Young Folks

Album: Writer's Block (2006)
Charted: 13

Songfacts®:

  • This feel-good song was Peter, Bjorn and John's breakthrough single. A year after recording it, the Swedish trio earned the ultimate accolade, a track on a Kanye West mixtape! Peter (Morén: vocals, guitar and harmonica) recalled to The Guardian March 20, 2009: "I remember the first day we played it in a small disco in Stockholm. It felt like every person in the club came up to ask what it was. Two years on, I can look back and see that the song was an antidote to something in the air. It belongs to everyone now, they get their own feelings out of it - it's not ours any more."
  • The whistled hook was originally added by the trio as a marker for a future instrument before realizing that it was just what the song needed.
  • Victoria Bergsman, formerly of The Concretes, contributed the female vocals.
  • This came second in the NME's list of best tracks of 2006, behind Hot Chip's "Over and Over."
  • This was the opening song on the pilot episode of Gossip Girl.
  • The song has been used in a series of adverts for the UK DIY Retailer Homebase.

Comments: 4

  • Connor from Carlsbad, CaI think the music video kinda creeps me out. But a beautiful song, truly.
  • Jessica from Rockaway, Njthe girls voice is a little bad to me but i heard about this from a girl at camp and i decided to search it up i dont regret it thnxz sarah u rock
  • Joey from New Orleans, LaNothing but love for this song.
  • Ian from Ragama, Sri Lanka (ceylon)This is not a song.. It is a masterpiece. Makes you feel so good...
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