|"Those Were the Days"|
|Single by Lady Sovereign|
|from the album Public Warning|
|Released||16 April 2007|
|Format||CD single, digital download|
|Genre||Grime, hip hop|
|Songwriter(s)||Louise Harman, Lukasz Gottwald|
|Lady Sovereign singles chronology|
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|UK Singles Chart||101|
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