes of both songs were used for the runway soundtrack in the 2009 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.


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