The Last of the Real Ones

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"The Last of the Real Ones"
Single by Fall Out Boy
from the album Mania
Released September 14, 2017
Genre
Length 3:50
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Illangelo[6]
Fall Out Boy singles chronology
"Champion"
(2017)
"The Last of the Real Ones"
(2017)
"Hold Me Tight or Don't"
(2017)
"Champion"
(2017)
"The Last of the Real Ones"
(2017)
"Hold Me Tight or Don't"
(2017)

"The Last of the Real Ones" is a song by American rock band Fall Out Boy, released on September 14, 2017 in North America and September 15, 2017 worldwide. It was released as the third single from the band's seventh studio album, Mania (2018), the song was played live on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on September 18, 2017, after being debuted at House of Blues in Chicago on September 16.[7][8]

The song was released to alternative radio on May 1, 2018.[9]

Background[edit]

Pete Wentz described the song as "the closest thing to a love song we've had but it's pretty fucking twisted still."[10]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "The Last of the Real Ones" debuted on the same day as the single was released, it features Wentz being attacked by llamas with a shovel after being tied up in the back of a car.[11] It bears a striking resemblance to the music video for Kanye West's song "Flashing Lights" where Kanye is similarly tied up in the back of a car and is attacked by a woman with a shovel.[12] The video was directed by the duo Mccoy | Meyer.[13]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Fall Out Boy

Production

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2017–18) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[14] 83
Portugal (AFP)[15] 98
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 84
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[17] 23
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[18] 5
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[19] 42

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Position
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[20] 75

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gordon, Arielle (September 19, 2017). "Watch Fall Out Boy Perform New Track "Last of the Real Ones" on Kimmel". Spin. Retrieved January 21, 2018. 
  2. ^ Yadav, Dylan (January 18, 2018). "Fall Out Boy Explode With Pop Flair In Mania". Immortalreviews. Retrieved January 21, 2018. 
  3. ^ Hemmings, Hannah (January 19, 2018). "Fall Out Boy – 'Mania' review". NME. Retrieved January 21, 2018. 
  4. ^ "5 best Fall Out Boy songs off mania". Retrieved January 21, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Fall Out Boy mania review the guardian". Retrieved January 21, 2018. 
  6. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/the-last-of-the-real-ones-mw0003108747/credits
  7. ^ "Watch Fall Out Boy Perform New Track "Last of the Real Ones" on Kimmel". Spin. 2017-09-19. Retrieved 2017-10-27. 
  8. ^ "Excited about Fall Out Boy". Live Nation. Retrieved 2017-10-30. 
  9. ^ "Future Releases on Alternative Radio Stations, Independent Artist Song Releases | ..." All Access. Retrieved 2018-04-13. 
  10. ^ KROQ (2017-09-08), Fall Out Boy Interview - HD Radio Sound Space at KROQ, retrieved 2018-04-13 
  11. ^ FallOutBoyVEVO (September 13, 2017). "Fall Out Boy - The Last Of The Real Ones". Retrieved October 10, 2017. 
  12. ^ KanyeWestVEVO (June 16, 2009). "Kanye West - Flashing Lights ft. Dwele". Retrieved October 25, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Fall Out Boy Get Kidnapped by Killer Llamas in Weird 'The Last of the Real Ones' Video: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-01-30. 
  14. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #439". auspOp. September 23, 2017. Retrieved October 17, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Fall Out Boy – The Last of the Real Ones". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  16. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  17. ^ "Fall Out Boy Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  18. ^ "Fall Out Boy Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  19. ^ "Fall Out Boy Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  20. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved May 25, 2018.