These Days (Foo Fighters song)

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"These Days"
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
Producer(s) Butch Vig
Certification Gold (AUS)[2]
Foo Fighters singles chronology
"These Days"
"Bridge Burning"
Music video
These Days on YouTube

"These Days" is the third single,[3][4] (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.[5]


The writers of Rolling Stone magazine named it the fourth best single of the year.[6] As of April 9, 2012 "These Days" spent sixteen weeks on the Australian Singles Chart,[7] and was certified gold in Australia.[2]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (2011–12) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[8] 60
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[9] 10
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[10] 63
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


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

*sales figures based on certification alone


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