Fuck Forever

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"Fuck Forever"
Single by Babyshambles
from the album Down in Albion
Released 15 August 2005 (2005-08-15)
Format CD, 7"
Genre Indie rock, Garage Rock
Length 4:38
Label Rough Trade
Songwriter(s) Pete Doherty, Patrick Walden)
Producer(s) Mick Jones
Babyshambles singles chronology
"Fuck Forever"
"Fuck Forever"
Alternative covers
Alternative covers
Down in Albion track listing
  1. "La Belle et la Bête"
  2. "Fuck Forever"
  3. "A'Rebours"
  4. "The 32nd of December"
  5. "Pipedown"
  6. "Sticks and Stones"
  7. "Killamangiro"
  8. "8 Dead Boys"
  9. "In Love with a Feeling"
  10. "Pentonville"
  11. "What Katy Did Next"
  12. "Albion"
  13. "Back from the Dead"
  14. "The Loyalty Song"
  15. "Up the Morning"
  16. "Merry Go Round"

"Fuck Forever" is a song by Babyshambles. It was released as a single on 15 August 2005 and is their most successful single, peaking at #4 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was in danger of becoming a lost single due to its controversial title and lyrics, but it was eventually released and has become the closing number in the band's live sets. In May 2007, the NME placed "Fuck Forever" at number 24 in its list of the "50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever",[1] and as the 245th greatest song of all time in 2014.[2]

The single was released in Japan on 22 September 2005 by Reservoir Records/EMI.

Music video[edit]

The video was directed by Jez Murrell.

Most of the promotional video for Babyshambles' second single was filmed on location at Spitalfields City Farm in east London, in June 2005.

At the very beginning of the video there is a very brief cameo appearance from Kate Moss, which is followed by a segment featuring Patrick Walden talking to a girl in a cinema ticket booth in the style of a foreign film, complete with sub-titles and fluttering animated hearts.

The farm segment features a sharp suited and booted band milling around miming to the song, miscellaneous farm animals, goats running around, Union Jack draped and pork pie hat wearing donkeys and Pete Doherty twirling around wrapped in a Union Jack.

The video ends with Walden and the mysterious cinema girl meeting up at the "Victoria Palace Gates," sharing a kiss and romantically wandering off into the distance.

Track listing[edit]

  • Maxi CD RTRADSCDX210
  1. "Fuck Forever"
  2. "East of Eden"
  3. "Babyshamble"
  4. "Fuck Forever" (Video)
  1. "Fuck Forever"
  2. "Monkey Casino"
  • 7" RTRADS210
  1. "Fuck Forever"
  2. "Black Boy Lane"
  • Japanese Maxi CD TOCP-61105
  1. "Fuck Forever"
  2. "Black Boy Lane"
  3. "Monkey Casino"
  4. "East of Eden"
  5. "Babyshambles"
  6. "Fuck Forever" (clean version)
  7. "Fuck Forever" (Video)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
UK Singles Chart 4
Irish Singles Chart 22
Japan Singles Chart 113


  1. ^ "The Greatest Indie Anthems Ever - Number One is getting close". NME. 2 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-02. 
  2. ^ http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/nme_500_greatest_songs_2014.htm
  3. ^ "Babyshambles - Fuck Forever - Music Charts". acharts.us. Retrieved 2007-10-16. 

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