Beautiful Thieves

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"Beautiful Thieves"
AFI - Beautiful Thieves cover.jpg
Single by AFI
from the album Crash Love
ReleasedDecember 1, 2009 (2009-12-01)
Format7", digital download
GenreAlternative rock
Songwriter(s)Hunter Burgan, Adam Carson, David Paden Marchand, Jade Puget
Producer(s)Joe McGrath
AFI singles chronology
"Beautiful Thieves"
"I Hope You Suffer"

"Beautiful Thieves" is a song by American rock band AFI. It was released as a single from their eighth studio album Crash Love[1] and was released to radio on December 1, 2009.[2] It peaked at #23 on the Alternative Songs chart and #48 on the Rock Songs chart.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Beautiful Thieves" was directed by Travis Kopach and it premiered on February 4, 2010.[3] The video was filmed on December 16, 2009 at a mansion in Simi Valley, California. It features scenes of the band performing, as well as a storyline that "shows people being forced to be responsible for their actions; we implement that retribution, if you will," according to Havok.[3]


Chart Peak
U.S. Alternative Songs[4] 23
U.S. Rock Songs[4] 48


  1. ^ Tim Karan (2010-02-04). "WATCH AFI'S VIDEO FOR "BEAUTIFUL THIEVES"". Retrieved 2010-06-16.
  2. ^ " Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. November 24, 2009. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Chris Ryan (2010-02-01). "Video Sneak Peek: AFI, 'Beautiful Thieves'". Retrieved 2010-06-16.
  4. ^ a b " – Beautiful Thives – AFI". Archived from the original on 2 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-03.