You Are a Tourist

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"You Are a Tourist"
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Single by Death Cab for Cutie
from the album Codes and Keys
ReleasedMarch 29, 2011[1]
FormatDigital download
GenreAlternative rock, indie rock
Length4:46
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)Ben Gibbard
Producer(s)Chris Walla
Death Cab for Cutie singles chronology
"Meet Me on the Equinox"
(2009)
"You Are a Tourist"
(2011)
"Home Is a Fire"
(2011)

"You Are a Tourist" is a song by American band Death Cab for Cutie, the first single from their seventh album Codes and Keys, released on 29 March 2011.

The single topped the US Billboard Alternative Songs, Adult Alternative Songs, and Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles charts, as well as reaching number three on the US Billboard Rock Songs chart. "You Are a Tourist" is Death Cab for Cutie's first (and currently only) number one alternative hit, and their highest charting single on the US alternative chart to date.[2]

Music video[edit]

On April 5, 2011, the group streamed a live performance of the music video for "You Are a Tourist". The video, directed by Tim Nackashi, was accomplished in one take, using multiple cameras, and no edits or re-takes. The production employed dancers, actors, and projected images.[3][4] According to the band, "You Are a Tourist" was the first ever live, scripted, one-take music video shoot.[5]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[6] 1
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[7] 1
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[8] 1
US Rock Songs (Billboard)[9] 3
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[10] 60

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[11] 13
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[12] 16

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ You Are A Tourist: Death Cab for Cutie: MP3 Download. Amazon.com. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  2. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date July 9, 2011
  3. ^ 4/5/11 (April 5, 2011). "Death Cab For Cutie Pull Off Live 'You Are A Tourist' Video – Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved July 7, 2011.
  4. ^ Nackashi, Tim. Death Cab For Cutie. Tim Nackashi. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  5. ^ Death Cab for Cutie - You Are A Tourist (Official Video) on YouTube. 6 April 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Death Cab for Cutie Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  7. ^ "Death Cab for Cutie Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  8. ^ "Death Cab for Cutie Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  9. ^ Codes and Keys - Charts - Singles. Allmusic. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  10. ^ "Death Cab for Cutie Chart History (Japan Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Alternative Songs – Year-End 2010". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  12. ^ "Hot Rock Songs – Year-End 2010". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2018.

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