Kill the Director

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"Kill The Director"
2007 Release
Single by The Wombats
from the album
The Wombats Proudly Present: A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation
B-side "Kill The Director (KUT FM live acoustic session)"
Released United Kingdom 25 June 2007
United Kingdom 7 July 2008 (Re-Release)
Format CD, 7" Vinyl
Recorded 2004
Genre Indie rock
Length 2:50
Label 14th Floor Records
The Wombats singles chronology
"Backfire at the Disco"
(2007)

"Backfire at the Disco"
(re-release)
(2008)
"Kill the Director"
(2007)

"Kill the Director
(re-release)"
(2008)
"Let's Dance to Joy Division"
(2007)

"Is This Christmas?"
(2008)

"Kill The Director" is a song by English indie rock band The Wombats. It is written in the key of B major.

According to a radio interview on BBC Radio 1, the song was written about the film The Holiday with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet. From the lyrics "this is no Bridget Jones" and according to the radio interview, they hated the film, and hence decided to write a song about it.[citation needed]

Brazilian 'New Rave' band Cansei de Ser Sexy, among others, have remixed this song.

The song was used in the popular UK television show The Inbetweeners. The song was also used as the title music to football show Football Focus in the 07/08 English football season.

The song was re-released as a download and 7" inch single on July 7, 2008 with the seven inch only being available from the band's website.

Formats and track listings[edit]

Track listings of major single releases of "Kill the Director".

First release[edit]

UK CD single
(Released June 25, 2007)

  1. "Kill the Director"
  2. "Kill the Director (KUT FM live acoustic session)"

UK 7" single
(Released June 25, 2007)

  1. "Kill the Director"
  2. "Metro Song"

UK 7" single
(Released June 25, 2007)

  1. "Kill the Director"
  2. "Kill the Director (CSS Remix)"

Second release[edit]

UK CD single
(Released July 7, 2008)

  1. "Kill The Director"
  2. "There She Goes (Live from Triple J)"

UK 7" single
(Released July 7, 2008)

  1. "Kill the Director"
  2. "Sunday TV"

UK 7" single
(Released July 7, 2008)

  1. "Kill the Director"
  2. "Bleeding Love"

Charts[edit]

On July 6, 2008, Kill the Director entered the UK Singles Chart at #93 on downloads alone. The following week, the song moved up to #48 following the physical release.

Chart (2007) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[1] 35
Chart (2008) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[1] 48

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