Those Were the Days (Lady Sovereign song)

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"Those Were the Days"
Those Were the Days (Lady Sovereign song) coverart.jpg
Single by Lady Sovereign
from the album Public Warning
Released 16 April 2007
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Grime, hip hop
Label Def Jam
Songwriter(s) Louise Harman, Lukasz Gottwald
Producer(s) Dr. Luke
Lady Sovereign singles chronology
"Love Me or Hate Me"
"Those Were the Days"
"I Got You Dancing"

"Those Were the Days" (produced by Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald) is the seventh single from UK hip-hop artist Lady Sovereign, and the fifth from her debut album, Public Warning . The single was confirmed for release on her official website [1] and was released to UK download services on 9 April, followed by the physical release on 16 April. The music video for "Those Were the Days" has also been released to various websites on 9 April. The song features Ya Kid K on backup vocals.

Hip hop music music genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping

Hip hop music, also called hip-hop or rap music, is a music genre developed in the United States by inner-city African Americans in the late 1970s which consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching with turntables, break dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling beats or bass lines from records, and rhythmic beatboxing. While often used to refer solely to rapping, "hip hop" more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture. The term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, though rapping is not a required component of hip hop music; the genre may also incorporate other elements of hip hop culture, including DJing, turntablism, scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks.

Lady Sovereign English rapper and grime artist

Louise Harman better known by the stage name Lady Sovereign, is an English rapper and songwriter. She is best known for the songs "9 to 5" and "Love Me or Hate Me".

<i>Public Warning</i> 2006 studio album by Lady Sovereign

Public Warning is the first studio album by English hip hop artist Lady Sovereign, released on 31 October 2006. Was originally due for release in November 2005 but was pushed back after Lady Sovereign was signed by Island Def Jam.


Track listing

UK CD single
  1. "Those Were the Days" - 3:49
  2. "Random" (Live) - 4:05
  3. "Love Me or Hate Me" (Live) - 4:00
  4. "Those Were the Days" (Sinden Remix) - 3:44


Chart (2007)Peak
UK Singles Chart 101

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  1. Lady Sovereign's official website