The Phoenix (Fall Out Boy song)

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"The Phoenix"
Single by Fall Out Boy
from the album Save Rock and Roll
Released July 16, 2013
Recorded 2012–13
Genre Alternative rock, symphonic rock
Length 4:04
Label Island
Writer(s) Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman, Andy Hurley
Producer(s) Butch Walker
Fall Out Boy singles chronology
"My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)"
(2013)
"The Phoenix"
(2013)
"Alone Together"
(2013)
Music video
"The Phoenix" on YouTube

"The Phoenix" is a song recorded by American rock band Fall Out Boy for their fifth studio album Save Rock and Roll (2013). The song was written by the band in collaboration with Butch Walker, who handled production. After being released to digital outlets on March 24, 2013 in advance of the album's release, "The Phoenix" impacted radio on July 16, 2013 as an official single. The song charted for 1 week then fell off. An accompanying music video was also released as part of the ongoing series The Young Blood Chronicles, serving as a prequel to the video of the album's lead single "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)"

"The Phoenix" contains elements of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 in C major.[1] Prior to its official release as a single, the song debuted at number 80 on the United States Billboard Hot 100 on the strength of digital sales and also charted in several other countries, including Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. It won the Kerrang! Award for Best Single in 2013.[2]

Composition[edit]

The song was inspired by Soviet Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich and drum loops, both of which Stump was interested in at one point in the recording process.[3] While listening to the fourth movement (Allegro non troppo) of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7, Stump became entranced by a certain string moment and proceeded to build an entirely new song influenced by it. The same orchestral snippet was employed as a sample by German hip-hop artist Peter Fox in his 2008 single Alles Neu.[3] The tempo of the song is 138 BPM.

Music Video[edit]

"The Phoenix" is the second of eleven videos in The Young Blood Chronicles series. This video follows that of "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)" and precedes "Young Volcanoes."

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 86
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 73
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 72
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 40
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 36
UK Rock and Metal (Official Charts Company)[9] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 80
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[11] 35
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[12] 14
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[13] 49

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States July 16, 2013[14] Modern rock radio Island Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson, Kyle (May 14, 2013). "Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump on being back at No. 1, hanging with Elton John, and why he loves Shostakovich". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Relentless Kerrang! Awards 2013 – The winners!". Kerrang!. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Kyle Anderson (May 14, 2013). "Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump on being back at No. 1, hanging with Elton John, and why he loves Shostakovich". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "The ARIA Report: Issue 1205 (Week Commencing 1 April 2013)" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. p. 2. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Fall Out Boy Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Fall Out Boy. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  6. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  7. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Fall Out Boy – The Phoenix". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  8. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  9. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Rock Chart. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  10. ^ "Fall Out Boy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Fall Out Boy. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  11. ^ "Fall Out Boy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Alternative Songs for Fall Out Boy. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  12. ^ "Fall Out Boy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for Fall Out Boy. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  13. ^ "Fall Out Boy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Rock Airplay for Fall Out Boy. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  14. ^ "Future Releases on Alternative Radio". All Access Media Group. Archived from the original on June 23, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2013.