"Munich" is a song by British post-punk revival band Editors and is featured on their 2005 debut album, The Back Room. It was originally released 18 April 2005 as the second single from the band. It was then subsequently re-released on 2 January 2006, peaking at number 10 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] It finished as the 184th best-selling single in the UK, in 2006.

Contents Edit


  • 1 Track listings
    • 1.1 Original release
      • 1.1.1 7" vinyl
      • 1.1.2 CD
    • 1.2 Re-release
      • 1.2.1 7" vinyl
      • 1.2.2 CD
  • 2 Chart performance
  • 3 Cover versions
  • 4 In popular culture
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Track listings[edit] Edit

All songs written and composed by Chris Urbanowicz, Edward Lay, Russell Leetch and Tom Smith, except where noted.

Original release[edit] Edit

7" vinyl[edit] Edit

  • UK: Kitchenware SKX78 (limited to 3000 copies)
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Munich"     
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Disappear"     

CD[edit] Edit

  • UK: Kitchenware SKCD78 (limited to 3000 copies)
No. Title Length
1. "Munich"   3:46
2. "Crawl Down the Wall"   3:34
3. "Colours"   3:50
  • UK: Kitchenware SKCD78-2
No. Title Length
1. "Munich"   3:47
2. "Release"   5:43

Re-release[edit] Edit

7" vinyl[edit] Edit

  • UK: Kitchenware SKX83
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Munich"     
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Camera" (original demo)   

CD[edit] Edit

  • UK: Kitchenware SKCD83
No. Title Length
1. "Munich"     
2. "French Disko" (Stereolab cover, written by Stereolab)   
  • UK: Kitchenware SKCD832
No. Title Length
1. "Munich"   3:44
2. "Find Yourself a Safe Place"   2:54
3. "Munich" (Cicada remix) 7:48
4. "Munich" (video)   

Chart performance[edit] Edit

Chart (2005) Peak


United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)[2] 22
Chart (2006) Peak


Ireland (IRMA)[1] 42
Netherlands (Mega Top 100)[3] 97
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)[1] 10

Cover versions[edit] Edit

"Munich" was covered by Corinne Bailey Rae for Jo Whiley's BBC Radio 1 in 2006 and featured on Radio 1's Live Lounge. A version by R.E.M., also for BBC Radio 1, was released on Radio 1's Live Lounge – Volume 3 in 2008.

In popular culture[edit] Edit

It is featured on the soundtrack to the video games Saints RowFIFA Street 2, and Major League Baseball 2K7. The song is played when the guests are being introduced on the English television programme, A Question of Sport. It also appeared on the third season finale of Cold Case and in various episodes of the BBC drama Waterloo Road. "Munich" alone comes as a free pack-in song on every Zune player bought.