Sunday retro hour: Arctic Monkeys 'I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor'

When the name Arctic Monkeys is mentioned, expect either a frenzy of fangirling, comments about how well their recent Glastonbury Festival headline set went down, or remarks from fans left disappointed after the Humbug era about how they have sold out (they haven't). As part of this week's 'Sunday retro hour', Rock Revolver delves into the Sheffield rock four-piece's hugely successful past, taking you back to a time when frontman Alex Turner observed human behaviour in nightclubs and when the spirit of the youth was still ablaze.

Released in late 2005, debut single I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor charted at #1 on the UK Singles Chart. This came as a massive achievement for the young band who had previously been frequenting the smaller gig circuit. However, circumstances soon changed as two weeks later the hype led the Sheffield youngsters to gracing their first NME cover. 
The music video is another talking point amongst fans. Essentially, the video is a live recording of the band performing the hit in front of a small studio audience. It is also during this clip when Turner delivers the iconic line "Don't believe the hype." Since then, this line has become a staple in music history and is one that many use to this day - although perhaps we should now believe the hype, considering the heights they have reached of late.

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1 comment:

  1. I love Arctic Monkeys first album so much, it's so full of amazing songs. Although I don't love their succeeding albums as much, they will always be one of my favourite bands.