Prodigy* ‎– Firestarter

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First release was 18 Mar 1996 simultaneously in the UK, via Mute in the US, Rough Trade in Germany, Delabel in France, PIAS in Benelux, Caroline in Spain, and Flying in Italy.

It was reissued in North America in January 1997 via Maverick, immediately charting and getting airplay, peaking at #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 22 Mar 1997.

Tracklist

Firestarter 4:40
Firestarter (Instrumental) 4:39
Firestarter (Empirion Mix) 7:49
Molotov Bitch 4:51

Versions (63)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
XLT 70 Prodigy* Firestarter(12", Single) XL Recordings XLT 70 UK 1996 Sell This Version
none Prodigy* Firestarter / Their Law(Cass, S/Sided, Promo) Maverick, Mute, XL Recordings, Warner Bros. Records none US 1996 Sell This Version
INT 127.922 Prodigy* Firestarter(12") XL Recordings INT 127.922 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
UDP 1043 Prodigy* Firestarter(12") UDP UDP 1043 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
0-43843 Prodigy* Firestarter(12", Ltd) Maverick 0-43843 US 1996 Sell This Version
PRO-A-8652 Prodigy* Firestarter(12", Promo) Maverick PRO-A-8652 US 1996 Sell This Version
XLT 70 DJ Prodigy* Firestarter(12", Promo) XL Recordings XLT 70 DJ UK 1996 Sell This Version
8001-0 Prodigy* Firestarter(12", Single) Mute, Mute Corporation 8001-0 US 1996 Sell This Version
INT 127.922 The Prodigy Firestarter(12", TP) Intercord Tonträger GmbH INT 127.922 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
XLS 70 LC Prodigy* Firestarter(7", Single, Jukebox) XL Recordings XLS 70 LC UK 1996 Sell This Version
XLS 70 CD Prodigy* Firestarter(CD) XL Recordings XLS 70 CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
CDSDGR 13 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Maxi) David Gresham Records CDSDGR 13 South Africa 1996 Sell This Version
AVCD-30033 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Maxi) Avex Trax AVCD-30033 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
XL/INT 827.923, 7243 8 82937 2 3 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Maxi) XL Recordings, XL Recordings XL/INT 827.923, 7243 8 82937 2 3 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
XLS 70 CD, 825.0070.22 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Maxi) XL Recordings, PIAS Benelux XLS 70 CD, 825.0070.22 Benelux 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 93475 2 4 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Maxi, Dig) Delabel 7243 8 93475 2 4 France 1996 Sell This Version
AVTCDS-018 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Maxi, Dig) Avex Trax, XL Recordings AVTCDS-018 Hong Kong 1996 Sell This Version
UDP CD 1053 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Maxi, Dig) UDP UDP CD 1053 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
INT 827.922, XL/INT 827.922, 7243 4 72458 2 4 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Maxi, Dig) XL Recordings, XL Recordings, XL Recordings INT 827.922, XL/INT 827.922, 7243 4 72458 2 4 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
XLR-70-CD Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Maxi, Dig) XL Recordings XLR-70-CD Canada 1996 Sell This Version
XLS 70 CD Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Maxi, Dig) XL Recordings, Mute Czechoslovakia XLS 70 CD Czech Republic 1996 Sell This Version
8001-2 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Maxi, FLP) Mute, XL Recordings 8001-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
XLSCD70 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Maxi, Jew) MNW ILR XLSCD70 Scandinavia 1996 Sell This Version
Mute 8001-2, 8001-2 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Maxi, Jew) Mute, Mute Corporation Mute 8001-2, 8001-2 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
8001-2 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Maxi, Pic) Mute, Mute Corporation 8001-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
AVCD-30033 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Maxi, Promo) Avex Trax AVCD-30033 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
XLS 70 CD Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Single) XL Recordings XLS 70 CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
663078 2 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Single) XL Recordings, Dance Pool, Columbia 663078 2 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
XLSCDX 70 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Single, Car) XL Recordings XLSCDX 70 Scandinavia 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 93508 2 1 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Single, Car) Delabel 7243 8 93508 2 1 France 1996 Sell This Version
825.0070.24 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Single, Car) XL Recordings 825.0070.24 Benelux 1996 Sell This Version
XLS 70 CD, XLSCD70 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Single, Dig) XL Recordings, XL Recordings XLS 70 CD, XLSCD70 UK 1996 Sell This Version
XLS 70 CD, XLSCD70 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Single, Dig) XL Recordings, XL Recordings XLS 70 CD, XLSCD70 Scandinavia 1996 Sell This Version
XLS 70 CD Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Single, Dig) XL Recordings XLS 70 CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
none, XLS 70 CD Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Single, Dig) HMK Music, XL Recordings none, XLS 70 CD Hungary 1996 Sell This Version
XLS 70 CD Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Single, Dig) XL Recordings XLS 70 CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
33950-6 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Single, Enh, Jew) Koch International Poland 33950-6 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
DE 3675 The Prodigy Firestarter(CD, Single, Promo, Car) Delabel DE 3675 France 1996 Sell This Version
9 17387-2, 2-17387 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Single, Sli) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9 17387-2, 2-17387 US 1996 Sell This Version
none Prodigy* Firestarter(CDr, Single, TP) XL Recordings none UK 1996 Sell This Version
none Prodigy* Firestarter(Cass, Promo) Maverick none US 1996 Sell This Version
XLC 70 Prodigy* Firestarter(Cass, Single) XL Recordings XLC 70 UK 1996 Sell This Version
9 17387-4 Prodigy* Firestarter(Cass, Single) Maverick 9 17387-4 US 1996 Sell This Version
XLS 70 CD Prodigy* Firestarter(Cass, Single) XL Recordings XLS 70 CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
XLC 70, XLC70 Prodigy* Firestarter(Cass, Single) XL Recordings, XL Recordings XLC 70, XLC70 New Zealand 1996 Sell This Version
33950-7, 33935-4 Prodigy* Firestarter(Cass, Single) Koch International, Koch International 33950-7, 33935-4 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
XLC 70 Prodigy* Firestarter(Cass, Single, Bla) XL Recordings XLC 70 UK 1996 Sell This Version
none The Prodigy Firestarter(Cass, Single, Promo) XL Recordings none Germany 1996 Sell This Version
none The Prodigy Firestarter(Cass, Single, Unofficial) XL Recordings (2) none Bulgaria 1996 Sell This Version
XLS 70 CD Prodigy* Firestarter(DAT, Single, Mas) XL Recordings XLS 70 CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
none The Prodigy Firestarter(VHS, Single, Promo) XL Recordings none UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-8652-R Prodigy* Firestarter / Their Law(CD, Single, Promo) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records PRO-CD-8652-R US 1997 Sell This Version
9 43843-2 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Maxi, FLP) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9 43843-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
none Prodigy* Firestarter(VHS, Single, Promo) Maverick none US 1997 Sell This Version
none The Prodigy Firestarter(CDr, Single, Ltd, Promo, Unofficial) Techno Planet none Ukraine 2008 Sell This Version
ss-xls70cd Prodigy* Firestarter(CDr, Mini, EP, S/Edition, Unofficial, woo) Something Special (2) ss-xls70cd Russia 2019 Sell This Version
XLT 70 Prodigy* Firestarter(12", RP) XL Recordings XLT 70 UK Unknown Sell This Version
XLS 70CD Prodigy* Firestarter(4xFile, MP3, Single, 320) XL Recordings XLS 70CD UK Unknown
XLS 70CD Prodigy* Firestarter(4xFile, WAV, Single) XL Recordings XLS 70CD UK Unknown
9 43843-2 Prodigy* Firestarter(CD, Maxi, RP, FLP) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9 43843-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
8001-2, none The Prodigy Firestarter(CDr, Promo) XL Recordings, Universal Music Thailand 8001-2, none Thailand Unknown Sell This Version
none Prodigy* Firestarter(CDr, Single, Promo) Universal Music Publishing Ltd. none UK Unknown Sell This Version
GOD-20 The Prodigy Firestarter(Cass, S/Sided, Single, Ltd, Unofficial) Good Old Days Records GOD-20 Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version

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yuri.cosmonaut

yuri.cosmonaut

October 25, 2020
referencing Firestarter, 12", Single, XLT 70
Wow, Firestarter was written by the Art of Noise Crew? Interesting.
djemmay

djemmay

July 13, 2019
referencing Firestarter, 12", Single, XLT 70
Apparently it was only ever meant to be an instrumental track for Wipeout for the PlayStation?
elahrairah

elahrairah

May 24, 2019
referencing Firestarter, 12", Single, XLT 70
New entry on the NME's UK Top 50 45s chart, 30 March 1996.
Stuck_In_1992

Stuck_In_1992

March 12, 2019
referencing Firestarter, 12", Single, XLT 70
What is the Drum and Bass remix of this that Andy C has been playing?
wezbash

wezbash

March 7, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Firestarter, 12", Promo, XLT 70 DJ
British Music Awards (Brit Awards) On Tv Next Year - Mr Keith Flint - Awarded - Outstanding Contributions To Dance Music 1990 - 2019, You Read It Here First By Me, Check The Date In A Years Time,
wezbash

wezbash

March 7, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Firestarter, 12", Single, XLT 70
British Music Awards (Brit Awards) On Tv Next Year - Mr Keith Flint - Awarded - Outstanding Contributions To Dance Music 1990 - 2019, You Read It Here First By Me, Check The Date In A Years Time !
sekond

sekond

June 26, 2017
referencing Firestarter, CD, Single, Sli, 9 17387-2, 2-17387
I remember this CD was the first purchase I made in relation to The Prodigy. Yet, it was one of the very few CDs that I ended up throwing away. Not because I hated the song or anything, but I felt like there was no point owning a single that only had an edited version and an instrumental. After I got the full album, it didn't make sense to hold onto this CD (and the instrumental version was on Wipeout XL). Nowadays looking at all the other version of this single that was offered, I seriously got gypped. God knows how much I spent at tower records for this single, probably like $10 because it was labeled an "import" or whatever. Oh well, live and learn.
EpicForever

EpicForever

May 6, 2015
referencing Firestarter, CD, Single, Enh, Jew, 33950-6

Beware of this version. It is highly overcompressed and music is strongly distorted. Other pressings on CD sounds better and has lower ReplayGain attenuation values.