Opposite of Adults

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"Opposite of Adults"
Single by Chiddy Bang
from the album The Swelly Express and The Preview
Released February 21, 2010
Format Digital download, 12" vinyl
Genre Alternative hip hop, synthpop, pop rap
Length 3:11
Label Regal
Songwriter(s) Goldwasser, Anamege, VanWyngarden, Beresin
Producer(s) Xaphoon Jones
Chiddy Bang singles chronology
"Opposite of Adults"
"Opposite of Adults"

"Opposite of Adults" is a 2010 single from American band Chiddy Bang. It was released in the United Kingdom on 21 February 2010 and samples "Kids" by MGMT. It was released in the United States on April 20, 2010. It was released online to blogs under the name "Kids" approximately one year prior to that.[1] In late 2010, "Opposite of Adults" was featured as the background music for the Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit video game commercial,[2] as well as in the game, in an episode of Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, and in episode 8 of Friday Night Lights 's fifth season. The song was also used in the trailer for 30 Minutes or Less. It was also the goal song for Team North America (World Cup of Hockey 2016).

Critical reception[edit]

Fraser McAlpine of BBC Chart Blog awarded the song five stars and gave a positive review, stating:

"Oh now this is the kind of thing we can all get behind, isn't it? Song titles as crossword clues! You don't even have to know that this is largely based on reswizzled chunks of the MGMT song 'Kids', because you can work it out from the title".[3]

Track listing[edit]

12" vinyl[4]
  1. "Opposite of Adults" – 3:15
  2. "Chiddy Freestyle" – 2:09
  3. "Sooner or Later" – 3:16
Digital download[5]
  1. "Opposite of Adults" – 3:15
  2. "Chiddy Freestyle" – 2:09
  3. "Sooner or Later" – 3:16
7" vinyl[6]
  1. "Opposite of Adults" - 3:15
  2. "Sooner or Later" - 3:16

Chart performance[edit]

On 28 February 2010, "Opposite of Adults" entered the UK Singles Chart at No.12. The following week, the single fell four places to No.16, where it remained for three consecutive weeks. On its fifth week in the chart, the single fell three places to No.19. The following week, the single fell a further two places to No.21. On 11 April 2010, the single fell to No.22 and the following week fell a further eight to No.30, marking the single's eighth week in the UK Singles Chart.[7]

The single also debuted on the Irish Singles Chart on 25 February 2010, at No.49. The following week, the single climbed 17 places to No.32, which was followed by a further 12 places to No.20 the week after. On 18 March 2010, the single climbed four places to No.16 and the following week climbed a further three places to No.13. On 1 April 2010, the single climbed three places to its current peak of No.10, marking Chiddy Bang's first top 10 hit in Ireland. However, on its seventh week in the chart, the single fell five places to No.15.[7] On 15 April 2010, the single fell a further six places to No.21.

The single also managed to debut on the Australian Singles Chart and the New Zealand Singles Chart on 5 April 2010, at a peak of No.36. The following week, the single remained at No.36. In its fourth week in the chart, the single rose 11 places to No.22. It has thus far peaked at No.10 in Australia while in New Zealand, it achieved a top ten peak of No.8.[7]

"Opposite of Adults" debuted at No.90 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has recently[when?] re-entered at No.100.

Chart (2010) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[8] 10
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[9] 60
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[10] 12
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[11] 30
Germany (Official German Charts)[12] 81
Ireland (IRMA)[13] 10
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[14] 57
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[15] 8
Poland (Polish Airplay New)[16] 5
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[17] 10
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 18
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[19] 12
US Billboard Hot 100 [20]
US Billboard Heatseekers Songs[20]

Year-end charts[edit]

Charts (2010) Position
Australian Singles Chart[21] 70

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom February 21, 2010 Digital download EMI
February 22, 2010 12" single Regal Recordings
April 17, 2010 (Record Store Day) 7" single


  1. ^ http://prettymuchamazing.com/mp3/chiddy-bang-kids-feat-mgmt
  2. ^ http://www.joystickdivision.com/2010/11/chiddy_bang_opposite_of_adults.php
  3. ^ Fraser McAlpine. "Chiddy Bang - 'Opposite of Adults'". BBC. bbc.co.uk. 
  4. ^ http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0032YKYNO
  5. ^ http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/opposite-of-adults-ep/id351370857
  6. ^ http://www.banquetrecords.com/REG161
  7. ^ a b c http://acharts.us/song/53628
  8. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Chiddy Bang – Opposite of Adults". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Chiddy Bang – Opposite of Adults" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Chiddy Bang – Opposite of Adults" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Chiddy Bang – Opposite of Adults" (in French). Ultratip.
  12. ^ "Musicline.de – Chiddy Bang Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  13. ^ "Chart Track: Week 13, 2010". Irish Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "Chiddy Bang – Chart history" Japan Hot 100 for Chiddy Bang.
  15. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Chiddy Bang – Opposite of Adults". Top 40 Singles.
  16. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay New. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  17. ^ "Archive Chart: 2010-3-6". Scottish Singles Top 40. Retrieved 2012-1-21.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Chiddy Bang – Opposite of Adults". Swiss Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "Archive Chart: 2010-3-6" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 2010-10-07.
  20. ^ a b "Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Billboard. 
  21. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 2010". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 

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