Thnks fr th Mmrs
|"Thanks for the Memories"|
|Single by Fall Out Boy|
|from the album Infinity on High|
|Released||March 27, 2007 (U.S.)
April 9, 2007 (U.K.)
June 8, 2007 (AU)
|Writer(s)||Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz|
|Fall Out Boy singles chronology|
"Thnks fr th Mmrs" (pronounced "thanks for the memories") is a song by American rock band Fall Out Boy, released on March 27, 2007 as the second single from their third studio album, Infinity on High. With music composed by lead vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump and the lyrics penned by bassist Pete Wentz, the song was one of the two tracks produced by Babyface for the album.
"Thnks fr th Mmrs" was a commercial success, reaching No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, and became the band's highest charting and most popular single in Australia at No. 3 on the ARIA charts. It was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of 500,000 units, and Platinum in Australia, denoting shipments of 70,000 copies. The hit single reached the two-million sales mark week ending December 27, 2009 in the US, becoming another two-million seller for the band, along the likes of their earlier single "Sugar, We're Goin Down" from their previous 2005 album From Under the Cork Tree. By February 2014 it has sold 2,527,000. "Thnks fr th Mmrs" became a staple at the band's concerts, interview performances and radio.
In an interview with Kerrang!, bassist Pete Wentz explained that the song refers to a romantic relationship in which the initial sentiments have perished, but both lovers continue to "sleep with each other" to appease their physical and mental desires. The title, "Thnks fr th Mmrs" is the words "thanks for the memories" after having been disemvowelled (the song title's removal of vowels comes as a facetious nod at Fall Out Boy's record company, who had asked them to shorten their often verbose song titles). The line that appears near the end of each chorus, "He tastes like you, only sweeter", is a line from the play and film Closer.
The music video opens with Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz talking before filming it. Patrick asks Pete if he is sure about something; Pete replies, "Patrick, the guy's a visionary." The song then starts up, and suddenly, a chimpanzee yells "Cut!" and calls the band a "joke", complaining that he should have hired Panic! at the Disco. The chimp then texts somebody on his phone, complaining that the band is "wack". Later, Andy Hurley is replaced by another ape, and when he tries to retrieve his drumsticks, he is thrown out of the studio. In one scene, Pete is shown receiving a phone call from William Beckett of fellow Decaydance band The Academy Is... (it is a cross connection between the video for The Academy Is...'s We've Got a Big Mess on Our Hands and it shows William making the call). Other scenes show the band playing the song on a brightly lit stage with the letters "FOB" in the background, and the band's different communications with the chimpanzees. At one point during filming, Pete sits on a bed and attempts to kiss his character's love interest (played by Kim Kardashian), only to have the chimp stop him and show him the correct way to kiss her. Unhappy with the chimp's demands, Pete tries to leave, before Kardashian's character stops him and the couple kiss, prompting Pete to stay. In the final scene, Pete breaks the choreography. As the chimp angrily complains about his behavior and calls him a "prima donna" (a reference to Fall Out Boy's earlier single, "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race") and begins caressing Kim, Pete smashes his bass guitar into the "B" from the "FOB" lights on the back wall, then leaves the stage. The "B" falls off leaving "FO", which stands for "fuck off".
The "FOB" lights on the back wall of the video can be seen floating on the water in the music video for Fall Out Boy's "What a Catch, Donnie".
- Yellow vinyl
- "Thnks fr th Mmrs"
- "Our Lawyers Made Us Change the Name of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued" (live from Hammersmith)
- US CD
- "Lindbergh Palace Remix" – 7:53
- "Thnks fr th Mmrs" (album version) – 3:23
- "Thnks fr th Mmrs"
- The Remixes (CD and Masterbeat.com)
- "Thnks fr th Mmrs" (The Lindbergh Palace Radio Edit) – 3:53
- "Thnks fr th Mmrs" (Lenny B Short Term Memory) – 3:51
- "Thnks fr th Mmrs" (Lenny B Radio Edit) – 5:11
- "Thnks fr th Mmrs" (The Lindbergh Palace Remix) – 7:50
- "Thnks fr th Mmrs" (The Lindbergh Palace Remix with DJ Intro) – 7:14
- "Thnks fr th Mmrs" (Lenny B Long Term Memory) – 6:37
- "Thnks fr th Mmrs" (Lenny B Club Remix) – 8:25
- "Thnks fr th Mmrs" (The Lindbergh Palace Dub) – 6:37
The song peaked outside of the top 10 at No. 11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, nine places lower than previous single "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race". It was later certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting the shipment of 500,000 copies, although it is eligible for a double platinum certification, having sold 2,527,000 copies in the US as of February 2014.
In Australia, "Thnks fr th Mmrs" reached a peak of No. 3 on the ARIA chart, after initially peaking at No. 4, making it the band's highest charting song in that region and the second top 10 hit single from Infinity on High there. It was certified Platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for the shipment of 70,000 units. In the UK, the track peaked at No. 12, making it another top 20 hit for the band there. In New Zealand, the song placed at No. 11. In Ireland the track came in at No. 17.
The song also hit the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks chart in the US, where it charted at No. 19, as well as charting on other various Billboard charts.
Charts and certifications
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