The Lovers Are Losing

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"The Lovers Are Losing"
The Lovers Are Losing.jpg
Single by Keane
from the album Perfect Symmetry
Released 20 October 2008
Format CD single, 7" vinyl, digital download
Recorded Teldex Studios, Berlin
Genre Alternative rock, pop rock
Length 5:04 (album version)
3:48 (radio edit)
Label Island
Writer(s) Tim Rice-Oxley
Tom Chaplin
Richard Hughes
Producer(s) Keane
Keane singles chronology
"The Lovers Are Losing"
"Perfect Symmetry"
Music video
"The Lovers Are Losing" on YouTube

"The Lovers Are Losing" is a song performed and composed by English rock band Keane, released on 20 October 2008[1] as the second single from their third album, Perfect Symmetry.[2] It was played for first the time on Hit40uk on 24 August 2008.

Track listing[edit]

CD single[edit]

  1. "The Lovers Are Losing" — 5:06
  2. "Time to Go" — 3:50

7" single[edit]

  1. "The Lovers Are Losing" — 5:04
  2. "Time to Go" — 3:49

Digital download bundle #1[edit]

  1. "The Lovers Are Losing" (radio edit) — 3:48

Digital download bundle #2[edit]

  1. "The Lovers Are Losing" — 5:04
  2. "Time to Go" — 3:49

Digital download bundle #3[edit]

  1. "The Lovers Are Losing" (live from the Forum) — 5:24
  2. "The Lovers Are Losing" (demo) — 5:17
  3. "The Lovers Are Losing" (CSS remix) — 4:35

Release history[edit]

Country Date
United States 30 September 2008
United Kingdom 20 October 2008

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was released on 1 October, and features singer Tom Chaplin running through the wild and being shot at, with scenes of bombardments by jet aircraft.

Chart performance[edit]

Despite being released as the first physical release taken from Perfect Symmetry, "The Lovers Are Losing" underperformed in the UK Singles Chart and performed even worse than Keane's previous single "Spiralling" which peaked at #23 despite not being physically released. This single was to peak at a disappointing #52, making it Keane's first single to fail to dent the UK Top 40. It spent three weeks in the UK Top 100.


Chart (2008) Peak
Belgian Flanders Singles Chart[3] 50
Dutch Top 40[3] 30
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[4] 66
Norwegian Singles Chart[3] 19
UK Singles Chart[3] 52
Singapore 987FM Top 20 20
US Billboard Triple A[5] 12


  1. ^ "Track listing announced". Retrieved 27 August 2008. 
  2. ^ "Music Week: Keane return in Perfect Symmetry". Archived from the original on 22 August 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Keane - The Lovers Are Losing - Music Charts". Retrieved 2014-05-10. 
  4. ^ "Keane - Chart history". Billboard. 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 
  5. ^ "Billboard Triple A". 2013-03-02. 

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