"There Goes the Fear" is the first single from Doves' second studio album The Last Broadcast. The single was released on 15 April 2002 in the UK on CD and 10" vinyl, and charted at #3 on the UK Singles Chart. Both formats were released and deleted on the same day. A single was also released for the song in the Netherlands and in Australia, featuring two live B-sides. The music video for "There Goes the Fear," which was constructed entirely out of existing footage[1] and won a D&AD award in 2003 for Outstanding Direction,[2] was directed by Julian House and Julian Gibbs at Intro. The video was also included on the UK CD single release.

When asked in a 2010 interview with Under the Radar as to why the single was released and deleted on the same day, Jez Williams stated, "It was to do something different from the norm. Just wanted to try something different really. I can't remember exactly whose idea it was. It might have been the manager's, but we were kind of into it. A kind of statement, in a way. We liked the fact that you could only get a hold of a certain amount of this or a certain amount of that. Especially in this day and age of readily available bits of music, it's kind of nice: a physical copy that's precious to you because you managed to get to the shop that day and actually own that."[3]

The B-side "Hit the Ground Running" is an adaptation of "Werewolves of London," written by Warren Zevon, Leroy Marinell, and Robert "Waddy" Wachtel.

In October 2011, NME placed it at number 137 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".[4]


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All songs written and composed by Jez WilliamsJimi Goodwin, and Andy Williams, except where noted. 

Promo CD (HVN111CDRP)
No. Title Length
1. "There Goes the Fear" (Radio Edit) 4:50
2. "There Goes the Fear" (Album Version) 6:54
No. Title Length
1. "There Goes the Fear"   6:54
2. "There Goes the Fear" (Enhanced Video)
UK 10" vinyl (HVN111-10)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "There Goes the Fear"   6:54
2. "Hit the Ground Running"   Zevon, Marinell, Wachtel 2:54
Dutch and Australian CD
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "There Goes the Fear"   6:54
2. "Hit the Ground Running"   Zevon, Marinell, Wachtel 2:54
3. "Here It Comes" (Live Triple J at the Wireless) 5:15
4. "The Cedar Room" (Live Triple J at the Wireless) 7:29

: The Australian pressing of the CD single features the radio edit of "There Goes the Fear."


Chart (2002) Peak


UK Singles Chart[5] 3
Irish Singles Chart[6] 27
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