3 March 2014

Kids | #MusicMonday

As its Monday, that means its time for a new song.
This weeks choice of song is....

'Kids' by MGMT

This song was released on 13th October 2008 and was the third single from MGMT's album 'Oracular Spectacular'.

To date this single has peaked at number 9 on the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. NME named it the number one song on its list of Best Singles of 2008 and in October 2011, NME placed it as number 99 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years". Also Rolling stone named it number 46 on their list of Best songs of the 2000s.
After exiting the UK Top 40, the song was feature in an add for the TV show, Waterloo Road on BBC One. Due to this the song became popular again and gained renewed interest, re-entering the UK Top 40. On 16th January 2009 'Kids' reached number 16 which at the time, was the highest position to date. The single received huge amounts of airplay in the USA, UK, Ireland and Australia before the release date and the song got to number 1 on the Norwegian chart, based on downloads alone!

Kids was selected as the soundtrack for FIFA '09 and was also featured in the BBC's Survivors, American Teen, Paris Hilton's British Best Friend, Gossip Girl, Waterloo Road, The Vampire Diaries and many, many more!

(Video above is only available on some platforms)

On June 3, 2009, MGMT released the official music video for "Kids". The video follows a toddler menaced by monsters that his inattentive mother can't see.
The video has been criticized for its treatment of the toddler who appears to be truly frightened throughout the video, though it is stated on the MGMT website "No children were harmed in the making of this video." In addition, the band decided to released a "behind the scenes" video that shows the toddler laughing while interacting with the puppets and the cast in monster costumes. 
The YouTube video has received over 29 million views.

Hope you liked this weeks song choice and I will see you next Music Monday with another brand new song!

1 comment

  1. I love this song and music video


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