Brianstorm

Album: Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007)
Charted: 2 114

Songfacts®:

  • 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.

Comments: 5

  • 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.
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