Rules and Regulations (song)

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"Rules and Regulations"
Single by Rufus Wainwright
from the album Release the Stars
Released July 30, 2007 (UK)
Format Digital
Genre Baroque pop, pop
Length 4:05
Label Geffen
Songwriter(s) Rufus Wainwright
Producer(s) Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright singles chronology
"Going to a Town"
"Rules and Regulations"
"Going to a Town"
"Rules and Regulations"
Release the Stars track listing
  1. "Do I Disappoint You"
  2. "Going to a Town"
  3. "Tiergarten"
  4. "Nobody's Off the Hook"
  5. "Between My Legs"
  6. "Rules and Regulations"
  7. "Not Ready to Love"
  8. "Slideshow"
  9. "Tulsa"
  10. "Leaving for Paris No. 2"
  11. "Sanssouci"
  12. "Release the Stars"

"Rules and Regulations" is a song written and performed by Canadian-American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright. It was the second single from Wainwright's fifth studio album, Release the Stars, released digitally via iTunes in the UK on July 30, 2007.

Despite the success of Release the Stars, which reached #2 on the UK Albums Chart,[1] and the performance of "Going to a Town", the first single from the album that reached #54 on the UK Singles Chart,[2] "Rules and Regulations" failed to chart in any nation. A music video, directed by Petro Papahadjopoulos, was also created to promote the single.

Track listing[edit]

UK digital single[edit]

  1. "Rules and Regulations"


Music video[edit]

Petro Papahadjopoulos directed the music video for "Rules and Regulations", which features a group of men performing a choreographed dance around a long john-wearing Wainwright inside a London mansion.[3]


  1. ^ "UK Top 40 Hit Database". Retrieved 2008-11-13.  Note: User must define search parameters as "Rufus Wainwright"
  2. ^ "Chart Stats - Rufus Wainwright". Archived from the original on 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Video Premiere: 'Rules and Regulations,' Rufus Wainwright". 2007-06-22. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 

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