Hoops (The Rubens song)

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Single by The Rubens
from the album Hoops
Released24 July 2015 (2015-07-24)
FormatDigital download
GenreAlternative rock
LabelIvy League Records
Songwriter(s)Scott Baldwin, Elliott Margin, Izaac Margin, Sam Margin and William Zeglis
Producer(s)Eric J Dubowsky
The Rubens singles chronology
"Hold Me Back"
Music video
"Hoops" on YouTube

"Hoops" is a song by Australian alternative rock band The Rubens. It was the second single released from their second studio album, Hoops.

The track was voted in at number 1 on the Triple J Hottest 100, 2015.[1]

Band member Sam Margin said, "'Hoops' came as we were getting mixes on what we thought was the finished album. We kept writing just for something to keep us occupied, but when this one came up we felt it had to be on the album. It's about being in a relationship with someone who does damaging things to keep you close, when really their actions are pointless because you love them despite it all."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was released on 11 August 2015.[3]


Weekly charts[edit]

"Hoops" entered the Australian charts at number 48 in August 2015 and peaked at number 9 in February 2016.[4]

Chart (2015–16) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[4] 9

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Position
Australian Artist Singles (ARIA)[5] 21


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[6] 3× Platinum 210,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "The Rubens song Hoops takes out Triple J Hottest 100". www.news.com.au. 27 January 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  2. ^ Nail, Jonny (6 August 2015). "Track By Track: The Rubens 'Hoops'". rollingstoneaus.com. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  3. ^ "The Rubens: Hoops (OFFICIAL)". YouTube. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  4. ^ a b "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 8 February 2016. Archived from the original on 17 March 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 50 Australian Artist Singles 2015". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  6. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2018 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 28 February 2019.