Arlandria (song)

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Arlandria Single Cover.jpg
Single by Foo Fighters
from the album Wasting Light
Released September 18, 2011 (United Kingdom only)
Format digital download
Recorded September 6–December 21, 2010 in Dave Grohl's garage
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock
Length 4.28
Label RCA
Writer(s) Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear
Producer(s) Butch Vig
Foo Fighters singles chronology
"These Days"

"Arlandria" is a song by American rock band Foo Fighters, released from their seventh studio album Wasting Light on September 18, 2011 as the third single in the United Kingdom.[1]

Song information[edit]

The title is a reference to Arlandria, the Alexandria, Virginia, neighborhood where Dave Grohl lived.[2] The lyrics include a reference to "Rain Rain Go Away," which Dave Grohl justified by saying "there's something about the singsong cadence of children's music that has its place in rock."[3]

Music video[edit]

The official music video used to promote the song was a live performance taken from the iTunes Festival London 2011, performed at the Roundhouse, London, UK.


Chart (2011) Peak
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[4] 72
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 79
UK Rock and Metal (Official Charts Company)[6] 1


  1. ^ Arlandria - third single from Wasting Light Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  2. ^ Jackman, Tom (2011-04-21). "Arlandria gets its own Foo Fighters song". The Washington Post. 
  3. ^ Collis, Clark (2011-04-15). "Dave Grohl Q&A: The Foo Fighters frontman talks about the new Foos album, saying no to 'Glee,' and playing 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' for the first time in 18 years". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  4. ^ "Archive Chart: 2011-09-11". Scottish Singles Top 40. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  5. ^ "Foo Fighters: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  6. ^ "Archive Chart: 2011-09-18" UK Rock Chart. Retrieved September 14, 2015.

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