These Days (Foo Fighters song)

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"These Days"
These Days cover.jpg
Single by Foo Fighters
from the album Wasting Light
Released November 1, 2011[1]
Format digital download
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge
Length 4:58
Label RCA
Writer(s) Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear
Producer(s) Butch Vig
Foo Fighters singles chronology
"Arlandria"
(2011)
"These Days"
(2011)
"Bridge Burning"
(2012)
Music video
These Days on YouTube

"These Days" is the third single,[2][3] (fourth in the UK), from the American rock band Foo Fighters' seventh studio album Wasting Light. It was written by Dave Grohl and co-produced by Butch Vig. Dave Grohl has stated that it is his favourite song that he has ever written. On August 18, 2012, the Foo Fighters performed "These Days" at Pukkelpop, as a tribute to the people who died or were injured there a year earlier, due to a violent thunderstorm that raged over the festival grounds.

Music video[edit]

The official video was released on January 30, 2012. The video featured live shots from their June 2011 Milton Keynes performances, Australian and New Zealand tour. It was directed by Wayne Isham.[4]

Reception[edit]

The writers of Rolling Stone magazine named it the fourth best single of the year.[5] As of April 9, 2012 "These Days" spent sixteen weeks on the Australian Singles Chart,[6] and was certified gold in Australia.[7]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2011–12) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 60
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[8] 10
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[9] 63
Poland (LP3)[10] 26
UK Rock and Metal (Official Charts Company)[11] 19
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[12] 11
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[13] 2
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[14] 3
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[15] 2

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[16] Gold 35,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News and more!". FMQB. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ Foo Fighters - These Days nme.com. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  3. ^ Foo Fighters - These Days loud wire.com. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  4. ^ Watch the new Foo Fighters video, “These Days” | AUX New Music
  5. ^ "50 Best Singles of 2011: Foo Fighters, 'These Days'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Pandora Archive" (PDF). Pandora.nla.gov.au. April 16, 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Accreditations - 2012 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Foo Fighters – These Days" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  9. ^ "Foo Fighters – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Foo Fighters. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  10. ^ "THESE DAYS". Polskie Radio. Retrieved November 14, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-09-02" UK Rock Chart. Retrieved September 14, 2015.
  12. ^ "Foo Fighters – Chart history" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Foo Fighters. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  13. ^ "Foo Fighters – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for Foo Fighters. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  14. ^ "Foo Fighters – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Foo Fighters. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  15. ^ "Foo Fighters – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for Foo Fighters. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  16. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2012 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 

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