Fluorescent Adolescent

Album: Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007)
Charted: 5
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Songfacts®:

  • The writing of this is co-credited to Johanna Bennett, Alex Turner's ex-girlfriend. The song's roots lie in a Mediterranean holiday Turner and Bennett took during which they were reminiscing about characters they knew at school. He recalls in The Times magazine July 28, 2007: "It started off as a joke. Then it were like, 'Here's another verse." We were having a laugh. Some of the lines were hers. I couldn't have not credited her. It's just right, really." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England
  • The song's music video was directed by comedian Richard Ayoade, who is best known for playing the computer geek Maurice Moss in the UK Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd. Ayoade also helmed the band's Live At The Apollo DVD.

Comments: 6

  • Nicolas Oe from BrazilCan someone tell me if there is any relation between the "Remember when you used to be a rascal" phrase and Miles Kane? Was wondering after read this https://www.songfacts.com/facts/arctic-monkeys/505
  • Eve from Ringwood, United KingdomFantastic! Man, I can't get this song outta' my head and it's so damn catchy! I knew the words to it the 2nd time I listened to it!
  • Chloe from St. Louis, MoSounds like the story of a girl who can't get good sex, ahaha.
  • Indigo from Adelaide, Australiadefinately my favourite arctic Monkeys song
  • Jared from Perth, Australiaprobably the best rock song of the past 10 years
  • Marina from Winnipeg, Canadaarctic monkeys are truely unforgetable.
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