Me and Michael

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"Me and Michael"
Me and michael.jpg
Single by MGMT
from the album Little Dark Age
ReleasedFebruary 7, 2018
Recorded2017
Genre
LabelColumbia
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)VanWyngarden
Producer(s)
MGMT singles chronology
"Hand It Over"
(2017)
"Me and Michael"
(2018)

"Me and Michael" is a song by American rock band MGMT. It is the fourth single taken from the bands fourth studio album Little Dark Age. It was released worldwide on February 7, 2018, through Columbia.

Background[edit]

Talking to Q the band discussed the origin of the titular "Michael" with Ben Goldwasser saying the original refrain was written as "me and my girl," but decided it was "so boring and cheesy" and decided to change it into "me and Michael." Goldwasser said this "developed into this ambiguous story, and we really liked that – writing a catchy song that gets you pumped-up, but you have no idea what the message is."[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for Me and Michael was directed by Joey Frank and Randy Lee Maitland and was released on February 7, 2018.[2] The video has been viewed over 2.5 million times through the band's official Vevo account on YouTube

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Andrew VanWyngarden; all music composed by VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser.

Digital download and stream
No.TitleLength
1."Me and Michael"4:49

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[3] 160
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[4] 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ "me and michael info". Genius. Retrieved March 6, 2018
  2. ^ "music video information". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved March 14, 2018
  3. ^ "Lescharts.com – MGMT – Me and Michael" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  4. ^ "MGMT Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 7, 2018.