Munich (song)

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"Munich"
cover of the original single from 2005
Single by Editors
from the album The Back Room
B-side "Disappear"
"Crawl Down the Wall"
"Colours"
"Release"
"Camera"
"French Disko"
"Find Yourself a Safe Place"
Released 18 April 2005 (2005-04-18)
Format 7" vinyl, CD
Recorded 2005
Genre Indie rock, post-punk revival
Length 3:46
Label Kitchenware, BMG
Writer(s) Chris Urbanowicz
Edward Lay
Russell Leetch
Tom Smith
Producer(s) Jim Abbiss
Editors singles chronology
"Bullets"
(2005)
"Munich"
(2005)
"Blood"
(2005)
2006 Reissue
cover of the reissue single from 2006
Editors single chronology
"Bullets"
(2005)
"Munich"
(2006)
"All Sparks"
(2006)

"Munich" is a song by British post-punk revival band Editors and is featured on their 2005 debut album, The Back Room. It was originally released 18 April 2005 as the second single from the band. It was then subsequently re-released on 2 January 2006, peaking at number 10 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] It finished as the 184th best-selling single in the UK, in 2006.

Track listings[edit]

All songs written and composed by Chris Urbanowicz, Edward Lay, Russell Leetch and Tom Smith, except where noted.

Original release[edit]

7" vinyl[edit]

  • UK: Kitchenware SKX78 (limited to 3000 copies)
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Munich"    
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Disappear"    

CD[edit]

  • UK: Kitchenware SKCD78 (limited to 3000 copies)
No. Title Length
1. "Munich"   3:46
2. "Crawl Down the Wall"   3:34
3. "Colours"   3:50
  • UK: Kitchenware SKCD78-2
No. Title Length
1. "Munich"   3:47
2. "Release"   5:43

Re-release[edit]

7" vinyl[edit]

  • UK: Kitchenware SKX83
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Munich"    
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Camera" (original demo)  

CD[edit]

  • UK: Kitchenware SKCD83
No. Title Length
1. "Munich"    
2. "French Disko" (Stereolab cover, written by Stereolab)  
  • UK: Kitchenware SKCD832
No. Title Length
1. "Munich"   3:44
2. "Find Yourself a Safe Place"   2:54
3. "Munich" (Cicada remix) 7:48
4. "Munich" (video)  

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)[2] 22
Chart (2006) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[1] 42
Netherlands (Mega Top 100)[3] 97
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)[1] 10

Cover versions[edit]

"Munich" was covered by Corinne Bailey Rae for Jo Whiley's BBC Radio 1 in 2006 and featured on Radio 1's Live Lounge. A version by R.E.M., also for BBC Radio 1, was released on Radio 1's Live Lounge – Volume 3 in 2008.

In popular culture[edit]

It is featured on the soundtrack to the video games Saints Row, FIFA Street 2, and Major League Baseball 2K7. The song is played when the guests are being introduced on the English television programme, A Question of Sport. It also appeared on the third season finale of Cold Case and in various episodes of the BBC drama Waterloo Road. "Munich" alone comes as a free pack-in song on every Zune player bought.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Chart Stats - Editors - Munich {2006}". Retrieved 1 November 2009 (2009-11-01).  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "Chart Stats - Editors - Munich". Retrieved 1 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "dutchcharts.nl - Editors - Munich" (in Dutch). Retrieved 1 November 2009. 

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