Fluorescent Adolescent

Album: Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007)
Charted: 5
  • 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.
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  • 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!
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