Olympic Airways (Foals song)

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"Olympic Airways"
Single by Foals
from the album Antidotes
Released6 October 2008
LabelTransgressive Records
Sub Pop Records
Songwriter(s)Yannis Philippakis, Jack Bevan, Jimmy Smith, Walter Gervers and Edwin Congreave
Foals singles chronology
"Red Socks Pugie"
"Olympic Airways"
"Spanish Sahara"
Antidotes track listing
  1. "The French Open"
  2. "Cassius"
  3. "Red Socks Pugie"
  4. "Olympic Airways"
  5. "Electric Bloom"
  6. "Balloons"
  7. "Heavy Water"
  8. "Two Steps, Twice"
  9. "Big Big Love (Fig. 2)"
  10. "Like Swimming"
  11. "Tron"

"Olympic Airways" is the fourth and last single from the album Antidotes by Foals. It was released as a digital download, CD and vinyl on 6 October 2008.

Yannis Philippakis stated that the lyrics are about or at least in connection with London Heathrow Airport. In an interview with NME, Philippakis stated that the song was about feelings of isolation, just wanting to be at home, and not wanting to go outside.[3]

The video was directed by Dave Ma and features friends, crude oil, balloons and an octopus.

"Olympic Airways" was featured on the FIFA 09 soundtrack. It was the only single from Antidotes that did not chart.

Formats and track listings[]

Digital download
1."Olympic Airways"4:12
CD single
1."Olympic Airways"4:12
7" single
1."Olympic Airways"4:12
2."Unthink This"5:02


  1. ^ Cabello, Joaquin (March 23, 2019). "PHOTOS: Foals party with intensity and euphoria at the Fox Theater". RIFF Magazine. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  2. ^ Nicolson, Barry (June 25, 2016). "Foals at Glastonbury 2016: If This Was An Audition For The Top Spot, It Went Very Well". NME. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". NME. Archived from the original on July 6, 2009. Retrieved July 29, 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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