America's Suitehearts

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"America's Suitehearts"
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Single by Fall Out Boy
from the album Folie à Deux
Released December 8, 2008
Format
Recorded Los Angeles, CA
Genre
Length 3:34
Label Island
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Neal Avron
Fall Out Boy singles chronology
"I Don't Care"
(2008)
"America's Suitehearts"
(2008)
"Headfirst Slide into Cooperstown on a Bad Bet"
(2009)
Music video
"America's Suitehearts" on YouTube

"America's Suitehearts" is a song by American rock band Fall Out Boy and the second single taken from their fourth studio album, Folie à Deux (2008). Initially released to iTunes in promotion before the album's release, "America's Suitehearts" was later serviced to radio on January 20, 2009.[1] A demo/snippet titled "America's Sweethearts" was included on the band's mixtape, Welcome to the New Administration, as part of their viral campaign in promotion of their record. The music video was unveiled at 3PM on January 1, 2009 on The N.[2] Bassist/lyricist Pete Wentz commented that the song was about society's fixation with celebrities. The music was composed by vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stump.

The song has been performed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien,[3] at the MTV Inaugural Celebration[4] and in February 2009 on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The song debuted at No. 44 in late December 2008[5] in Australia on the ARIA Singles Chart, and in early 2009 reached its peak of No. 26,[6] becoming the seventh consecutive top 30 single for Fall Out Boy in that region. "America's Suitehearts" also debuted at No. 78 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, and received minor pop radio airplay to reach No. 30 on Pop Songs but failed to place on Alternative Songs. It peaked at No. 76 on the UK Singles Chart.

Music video[edit]

The video for the song, released January 6, 2009,[7] involves various people being drastically changed by the media and paparazzi, which is what the song is said to be about. Hey Monday lead singer Cassadee Pope makes an appearance in the video. Clips of the band performing in exaggerated circus costumes on a carousel are shown throughout the video.

Wentz also stated that the music video was inspired by director Federico Fellini, as well as the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.[8]

Each band member's costume represents a character from various lyrics on Folie à Deux:

Remix[edit]

On March 30, the official remix, called the hip-hop remix, leaked out featuring rappers Joe Budden, 88-Keys and Murs.[9] In the song, the rappers discuss the politics of the music industry, with Fall Out Boy vocalist Patrick Stump singing the chorus. Another remix leaked soon after which featured Lil Wayne as well as a remix made by Mark Hoppus. The Mark Hoppus remix appears on the EP America's Suitehearts: Remixed, Retouched, Rehabbed and Retoxed.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by bassist Pete Wentz; all music composed by lead vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump.

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "America's Suitehearts" (album version) 3:40
CD single
No. Title Length
1. "America's Suitehearts" (single version) 3:40
2. "I Don't Care" (acoustic version) 3:43

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008–09) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[10] 26
UK Singles Chart[11] 76
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 78
US Billboard Pop Songs[12] 30

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[13] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AllAccess.com Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. January 13, 2009. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ Island Records - News & Info
  3. ^ Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Meredith Vieira, Marc Maron, Fall Out Boy at TV.com
  4. ^ "Kanye West, Fall Out Boy, Kid Rock Raise The Roof At Youth Ball | News". Think MTV. 2012-09-17. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. ""America's Suitehearts" chart history". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  6. ^ Top 50 Singles Chart - Australian Recording Industry Association Archived December 17, 2008, on Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Fall Out Boy - Videos falloutboyrock.com (WayBack). Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  8. ^ 1/27/09 (2009-01-27). "Fall Out Boy Say New Video Is Inspired By 'Roger Rabbit' - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  9. ^ "Fall Out Boy ft. Joe Budden, 88 Keys & MURS - America's Suitehearts (Remix) - Listen Now". Djbooth.net. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  10. ^ Top 50 Singles Chart - Australian Recording Industry Association. ARIACharts.com.
  11. ^ "Chart Log UK: Adam F - FYA". Dipl.-Bibl.(FH) Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b http://www.billboard.com/artist/276170/fall+out+boy/chart
  13. ^ "American single certifications – Fall Out Boy – America's Sweethearts". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 1, 2015.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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