During sessions for the band's fourth studio album, Only By The Night, frontman Caleb Followill had come up with a melody but had no lyrics to match it. It would quickly become the song to take them to a new level of success; their previous three records had reached the Top 5 on the Official Albums Chart including 's chart-topping Because Of The Times , but Sex On Fire was to be their first Number 1 single, spending the first of three weeks at the top ten years ago this week, selling just shy of 45, copies in Week 1. Reaction to the track was equally as split by the general public as it was within the group. NME loved it , proclaiming: "The Kings are on fire", while others branded it everything from silly to generic.
Sex on Fire
Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon - Songfacts
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Official Charts Flashback 2008 - Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire
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The song gave Kings of Leon their first number-one single in Australia, Finland, Ireland and the United Kingdom, charting at the top spot on digital downloads alone in the latter country, before its physical release. In September it was Britain's second most-downloaded digital single ever. In , the song earned the band their first Grammy nominations.