Howlin' for You

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"Howlin' for You"
Single by The Black Keys
from the album Brothers
Released 2011
Recorded Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Genre Garage rock, blues rock
Length 3:12
Label Nonesuch Records
Writer(s) Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney
Producer(s) The Black Keys, Mark Neill
The Black Keys singles chronology
"Next Girl"
(2010)
"Howlin' for You"
(2011)
"Lonely Boy"
(2011)
Music video
"Howlin' For You" on YouTube

"Howlin' for You" is a song by The Black Keys from the band's sixth album, Brothers.

Appearances in other media[edit]

"Howlin' for You" is featured on the soundtrack of the EA Sports video games, NHL 11. and NHL Slapshot. The song is featured in the films and in TV commercials for The Dilemma, Limitless, The Guilt Trip (film), Moneyball and Dark Shadows. It is used as the theme song to the Australian police drama television series, Cops L.A.C., and has been featured in American television series, CSI: Miami, Detroit 1-8-7, Entourage, Once Upon a Time, Prime Suspect, Chuck, Necessary Roughness, Suits, Secret Diary of a Call Girl and The Chicago Code. MLB's Toronto Blue Jays use it as their home run song (except for Jose Bautista), and the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes use it as their goal song.[1] The song was also featured in video game NBA 2K14.

The song was used in a feature on Sky Sports coverage of the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix.

Music video[edit]

An official video was released for the song.[2][3] The music video—a parody of a sexploitation film trailer—was directed by Chris Marrs Piliero, starring Tricia Helfer, Diora Baird, Sean Patrick Flanery, Christian Serratos, Corbin Bernsen, Todd Bridges, and Shaun White, as well as Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of the band in the role of "Las Teclas de Negro" (Spanish for "The Black Keys").

A Behind-the-Scenes interview with Piliero, filmed during production of the video, has tongue-in-cheek commentary and brief clips of the cast members describing their characters.[4]

The video was one of five nominees for the 2011 MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video.[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Canadian Hot 100[6] 50
Canadian Active Rock Chart[7] 2
Canadian Alternative Rock Chart[8] 1
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[9] 16
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[10] 9
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[11] 3
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[12] 39
US Rock Songs (Billboard)[6] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sperounes, Sandra (2012-05-08). "Black Keys are everywhere — including Edmonton". Edmonton Journal. Postmedia Network. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  2. ^ "Howlin' for You (Official Music Video)". Warner Bros. Records. February 10, 2011. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Howlin' for You: IMDB page". February 10, 2011. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Howlin' for You Behind-the-Scenes". March 31, 2011. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ "2011 MTV Video Music Awards: Best Rock Video Nominees". Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "The Black Keys - Billboard Singles". allmusic. Retrieved May 21, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Active Rock - May 3, 2011". America's Music Charts. Retrieved May 21, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Alternative Rock - April 19, 2011". America's Music Charts. Retrieved May 21, 2011. 
  9. ^ "The Black Keys Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for The Black Keys. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  10. ^ "The Black Keys Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Alternative Songs for The Black Keys. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  11. ^ "The Black Keys Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Alternative Songs for The Black Keys. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  12. ^ "The Black Keys Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for The Black Keys. Retrieved June 4, 2014.