Don't Trust Me

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"Don't Trust Me"
Single by 3OH!3
from the album Want
Released June 1, 2008 (United States)
July 13, 2009 (United Kingdom)
April 19, 2010 (United Kingdom Re-release)[1]
Recorded 2008
Genre Electronic rock, alternative rock, pop rock, electropop,[2]
Length 3:12
Label Photo Finish Records
Writer(s) Sean Foreman, Nathaniel Motte, Benjamin Levin
Producer(s) Benny Blanco
Certification 3x Platinum (RIAA)
Gold (RIANZ)
3OH!3 singles chronology
"Electroshock"
(2007)
"Don't Trust Me"
(2009)
"Starstrukk"
(2009)
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"Don't Trust Me" (commonly referred to as "Don't Trust a Ho" or "The Helen Keller Song") is the second single by the band 3OH!3 and the third track from their second album Want.

The single was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in March 2009, Platinum in April 2009, 2x platinum in July 2009, and 3x platinum on July 13, 2011.[3]

Release[edit]

"Don't Trust Me" was released on June 1, 2008 as the lead single for the band's label debut. "Don't Trust Me" is also featured in the game, Tap Tap Revenge for the iPhone OS. It was also used on The Hills and Pretty Little Liars. The official remix features Kid Cudi.

Music video[edit]

The official video begins with words being typed on the screen stating "A global virus of catastrophic proportions has attacked the entire male population. Only two male models from Colorado survive... this is their story". The screen shifts to a shot of the band in briefs at a photo shoot. The set resembles that of a hotel. Another photo shoot takes place at a set resembling a high school wrestling match, where they are dressed in neon-colored singlets. The last photo shoot is in the prehistoric era, and the band is dressed as cavemen. The video ends with a shot of a mushroom cloud, and the words "Transmission terminated" are typed onto the screen. The video received a nomination at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards for Best New Artist.

Chart and sales performance[edit]

"Don't Trust Me" became the band's breakout hit. It is their first top 10 hit in the U.S, reaching #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its 23rd week on the chart.[4] It has also been a huge success on U.S. Mainstream Top 40 radio, reaching #1 there. It has gone top 40 on the Canadian Hot 100 as well, at #6. "Don't Trust Me" has done particularly well in Oceania, where it has reached the top 3 in Australia, and the top 10 in New Zealand. It has also reached #5 in Finland. On July 19, 2009, the single entered the UK singles charts at #21. On April 26, 2010 "Don't Trust Me" re-entered the UK top 40 at #22.[5]

As of June 2013, the single has sold 3,322,000 digital units in the United States.[6]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "RateYourMusic Overview". 20 January 2013. 
  3. ^ RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - 3OH!3 singles, riaa.com. Retrieved July 3, 2009.
  4. ^ "3OH!3 Hits Top Ten On Billboard Hot 100". Billboard.com. 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  5. ^ "Radio 1 - The Official Chart with Reggie Yates - The Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart". BBC. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  6. ^ a b Grein, Paul (June 19, 2013). "Week Ending June 16, 2013. Songs: Pharrell Is Chart MVP". Chart Watch. Yahoo! Music. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – 3OH!3 – Don't Trust Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – 3OH!3 – Don't Trust Me" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  9. ^ "3OH!3 Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for 3OH!3.
  10. ^ "3OH!3: Don't Trust Me" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  11. ^ "Officialcharts.de – 3OH!3 – Don't Trust Me". GfK Entertainment.
  12. ^ "Chart Track: Week 31, 2009". Irish Singles Chart.
  13. ^ "Charts.org.nz – 3OH!3 – Don't Trust Me". Top 40 Singles.
  14. ^ http://www.zpav.org/wlist/3255234
  15. ^ "Archive Chart: 2009-07-25" UK Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "3OH!3 Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for 3OH!3.
  17. ^ "3OH!3 Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for 3OH!3.
  18. ^ "3OH!3 Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for 3OH!3.
  19. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2009 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  20. ^ "Canadian single certifications – 3OH!3 – Don't Trust Me". Music Canada. 
  21. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Singles - RadioScope New Zealand". Radioscope.net.nz. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  22. ^ "American single certifications – 3OH!3 – Don't Trust Me". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  23. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2009". ARIA. Retrieved November 9, 2010. 
  24. ^ "Charts Plus Year end 2009" (PDF). Charts Plus. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  25. ^ "Year End Charts - Year-end songs - The Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 9, 2010. 

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Preceded by
"Boom Boom Pow" by The Black Eyed Peas
U.S. Billboard Pop Songs number-one single
July 11, 2009
Succeeded by
"LoveGame" by Lady Gaga