Moving to New York

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"Moving to New York"
Moving to new york.jpg
Cover of the original release
Single by The Wombats
from the album A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation
Released 26 October 2006 (2006-10-26)
14 January 2008 (2008-01-14)
Format Digital download, CD
Genre Indie rock, pop punk
Label 14th Floor Records
Writer(s) Dan Haggis, Tord Øverland Knudsen, Matthew Murphy
The Wombats singles chronology

"Let's Dance to Joy Division"
"Moving to New York"

"Moving to New York
"Backfire at the Disco"

"Backfire at the Disco"
Additional Artwork
Cover of the re-release.

"Moving to New York" is a song by the Liverpool band The Wombats. It was originally released exclusively on 7-inch, in limited edition packaging, on October 26, 2006 and then re-released on January 14, 2008. The song is taken from the band's album A Guide to Love, Loss and Desperation. It was used in the end credits music on E4's comedy show The Inbetweeners. The song has also been remixed and released as a single by trance music DJ Paul van Dyk.

Moving to New York was classified Silver by the BPI in 2015, meaning it has sold over 200,000 copies in the UK alone.

Formats and track listings[edit]

Track listings of major single releases of "Moving to New York".

First release[edit]

UK 7" single (Limited Edition packaging)
(Released October 26, 2006)

  1. "Moving to New York"
  2. "Party in a Forest (Where's Laura?)"

Second release[edit]

UK CD single
(Released January 14, 2008)

  1. "Moving to New York"
  2. "Moving to New York (Kyte Remix)"

UK 7" single (Gatefold Sleeve, Coloured Vinyl)
(Released January 14, 2008)

  1. "Moving to New York"
  2. "Moving to New York (Paul van Dyk Remix)"

UK 7" single (Picture Disc)
(Released January 14, 2008)

  1. "Moving to New York"
  2. "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You (XFM Session)"


Critics of the single have said that "the song is upbeat and catchy". The Unreality Music website described the song as "one of those joyous, frenetic noise-fests".[1]


Chart (2008) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 13