Messed Up World (F'd Up World)

Album: Going To Hell (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • This was released on April 22, 2014 as the third single from Going To Hell, rising to the top of the rock radio chart. The band's previous single "Heaven Knows" also reached the summit, meaning The Pretty Reckless became only the second female-fronted group to have two chart-toppers in a row. (The Pretenders reached #1 with "Don't Get Me Wrong" and "My Baby" in late 1986/early 1987).
  • The Going To Hell album track has the rather less radio-friendly title of "F--ked Up World."
  • The provocative music video was filmed in Miami on April 30, 2014 and directed by Pretty Reckless vocalist Taylor Momsen with Jon J. The same pair also directed the clip for "Heaven Knows". "The video's something different," she told The Pulse of Radio. "It's something that people haven't seen before from this band. I wrote the treatment for it. We played with sarcasm a lot in this video, which is something new. I'm wearing pink. Who knew? You know it's sarcastic when I've got pink on."

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