These Days (Foo Fighters song)

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"These Days"
Single by Foo Fighters
from the album Wasting Light
Released November 1, 2011[1]
Format digital download
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge
Length 4:58
Label RCA
Writer(s) Dave Grohl
Producer(s) Butch Vig
Certification Gold (AUS)[2]
Foo Fighters singles chronology
"These Days"
"Bridge Burning"
Music video
These Days on YouTube

"These Days" is the third single,[3][4] (fourth in the UK), from the American rock band Foo Fighters' seventh studio album Wasting Light. It was written by Dave Grohl and co-produced by Butch Vig. Dave Grohl has stated that it is his favourite song that he has ever written. On August 18, 2012, the Foo Fighters performed "These Days" at Pukkelpop, as a tribute to the people who died or were injured there a year earlier, due to a violent thunderstorm that raged over the festival grounds.

Music video[edit]

The official video was released on January 30, 2012. The video featured live shots from their June 2011 Milton Keynes performances, Australian and New Zealand tour. It was directed by Wayne Isham.[5]


The writers of Rolling Stone magazine named it the fourth best single of the year.[6] As of April 9, 2012 "These Days" spent sixteen weeks on the Australian Singles Chart,[7] and was certified gold in Australia.[2]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (2011–12) Peak
Australian Singles Chart (ARIA Charts)[8] 60
Belgium (FL) (Ultratip) (Ultratop)[9] 10
Canadian Hot 100 (Billboard)[10] 63
UK Rock Top 40 (Official Charts Company)[11] 19
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[12] 11
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[13] 2
US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks (Billboard)[10] 3
US Rock Songs (Billboard)[10] 2


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[14] Gold 35,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News and more!". FMQB. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Accreditations - 2012 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  3. ^ Foo Fighters - These Days Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  4. ^ Foo Fighters - These Days loud Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  5. ^ Watch the new Foo Fighters video, “These Days” | AUX New Music
  6. ^ "50 Best Singles of 2011: Foo Fighters, 'These Days'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  7. ^ "Pandora Archive". 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  8. ^ "Pandora Archive". 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  9. ^ "Foo Fighters Belgian (NL) Charts". Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c "Foo Fighters - Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  11. ^ "Rock & Metal Singles Top 40 - 8th September 2012". Official Charts. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  12. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Chart Date: 2012-02-11)" (requires registration). Billboard. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Alternative Songs - Week of January 21, 2012". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  14. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2012 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 

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