One Way Ticket (The Darkness song)

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"One Way Ticket"
One Way Ticket.jpg
Single by The Darkness
from the album One Way Ticket to Hell... And Back
B-side "Wanker"
"Grief Hammer"
Released 14 November 2005
Format CD single, Digital download
Genre Glam rock, hard rock
Length 4:28
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Justin Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain
Producer(s) Roy Thomas Baker
The Darkness singles chronology
"Love Is Only a Feeling"
(2004)
"One Way Ticket"
(2005)
"Is It Just Me?"
(2006)

"Love Is Only a Feeling"
(2004)
"One Way Ticket"
(2005)
"Is It Just Me?"
(2006)

"One Way Ticket" is the lead single from British rock band The Darkness' second studio album, One Way Ticket to Hell... And Back. It reached number eight on the UK Singles Chart. Its lyrics explicitly deal with cocaine use and addiction. The song contains frequent references to taking and being on cocaine, one of the reasons Justin Hawkins was admitted to rehab.

The beginning of the song features a pan flute solo, then a noise of one snorting cocaine, before the starting riff begins. The cover art features a stylised British Rail Aptis ticket, taken from their hometown of Lowestoft, in Suffolk, surrounded by fire.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "One Way Ticket" (Explicit Album Edit) - 3:42
  2. "Wanker" - 3:07
  • Digital single #1[2]
  1. "One Way Ticket" (Explicit Album Edit) - 3:42
  2. "Grief Hammer" - 3:12
  • Digital single #2[3]
  1. "One Way Ticket" (Explicit Album Edit) - 3:42
  2. "Wanker" - 3:07
  • Digital download #1[4]
  1. "One Way Ticket" (Full Explicit Version) - 3:41
  • Digital download #2[5]
  1. "One Way Ticket" (Radio Edit) - 3:29
  • Digital download #3[6]
  1. "One Way Ticket" (Clean Album Edit) - 3:38
  • German CD single[7]
  1. "One Way Ticket" (Explicit Album Edit) - 3:42
  2. "Wanker" - 3:07
  3. "Grief Hammer" - 3:12
  4. "One Way Ticket" (Music Video) - 3:45
  1. "One Way Ticket" (Music Video) - 3:45
  2. "One Way Ticket" (Making of the Video) - 2:00
  3. "One Way Ticket" (Explicit Album Edit) - 3:42
  4. "Grief Hammer" - 3:12
  1. "One Way Ticket" (Explicit Album Edit) - 3:42
  2. "Grief Hammer" - 3:12
  1. "One Way Ticket" (Explicit Album Edit) - 3:42
  2. "Wanker" - 3:07

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 36
Austrian Singles Chart 62
Danish Singles Chart 20
Finnish Singles Chart 14
German Singles Chart 75
Irish Singles Chart 22
Italian Singles Chart 17
New Zealand Singles Chart 15
Norwegian Singles Chart 19
Swedish Singles Chart 31
UK Singles Chart 8

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "iTunes Store". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
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  5. ^ "iTunes Store". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  6. ^ "iTunes Store". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  7. ^ "One Way Ticket: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  8. ^ "One Way Ticket [DVD AUDIO]: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. 2005-12-05. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  9. ^ "One Way Ticket [DISC 1] [7" VINYL]: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. 2005-11-14. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  10. ^ "One Way Ticket [DISC 2] [7" VINYL]: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. 2005-10-17. Retrieved 2012-12-27.