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Fly by Night (Rush song)

"Fly by Night"
Fly by Night
Released May 1975
Genre Hard rock
Length 3:20
Label Mercury Records
Writer(s) Geddy Lee
Neil Peart
Producer Rush & Terry Brown

Fly by Night is the title track of Rush's second album. The music was written by Geddy Lee and the lyrics were penned by Neil Peart. Peart wrote this song about his first trip away from home. In 1971, at 18 years old, he left behind his small-town Canadian life and flew to England. This was a major turning point in his life.

It was released as a single in May 1975. Fly by Night is the highest selling single to date, regularly seen on Top 10 radio spin charts in the category of Classic rock. Certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA as of June 9th 2009.

Track listing

No. TitleLyricsMusic Length
1. "Fly By Night"  Neil PeartGeddy Lee 3:22
2. "Best I Can"  LeeLee 3:25

Use in the media

Rock Band Music Gaming Platform

It was made available to download on December 13, 2011 for play in Rock Band 3 Basic, and PRO mode which utilizes real guitar / bass guitar, and MIDI compatible electronic drum kits / keyboards in addition to vocals.

See also

  • List of Rush songs
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