Whistle for the Choir

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"Whistle for the Choir"
Single by The Fratellis
from the album Costello Music
Released 27 November 2006
Format Vinyl record (7"), CD
Length 3:35
Label Drop The Gun Recordings
Writer(s) Jon Fratelli
The Fratellis singles chronology
"Chelsea Dagger"
"Whistle for the Choir"

Whistle for the Choir is a song by the Fratellis, and their third single. It was released on 27 November 2006 and reached number 9 in the UK Singles Chart, marking their second UK Top 10 single. The song was originally titled "Knickers In A Handbag" but was changed due to pressure from the label. The artwork points toward the old name by showing a girl on the cover handling a pair of knickers above a handbag.

Track listing[edit]

CD Single, Limited Edition Shaped Vinyl Picture Disc
No. Title Length
1. "Whistle for the Choir"  
2. "Nina"  
8" Blue Coloured Vinyl
No. Title Length
1. "Whistle for the Choir"  
2. "Lay Down Easy"  
iTunes Download
No. Title Length
1. "Whistle for the Choir"  
2. "Baby Fratelli"  
3. "Flathead"  

This is listed in the iTunes Store as the Whistle for the Choir - EP even though it contains 2 other singles from The Fratellis' debut album, Costello Music.


The video features the band singing on darkened streets. It was filmed in Glasgow city centre, including Buchanan and Sauchiehall Streets.

Featured On[edit]

The song is featured on the soundtrack of a 2007 Brothers & Sisters and a 2009 Community episode. This song was featured on the controversial Channel 4 drama Britz.

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