You Were the Last High

"You Were the Last High" is a song by American alternative rock band The Dandy Warhols. It was released in July 2003 as the second single from their fourth studio album Welcome to the Monkey House.

"You Were the Last High"
Single by The Dandy Warhols
from the album Welcome to the Monkey House
Released28 July 2003
  • Taylor-Taylor
  • Jeremy Wheatley
The Dandy Warhols singles chronology
"We Used to Be Friends"
"You Were the Last High"
"Plan A"

Music video

The music video is a almost exact recreation of Duran Duran's "Planet Earth" video., which was directed by Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes, who had also produced Welcome to the Monkey House.


Released in July 2003 as the second single from Welcome to the Monkey House, "You Were the Last High" peaked at No. 34 on the UK Singles Chart.[2]

"You Were the Last High" was one of the titular "nine songs" in the film 9 Songs, which featured a live performance of the song by the band. The song also featured in the film Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.

"You Were the Last High" appeared on the band's greatest hits album The Capitol Years 1995–2007 under the shortened title "The Last High".


The song was favorably received by critics, who generally cited it as a highlight of Welcome to the Monkey House.[3] Pitchfork, in their otherwise negative review of Welcome to the Monkey House, called the track a "bright spot".[4]

Of the track, Dandy Warhols guitarist Peter Holmström has said, "I think it's the best song we've ever done."[5]

Track listing

CD 1
1."You Were the Last High"4:48
2."We Used to Be Friends (Coates & Stiles Mix)"5:24
3."Everyday Should Be a Holiday (Tony Lash Mix)"3:53
CD 2
  1. "You Were the Last High"
  2. "Sun"
  3. "Dye"
Limited edition 7" vinyl
  1. "You Were the Last High"
  2. "We Used to Be Friends (Kenn Richards Remix)"


  1. Berman, Staurt (September 7, 2010). "The Dandy Warhols: The Capitol Years: 1995–2007 Album Review | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  2. "The Official Charts Company - You Were The Last High by The Dandy Warhols Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013.
  3. "Q Magazine's Welcome To The Monkey House review (4 out of 5 stars)". Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  4. Bryant, Andrew (16 July 2003). "The Dandy Warhols: Welcome To The Monkey House". Pitchfork. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  5. David Peisner (16 April 2003). "Nick Rhodes co-produces new Dandy Warhols record". Retrieved 5 March 2012.
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