Get What You Want

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"Get What You Want"
Single by Operator Please
from the album Yes Yes Vindictive and Cement Cement EP
B-side "Waiting by the Car"
"Zero, Zero"
Released 27 October 2007 (Australia)
17 February 2008 (UK)[1]
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Rock, alternative rock, dance rock
Length 3:52
Label Virgin Records
Writer(s) Amandah Wilkinson, Tim Commandeur, Sarah Gardiner, Ashley McConnell and Taylor Henderson.
Producer(s) Simon Barnicott
Operator Please singles chronology
"Just a Song About Ping Pong"
"Get What You Want"
"Leave It Alone"
For other uses, see Wallace D. Wattles.

"Get What You Want" is a song by Operator Please and is the second single released in Australia on 27 October 2007 and the third in the United Kingdom on 17 February 2008 from their debut album, Yes Yes Vindictive.[2] It debuted at number 40 on the ARIA Singles Chart on 5 November, before later peaking at number 27. The song was used by airline Virgin Blue airline for its television advertising campaign in 2007. It also featured as soundtrack in the video games UEFA Euro 2008 and Test Drive Unlimited 2.

Music video[edit]

Two music videos for "Get What You Want" were released in the UK and Australia.[3]

In the Australian music video it features all band members in a cartoon-like setting, singing and dancing as hands and skeletons chase each other.

The second music video was released in the UK, and was shot while the band was on tour. The music video film was lost and the band had to re-film the music video.[4] The video begins with members playing their instruments in a white room with taped black sheets on the wall and a speaker on the side. Wilkinson begins singing through a megaphone, while intercut scenes of the band members show them dancing in the background while Wilkinson sings in front of them. It also shows various scenes of each member playing separately, the band singing under an umbrella and on the floor.

Track listings[edit]

UK CD single[5]
  1. "Get What You Want" (album version) – 3:54
  2. "Waiting by the Car" – 3:01
  3. "Get What You Want" (UK music video) – 3:57
UK iTunes single[6]
  1. "Get What You Want" (Album version) – 3:54
  2. "Get What You Want" (G.L.O.V.E.S. remix) – 3:54
Australian CD single[7]
  1. "Get What You Want" (album version) – 3:53
  2. "Icicle" – 2:47
  3. "Get What You Want" (Wolf & Cub remix) – 6:02
Australian iTunes single[8]
  1. "Get What You Want" (Album version) – 3:54
  2. "Zero, Zero" – 3:05


Chart (2007) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[9] 27