Rebel Beat (Goo Goo Dolls song)

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"Rebel Beat"
Single by Goo Goo Dolls
from the album Magnetic
Released February 19, 2013 (2013-02-19)
Genre Pop rock[1]
Length 3:34
Label Warner Bros.
Producer(s) Gregg Wattenberg
Goo Goo Dolls singles chronology
"All That You Are"
"Rebel Beat"
"Come to Me"
"All That You Are"
"Rebel Beat"
"Come to Me"
Music video
"Rebel Beat" on YouTube

"Rebel Beat" is a song recorded by American alternative rock band the Goo Goo Dolls from their tenth studio album titled Magnetic. "Rebel Beat" was premiered on several US radio stations on January 18, 2013. The song was officially released on February 19, 2013.[2]


In an interview with, Rzeznik explains Rebel Beat is a collaboration with Gregg Wattenberg, built from a rhythm idea. "I was playing this great old guitar that had kind of a (Led) Zeppelin tone to it," Rzeznik recalls. "I started playing this real sort of basic kind of riff, and we just went from there and then started burbling out lyrics." The final lyrics, Rzeznik says, were inspired by being in New York and walking around the Little Italy and Chinatown districts. "They had this street closed off and a huge party going on," he remembers. "I was thinking, 'I love this! I want to be part of this!' So basically it turned out to be a song about celebrating everything and (saying) no matter what, you've got to have fun. That's really it."[3]

Music video[edit]

On the day of the release, the band posted a video on the band's YouTube page.[4] On January 29, Warner Bros Records released an official lyric video.[5] In March 6, the webpage VideoStatic, announced the start of the production of a music video for the song. It also stated that the video will be directed by P.R. Brown.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital single
  1. "Rebel Beat" - 3:34

Chart performance[edit]


  1. ^ Graff, Gary (January 29, 2013). "Goo Goo Dolls Set Up in 'The Live Room' for 'Slide' and 'Rebel Beat'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Release Dates". Goo Goo Dolls. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Goo Goo Dolls Cheer Up With 'Rebel Beat'". Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Goo Goo Dolls - *New Single* "Rebel Beat"". Goo Goo Dolls. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Goo Goo Dolls - Rebel Beat [Official Lyric Video]". Warner Bros Records. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "IN PRODUCTION: Goo Goo Dolls "Rebel Beat" (P.R. Brown, dir.)". VideoStatic. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 13, 2013.