"Golden Skans" is a song released by London band Klaxons on 22 January 2007. It reached #16 in the UK Singles Chart on download sales on 14 January (two weeks before the release of the CD) and climbed to #14 the next week, eventually reaching #7 after the CD release. It is taken from their first album Myths of the Near Future, which was released on 29 January 2007.
The track was also released on French label Ed Banger Records, as a French exclusive remix EP.
In May 2007, NME magazine placed "Golden Skans" at number 40 in its list of the 50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever. The song has been covered on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge on different occasions by both Mark Ronson and the Kaiser Chiefs.
An instrumental remix of the song has featured in the background of television trails for Brothers & Sisters on Channel 4, for BBC shows The Restaurant and Waterloo Road, and for ITV's Emmerdale, all in 2007.
According to a radio interview with the Klaxons, the name "Golden Skans" is derived from a performance luminaire, the "Golden Scan" manufactured by Clay Paky.
In December 2007, NME voted "Golden Skans" as the best NME single of the year in 2007; furthermore their debut album was the NME album of the year.
The song is featured on the soundtrack of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.
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