Always Where I Need to Be

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"Always Where I Need to Be"
Single by The Kooks
from the album Konk
Released 28 March 2008
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Indie rock
Length 2:42
Label Astralwerks - Caroline
Songwriter(s) Luke Pritchard
The Kooks singles chronology
"Pull Me In"
"Always Where I Need to Be"
"Shine On"
"Pull Me In"
"Always Where I Need to Be"
"Shine On"

"Always Where I Need to Be" is a song by British rock band The Kooks featured on their second album, Konk. It was released on 31 March 2008, and debuted at #71 in the UK Singles Chart the day before via download sales alone. However, it jumped to its peak at #3 the following week, marking the highest charting single the band has had to date. The video shows the band members playing their instruments in various parts of New York City, including Central Park and Coney Island.

In popular culture[edit]

"Always Where I Need to Be" features on the soundtrack to the video game by EA Sports, FIFA 09.[1] This song is available in the PlayStation 3 Singstore, for the game Singstar. This song is also used as background music on ABC's commercials for Scrubs season eight premiering in 2009. The song has been featured several episodes of MTV Latin America Acapulco Shore.

Track listings[edit]


  1. "Always Where I Need to Be"
  2. "Always Where I Need to Be" (video)


  1. "Always Where I Need to Be" (Jason M Extended Club Remix)
  2. "Walk Away"
  3. "Always Free"

7" Vinyl

  1. "Always Where I Need to Be"
  2. "Mrs. Thompson"


Chart (2008) Peak
Austrian Singles Chart 63
Belgian Singles Chart 25
Dutch Single Top 100 42
Dutch Top 40 27
European Singles Chart 10
German Singles Chart 55
Irish Singles Chart 15
Italian Singles Chart 41
New Zealand Singles Chart 40
Swiss Singles Chart 53
UK Singles Chart 3
UK Rock Chart 1
US Hot Modern Rock Tracks 22

Release history[edit]

Country Date
Europe 28 March 2008
United Kingdom 31 March 2008
United States 1 April 2008


  1. ^ "EA’s FIFA Soccer 09 soundtrack scores". EA Sports. August 14, 2008. Archived from the original on August 17, 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-23.