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Last Summer (Lostprophets song)

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Released  23 August 2004
Genre  Post-grunge
Format  CD, vinyl
Length  4:07
Label  Columbia, Visible Noise
Writer(s)  Mike Chiplin Lee Gaze Mike Lewis Jamie Oliver Stuart Richardson Ian Watkins

"Last Summer" is the fourth single from Start Something, the second album by the Welsh rock band Lostprophets. The previous singles, "Burn Burn", "Last Train Home" and "Wake Up (Make a Move)" had all been highly successful on both sides of the Atlantic so this single was under similar pressure; it reached number 13 in the UK Singles Chart.


The song's b-side, "Sweet Dreams My LA Ex", is a cover of a song by English popstar, and former member of S Club 7, Rachel Stevens.

Music video

The music video,directed by The Malloys, for the single shows lead singer Ian Watkins driving around Venice, California on the last day of the summer school term. As he reaches his destination, the beach, he then goes back to the beginning and drives past the school again but in a different decade — the '70s, '80s, and the present. The song describes the band members enjoying memories past of visiting towns in South Wales such as the seaside town of Porthcawl.

In the music video, around the 3:12 mark, lead singer Daryl Palumbo and bassist Jarvis Morgan Holden of Glassjaw and Head Automatica, respectively, can be seen walking in front of the school. Also at the 2:04 mark the metal band Steel Panther are seen in front of the school.

In the music video, lead singer Ian Watkins is driving a car with the plate number 2BAI222, the same plate number is featured in episode 1 of Numb3rs and episode 1 in the second season of TheOC.


  • Ian Watkins – lead vocals
  • Jamie Oliver – synth, turntables, samples, vocals
  • Lee Gaze – lead guitar
  • Mike Lewis – rhythm guitar
  • Stuart Richardson – bass guitar
  • Mike Chiplin – drums, percussion
  • References

    Last Summer (Lostprophets song) Wikipedia

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