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Thnks fr th Mmrs
Thnks
Single Info
From the Album Infinity on High
Released March 27, 2007
Recorded December 2005-January 2006
Format CD, Digital Download
Genre Pop punk, alternative rock, pop rock, symphonic rock
Length 3:23
Label Island Records
Producer Babyface
Writer(s) Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz
Album Tracks
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(6)
Golden
This Track
(7)
Thnks fr th Mmrs
Next
(8)
Dont You Know Who I Think I Am?
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This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race
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"The Take Over, The Breaks Over"

"Thnks fr th Mmrs" (a disemvoweling of "thanks for the memories") is a song by American rock band Fall Out Boy. The song impacted radio on March 20, 2007, and was released on March 27 as the second single from their third studio album, Infinity on High. With music composed by lead vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump and the lyrics penned by bassist Pete Wentz, the song was one of the two tracks produced by Babyface for the album.

"Thnks fr th Mmrs" was a commercial success, reaching No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, and became the band's highest charting and most popular single in Australia at No. 3 on the ARIA charts. It was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of 500,000 units, and Platinum in Australia for shipments of 70,000 copies. The hit single reached the two-million sales mark week ending December 27, 2009 in the US, becoming another two-million seller for the band, along the lines of their earlier single "Sugar, We're Goin Down" from their previous 2005 album From Under the Cork Tree. As of February 2014 it has sold 3,527,000 copies. "Thnks fr th Mmrs" became a staple at the band's concerts, interview performances and radio, being one of the band's most recognised singles.

Overview Edit

In an interview with Kerrang!, bassist Pete Wentz explained that the song refers to a romantic relationship in which the initial sentiments have perished, but both lovers continue to "sleep with each other" to appease their physical and mental desires. The title, "Thnks fr th Mmrs" is the words "thanks for the memories" after having been disemvowelled (the song title's removal of vowels comes as a facetious nod at Fall Out Boy's record company, who had asked them to shorten their often verbose song titles). The line that appears near the end of each chorus, "He tastes like you, only sweeter", is a line from the play and film Closer.

The song is featured in a Track Pack for Band Hero and Guitar Hero 5, and also available for DLC on Lips games series, Rocksmith and Rock Band 3. It is also featured on the game "Boogie Superstar" for the Wii.

Music Video Edit

Fall Out Boy - Thnks fr th Mmrs04:13

Fall Out Boy - Thnks fr th Mmrs

Music Video

The music video opens with Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz talking before filming it. Patrick asks Pete if he is sure about something; Pete replies, "Patrick, the guy's a visionary." The song then starts up, and suddenly, a chimpanzee yells "Cut!" and calls the band a "joke", complaining that he should have hired Panic! at the Disco. The chimp then texts somebody on his phone, complaining that the band is "wack". Later, Andy Hurley is replaced by another ape, and when he tries to retrieve his drumsticks, he is thrown out of the studio. In one scene, Pete is shown receiving a phone call from William Beckett of fellow Decaydance band The Academy Is... (it is a cross connection between the video for The Academy Is...'s We've Got a Big Mess on Our Hands and it shows William making the call). Other scenes show the band playing the song on a brightly lit stage with the letters "FOB" in the background, and the band's different communications with the chimpanzees. At one point during filming, Pete sits on a bed and attempts to kiss his character's love interest (played by Kim Kardashian), only to have the chimp stop him and show him the correct way to kiss her. Unhappy with the chimp's demands, Pete tries to leave, before Kardashian stops him and the couple kiss, prompting Pete to stay. In the final scene, Pete breaks the choreography. As the chimp angrily complains about his behavior and calls him a "prima donna" (a reference to Fall Out Boy's earlier single, "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race") and begins caressing Kim, Pete smashes his bass guitar into the "B" from the "FOB" lights on the back wall, then leaves the stage. The "B" falls off leaving "FO".

The "FOB" lights on the back wall of the video can be seen floating on the water in the music video for Fall Out Boy's "What a Catch, Donnie".

LyricsEdit

I'm gonna make you bend and break
They sent me to you without wings
Say a prayer but let the good times roll
In case God doesn't show
Let the good times roll, let the good times roll
And I want these words to make things right
But it's the wrongs that make the words come to life
"Who does he think he is?"
If that's the worst you've got then put your fingers back to the keys

One night and one more time
Thanks for the memories even though they weren't so great
"He tastes like you, only sweeter"
One night, yeah, and one more time
Thanks for the memories, thanks for the memories
"See, he tastes like you only sweeter"

Been looking forward to the future but my eyesight is going bad
And this crystal ball, yeah it's always cloudy except for
When you look into the past
One night stand (one night stand off)

One night and one more time
Thanks for the memories even though they weren't so great
"He tastes like you, only sweeter"
One night, yeah, and one more time
Thanks for the memories, thanks for the memories
"See, he tastes like you, only sweeter"

They say I only think in the form of crunching numbers
In hotel rooms collecting page six lovers
Get me out of my mind and get you out of those clothes
I'm a liner away from getting you into the mood, woah

One night and one more time
Thanks for the memories even though they weren't so great
"He tastes like you, only sweeter"
One night, yeah, and one more time
Thanks for the memories, thanks for the memories
"See, he tastes like you, only sweeter"
One night and one more time
Thanks for the memories even though they weren't so great
"He tastes like you, only sweeter"
One night, and one more time
Thanks for the memories even though they weren't so great
"He tastes like you, only sweeter"
One night, yeah, and one more time
Thanks for the memories, thanks for the memories
"See he tastes like you, only sweeter"

Chart performance Edit

The song peaked outside of the top 10 at No. 11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, nine places lower than previous single "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race". It was later certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting the shipment of 500,000 copies, although it is eligible for a double platinum certification, having sold 2,527,000 copies in the US as of February 2014. The song also peaked at No. 19 the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks and No. 13 on the Mainstream Top 40.

In Australia, "Thnks fr th Mmrs" reached a peak of No. 3 on the ARIA chart, after initially peaking at No. 4, making it the band's highest charting song in that region and the second top 10 hit single from Infinity on High there. It was certified Platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for the shipment of 70,000 units. In the UK, the track peaked at No. 12, making it another top 20 hit for the band there. Since 2007, "Thnks fr th Mmrs" has sold over 200,000 copies to date becoming one of the bands biggest selling singles in the UK. In New Zealand, the song placed at No. 11. In Ireland the track came in at No. 17.

Weekly charts Edit

Chart (2007-14) Peak

Position

Australia (ARIA) 3
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 74
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 4
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 16
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 12
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 67
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles) 44
Germany (Official German Charts) 67
Ireland (IRMA) 17
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 81
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 11
Scotland (Official Charts Company) 12
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 70
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 53
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 12
US Billboard Hot 100 11
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard) 14
US Alternative Songs (Billboard) 19
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard) 14
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard) 12
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard) 13
US Pop 100 (Billboard) 9
US Rock Digital Songs (Billboard) 23
Venezuela Pop Rock (Record Report) 7

Year-end charts Edit

Chart (2007) Position
Australia (ARIA) 16
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 41
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 102
US Billboard Hot 100 37
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard) 39
US Pop 100 (Billboard) 31

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