Turn Your Back

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"Turn Your Back"
Single by Billy Talent featuring Anti-Flag
from the album Billy Talent III
Released September 15, 2008
Format Digital download
Genre Punk rock
Length 3:24
Label Warner Music Canada
Songwriter(s) Billy Talent
Billy Talent singles chronology
"This Suffering"
"Turn Your Back"
"Rusted from the Rain"
"This Suffering"
"Turn Your Back"
"Rusted from the Rain"
Audio sample

"Turn Your Back" is the first demo single by Billy Talent from their third studio album, Billy Talent III. The song debuted live at The Norwegian Wood Festival in Oslo, Norway, on June 14, 2008 during their performance. Later performances of the song would be accompanied by Justin Sane and Chris #2 of Anti-Flag, who also appear as guest vocalists on the single. Lead singer Ben Kowalewicz told Kerrang!: "This is about being accountable for your actions - socially, politically and environmentally."[1]

On August 27, 2008, the band posted a promotional poster for the single on their MySpace website.

Although not a promotional single for the third album (released almost a year before the album), the single was released as a charity stand-alone single on iTunes. The album version of it, however, does not feature the guest vocals of Anti-Flag's Justin Sane and Chris #2.

On September 2, 2008, on the Radio 1 Punk Show the song was played for the first time.[citation needed] The song came out on iTunes on September 15, 2008. The single was officially released in Europe on September 12, 2008, and was also released in Canada, the US and France on September 16, 2008, and Australia on September 20, 2008. On the week of September 27, it debuted at number 23 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart on downloads alone.[2]

The song was featured on the soundtrack of the NHL 09 video game.[3]

Release history[edit]

Country Date
United Kingdom September 15, 2008
United States September 16, 2008
Australia September 20, 2008

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
Canadian Hot 100[4] 23


  1. ^ Turn Your Back Songfacts
  2. ^ "Turn Your Back - Chart Listing For The Week Of Oct 11 2008:". www.billboard.com. Archived from the original on June 20, 2013. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  3. ^ "NHL 09 Soundtrack Revealed". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  4. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/285049/billy+talent/chart?f=793

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