Let's Go Surfing

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"Let's Go Surfing"
Let's Go Surfing.jpg
Single by The Drums
from the album The Drums
Released 15 September 2009
9 August 2010 (reissue)
Format CD single, digital download, Vinyl
Recorded 2009
Genre Indie pop, surf rock
Length 2:54
Label Island
The Drums singles chronology
"Let's Go Surfing"
"I Felt Stupid"
"Let's Go Surfing"
"I Felt Stupid"

"Forever and Ever, Amen"

"Let's Go Surfing"

"Me and the Moon"

"Let's Go Surfing" is the debut single by American band, The Drums, to be released from their self-titled debut album. The single was first released in the UK on 15 September 2009[1] as the lead single from the band's EP Summertime!, but was later re-released on 9 August 2010. On both releases, the track was released as a double A-side with the Summertime! EP exclusive track "Don't Be A Jerk, Johnny", although only the lead track received chart placement in the UK. An excerpt of the song was used in advertising for Volkswagen.

In October 2011, NME placed it at number 60 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[3]
No. Title Length
1. "Let's Go Surfing" 2:55
2. "Don't Be a Jerk, Johnny" 4:05

Chart performance[edit]

Upon initial release in September 2009, "Let's Go Surfing" debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 107, narrowly missing out on the Top 100. However, after receiving airplay from BBC Radio 1 DJs such as Fearne Cotton, the single re-entered the Top 100 at number 87 on 14 August 2010; as a result of the reissue. The single then continued to rise, climbing 20 places to number 67 the following week and eventually reaching a peak position of number 63 on 28 August 2010, marking the band's most successful single to date.

Chart (2009) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 107
Chart (2010) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 63

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
United Kingdom 15 September 2009 Digital Download
8 August 2010 Digital Download
9 August 2010 Vinyl