Poison Prince

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"Poison Prince"
Poison Prince2.jpg
Re-release cover (2008)
Single by Amy Macdonald
from the album This Is the Life
A-side Poison Prince
B-side Rock Bottom
Released 7 May 2007 (2007-05-07) (UK)
19 May 2008 (2008-05-19) (UK Re-Release)
19 June 2009 (2009-06-19) (GER)[1]
Format CD single, vinyl (7"),
Digital Download
Recorded 2007
Genre Indie rock, alternative rock
Writer(s) Amy Macdonald
Producer(s) Pete Wilkinson
Amy Macdonald singles chronology
"Poison Prince"
(2007)
"Mr Rock & Roll"
(2007)
Re-Release chronology
"Run"
(2008)
"Poison Prince"
(re-release)
(2008)
"Don't Tell Me That It's Over"
(2010)
Alternative cover
Limited release cover (2007)

"Poison Prince" is the first single from Scottish singer-songwriter Amy MacDonald's debut album, This Is the Life, and charted at number 136 on the UK Singles Chart in 2007.[2] Its initial limited release was on 7 May 2007, and it was later re-released 19 May 2008. The lyrics were based on the life of Babyshambles and Libertines singer Pete Doherty, and were written as an ode to the troubled musician.[3]

Limited release[edit]

"Poison Prince" was initially offered as a limited online-only release,[3] and was included as the third track on her debut album This Is The Life, released 7 May 2007. The music video features Amy performing in a nightclub and walking around various locations in Glasgow.

Re-release[edit]

On 19 May 2008, a year and 12 days after the limited release was released,[4] a new music video for the song "Poison Prince" was released.[5][6] The video was filmed at her Rock Against Racism show in Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Poison Prince" – 3:28
  2. "Rock Bottom" – 3:44
Digital download
  1. "Poison Prince" – 3:28
  2. "Footballer's Wife" – 5:06
  3. "Rock Bottom" – 3:44
CD single (2009, Germany)
  1. "Poison Prince" – 3:28
  2. Multimedia: "Poison Prince (2nd video)"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
United Kingdom (Official Charts Company) 136
Chart (2008) Peak
position
Re-Release
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 58
United Kingdom (Official Charts Company) 148
Chart (2009) Peak
position
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 66

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.amy-macdonald.de/releases/detail/product/158841/0/poison-prince/
  2. ^ "Amy MacDonald's debut song Poison Prince to be re-released". dailyrecord.co.uk. 2008-03-26. Archived from the original on 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2008-06-30. 
  3. ^ a b "Amy MacDonald - This Is The Life (2007) - 320 kbs". Boris Music Corner. 2008-03-28. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  4. ^ "Footballer's wife? Not me says Amy Macdonald". edinburghnews.scotsman.com. 9 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  5. ^ "Amy Macdonald - 'Poison Prince'". bbc.co.uk. 14 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  6. ^ "New Single Announced". amymacdonald.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  7. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Amy MacDonald – Poison Prince". Swiss Singles Chart.
  8. ^ "Musicline.de – Amy MacDonald Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.

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