Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Strokes ~ Last Nite



The song Last Nite by The Strokes, written by Julian Casablancas (the singer of the group), released as the second single from their debut album, Is This It on November 5, 2001. 



Last Nite was placed at number 16 on Rolling Stone's 50 Best Songs of the Decade and number 478 on its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".  It charted as follows:
Chart (2001)Peak position
UK Singles Chart14
ARIA Charts47
Irish Singles Chart48
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks5

An exerpt from Wikipedia . . . The song's opening guitar riff and overall structure is loosely similar to that of American Girl by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. In a 2006 interview with Rolling StonePetty commented, "The Strokes took 'American Girl' [for 'Last Nite'], there was an interview that took place with them where they actually admitted it. That made me laugh out loud. I was like, 'OK, good for you.' It doesn't bother me". The Strokes were invited to be the opening act for several dates on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' 2006 tour.


The Strokes Official Website


I discovered The Strokes on the best social music file sharing website ever, Imeem, which was bought out by My Space who totally screwed it up.  Such a shame since it was the perfect way to discover and share new music while making new online friends who share the love of music.  Many of my playlists included on this blog originated from Imeem and are now, of course, non-functional.  I'm still in the process of fixing them!


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