Destroy Everything You Touch

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"Destroy Everything You Touch"
Ladytron DestroyEverythingYouTouch.jpg
Single by Ladytron
from the album Witching Hour
B-side
  • "Citadel"
  • "Seventeen '05"
  • "Nothing to Hide"
  • "Soft Power"
  • "International Date Line"
  • Remixes
Released19 September 2005
Format
Recorded2004–05
Genre
Length
  • 4:36 (album version)
  • 3:52 (radio edit)
LabelIsland
Songwriter(s)Ladytron
Producer(s)
Ladytron singles chronology
"Sugar"
(2005)
"Destroy Everything You Touch"
(2005)
"Ghosts"
(2008)
Music video
"Destroy Everything You Touch" on YouTube

"Destroy Everything You Touch" is a song by electronic music band Ladytron. It was released on 19 September 2005 as the second single from their third studio album, Witching Hour.[1] It reached a position of number 42 on the UK Singles Chart, the highest position a Ladytron single has reached to date. It was re-released in the UK on 22 October 2007. The song ranked at #137 on Pitchfork's "The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s" list.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Adam Bartley, shows the members of Ladytron hiking through a mountain range, facing various hazards such as two-legged creatures attempting to attack them, and having frosty wind blown at them by faces in the mountains (which are the members of Ladytron, with makeup added to them to make their skin look covered with snow and ice).

Cultural appearances[edit]

"Destroy Everything You Touch" is featured on the video game 2006 FIFA World Cup. It is one of the many EA Trax that appear in the game.

The song also appears in the 2007 film Smiley Face, and in the 2008 film One Missed Call. It was also used in the 2009 film Mammoth, and for its trailer.

It also appears in the 2008 Vogue magazine documentary The September Issue, and its trailer.

The song was used in Season 1 of the Québécois television program Série Noire.

Remixes[edit]

The single has been remixed by Sasha for his mix/remix album Invol2ver. On 19 May 2009, a cover version by The Faint was released on an iTunes single titled "The Faint/Ladytron Tour – Single" (with Ladytron contributing a remix of The Faint's "Mirror Error").

Track listing[edit]

CD single, UK (2005)[3][edit]

  1. "Destroy Everything You Touch" (single version) – 3:52
  2. "Seventeen '05" – 7:18

7" limited edition, UK (2005)[4][edit]

  1. "Destroy Everything You Touch" – 4:21
  2. "Citadel" – 3:40

Maxi CD enhanced, UK (2005)[5][edit]

  1. "Destroy Everything You Touch" (single version) – 3:52
  2. "Nothing to Hide" – 3:49
  3. "Destroy Everything You Touch" (Playgroup Vocal Edit) – 5:25
  4. "Destroy Everything You Touch" (Hot Chip Remix Edit) – 6:50
  5. "Destroy Everything You Touch" (music video)

7", 1/2, UK (2007)[6][edit]

  1. "Destroy Everything You Touch" (radio edit)
  2. "Destroy Everything You Touch" (Hot Chip Remix)

7", 2/2, UK (2007)[7][edit]

  1. "Destroy Everything You Touch" (radio edit)
  2. "Soft Power" (Vicarious Bliss Gutter Mix)

Maxi CD, Germany (2007)[8][edit]

  1. "Destroy Everything You Touch" (single version) – 3:52
  2. "Destroy Everything You Touch" (Playgroup Version) – 7:47
  3. "Destroy Everything You Touch" (Hot Chip Remix) – 7:12
  4. "Destroy Everything You Touch" (Vector Lovers Remix) – 7:56

Maxi CD, UK (2007)[9][edit]

  1. "Destroy Everything You Touch" (radio edit) – 3:50
  2. "International Dateline" (Simian Mobile Disco Remix) – 5:18
  3. "International Dateline" – 4:16
  4. "Destroy Everything You Touch" (White Heat On the Money Edit) – 4:18

12", UK[10][edit]

  1. "Destroy Everything You Touch" (Sasha Invol2ver Remix)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  2. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s: 200-101 - Features - Pitchfork".
  3. ^ "Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2005-09-19. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  4. ^ "Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2005-09-19. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  5. ^ "Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2005-09-19. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  6. ^ "Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2007-10-29. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  7. ^ "Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2007-10-29. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  8. ^ "Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  9. ^ "Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2007-10-29. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  10. ^ "Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2008-12-04. Retrieved 2012-03-28.

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