Leave It Alone (Operator Please song)

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"Leave It Alone"
Single by Operator Please
from the album Yes Yes Vindictive
B-side "Mister Mister",
"Crash Tragic",
Released United Kingdom 19 November 2007
Australia 25 February 2008[1]
Recorded 2006
Genre Rock, alternative rock, Hard rock, Dance
Length 3:38 (album version)
3:33 (radio edit)
Label Brille Records
Producer(s) Simon Barnicott
Operator Please singles chronology
"Get What You Want"
(2007) Get What You Want2007
"Leave It Alone"
(2007) Leave It Alone2007
"Two for My Seconds"
(2008) Two for My Seconds2008

"Leave It Alone" is a song by Operator Please and is the third single released from their debut album Yes Yes Vindictive. It was released as the second single from the album in the United Kingdom on 19 November 2007,[2] and as the third single in Australia on 25 February 2008.

The Nine Network has been using the song to promote its coverage of the 2008 Commonwealth Bank Series cricket tournament.

The song peaked at number 62 on the ARIA Singles Chart, number 32 on the Top 100 Physical and number 14 on the Australian Artists singles charts.[3]

The song exists in two versions: one is a radio edit and the other is the album version. Both versions have three choruses but the order they appear in are mixed around between both versions.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Duncan Skiles. The video premiered on Operator Please's official website on 31 October.

The video opens up with all band members playing their instruments in a warehouse. At the beginning of the chorus, the keyboardist, Sarah Gardiner, and the lead singer, Amandah Wilkinson, begin to fight. As Wilkinson hits Gardiner in the mouth, yellow paint pours out of her mouth. The bassist, Ashley McConnell, begins to fight Wilkinson as well during the chorus. Wilkinson wins while green paint pours out of her mouth. For the second chorus the violinist, Taylor Henderson, begins to fight Wilkinson and Henderson punches Wilkinson in the mouth and pink paint pours out of her mouth. Wilkinson then punches Henderson in the mouth and orange blood pours out. During the bridge, it shows various shots of all members getting punched except for Tim Commandeur. Commandeur then uses his crash cymbal from his drum set and uses them as Frisbees and cuts off Henderson's hand and McConnell's foot. He then chucks his drum sticks at Gardiner and they go through her eyes. Wilkinson then rips off Commandeur's arm as blue blood pours out. Henderson then uses her remaining arm to make her violin as a bow and arrow which then stabs Wilkinson in the stomach. For the conclusion of the video, it shows all members dead on the floor.

Blood colours
Amandah - Pink
Sarah - Yellow
Ashley - Green
Taylor - Orange
Timmy - Blue

Track listings[edit]

UK CD single[4]

  1. "Leave It Alone" (radio edit)
  2. "Leave It Alone" (album version)
  3. "Leave It Alone" (live)
  4. "Leave It Alone" (music video)
  5. "Crash Tragic"
  6. "Icicle"

UK 7" single

  1. "Leave It Alone" (New Young Pony Club mix) – 4:49
  2. "Leave It Alone" (David E. Sugar's St. Marks mix) – 4:52

UK iTunes CD single

  1. "Leave It Alone" (radio edit)
  2. "Leave It Alone" (New Young Pony Club Mix)

AUS CD single[5]

  1. "Leave It Alone" (radio edit) – 3:34
  2. "Leave It Alone" (album version) – 3:41
  3. "Mister Mister" (live demo) – 2:22
  4. "Leave It Alone" (New Young Pony Club remix) – 4:49
  5. "Leave It Alone" (David E. Sugar remix) – 4:52


Chart (2008) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 62
Australian Physical Singles (ARIA)[3] 32
Australian Artist Singles (ARIA)[3] 14


  1. ^ Australian release dates[permanent dead link] Retrieved on 14 February 2008.
  2. ^ "Leave It Alone" release
  3. ^ a b c d Wallace, Ian (17 March 2008). "Week Commencing ~ 17th March 2008 ~ Issue #942" (PDF). The ARIA Report. Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) (942): 4, 7, 11, 15. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 March 2008. Retrieved 6 May 2018. 
  4. ^ UK CD Single
  5. ^ Operator Please - Leave It Alone Music at JB Hi-Fi Australia