Mess Around (Cage the Elephant song)

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"Mess Around"
Single by Cage the Elephant
from the album Tell Me I'm Pretty
ReleasedOctober 29, 2015 (2015-10-29)
RecordedSpring 2015 at Easy Eye Sound, Nashville, Tennessee
Producer(s)Dan Auerbach
Cage the Elephant singles chronology
"Cigarette Daydreams"
"Mess Around"

"Mess Around" is a song by American rock band Cage the Elephant. It was produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and was released as the lead single from the band's fourth studio album Tell Me I'm Pretty on October 29, 2015. It topped the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in the United States, becoming the band's sixth overall chart-topper.[1] In 2016, it was featured in Acura's Summer of Performance Event TV spot, "Weekends: RDX".[2]

Music video[edit]

The official music video for "Mess Around" was released on October 29, 2015.[3] The video consists of footage from films by French filmmaker Georges Méliès, including A Trip to the Moon and The Impossible Voyage.


Chart (2015–16) Peak
Canada Rock (Billboard)[4] 1
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[5] 16
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[6] 1
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[7] 1
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[8] 1
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[9] 12

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States[10] November 3, 2015 Modern rock radio RCA Records


  1. ^ Rutherford, Kevin (February 4, 2016). "Cage the Elephant Tops Alternative Songs, Ties for Sixth-Most No. 1s All-Time". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Acura Summer of Performance Event TV Commercial, 'Weekends: MDX'".
  3. ^ Childers, Chad (October 30, 2015). "Cage the Elephant Unveil New Song 'Mess Around'". Loudwire. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  4. ^ "Chart Search". Billboard Canada Rock for Cage the Elephant. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  5. ^ "Cage the Elephant Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  6. ^ "Cage the Elephant Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  7. ^ "Cage the Elephant Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  8. ^ "Cage the Elephant Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  9. ^ "Cage the Elephant Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  10. ^ "Alternative Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on October 15, 2015.

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