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"Jonathan David" is a single released by Belle & Sebastian on Jeepster in 2001. The lead track gets its name from the biblical duo of Jonathan and David, while "The Loneliness of a Middle Distance Runner" is a reference to Alan Sillitoe's short story "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner." The front cover features band members Mick Cooke and Bobby Kildea with Gill Dodds. All three tracks from the single were later collected on the Push Barman to Open Old Wounds compilation. The title track was the band's first single to feature lead vocals from guitarist Stevie Jackson.

"Jonathan David"
Belle & Sebastian - Jonathan David.jpg
Single by Belle & Sebastian
Released18 June 2001
FormatCD (JPRCDS022)
12" vinyl (JPR12022)
7" vinyl (JPR7022)
Length3:00
LabelJeepster Records
Songwriter(s)Isobel Campbell, Richard Colburn, Mick Cooke, Chris Geddes, Stevie Jackson, Sarah Martin (musician), Stuart Murdoch
Producer(s)Belle & Sebastian
Tony Doogan
Belle & Sebastian singles chronology
"Legal Man"
(2000)
"Jonathan David"
(2001)
"I'm Waking Up to Us"
(2001)

Upon release, the single reached number nine in Canada, number 31 in the United Kingdom, and number 46 in Sweden.

Contents

Track listingEdit

  1. "Jonathan David" – 3:00
  2. "Take Your Carriage Clock and Shove It" – 3:36
  3. "The Loneliness of a Middle Distance Runner" – 4:32

ChartsEdit

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)[1] 9
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[2] 16
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[3] 46
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 31
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[5] 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Belle and Sebastian Chart History (Canadian Digital Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Belle & Sebastian – Jonathan David". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 November 2018.

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