Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair

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"Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair"
Single by Arctic Monkeys
from the album Suck It and See
B-side "Brick by Brick"
"The Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap"
Released 12 April 2011 (digital)
16 April 2011 (limited edition)
30 May 2011 (physical)
Format 7", 10", digital download
Genre Desert rock, stoner rock,[1][2] psychedelic rock, indie rock
Length 3:04
Label Domino
Writer(s) Alex Turner
Producer(s) James Ford
Arctic Monkeys singles chronology
"My Propeller"
"Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair"
"The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala"
Alternate covers
Limited White-Label Record-Store-Day 2011 Artwork

"Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair" is a song by the English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys. The song was released as the first single from their fourth studio album Suck It and See and was released as a digital download on 12 April 2011.[3] On 16 April, a "limited-edition white-label seven-inch vinyl version" was released followed by the formal release "on standard seven- and ten-inch vinyl single formats" on 30 May.[4] The song was first played on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show on 11 April.[5] The music video for the single premiered on 14 April 2011 on YouTube.

"The Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap" also appears as the Japanese bonus track on Suck It and See.

In an interview, Alex Turner said "I.D.S.T" stands for "If Destroyed Still True" and is considered the second part of "Brick by Brick".

"Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair" charted at number twenty-eight in the UK Singles Chart on downloads alone, for the week of 23 April. It spent one week in the top 40, dropping to number forty-three the following week. It spent 6 weeks within the top 100 before a vinyl release propelled it to number forty-two. The single dropped out of the chart four weeks later. It has spent 12 total weeks within the top 100, their longest run since 2007's "Fluorescent Adolescent", and more than their previous lead single, "Crying Lightning".[6] It is also their highest charting single in Belgium reaching #50, as well as their second highest in Denmark and Netherlands peaking at #6 and #55 respectively.

In the UK it sold 81,000 copies in 2011.[7]

The music video shows the band performing the song through a 1980s-style video camera with huge amounts of colour, distortion and an old computer showing the word "DON'T". Other scenes shown by the distorted colour are the band driving a Cadillac in L.A during recording, Alex showing the V sign, Jamie Cook holding a Scythe on the rocks, the band in a black Daimler DS420 and clips of Sheffield Wednesday vs. Manchester United & Arsenal, citing the band's support of Wednesday.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Alex Turner, all music composed by Arctic Monkeys.

7" (UK Record Store Day Limited Edition)
No. Title Length
1. "Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair"   3:04
2. "Brick by Brick"   2:58
No. Title Length
1. "Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair"   3:04
2. "I.D.S.T."   1:49
10", MP3 digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair"   3:04
2. "The Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap"   3:25
3. "I.D.S.T."   1:49



Chart (2011) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[8] 50
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[9] 21
Denmark Airplay (Tracklisten)[10] 6
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 55
Germany Airplay (Media Control AG)[12] 89
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 28
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[14] 4