We Used to Be Friends

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"We Used to Be Friends"
Single by The Dandy Warhols
from the album Welcome to the Monkey House
Released April 23, 2003
Format
Length 3:19
Label Capitol
Writer(s)
The Dandy Warhols singles chronology
"Get Off" (re-release)
(2002)
"We Used to Be Friends"
(2003)
"You Were the Last High"
(2003)

"We Used to Be Friends" is a song by American alternative rock band The Dandy Warhols. It was released as the lead single from their fourth studio album Welcome to the Monkey House on 23 April 2003.

The single failed to chart in the US but peaked at number 18 in the UK.

Content[edit]

The song bears a similar intro riff and vocal melody to that of a Feeder song "Day In Day Out", and the band have listed Grant Nicholas as co-writer.

Reception[edit]

NME praised the track, describing it as "a synthetic chatter of robotic handclaps and tweaky guitar fuzz, creamed off with a squeaky-clean chorus delivered in alarming falsetto".[1]

Impact[edit]

The song is known for being the theme song to the TV series Veronica Mars, and was also notably featured in an episode of The O.C., the FIFA Football 2004 soundtrack and is also the theme song to Australian reality series My Restaurant Rules.

In 2011, Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional covered the song on his album Covered in the Flood. Alejandro Escovedo recorded a new acoustic version for the soundtrack of the 2014 film adaptation Veronica Mars.

Track listing[edit]

CD
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "We Used to Be Friends"     3:20
2. "Call Me" (Blondie cover) Debbie Harry and Giorgio Moroder 3:32
3. "Relax" (Frankie Goes to Hollywood cover) Peter Gill, Holly Johnson, Brian Nash and Mark O'Toole 3:49
7" vinyl
  1. "We Used to Be Friends"
  2. "Minnesoter (Thee Slayer Hippie Mix)"
DVD
  • "We Used to Be Friends" (video)
  • "Bohemian Like You (Boston Dave Mix)"
  • "Minnesoter (Thee Slayer Hippie Mix)"
  • An Introduction to The Dandy Warhols

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Louis Pattison (14 May 2003). "Dandy Warhols : We Used To Be Friends". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Archive Chart: 2003-05-17" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 3 May 2016.

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