F-F-F-Falling

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"F-F-F-Falling"
Single by The Rasmus
from the album Into
Released April 2, 2001
Format CD single
Recorded 2000–2001 at Nord Studios in Stockholm, Sweden
Genre Alternative rock
Pop rock
Length 3:52
Label Playground Music
Writer(s) The Rasmus
Producer(s) Mikael Nord, Martin Hansen
The Rasmus singles chronology
"Swimming with the Kids"
(1999)
"F-F-F-Falling"
(2001)
"Chill"
(2001)
Into track listing
"Chill"
(3)
"F-F-F-Falling"
(4)
"Heartbreaker"
(5)

"F-F-F-Falling" (sometimes shortened to "Falling") is a song by the Finnish rock band The Rasmus, originally released on the band's fourth album Into on October 29, 2001.

The single was released on April 2, 2001 by the record label Playground Music. It was the first single from the album Into and features the track "F-F-F-Falling" plus a video in MPEG-format, named "The Rasmus at Work", showing how the band made the album Into.

The single went number one on the Finland Singles Chart later that year. It has been popular on many other chart lists as well.

"F-F-F-Falling" is a song with a lot of rock and pop melody. Many of the old Rasmus fans said that the song does not sound like a Rasmus song.

Before the band released their hit single "In the Shadows" in 2003, "F-F-F-Falling" was their biggest hit with the #1 position on the Finnish Singles Chart and good success on many radio stations outside the native country Finland.

Single track listing[edit]

  1. "F-F-F-Falling" – 3:52
  2. "The Rasmus at Work" (video in MPEG-format) - 2:34
F-F-F-Falling CD 2
  1. "F-F-F-Falling" – 3:52
  2. "Smash" – 3:43
F-F-F Falling German edition
  1. "F-F-F-Falling" – 3:52
  2. "Smash" – 3:43
  3. "Can't Stop Me" - 2:51

Music video[edit]

The music video for "F-F-F-Falling" was shot in Vantaa, Finland the same year. The video shows different clips of the band in a studio and a girl who doesn't like to go to school. This relates to the lyrics "I don't go to school every Monday. I've got my reason to sleep. Don't you tell me how I should be".

It also shows members of the band dressed in beach-style clothes, and singer Lauri Ylönen wearing skater pads while playing the song in an apartment that looks like a recording studio. In the video the girl meets a friend (also a girl) at a train station. The girls spend a lot of time together listening to music in a shop (that appears to be the song that The Rasmus plays in the apartment) and riding on the bus. Later they change clothes in the same room, go to the toilet in the street, dance everywhere, and kiss in a car, to the point that they kiss in the bed of the first girl, leading to them sleeping together. In the morning, the girl thinks about what she has done and looks like she regrets her actions.

Comments from the band[edit]

Eero Heinonen (bassist)[edit]

"This song has been selected to become the first single, because it's something special. People think 'What's that? That doesn't sound like The Rasmus!' when they hear the song."

Lauri Ylönen (singer/songwriter)[edit]

"The first sentence, about not going to school on Monday. That's true, because Monday was the day to practice our new songs."[1]

Chart position[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
2001 "F-F-F-Falling" Finland Singles Chart 1

Reissues[edit]

"F-F-F-Falling" also appears as a remixed version (US Remix) on following releases:[2]

  • Dead Letters – Finnish edition (2003)
  • Dead Letters – USA/UK edition (2004)
  • Dead Letters – Japanese edition (2004)

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