Arlandria (song)

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"Arlandria"
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
Songwriter(s) Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear
Producer(s) Butch Vig
Foo Fighters singles chronology
"Walk"
(2011)
"Arlandria"
(2011)
"These Days"
(2011)

"Walk"
(2011)
"Arlandria"
(2011)
"These Days"
(2011)

"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]

Arlandria is also referenced in the song "Headwires" off their 1999 album "There is Nothing Left to Lose". At the end of the song Grohl repeats the phrase "The sun is on Arlandria". [4]

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.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[5] 72
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 79
UK Rock and Metal (Official Charts Company)[7] 1

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