Young Volcanoes

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"Young Volcanoes"
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Single by Fall Out Boy
from the album Save Rock and Roll
Released November 4, 2013 (2013-11-04)
Recorded October 2012–March 2013 at Rubyred Recordings, Venice, California
Length 3:24
Label Island
Producer(s) Butch Walker
Fall Out Boy singles chronology
"Alone Together"
"Young Volcanoes"

"Alone Together"
"Young Volcanoes"
Music video
"Young Volcanoes" on YouTube

"Young Volcanoes" is a song by American rock band Fall Out Boy, released as the fourth single from their fifth studio album Save Rock and Roll (2013) and commissioned to radio on November 4, 2013. The song was released to YouTube early for streaming before the album's release, joining "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)" and "The Phoenix", although it would be months before its release as a single. The song's accompanying music video was the third to be released as part of The Young Blood Chronicles.

The band has performed the song on TV, such as Jimmy Kimmel Live and the 2014 MDA Show of Strength.


At first, Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump was hesitant to include this song to the Save Rock & Roll album after writing, stating that he was nervous about his vocal contribution. Originally, it was going to be an acoustic song that features Stump's heavy vocals, the very thing Stump was avoiding in their works.[2]

"It was a really hard song for me," he said to Kerrang!. Stump further stated, "I'm much more comfortable now, and very happy with the way I am compared with how I used to be, but I'm very scared of my voice. I don't like hearing it. My natural instinct is 'more guitars, more instruments, more voices', so I have something to hide behind."[3]

"Young Blood Chronicles" music video[edit]

The video is a sequel to The Phoenix's video. Patrick is strapped to a table, snapping his fingers rhythmically. As the song begins, the Vixens tie the band members to the table into drip blood sucker pipes. They then serve them blood, red wine, and an assortment of organs, all of this accompanied by drugs, which cause them to hallucinate that the entire affair is simply a party. Meanwhile, the briefcase is delivered to a car with the words "Rat A Tat" on it. The video also ended with Patrick snaps.

This video is followed in the series by the video for "Alone Together."


Chart (2014) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 64
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[5] 38


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom November 4, 2013[7][8] Contemporary hit radio
United States February 25, 2014[9] Modern rock radio


  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine (5 January 2015). "Save Rock and Roll: Review". Allmusic. Retrieved January 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ Fall Out Boy - Young Volcanoes Lyrics - Genius (accessed January 2, 2016)
  3. ^ Young Volcanoes by Fall Out Boy - Song Facts (accessed January 2, 2016)
  4. ^ "Fall Out Boy". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Fall Out Boy Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  6. ^ "American single certifications – Fall Out Boy – Young Volcanoes". Recording Industry Association of America. January 29, 2016. Retrieved January 29, 2016.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  7. ^ Vevo (September 26, 2013). "VEVO Presents: Fall Out Boy – Live from London". Pressparty. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ Lane, Daniel. "This week's new releases 04-11-2013". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Alternative > Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on February 21, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2014.