List of songs recorded by The Darkness

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A former lineup of The Darkness in 2013. From left to right: Ed Graham, Dan Hawkins, Justin Hawkins, Frankie Poullain. The current lineup includes Rufus Tiger Taylor in place of Graham.

The Darkness is an English hard rock band formed in Lowestoft, Suffolk in 2000. Their first release was the extended play I Believe in a Thing Called Love in August 2002, which featured the tracks "I Believe in a Thing Called Love", "Love on the Rocks with No Ice" and "Love Is Only a Feeling", all of which were later featured on the band's debut album.[1] After signing with Atlantic Records, the band released their debut album Permission to Land in July, which featured a total of ten tracks.[2] Singles released to support the album were "Get Your Hands Off My Woman", "Growing on Me", "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" and "Love Is Only a Feeling", all of which featured new B-sides.[3][4][5][6] The B-sides "The Best of Me" (from "Get Your Hands Off My Woman") and "Makin' Out" (from "I Believe in a Thing Called Love") were also featured on the Japanese edition of Permission to Land.[2] "Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)" was released at the end of the year,[7] and also featured on the Christmas reissue of the album.[2]

The band's second album, One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back, was released in November 2005, and also featured ten tracks.[8] The album was supported by the release of singles "One Way Ticket", "Is It Just Me?" and "Girlfriend"; the first two featured new B-sides, while the third featured remixes of the A-side.[9][10][11] The B-side "Grief Hammer", originally from the single "One Way Ticket", was also featured on the Japanese edition of One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back.[8] The band broke up in 2006, and in 2008 the compilation album The Platinum Collection and box set Permission to Land/One Way Ticket to Hell... were released, each featuring all 20 songs from the band's first two albums ("Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)" was also included on The Platinum Collection).[12][13]

The Darkness reunited in 2011, and in August 2012 they released their third album, Hot Cakes.[14] The album features eleven tracks, including the band's first studio cover version, of Radiohead's "Street Spirit (Fade Out)".[14] The deluxe edition of Hot Cakes features four additional tracks, three of which are new songs; the bonus track "Cannonball" features Ian Anderson of the band Jethro Tull on flute.[14] In 2014 Graham left the band again, to be replaced by Emily Dolan Davies, who performed on the band's fourth album Last of Our Kind.[15] Davies later left herself, and was replaced by Rufus Tiger Taylor.

Songs[edit]

Frontman Justin Hawkins has performed lead vocals and guitar with the band since their formation in 2000.
Along with his brother Justin, guitarist Dan Hawkins has co-written every original track by The Darkness.
Bassist Frankie Poullain has contributed to songwriting on all three The Darkness albums, including all of Permission to Land.
Drummer Ed Graham has performed on all three albums by the band, co-writing all of Permission to Land and the track "Bald".
Richie Edwards replaced Poullain in 2005 and performed bass guitar on One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back.
Hot Cakes features a cover version of "Street Spirit (Fade Out)", originally written and recorded by Radiohead.
Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson performed flute on Hot Cakes bonus track "Cannonball".
Key
Song released as a single Indicates song released as a single
Song written by the whole band Indicates song written by the whole band
Title Writer(s) Release Year Ref. Notes
"Always Had the Blues" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Last of Our Kind 2015 [15] [A]
"Bald" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Ed Graham
One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back 2005 [8] [B]
"Barbarian" Song released as a single Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Last of Our Kind 2015 [15]
"Bareback" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Ed Graham Song written by the whole band
"Growing on Me" 2003 [4]
"Black Shuck" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Ed Graham Song written by the whole band
Permission to Land 2003 [2] [B]
"Blind Man" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back 2005 [8] [B]
"Cannonball" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Hot Cakes 2012 [14] [C]
"Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)" Song released as a single Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Ed Graham Song written by the whole band
Permission to Land 2003 [2] [B][D]
"Concrete" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Hot Cakes 2012 [14]
"Conquerors" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Last of Our Kind 2015 [15]
"Curse of the Tollund Man" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Ed Graham Song written by the whole band
"Love Is Only a Feeling" 2004 [6]
"Dinner Lady Arms" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back 2005 [8] [B]
"English Country Garden" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back 2005 [8] [B]
"Every Inch of You" Song released as a single Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Hot Cakes 2012 [14]
"Everybody Have a Good Time" Song released as a single Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Hot Cakes 2012 [14]
"Forbidden Love" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Hot Cakes 2012 [14]
"Friday Night" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Ed Graham Song written by the whole band
Permission to Land 2003 [2] [B]
"Get Your Hands Off My Woman" Song released as a single Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Ed Graham Song written by the whole band
Permission to Land 2003 [2] [B]
"Girlfriend" Song released as a single Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back 2005 [8] [B]
"Givin' Up" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Ed Graham Song written by the whole band
Permission to Land 2003 [2] [B]
"Grief Hammer" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
"One Way Ticket" 2005 [9] [E]
"Growing on Me" Song released as a single Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Ed Graham Song written by the whole band
Permission to Land 2003 [2] [B]
"Hammer & Tongs" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Last of Our Kind 2015 [15]
"Hazel Eyes" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back 2005 [8] [B]
"Holding My Own" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Ed Graham Song written by the whole band
Permission to Land 2003 [2] [B]
"How Dare You Call This Love?" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Ed Graham Song written by the whole band
"Growing on Me" 2003 [4]
"I Believe in a Thing Called Love" Song released as a single Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Ed Graham Song written by the whole band
Permission to Land 2003 [2] [B][F]
"I Can't Believe It's Not Love" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Hot Cakes 2012 [14] [C]
"I Love You 5 Times" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Ed Graham Song written by the whole band
"Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)" 2003 [7]
"Is It Just Me?" Song released as a single Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back 2005 [8] [B]
"Keep Me Hangin' On" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Hot Cakes 2012 [14]
"Knockers" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back 2005 [8] [B]
"Last of Our Kind" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Last of Our Kind 2015 [15]
"Living Each Day Blind" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Hot Cakes 2012 [14]
"Love Is Not the Answer" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Hot Cakes 2012 [14]
"Love Is Only a Feeling" Song released as a single Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Ed Graham Song written by the whole band
Permission to Land 2003 [2] [B][F]
"Love on the Rocks with No Ice" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Ed Graham Song written by the whole band
Permission to Land 2003 [2] [B][F]
"Makin' Out" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Ed Graham Song written by the whole band
"I Believe in a Thing Called Love" 2003 [5] [G]
"Messenger" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Last of Our Kind 2015 [15] [A]
"Mighty Wings" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Last of Our Kind 2015 [15]
"Million Dollar Strong" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Last of Our Kind 2015 [15] [A]
"Mudslide" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Emily Dolan-Davies Song written by the whole band
Last of Our Kind 2015 [15]
"Nothin's Gonna Stop Us" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Chris McDougall
Hot Cakes 2012 [14]
"One Way Ticket" Song released as a single Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back 2005 [8] [B]
"Open Fire" Song released as a single Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Last of Our Kind 2015 [15]
"Out of My Hands" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Ed Graham Song written by the whole band
"I Believe in a Thing Called Love" 2003 [5]
"Pat Pong Ladies" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Hot Cakes 2012 [14] [C]
"Physical Sex" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Ed Graham Song written by the whole band
"I Believe in a Thing Called Love" 2003 [5]
"Planning Permission" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Ed Graham Song written by the whole band
"Love Is Only a Feeling" 2004 [6]
"Roaring Waters" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Last of Our Kind 2015 [15]
"Sarah O'Sarah" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Last of Our Kind 2015 [15]
"Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back 2005 [8] [B]
"Shake (Like a Lettuce Leaf)" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
"Is It Just Me?" 2006 [10]
"She Just a Girl, Eddie" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Hot Cakes 2012 [14]
"Shit Ghost" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
"Is It Just Me?" 2006 [10]
"Street Spirit (Fade Out)" Thom Yorke
Johnny Greenwood
Colin Greenwood
Ed O'Brien
Phil Selway
Hot Cakes 2012 [14]
"Stuck in a Rut" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Ed Graham Song written by the whole band
Permission to Land 2003 [2] [B]
"The Best of Me" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Ed Graham Song written by the whole band
"Get Your Hands Off My Woman" 2003 [3] [G]
"The Horn" Song released as a single Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
"The Horn" 2013 [16]
"Wanker" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
"One Way Ticket" 2005 [9]
"Wheels of the Machine" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Last of Our Kind 2015 [15]
"With a Woman" Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Hot Cakes 2012 [14]

Notes[edit]

A. a b c Featured on special deluxe editions of Last of Our Kind only.[15]
B. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Also featured on the 2008 compilation album The Platinum Collection.[12]
C. a b c Featured on special deluxe editions of Hot Cakes only.[14]
D. a Featured on the Christmas reissue of Permission to Land only.[2]
E. a Also featured on special deluxe editions of One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back.[8]
F. a b c Originally featured on the 2002 extended play I Believe in a Thing Called Love.[1]
G. a b Also featured on special deluxe editions of Permission to Land.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b I Believe in a Thing Called Love (Media notes). The Darkness. Must Destroy. 2002. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Permission to Land (Media notes). The Darkness. Atlantic Records. 2003. 
  3. ^ a b "Get Your Hands Off My Woman" (Media notes). The Darkness. Atlantic Records. 2003. 
  4. ^ a b c "Growing on Me" (Media notes). The Darkness. Atlantic Records. 2003. 
  5. ^ a b c d "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" (Media notes). The Darkness. Atlantic Records. 2003. 
  6. ^ a b c "Love Is Only a Feeling" (Media notes). The Darkness. Atlantic Records. 2004. 
  7. ^ a b "Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)" (Media notes). The Darkness. Atlantic Records. 2003. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back (Media notes). The Darkness. Atlantic Records. 2005. 
  9. ^ a b c "One Way Ticket" (Media notes). The Darkness. Atlantic Records. 2005. 
  10. ^ a b c "Is It Just Me?" (Media notes). The Darkness. Atlantic Records. 2006. 
  11. ^ "Girlfriend" (Media notes). The Darkness. Atlantic Records. 2006. 
  12. ^ a b The Platinum Collection (Media notes). The Darkness. Rhino Entertainment. 2008. 
  13. ^ Permission to Land/One Way Ticket to Hell... (Media notes). The Darkness. Warner Music Group. 2008. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Hot Cakes (Media notes). The Darkness. Canary Dwarf Records. 2012. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Last of Our Kind (Media notes). The Darkness. Canary Dwarf Records. 2015. 
  16. ^ "The Horn" (Media notes). The Darkness. Canary Dwarf Records. 2013. 

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