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"The Suburbs"/"Month of May"
Single by Arcade Fire
ReleasedJune 1, 2010
FormatDigital download
GenreIndie rock, post-punk revival
LabelMercury Records
Songwriter(s)Arcade Fire
Producer(s)Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire singles chronology
"No Cars Go"
"The Suburbs" / "Month of May"
"We Used to Wait"

"The Suburbs"/"Month of May" is a single from Arcade Fire's third album The Suburbs. It was released on June 1, 2010. It reached number 94 on the Canadian Hot 100.

Music video[edit]

A music video was made for the single and was uploaded to YouTube on November 22, 2010.[1] The video is a shortened version of the short film Scenes from the Suburbs, directed by Spike Jonze and inspired by the album itself.

In February 2011, music video blog Yes, We've Got a Video! ranked the song's music video at number 7 in their top 30 videos of 2010. The video was praised as "a twisted, haunting view of the insecurities, frustrations and fear that can come with seemingly innocent suburban life."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Arcade Fire.

1."The Suburbs"5:14
1."Month of May"3:50

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 60
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 65
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 94
Canada Rock (Billboard)[6] 40
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[7] 26


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  2. ^ "Top 30 Videos of 2010: 10 – 1!". Yes, We've Got a Video!. Retrieved 2012-03-19.
  3. ^ " – Arcade Fire – The Suburbs" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ " – Arcade Fire – The Suburbs" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Arcade Fire Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Arcade Fire Chart History (Canada Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  7. ^ "Arcade Fire Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard.

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