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A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More "Touch Me"
FalloutboySixteenCandles
Single Info
From the Album From Under the Cork Tree
Released June 20, 2006
Recorded 2005
Format Digital Download, CD, 7" Vinyl
Genre Pop punk
Length 2:49
Label Island Records
Producer Neal Avron
Writer(s) Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump
Album Tracks
Previous
(10)
I Slept with Someone in Fall Out Boy and All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me
This Track
(11)
A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More "Touch Me"
Next
(12)
Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying (Do Your Part to Save the Scene and Stop Going to Shows)
Singles Timeline
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Dance, Dance
This Single
A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More "Touch Me"
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The Carpal Tunnel of Love

"A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More 'Touch Me'", is a song by American rock band Fall Out Boy and the third and last single taken from their second studio album, From Under the Cork Tree (2005). Released in 2006, though the song never reached the popularity that previous singles "Sugar, We're Goin Down" and "Dance, Dance" achieved, it received moderate playtime on both Pop and Alternative Rock stations and peaked at No. 65 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The video also reached No. 1 on TRL on both May 5 and May 8, 2006, being the third consecutive single from the album to reach the top position.

The song was originally titled "A Little Less Molly Ringwald, a Little More Samantha Fox". Molly Ringwald is an actress who starred in the 1984 movie Sixteen Candles, referenced in the final song title. "Touch Me" is a reference to the hit song by Samantha Fox. The accompanying music video to "A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More "Touch Me"" was nominated for Best Video Inspired by a Film at the First Annual Fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Awards 2006.

Music Video Edit

The extended music video, directed by Alan Ferguson, features the band members acting as a team of vampire hunters trying to fend off a gang of vampires attacking their town. It ends with a climactic showdown between the band and the vampires, resulting in Pete being arrested and his subsequent realization that all the police officers are also vampires. Many of its scenes are parodies from various horror films; for example, the opening scene is a take-off from the cult classic film, The Lost Boys and the video's style is similar to that of the Blade films. Drummer Andy Hurley can be seen wearing a Guns N' Roses T-shirt. Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith of Panic! At The Disco both make appearances in the video.

Fall Out Boy - A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More "Touch Me"06:38

Fall Out Boy - A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More "Touch Me"

Music Video

Charts Edit

Chart (2006) Peak position
UK Singles Chart 38
US Billboard Hot 100 65
US Billboard Pop Songs 33
US Billboard Alternative Songs 38

Lyrics Edit

I confess, I'm messed up
Droppin' I'm sorry like you're still around
And I know you're dressed up
Hey kid you'll never live this down

You're just the girl all the boys want to dance with
And I'm just the boy who's had too many chances

I'm sleeping on your folk's porch again, dreaming
She said, she said, she said, "Why don't you just drop dead?"

I don't blame you for being you
But you can't blame me for hating it
So say, what are you waiting for? Kiss her, kiss her
I set my clocks early 'cause I know I'm always late

Write me off, give up on me
Cause darling, what did you expect?
I'm just off a lost cause
A long shot, don't even take this bet

You can make all the moves, you can aim all the spotlights
Get all the sighs and the moans just right

I'm sleeping on your folk's porch again, dreaming
She said, she said, she said, "Why don't you just drop dead?"

I don't blame you for being you
But you can't blame me for hating it
So say, what are you waiting for? Kiss her, kiss her
I set my clocks early 'cause I know I'm always late

Always on
(Always on)
You said you'd keep me honest
Always on
(Always on)
But I won't call you on it
Always on
(Always on)

I don't blame you for being you
But you can't blame me for hating it
So say, what are you waiting for? Kiss her, kiss her
I set my clocks early 'cause I know I'm always late

I set my clocks early 'cause I know I'm always late

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