Weightless (All Time Low song)

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"Weightless"
Single by All Time Low
from the album Nothing Personal
Released March 24, 2009 (2009-03-24)
Format Single
Recorded 2009
Genre Pop punk, alternative rock
Length 3:18
Label Hopeless
Writer(s) Alex Gaskarth
All Time Low singles chronology
"Poppin' Champagne"
(2008)
"Weightless"
(2009)
"Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't)"
(2009)

"Weightless" is a song by American pop punk band All Time Low and the first and lead single from their third studio album Nothing Personal (2009). The single was released through Hopeless Records as a digital download on April 7, 2009, and was released in the UK on August 3, 2009.[1] The song is also available to download on the music video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero 5. It became the first song by the band to receive radio airplay, exposing the band to a new audience, and helping it peak at No. 104 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has become a live staple, and is considered to be one of their signature songs along with Dear Maria, Count Me In.

Meaning[edit]

Lead vocalist Alex Gaskarth stated in an interview with MTVu that "The whole mentality of the song is like, you feel like you're stuck in this like, negative space and you just want to get out. Summer's rolling up and uh, everybody's finishing up with school and everybody's getting like the exam beatdown".[citation needed]

In the Nothing Personal album trailer, Jack Barakat said that the song is about not wanting to grow up and just wanting to be a kid.[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Weightless" commenced filming on May 20, directed by Matthew Stawski.[2] Fans were invited to go on the set and be a part of the music video. It debuted on MTV, MTV2, mtvU and HITS the day before the album's release, on July 6, 2009.[3][4] The video features cameo appearances by Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy and Mark Hoppus from Blink-182 with a joke that Pete Wentz tweets (on mobile Twitter) that All Time Low rips off Fall Out Boy, but Mark Hoppus thinks to himself that both All Time Low and Fall Out Boy rip off Blink-182. The camera follows the action through the venue, with text that is insulting everyone, stating "Loser!". The video ends with the slogan Nothing Personal, which is not only a reference to the album, but is also the theme of the video.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Bubbling Under Hot 100[5] 4
UK Singles Chart 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All Time Low Confirm UK Release Details for 'Nothing Personal'". Rocklouder. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "New Video: All Time Low, ‘Weightless’". MTV Buzzworthy Blog. Retrieved July 7, 2009. 
  3. ^ "All Time Low streaming Nothing Personal on MTV.com". Alternative Punk. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 
  4. ^ "MTV.Com to Premiere All Time Low's New Album, Nothing Personal". Altsounds. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 
  5. ^ "All Time Low - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 

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