Arlandria (song)

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"Arlandria"
Single by Foo Fighters
from the album Wasting Light
Released September 18, 2011 (United Kingdom only)
Format digital download
Recorded September 6–December 21, 2010 in Dave Grohl's garage
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock
Length 4.28
Label RCA
Writer(s) Dave Grohl
Producer(s) Butch Vig
Foo Fighters singles chronology
"Walk"
(2011)
"Arlandria"
(2011)
"These Days"
(2011)

"Arlandria" is a song by American rock band Foo Fighters, released from their seventh studio album Wasting Light on September 18, 2011 as the third single in the United Kingdom.[1]

Song information[edit]

The title is a reference to Arlandria, the Alexandria, Virginia, neighborhood where Dave Grohl lived.[2] The lyrics include a reference to "Rain Rain Go Away," which Dave Grohl justified by saying "there's something about the singsong cadence of children's music that has its place in rock."[3]

Music video[edit]

The official music video used to promote the song was a live performance taken from the iTunes Festival London 2011, performed at the Roundhouse, London, UK.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart (The Official Charts Company)[4] 79
UK Rock Chart (The Official Charts Company)[5] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arlandria - third single from Wasting Light music-news.com. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  2. ^ Jackman, Tom (2011-04-21). "Arlandria gets its own Foo Fighters song". The Washington Post. 
  3. ^ Collis, Clark (2011-04-15). "Dave Grohl Q&A: The Foo Fighters frontman talks about the new Foos album, saying no to 'Glee,' and playing 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' for the first time in 18 years". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  4. ^ "ChartArchive - Foo Fighters - Arlandria". Chartstats.com. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  5. ^ "2011-09-24 Top 40 Rock & Metal Singles Archive". Official Charts. 2011-09-24. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 

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