Don't Look Back into the Sun

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Don't Look Back into the Sun"
Single by The Libertines
Released 18 August 2003
Format CD, 7"
Genre Garage rock revival
Length 2:58
Label Rough Trade
Producer(s) Bernard Butler
The Libertines singles chronology
"Time for Heroes"
(2003)
"Don't Look Back into the Sun"
(2003)
"Can't Stand Me Now"
(2004)

"Don't Look Back into the Sun" is the fourth single released by The Libertines. NME magazine awarded it single of the week upon its release.[1] It was released as a single only, therefore not appearing on any albums.

In May 2007, NME magazine placed "Don't Look Back into the Sun" at number 5 in its list of the 50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever, one place ahead of The Libertines' "Time for Heroes".[2] In October 2011, NME placed it at number 71 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".[3]

In 2007 it was covered by The View on the BBC Radio 1 Established 1967 album, with the song representing the year 2003.

The song features in the 2005 film The Long Weekend.[4] and on the intro for episodes of the BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey. The song was also used at the end of the first episode of The Inbetweeners,[5] as well as being used for Kill Your Darlings ending credits.

Track listing[edit]

Maxi[edit]

  1. "Don't Look Back into the Sun"
  2. "Death on the Stairs" (New Version)
  3. "Tell the King" (Original Version)
  4. "Skint & Minted" (Demo)
  5. "Mockingbird"

CD1[edit]

  1. "Don't Look Back into the Sun"
  2. "Death on the Stairs" (New Recording)
  3. "Tell the King" (Demo)

CD2[edit]

  1. "Don't Look Back into the Sun"
  2. "Skint and Minted" (Demo)
  3. "Mockingbird"

7"[edit]

  1. "Don't Look Back into the Sun"
  2. "Death on the Stairs" (New Recording)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position[6]
UK Singles Chart 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "The Greatest Indie Anthem Ever revealed". NME.com. 2007-05-03. Retrieved 2007-05-04. 
  3. ^ "150 Best Tracks Of The Past 15 Years". Nme.Com. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  4. ^ The Long Weekend (2005) - Soundtracks
  5. ^ "The Inbetweeners - Music - series 1 episode 1". E4.com. 2010-03-22. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  6. ^ "Libertines - Dont Look Back into the Sun - Music Charts". acharts.us. Retrieved 2007-11-07.