Setting the World on Fire

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"Setting the World on Fire"
Kenny Chesney - Setting the World on Fire (single cover).jpg
Single by Kenny Chesney featuring Pink
from the album Cosmic Hallelujah
Released July 28, 2016 (2016-07-28)[1]
Format Digital download
Recorded 2016
Length 3:37
Kenny Chesney singles chronology
"Setting the World on Fire"
"Bar at the End of the World"
"Setting the World on Fire"
"Bar at the End of the World"
Pink singles chronology
"Just like Fire"
(2016) Just like Fire2016
"Setting the World on Fire"
(2016) Setting the World on Fire2016
(2017) Waterfall2017
Music video
"Setting the World on Fire" on YouTube

"Setting the World on Fire" is a song written by Ross Copperman, Matt Jenkins, and Josh Osborne and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Chesney, featuring American singer Pink as a duet. It was released to country radio on July 28, 2016[1] and to digital retailers the following day as the second single from Chesney's 2016 album Cosmic Hallelujah,[1][2] the song was also promoted to adult and pop radio on September 12, 2016.[3] The song was nominated for the Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

Commercial performance[edit]

"Setting the World on Fire" debuted at number 26 on the Australian Singles Chart, becoming Chesney's first ever song to chart in Australia.

In Canada, the song debuted at number 47 on the Canada Country chart and has reached number one and debuted at number 67 on the Canadian Hot 100 and peaked at number 48.

In the United States, the song sold 93,000 copies in its first week, marking Chesney's biggest sales week for a single, surpassing the previous best sales week of his 2012 song "Feel Like a Rock Star",[4] it was the second best-selling song for the week of August 20, 2016. It concurrently debuted at number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Kenny's 25th top 40 hit on the all-genre chart. It also rose from number 43 to number two on Hot Country Songs chart, eventually peaking at number one, on the Country Airplay chart, it debuted at number 22 and has reached number one. "Setting the World on Fire" debuted at number 35 on the Adult Pop Songs chart for the week of October 8, 2016 and is Chesney's first entry on the chart.[5]

As of January 2017, it has sold 624,000 copies in the United States.[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by P. R. Brown, and premiered in September 2016. Neither Chesney nor Pink are featured in the music video, except for various posters and billboards displaying the collaboration, the music video is in black and white, and tells the story of two young lovers who move to Los Angeles and have a romantic encounter, as described in the song's lyrics. It was filmed around Los Angeles and Riverside, California over two days in August 2016.[7]



Chart (2016–17) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[8] 26
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[9] 48
Canada AC (Billboard)[10] 31
Canada Country (Billboard)[11] 1
Canada Hot AC (Billboard)[12] 45
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 29
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[14] 19
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[15] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[16] 1

Year end charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[17] 28
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[18] 20


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[19] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[20] Platinum 80,000^
United States (RIAA)[21] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
United States July 28, 2016 Country radio
Worldwide July 29, 2016 Digital download [2][22]
United States September 12, 2016 [3]


  1. ^ a b c d McClellan, Laura (July 22, 2016). "Kenny Chesney to Release Pink Collab as New Single". Taste of Country. Townsquare Media. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Setting the World on Fire (with P!nk) - Single by Kenny Chesney". iTunes Store (US). Apple Inc. Archived from the original on August 30, 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Billboard Country Update" (PDF). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. August 29, 2016. p. 14. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Asker, Jim (August 9, 2016). "Chris Lane Gets His No. 1 'Fix' ... Jake Owen and Kenny Chesney, Too". Billboard. 
  5. ^ Trust, Gary (September 27, 2016). "Pink's 'Just Like Fire' Tops Adult Contemporary Chart & Passes 1 Million Sold". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Bjorke, Matt (January 23, 2017). "Top 30 Digital Singles Chart: January 23, 2017". Roughstock. 
  7. ^ "CMT : Videos : Kenny Chesney : Setting the World On Fire". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 16, 2016. 
  8. ^ " – Kenny Chesney feat. P!nk – Setting the World on Fire". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
  9. ^ "Kenny Chesney Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  10. ^ "Kenny Chesney Chart History (Canada AC)". Billboard. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  11. ^ "Kenny Chesney Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  12. ^ "Kenny Chesney Chart History (Canada Hot AC)". Billboard. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  13. ^ "Kenny Chesney Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  14. ^ "Kenny Chesney Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  15. ^ "Kenny Chesney Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  16. ^ "Kenny Chesney Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  17. ^ "Country Airplay: Year End 2016". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Hot Country Songs: Year End 2016". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  19. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2017 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Kenny Chesney – Setting the World on Fire". Music Canada. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  21. ^ "American single certifications – Kenny Chesney & P!nk – Setting the World on Fire". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 11, 2017.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  22. ^ "Setting the World on Fire (with P!nk) - Single by Kenny Chesney". iTunes Store (Australia). Apple Inc. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 

Preceded by
"You Look Like I Need a Drink"
by Justin Moore
Billboard Canada Country
number-one single

October 15–22, 2016
Succeeded by
"It Don't Hurt Like It Used To"
by Billy Currington
Preceded by
"Forever Country"
by Artists of Then, Now & Forever
Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single

October 22–November 12, 2016
Succeeded by
"Blue Ain't Your Color"
by Keith Urban
Preceded by
"I Know Somebody"
by LoCash
Billboard Country Airplay
number-one single

November 5, 2016
Succeeded by
by Luke Bryan