Days Are Forgotten

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"Days Are Forgotten"
Single by Kasabian
from the album Velociraptor!
B-side "Pistols at Dawn"
"Switchblade Smiles" (Music video)
Released 12 August 2011
Format Digital Download
Length 5:02 (album version)
4:05 (single version)
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Sergio Pizzorno
Producer(s) Dan the Automator
Kasabian singles chronology
"Vlad the Impaler"
"Days Are Forgotten"
"Vlad the Impaler"
"Days Are Forgotten"
Velociraptor! track listing
  1. "Let's Roll Just Like We Used To"
  2. "Days Are Forgotten"
  3. "Goodbye Kiss"
  4. "La Fée Verte"
  5. "Velociraptor"
  6. "Acid Turkish Bath
    (Shelter from the Storm)"
  7. "I Hear Voices"
  8. "Re-wired"
  9. "Man of Simple Pleasures"
  10. "Switchblade Smiles"
  11. "Neon Noon"

"Days Are Forgotten" is a song by British rock band Kasabian. The song serves as the lead single of the band's fourth studio album, Velociraptor!. The song was first released in Belgium on 12 August, and was later released in the United Kingdom on 9 September 2011 - where it debuted at number 28 on the UK Singles Chart.


US rapper LL Cool J asked to feature on the Z-Trip remix after producer Dan the Automator played him the song. The UK iTunes EP download includes the song "Pistols at Dawn" and a Z-Trip Remix of the single "Days Are Forgotten". This version was used as the theme song for the WWE pay-per view TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs in 2011.

The B-side "Pistols at Dawn" will be included as a bonus track for the International edition of Avengers Assemble: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture.

Music video[edit]

The black-and-white video for the song features the band in an empty room playing animated instruments, drawn with white crayon pencil; singer Tom Meighan sings into a pencil-drawn microphone with a pencil-drawn cable. Throughout the video the music generates soundwaves, also pencil-drawn, which blow up a guitar amplifier and the instruments themselves. At the end of the video, all of the white pencil lines collapse into op art-like geometrical shapes, until the entire environment dissolves into a single line.


The Z-Trip Remix features the American rapper, entrepreneur and actor LL Cool J. This remix served as the official theme to WWE's TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view.

Track listing[edit]

UK iTunes EP
No. Title Length
1. "Days Are Forgotten" (Single edit) 4:05
2. "Days Are Forgotten" (Z-Trip Remix) (featuring LL Cool J) 4:57
3. "Pistols at Dawn" 5:18
4. "Switchblade Smiles" (Music Video) 4:16


Chart (2011) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[1] 10
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[2] 45
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[3] 10
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[4] 30
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 28

Chart performance[edit]

The single made its first appearance on the UK Singles Chart on 15 September 2011, when it debuted at number twenty-eight. On its second week, the single fell fourteen places to number forty-two; before returning to the top 40 at number thirty-six on 2 October - following a price reduction on the UK iTunes store.

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format
Australia[6] 12 August 2011 Digital download
New Zealand[10]
Canada[11] 9 September 2011
United Kingdom[13]


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