Heads Will Roll

Album: It's Blitz! (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • Frontwoman Karen O told the New Musical Express January 17, 2009, with a grin: "I figured if we were going to write a dance song it should be about heads bouncing on the floor and murder and slaughter."
  • Band member Nick Zinner co-wrote this song with Karen O, during the same session that produced the track "Hysteric." He told Billboard magazine: "That was actually one of the last songs we wrote for the record. I think we always wanted to have a guilty-pleasure dance song; that was it, really. It came quickly, and it was just fun to write. When we were over playing in Europe, it's definitely the song people are reacting the strongest to, like freaking out when we play it. And it's really fun to play live, too."
  • The song was used by Showtime to promote a new season of The Tudors.
  • The song was performed as a mash-up with Michael Jackson's "Thriller" on the Fox TV show Glee in the 2011 episode titled, The Sue Sylvester Shuffle. The single release became the first Top 40 success for a Yeah Yeah Yeahs composition when it debuted at #38 on the Hot 100.

Comments: 1

  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnThe song of the summer! I love when she says, "dance til your dead."
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