Right Back at It Again

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"Right Back at It Again"
ADTR Right Back at It Again radio single.jpg
Single by A Day to Remember
from the album Common Courtesy
ReleasedNovember 11, 2013
RecordedMay 2012 – March 2013,
Jeremy McKinnon's home studio, Ocala, Florida
GenrePop punk[1]
Songwriter(s)Jeremy McKinnon, Alex Shelnutt, Kevin Skaff, Neil Westfall, Joshua Woodard
Producer(s)Jeremy McKinnon, Andrew Wade, Chad Gilbert
A Day to Remember singles chronology
"It's Complicated"
"Right Back at It Again"
"End of Me"

"Right Back at It Again" is the second track and the first single from A Day to Remember's fifth album, Common Courtesy (2013). In October 20, 2015, the song was featured in Activision rhythm-music game, Guitar Hero: Live.

Music and lyrics[edit]

Vocalist, Jeremy McKinnon wrote the lyrics, while the music was written by McKinnon, former guitarist Tom Denney, guitarist Neil Westfall and producer Andrew Wade.[2] "Right Back at It Again" almost wasn't included on the album as it was one of the excess songs the band had recorded, "we realised that it sounded great, so on it went."[3]

Release and reception[edit]

"Right Back at It Again" was announced on October 7, 2013 to be broadcast as part of BBC Radio 1's Rock Show the following midnight, with the band calling the song their "brand new single".[4] The song impacted radio on November 11.[5] "Right Back at It Again" charted at number 33 on the Alternative Songs chart,[6] and at number 40 on the Modern Rock chart in the U.S.[7] McKinnon, Westfall and guitarist Kevin Skaff performed a surprise acoustic show for Warped Tour 2013 UK on November 17,[8] and another acoustic set, this time at Banquet Records the following day, both in London;[9] band played "Right Back at It Again" on both occasions.[10][11]

AbsolutePunk writer Thomas Nassiff said the "mosh call" lyric "Brace for impact" had "pretty much ruin[ed] that track".[12] Tamsyn Wilce for Alter the Press! noted that the way "Right Back at it Again" follows on from opening track "City of Ocala" "continues the catchy hardcore beats" that is present in all of the band's albums.[13] Rock Sound's Andy Ritchie called the song "unmistakably the 'All I Want' of 'Common Courtesy'".[14] A music video for the song was released on 19 December 2013. The music video was nominated for Best Video at the Kerrang! Awards.[15]

Track listing[edit]

Promotional CD
  1. "Right Back at It Again" (alternative edit)
  2. "Right Back at It Again" (active rock edit)


Personnel per digital booklet.[2]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2013–14) Peak
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[6] 33
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[7] 36


  1. ^ Manley, Brendan (October 8, 2013). "A Day To Remember - Common Courtesy - Alternative Press". Altpress.com. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Common Courtesy (Digital booklet). A Day to Remember. ADTR, LLC. 2013.
  3. ^ Winwood 2013, p. 45
  4. ^ WhereisADTR (October 7, 2013). "Twitter / WhereisADTR: Listen to the @Radio1RockShow". Twitter.com. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  5. ^ "A Day To Remember – Right Back At It Again". Daily Play MPE. November 12, 2013. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "A Day to Remember Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  7. ^ a b "A Day to Remember Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  8. ^ A Day To Remember (November 17, 2013). "Timeline Photos". Facebook. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  9. ^ A Day To Remember (November 12, 2013). "Timeline Photos - A Day To Remember". Facebook. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  10. ^ "A Day to Remember Concert Setlist at Vans Warped Tour UK 2013 on November 17, 2013". setlist.fm. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  11. ^ "A Day to Remember Concert Setlist at Banquet Records, London on November 18, 2013". setlist.fm. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  12. ^ Nassiff, Thomas (December 8, 2013). "A Day To Remember – Common Courtesy - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  13. ^ Garland, Emma (October 2013). "ATP! Album Review: A Day To Remember – Common Courtesy". Alter The Press!. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  14. ^ Ritchie, Andy (October 8, 2013). "A Day To Remember - Common Courtesy | Reviews | Rock Sound". Rocksound.tv. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  15. ^ Bang Showbiz (May 7, 2014). "Metallica join Kerrang! Award nominees". Contactmusic. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  • Winwood, Ian (October 26, 2013). "A Fight to Remember". Kerrang! (1489).