Reckless

Album: Sinners Never Sleep (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • You Me At Six were forced to revise this song after hearing the Foo Fighters' Wasting Light album. Vocalist Josh Franceschi explained to Kerrang! magazine: "There's a Foo Fighters song on their new album and originally, accidentally, this had the same chord progression and same effect on it. When we heard the Foo Fighters' track, we went, 'Oh f--k,' and just left it. Then Max (Helyer, guitar) started messing around and came up with a different way of playing it."
  • Not only did the band have to revise the chord progression, but they had to change the song title - twice. The tune was initially called 'Don't Hold Your Breath,' but Nicole Scherzinger also had a song with that name. So YMAS re-titled it "The Best You've Never Had," until it clashed with Beyoncé's "Best Thing I Never Had. Eventually, they settled on "Reckless."

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