Like It's Her Birthday
|"Like It's Her Birthday"|
|Single by Good Charlotte|
|from the album Cardiology|
|Released||August 24, 2010|
|Genre||Dance-punk, pop punk|
|Writer(s)||Benji Madden, Joel Madden, Don Gilmore|
|Good Charlotte singles chronology|
Written by the band brothers Benji and Joel Madden, with additional writing and full production of Don Gilmore, the song is a pop punk song that talks about having fun with a girlfriend who likes to celebrate every day like it was her birthday.
Guitarist Benji Madden wrote on the band's website that Good Charlotte released the song to show appreciation of their patient fan base: "We always put a song on every record that's there just for fun and this is that song." He also explained to Alternative Press that it "has a good mix of the old-school sound from our self-titled record from 2000, and the sound we explored on Good Morning Revival in 2007.: Guitarist Billy Martin discussed his contribution to the song during an interview with Unrescuable Schizo: "I got to do a guitar solo in it. I've been pushing to do some guitar solos for years. I got to do a really cool one on that song so that was definitely a highlight for me. It's a fairly pop song for us. It's still rock, it's very guitar-heavy but it's sort of a real pop melody. By putting a big rock guitar solo in the middle of the song, it gives it a nice edge. I like that fine line between being a rock band and writing pop songs."
Kevin Barber from Consequence of Sound wrote, "“Like It’s Her Birthday” is a little off-color from what the album is trying to accomplish. It does not shy away from the dance-y, mall-pop type of music that they were trying to avoid, but it is a catchy single that lets the public know that Good Charlotte is back," adding, "It will be a guilty pleasure that some will try to ignore, but most will succumb to." Ian Drew from US Magazine considerate it a "downright danceable fun". Jon Dolan from Rolling Stone said: "Like It's Her Birthday" sets a man's problem ("She said she only had a meeting/But she is dressed for something/Something that is no good") to a bubblegum groove that a 14-year-old could throw a fist to." Eric Sundermann from Spin gave it a positive review, saying: "The track blends a combination of old and new Good Charlotte: It's a fast paced party song, but rather than "The Anthem"-style distorted electric guitars, the group uses synthesizers to create the upbeat sound."
The music video was released on August 27, 2010 on YouTube. It features the band performing inside of a glass cube-like structure in a blacked-out room. The video also shows the band at a party with a number of attractive women. Cameo appearances are made by The Maine's John O'Callaghan and Kennedy Brock, Boys Like Girls' Martin Johnson and Paul DiGiovanni, and Mest's Tony Lovato.
|New Zealand (RIANZ)||34|
|UK Rock Chart||8|
|US Billboard Pop Songs||35|
|Australian Singles Chart||82|
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