This song is about an odd-looking fan who had managed to talk his way into the band's dressing room at a gig in Osaka, Japan. Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner said: "When he left the room, we were a bit freaked out by his presence. So we did a brainstorm for what he was like, drew a little picture and wrote things about him."
Guitarist Jamie Cook added: "He was right weird. He just appeared with like a business card and like a round neck T-shirt and a tie loosely around it, I'd never seen that before. It felt like he was trying to get inside your mind. We were checking out his attire - it freaked us out. He definitely left a mark on us. He might have been a magician. He might even be here now. But if we ever find out who he was, it might spoilt it." (Both quotes from NME April 23, 2007)
The title of the album Favourite Worst Nightmare comes from a line in the song "D Is For Dangerous."
Suggestion credit: Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for above 2
Favourite Worst Nightmare won the 2008 Brit Award for Best British Album. The Monkeys also won the Best British Band award at the same ceremony.
Eve from Ringwood, United KingdomLove this song! I always thought it was about this guy they all respected because he was so smooth and effortless in getting girls, wearing 't-shirt and tie combination', and stealing every guy's thunder etc. Still, though!
Marina from Winnipeg, Canadai think you should know you're my favourite worst nightmare. great song :)
1624 from Calgaryi love how clever the monkey's lyrics are
Aggie from Suva, Othervery creative. see ya later innovator XD
Declan from Waterford, IrelandI misheard the lyric "you are the unforcasted storm" as "you are your own forcasted storm" and I took it to mean that the guy was a rich, hip TV reporter.