Album: Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007)
Charted: 74

Songfacts®:

  • Singer Alex Turner wrote this about going to meet his girlfriend in room 505 at the hotel where she's staying. Turner has admitted that this was the first proper love song the Arctic's have done.
  • Alex Turner's friend Miles Kane of The Rascals played additional guitars on this track. In 2008 Turner and Kane released an album together as The Last Shadow Puppets.
  • This includes a sample of an organ taken from Ennio Morricone's soundtrack for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

Comments: 5

  • Rodento from A Place :flushed:uHm- so, 505 is a hotel room in NYC and she was supposed to be waiting on him there- the song is actually sexual :flushed:
  • ArielBest arctic monkey song?
  • Geoff from UsaThe Monkey's have many great tunes. A lot of good stuff. But something about 505 is genius. A very cool / moving song. By far my favorite.
  • Matthew from Leduc County AlbertaA beautiful telling of thought. How we treasure the love held for another. Regardless of situational circumstances, we, at least I, choose to continue to love. Even at a distance when necessary.
  • Natu from Addis Ababa, EthiopiaNo one ever comment on this song...i think this is why this song is the most underated song of The Monkees, but in my opinion I think it's one of their best. I like the way the tempo progress: slow...mid....and rocking fast. A good song.
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