Kingdom (song)

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"Kingdom"
Gahan kingdom.jpg
Single by Dave Gahan
from the album Hourglass
B-side "Tomorrow"
Released October 8, 2007 (2007-10-08) (Europe)
August 28, 2007 (2007-08-28) (North America)
Format CD single
Digital download
7" picture disc
Recorded 2007
Genre Industrial rock, electroclash, synthpop
Length 4:34 (album version)
3:33 (single version)
Label Mute - MUTE 393
Songwriter(s) Dave Gahan, Andrew Phillpott, Christian Eigner
Producer(s) Gahan, Phillpott, Eigner
Dave Gahan singles chronology
"A Little Piece (Live)"
(2003)
"Kingdom"
(2007)
"Saw Something / Deeper and Deeper"
(2008)
"A Little Piece (Live)"
(2003)
"Kingdom"
(2007)
"Saw Something / Deeper and Deeper"
(2008)
Alternate CD single cover
Alternate CD single cover

"Kingdom" is a song performed by Depeche Mode's singer Dave Gahan. The song was written and produced by Gahan, Andrew Phillpott, and Christian Eigner for Gahan's second solo album Hourglass (2007). The song was released as the album's first single in October 2007. The single version removed the third stanza of the first verse, the instrumental part preceding the second chorus, and most of the bridge at the end.

Airplay[edit]

The song has received increasing airplay on US alternative rock radio throughout the month of September and became one of the 100-most-played modern rock songs in the US in mid-September. Major support has come from WEQX (Albany, New York) and KNRK (Portland, Oregon). In late September 2007, Alt Nation (Sirius Satellite Radio), Ethel (XM Satellite Radio), and KDLD (Los Angeles) have offered airplay to the song. As of late September 2007, the song was receiving airplay from 21 US modern rock stations.[1] By mid-October, the number had grown to 29 stations and the song had become one of the 75-most-played. In the UK, however, a week after release on CD, the single only reached a chart peak of #44 (as of 15/10/07), meaning that it charted lower than any of Dave's CD-format singles from his first album, Paper Monsters. However, more success was achieved in mainland Europe, with the song reaching the Top 10 in Germany and Italy, and the top of the chart in Spain. The song was also featured in the episode "The Ringer" of the CBS show Moonlight, which first aired on November 10, 2007, and was also included in the soundtrack album for the 2008 movie Lost Boys: The Tribe.

Promotion[edit]

Jaron Albertin has directed the video for "Kingdom".[2] The single was played on radio stations from August 27, 2007 (2007-08-27), the day the track was available for digital download from iTunes. Clips of the song were first broadcast on Dave's YouTube channel during his 2nd web greeting on the August 21, 2007 (2007-08-21).

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of minor single releases of "Kingdom".

European CD single
(CD MUTE 393; Released October 8, 2007)

  1. "Kingdom" (Single Version) – 3:33
  2. "Tomorrow" – 5:14

Enhanced European CD single
(LCD MUTE 393; Released October 8, 2007)

  1. "Kingdom" (Single Version) – 3:33
  2. "Kingdom" (Digitalism Remix) – 5:36
  3. "Kingdom" (Booka Shade Club Mix) – 7:39
  4. "Kingdom" (K10K Extended Mix) – 6:36
  5. "Kingdom" Music Video

European 7" picture disc
(MUTE 393; Released October 8, 2007)

  1. "Kingdom" (Single Version) – 3:33
  2. "Tomorrow" – 5:14

Released as a limited edition single

European 12" single
(12 MUTE 393; Released October 29, 2007)

  1. "Kingdom" (Digitalism Remix) – 5:36
  2. "Kingdom" (Digitalism Dub)
  3. "Kingdom" (Booka Shade Club Mix) – 7:39
  4. "Kingdom" (Booka Shade Dub Mix)

European Limited Edition 12" single
(L12 MUTE 393; Released November 26, 2007)

  1. "Kingdom" (Ralphi + Jody's Extended Vocal) - 9:44
  2. "Kingdom" (Rosario's Big Room Vocal) - 9:44

Digital download single
(Released August 27, 2007)

  1. "Kingdom" (Single Version) – 3:33

Digital download single
(Released October 8, 2007)

  1. "Kingdom" (Studio Session) - 4:50

Digital EP
(Released October 8, 2007)

  1. "Kingdom" (Single Version) – 3:33
  2. "Kingdom" (Digitalism Remix) – 5:36
  3. "Kingdom" (Booka Shade Club Mix) – 7:39
  4. "Kingdom" (K10K Extended Mix) – 6:36

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position[3][4][5]
Austrian Singles Chart 41
German Singles Chart 10
Greek Singles Chart 18
Italian Singles Chart 4
Spanish Singles Chart 1
Swedish Singles Chart 37
UK Singles Chart 44
U.S. Hot Dance Club Play[6] 1

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]


Preceded by
"Keep Your Body Working" by Tony Moran featuring Martha Wash
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
January 5, 2008
Succeeded by
"No, No, No" by Ono