Rebel Beat (Goo Goo Dolls song)

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"Rebel Beat"
Single by Goo Goo Dolls
from the album Magnetic
Released February 19, 2013 (2013-02-19)
Genre Alternative rock, pop rock
Length 3:34
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) John Rzeznik, Gregg Wattenberg
Producer(s) Gregg Wattenberg
Goo Goo Dolls singles chronology
"All That You Are"
(2011)
"Rebel Beat"
(2013)
"Come to Me"
(2013)
Music video
"Rebel Beat" on YouTube

"Rebel Beat" is a song recorded by American alternative rock band the Goo Goo Dolls from their tenth studio album titled Magnetic. "Rebel Beat" was premiered on several US radio stations on January 18, 2013. The song was officially released on February 19, 2013.[1]

Meaning[edit]

In an interview with Billboard.com, Rzeznik explains Rebel Beat is a collaboration with Gregg Wattenberg, built from a rhythm idea. "I was playing this great old guitar that had kind of a (Led) Zeppelin tone to it," Rzeznik recalls. "I started playing this real sort of basic kind of riff, and we just went form there and then started burbling out lyrics." The final lyrics, Rzeznik says, were inspired by being in New York and walking around the Little Italy and Chinatown districts. "They had this street closed off and a huge party going on," he remembers. "I was thinking, 'I love this! I want to be part of this!' So basically it turned out to be a song about celebrating everything and (saying) no matter what, you've got to have fun. That's really it."[2]

Music video[edit]

On the day of the release, the band posted a video on the band's YouTube page.[3] On January 29, Warner Bros Records released an official lyric video.[4] In March 6, the webpage VideoStatic, announced the start of the production of a music video for the song. It also stated that the video will be directed by P.R. Brown.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital single
  1. "Rebel Beat" - 3:34

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 94
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[7] 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Release Dates". Goo Goo Dolls. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Goo Goo Dolls Cheer Up With 'Rebel Beat'". Billboard.com. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Goo Goo Dolls - *New Single* "Rebel Beat"". Goo Goo Dolls. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Goo Goo Dolls - Rebel Beat [Official Lyric Video]". Warner Bros Records. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "IN PRODUCTION: Goo Goo Dolls "Rebel Beat" (P.R. Brown, dir.)". VideoStatic. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Chartifacts". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on May 8, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ "The Goo Goo Dolls Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for The Goo Goo Dolls.