Fall Out Boy version 2. The rebooted band reclaimed the radio with its comeback album Save Rock and Roll and is again snugly tucked in the Top 40 with the hit single "Centuries. Ever since 's Take This To Your Grave , Fall Out Boy's been pushing its sound into bold, pop-centric territory, with surprisingly few embarrassing missteps along the way.
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The band originated from Chicago's hardcore punk scene, with which all members were involved at one point. The group was formed by Wentz and Trohman as a pop punk side project of the members' respective hardcore bands, and Stump joined shortly thereafter. The group went through a succession of drummers before landing Hurley and recording the group's debut album, Take This to Your Grave The album became an underground success and helped the band gain a dedicated fanbase through heavy touring, as well as commercial success. Take This to Your Grave has commonly been cited as an influential blueprint for pop punk music in the s. With Wentz as the band's lyricist and Stump as the primary composer, the band's major-label breakthrough, From Under the Cork Tree , produced two hit singles, " Sugar, We're Goin Down " and " Dance, Dance ", and went double platinum , transforming the group into superstars and making Wentz a celebrity and tabloid fixture. The band's follow-up, Infinity on High , debuted at number one on the Billboard with , first week sales. Following the release of Believers Never Die — Greatest Hits , the band took a hiatus from to to "decompress", exploring various side projects.
Although their debut album Take This to Your Grave was only a moderate success, they soon broke into the mainstream with its follow-up, the seminal From Under the Cork Tree which went double platinum. That the song starts with an intro from Jay-Z, of all people, further adds to the creative insanity of the song; the band are both boasting of their enormous success and access to VIP collaborators, while simultaneously mocking the ridiculousness of such displays of bombastic swagger. The composition of the song takes its cues from two classic rock icons, with Patrick Stump taking inspiration from David Bowie and the Rolling Stones by creating a track where the riff essentially makes up the entire song.
Debuting in , the band became a favorite among skateboarders and rock music lovers alike. Pete Wentz stated in interviews that the song is about a romantic couple for whom the initial attraction is gone, but they continue to sleep together. The big budget music video features chimpanzees.