Dance Floor Anthem (I Don't Want to Be in Love)

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"Dance Floor Anthem"
Single by Good Charlotte
from the album Good Morning Revival
Released June 30, 2007 (Australia)
July 2, 2007 (U.S.)
Format CD, digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Dance punk, new wave, alternative rock, pop-punk
Length 4:04 [Album Version]
3:48 [Radio Mix]
Label Epic, Daylight
Writer(s) Joel Madden/Benji Madden/Don Gilmore
Producer(s) Don Gilmore
Good Charlotte singles chronology
"Keep Your Hands off My Girl"
"Dance Floor Anthem (I Don't Wanna Be in Love)"

"Dance Floor Anthem (I Don't Wanna Be in Love)", known as "Dance Floor Anthem" on the album, is a song by American rock band Good Charlotte on their fourth full-length studio album, Good Morning Revival (2007). It is the second single from Good Morning Revival in North America and Australia. On the band's episodes of GCTV, in which the band uploads to their website a video containing behind the scenes footage from in the recording studio, photo shoots etc., different songs from Good Morning Revival are featured playing in the background. On March 15, 2007, the fourth episode was released on Good Charlotte's website. "Dance Floor Anthem" was featured in the video.

"Dance Floor Anthem" is the third 'anthem' that Good Charlotte has recorded. The first was "East Coast Anthem" from their debut album, Good Charlotte, and the second was "The Anthem" from The Young and the Hopeless.

On the June 5, 2007, episode of TRL, Joel Madden said the song was about the experience of his previous relationship.

This song was also featured in the soundtrack to the Nickelodeon series, iCarly.

Track listing[edit]

CD single:

  1. "Dance Floor Anthem (I Don't Wanna Be in Love)" (radio edit)
  2. "Dance Floor Anthem (I Don't Wanna Be in Love)" (album version)
  3. "Keep Your Hands off My Girl" (Brass Knuckles remix)
  4. "Dance Floor Anthem (I Don't Wanna Be in Love)" (music video)

Australian single:

  1. "Dance Floor Anthem (I Don't Wanna Be in Love)" (radio edit)
  2. "Dance Floor Anthem (I Don't Wanna Be in Love)" (album version)
  3. "Keep Your Hands off My Girl" (Brass Knuckles remix)


The song was released as a ringle on October 23, 2007.

  1. "I Don't Wanna Be in Love (Dance Floor Anthem)"
  2. "Keep Your Hands Off My Girl (Brass Knuckles Re-mix)"
  3. "The River (Acoustic)"
  4. I Don't Wanna Be in Love (Dance Floor Anthem) Ringtone

Music video[edit]

The video begins in a shot of a beating heart on a TV monitor, and the shot becomes a small montage of the band in a party, and also in a white and orange corridor playing their instruments. This scene alternates with shots of Joel Madden and a woman in an elevator. When the chorus comes, the band appears in individual shots in the party. This turns into the band in the corridor again, and then into Madden's elevator buddy raging at him. The party scene, the corridor scene, a new scene of three nurses dancing in a vacant corridor, a new elevator scene and the TV heart breaking apart play throughout the chorus, and then the video turns into individual shots of the band playing in the elevator. These scenes alternate until the end.


Country Sales Certification
Australia 70,000 Platinum[1]
USA 1,000,000 Platinum[2]


On July 8, the single became the band's most successful song in Australia, debuting at number two in the ARIA Charts. It is the second highest peaking song of their career on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 to date, where it reached No. 25. The song made it onto more Billboard charts than any other Good Charlotte single, landing on 11 different charts. The song made it onto the 2007 Billboard "Year End Pop 100 Airplay" chart at No. 99.

Chart (2007-08) Peak
ARIA Singles Chart[3] 2
Canadian Hot 100[4] 35
Costa Rican Top 40[5] 2
Finnish Singles Chart[6] 10
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 11
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 25
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 21
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Top 40 16


  1. ^ "ARIA Australia". 2007-12-31. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  2. ^ "Riaa U.S.A". Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  3. ^ ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart. ARIA Charts. Retrieved July 7, 2007.
  4. ^ Canadian Hot 100 Chart. Retrieved October 26, 2007.
  5. ^ Costa Rican Top 40. Retrieved December 22, 2007.
  6. ^ Finnish Singles Chart[dead link]

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