My Mistakes Were Made for You

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"My Mistakes Were Made for You"
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Single by The Last Shadow Puppets
from the album
The Age of the Understatement
Released United Kingdom 20 October 2008
Format CD, 7", digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Baroque pop, psychedelic rock, indie rock[1]
Label Domino
Writer(s) Alex Turner, Miles Kane
Producer(s) James Ford
The Last Shadow Puppets singles chronology
"Standing Next to Me"
(2008)
"My Mistakes Were Made for You"
(2008)
"Bad Habits"
(2016)
Alternative cover
Alternative cover
The Age of the Understatement track listing
  1. "The Age of the Understatement"
  2. "Standing Next to Me"
  3. "Calm Like You"
  4. "Separate and Ever Deadly"
  5. "The Chamber"
  6. "Only the Truth"
  7. "My Mistakes Were Made for You"
  8. "Black Plant"
  9. "I Don't Like You Anymore"
  10. "In My Room"
  11. "The Meeting Place"
  12. "Time Has Come Again"

"My Mistakes Were Made for You" is the third single released by The Last Shadow Puppets. It was released on 20 October 2008 in the United Kingdom on Domino Records,[2] featuring three b-sides: a live version of the album track "Separate and Ever Deadly" plus two covers.[3] The US-only 8-song expanded EP was released in digital format on 21 October and on CD on 4 November 2008. It was the final release of the band's first period of activity.

The song was inspired by Scott Walker's song "The Old Man's Back Again", off his album Scott 4.[4] The song also appears to glean influences from Noel Harrison's "The Windmills of Your Mind".[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
French Singles Chart[6] 64
UK Singles Chart 81
European Hot 100 Singles 87
Netherlands Singles Chart 75

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Alex Turner and Miles Kane, except where noted; all music composed by The Last Shadow Puppets.

CD RUG309CD
No. Title Length
1. "My Mistakes Were Made for You" 3:04
2. "Paris Summer[7]" (Guest vocals by Alison Mosshart) (live from The Olympia, Paris) (Hazlewood) 3:38
3. "My Little Red Book" (live from New Theatre, Oxford) (David/Bacharach) 2:42
7" RUG309
No. Title Length
1. "My Mistakes Were Made for You" 3:04
2. "Paris Summer" (Guest vocals by Alison Mosshart) (live from The Olympia, Paris) (Hazlewood) 3:38
7" RUG309X
No. Title Length
1. "My Mistakes Were Made for You" 3:04
2. "Separate and Ever Deadly" (live from New Theatre, Oxford) 2:58
EP (US only)
No. Title Length
1. "My Mistakes Were Made for You" 3:04
2. "Separate and Ever Deadly" (live from New Theatre, Oxford) 2:58
3. "Paris Summer" (Guest vocals by Alison Mosshart) (live from The Olympia, Paris) (Hazlewood) 3:38
4. "My Little Red Book" (live from New Theatre, Oxford) (David/Bacharach) 2:42
5. "The Age of the Understatement" (acoustic) 2:57
6. "Standing Next to Me" (acoustic) 2:26
7. "The Meeting Place" (acoustic) 2:51
8. "My Mistakes Were Made for You" (acoustic) 2:58

Music video[edit]

The video for "My Mistakes Were Made for You" was shot at Pinewood studios and directed by Richard Ayoade. The music video shows Turner on a crashed car with Alexa Chung, his then girlfriend. Kane appears later. It won best video award at the NME Awards 2009.[8]

The video was inspired by Federico Fellini's cult film Toby Dammit.[9]

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