Plans (song)

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"Plans"
Single by Birds of Tokyo
from the album Birds of Tokyo
Released 9 July 2010 (2010-07-09)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:37
Label EMI
Writer(s) Birds of Tokyo
Producer(s) Scott Horscroft, Adam Spark
Certification Platinum (ARIA)
Birds of Tokyo singles chronology
"The Saddest Thing I Know"
2010
"Plans"
(2010)
"Wild at Heart"
(2010)

"Plans" is the second single from Australian alternative rock band Birds of Tokyo's self-titled third album, Birds of Tokyo. The song proved to be their most successful single to date, peaking at #11 on the Australian Singles Chart[1] and becoming their first ever single to hit the top 50 in Australia. "Plans" was performed by the group at the 2010 ARIA Awards, in which the song was nominated for "Single of the Year". It was voted #4 in Triple J's Hottest 100 countdown of 2010. As of September 2012, "Plans" has been certified triple platinum by ARIA with sales exceeding 210,000.[2]

Background[edit]

In an interview with Triple J, frontman Ian Kenny said regarding the song:

"When you're writing records, every now and then you come across a bit of a stone in the road in the writing process, and you start questioning things. 'Plans' just wasn't coming together the way we thought it should, so we put the song down for a bit, and when we returned to it — I don't remember what we did differently — it came together. We got the demo and went, 'Yep, that's got something in its guts.'"[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"Plans" debuted on the ARIA Singles Chart at #30 on the issue dated 18 July 2010, however it descended to #32 on its second week. It eventually reached its peak of #11 six weeks later. As of 23 January 2011, "Plans" has spent a total of 28 weeks in the ARIA top 50.[1] The song debuted on the New Zealand Singles Chart at #38 on 29 November 2010 and reached the peak position of #34.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Plans" premiered on 21 June 2010.[4] It was shot in Brisbane, Australia and directed by Sean Gilligan.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[6]
  1. "Plans"  – 3:37
Digital EP[7]
  1. "Plans"  – 3:37
  2. "The Saddest Thing I Know" (The Rock Acoustic Sessions)  - 3:07
  3. "Wild at Heart" (The Rock Acoustic Sessions)  - 3:58
  4. "Plans" (music video)  - 3:36

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
Australia 9 July 2010 Digital download[6]

References[edit]

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