The Kids Aren't Alright (Fall Out Boy song)

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"The Kids Aren't Alright"
Promotional single by Fall Out Boy
from the album American Beauty/American Psycho
Published Sony/ATV Songs LLC, Chicago X Softcore Songs
Released December 15, 2014
Format Digital download
Recorded 2014
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:20

"The Kids Aren't Alright" is a song by American rock band Fall Out Boy. It was released as the first promotional single (overall the third release) on December 15, 2014 from their sixth studio album, American Beauty/American Psycho, as a digital download with pre-orders of the album.[1][2] It coincided with the release of the second official single from the album, "American Beauty/American Psycho", along with the album artwork and track listing.[3][4] When asked which American Beauty/American Psycho track the band was most proud of, Pete Wentz responded, "It's hard to say because it's like having kids. [Patrick] says The Kids Aren't Alright".[5]

Background and release[edit]

The song is the fourth song on Fall Out Boy's sixth studio album American Beauty/American Psycho, and it runs the length of four minutes and twenty seconds.[1] The song was released onto their YouTube account on December 14, 2014, and released the next day as a digital download with pre-orders of the album along with the singles "Centuries" and "American Beauty/American Psycho".[6][7]

A remix of the song featuring Azealia Banks was included on the remix album Make America Psycho Again.

Commercial performance[edit]

The song debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart which lists the top singles that have yet to chart on the main Billboard Hot 100. It also reached No. 10 on the US Hot Rock Songs chart. Three weeks after its release, "The Kids Aren't Alright" debuted at No. 189 the UK Singles Chart week ending January 17, 2015.[8]

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