Papillon (song)

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"Papillon"
Papllon.jpg
Single by Editors
from the album In This Light and on This Evening
B-side "Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool" (demo) (7")
Released 12 October 2009
Format
Recorded 2009
Genre
Length
  • 5:21 (album version)
  • 3:55 (radio edit)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Flood
Editors singles chronology
"Bones"
(2008)
"Papillon"
(2009)
"You Don't Know Love"
(2010)

"Bones"
(2008)
"Papillon"
(2009)
"You Don't Know Love"
(2010)

"Papillon" is a song by English rock band Editors. It was released as the lead single from their third studio album, In This Light and on This Evening, on 12 October 2009. A music video for the song was released on 11 September 2009 and directed by Andrew Douglas. "Papillon" charted in several countries, including Belgium, where it was a number-one hit, and the UK, where it peaked at number 23.

The song has regularly been used as "closing piece" of Editors concerts.

Music video[edit]

The official music video for "Papillon", lasting three minutes and fifty-five seconds, was uploaded on 11 September 2009 to the official Editors YouTube channel and was directed by Andrew Douglas.[1][2] As of March 2016 it has received over 12 million views.[2]

Track listing[edit]

7" vinyl[edit]

  1. "Papillon (Radio Mix)" – 3:55
  2. "Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool (demo)" – 3:45

12" vinyl[edit]

  1. "Papillon (Tiësto remix)" – 8:09
  2. "Papillon (The Japanese Popstars remix)" - 7:12

CD (UK release)[edit]

  1. "Papillon (Radio mix)" – 3:55
  2. "Papillon (Tiësto remix)" – 8:09

CD (Euro-release - digipack)[edit]

  1. "Papillon (Radio mix)" – 3:55
  2. "Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool (Demo version)" – 3:45
  3. "Like Treasure (Demo version)" – 3:20
  4. "Papillon (Tiësto Radio edit) – 4:09

iTunes EP - Non-UK[edit]

  1. "Papillon (Radio mix)" – 3:55
  2. "Papillon (Tiësto radio edit)" – 4:09
  3. "Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool (Demo version)" – 3:55
  4. "Walk The Fleet Road (Demo version)" – 3:53
  5. "Papillon (Tiësto remix)" – 8:09
  6. "Papillon (The Japanese Popstars remix)" – 7:12

iTunes EP - UK[edit]

  1. "Papillon (Radio mix)" – 3:55
  2. "Papillon (Tiësto remix)" – 8:09
  3. "Papillon (Tom Nevilles Sleep Twitch)" – 7:56
  4. "Papillon (The Japanese Popstars remix)" – 7:12

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009–11) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 44
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 6
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 43
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 16
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 52
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Editors' Papillon by Andrew Douglas". Promo News. 28 September 2009. Archived from the original on 17 April 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Editors - Papillon". YouTube. 11 September 2009. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Editors – Papillon" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Editors – Papillon" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Editors – Papillon" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Musicline.de – Editors Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Editors – Papillon" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Editors – Papillon". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 December 2015.

External links[edit]