Never Miss a Beat"Never Miss a Beat" is a song by the British indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs that was released as the lead single from the band's third album Off with Their Heads on 6 October 2008. The song was produced by Mark Ronson and features backing vocals from Lily Allen and members of the rock group New Young Pony Club. It was premiered on 27 August 2008, on the Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1.
On 17 September 2008, the song was added to BBC Radio 1's A List. On 12 October, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at No. 5, therefore marking the band's second United Kingdom Top 5 single as well as their fifth to enter the UK Top 10.
Usage in other mediaThe song was used on the official website for Formula One, as the background music for the video highlights of the 2008 Japanese Grand Prix. This song was used for the soundtrack in the games MLB 09: The Show, Tap Tap Revenge, and Pro Evolution Soccer 2010. It is playable in Guitar Hero 5, and was also in the film Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Channel Ten used the song during advertisements promoting its 2009 Australian Football League coverage on its main channel, as well as its High Definition channel One HD.
Track listingCD # "Never Miss a Beat" # "Sooner or Later"
7" # "Never Miss a Beat" # "How Do You Feel About That?"
Music videoThe music video was directed by Goodtimes, and was released on 6 October 2008.
The video shows the band performing in The Barge Pole Public House, based in Abbey Wood, South East London, with sporadic glimpses of people wearing masks occurring frequently throughout. These scenes were filmed around the Tavy Bridge area of Thamesmead, South East London. Ricky Wilson plays a weather man, and appears on a television next to the band.