Arctic Monkeys About

Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocals, rhythm/lead guitar), Matt Helders (drums, vocals), Jamie Cook (lead/rhythm guitar) and Nick O'Malley (bass, backing vocals). Former band member Andy Nicholson (bass guitar, backing vocals) left the band in 2006 shortly after their debut album was released. Their sound has changed extensively from album to album, gradually evolving from raw, youthful post-punk revival music to R ‘n’ B and jazz-inspired experiments.

All four original members of the band were devoted fans of hip-hop when they were younger, a genre that would have an immense influence on their later work, but it was the sound of The Strokes and The Libertines that would help shape their early style. The Arctic Monkeys became one of the first bands to find fame and recognition purely through internet publicity and social media; the Arctics used to sell their demos CDs at a bar where Alex Turner used to work, but due to the limited number of CDs, their fans started to upload them on the internet.

Initially, they refused to sign a record contract with any label through fear that they would want the band to change their songs, going as far as to refuse scouts guaranteed entry into their gigs. However, they eventually signed with Domino because of the “do it yourself” attitude of founder, Lawrence Bell, who ran the label from his own house.

The group released their scrappy, spirited debut Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not in 2006, an album that spawned their first UK No. 1 singles, “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” and “When the Sun Goes Down”. They followed it up with Favourite Worst Nightmare in 2007, which took on a more mature lyrical direction, with tighter, more accessible hooks and melodies and more polished production. Their most accessible album to date is AM, which contains some of their catchiest and most notable singles, including the indie hit “Do I Wanna Know?.”

Arctic Monkeys subsequently took a five-year break from releasing albums, before returning with their polarising sixth studio album Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino in 2018.

Arctic Monkeys Lyricsby Popularity

1 Yama Yama by Yamasuki Singers (Ft. Daniel Vangarde & Jean Kluger) Arctic Monkeys 216 2 Batphone Arctic Monkeys 178 3 Star Treatment Arctic Monkeys 151 4 R U Mine? (Live) Arctic Monkeys 123 5 She Looks Like Fun Arctic Monkeys 111 6 No Buses Arctic Monkeys 110 7 Knee Socks (Live) Arctic Monkeys 106 8 I Got 5 on It by Luniz (Ft. Michael Marshall) Arctic Monkeys 105 9 Dreamy Days by Roots Manuva Arctic Monkeys 105 10 Despair in the Departure Lounge Arctic Monkeys 104 11 The Death Ramps Arctic Monkeys 96 12 Black Treacle Arctic Monkeys 93 13 Star Treatment (Live) Arctic Monkeys 91 14 Balaclava Arctic Monkeys 91 15 The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala Arctic Monkeys 90 16 A Certain Romance Arctic Monkeys 89 17 Arabella (Live) Arctic Monkeys 86 18 I Want It All Arctic Monkeys 85 19 Love Is a Laserquest Arctic Monkeys 85 20 I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor Arctic Monkeys 84 21 Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys? Arctic Monkeys 83 22 Cornerstone (Live) Arctic Monkeys 82 23 She's Thunderstorms Arctic Monkeys 82 24 A Choice of Three by Alex Turner Arctic Monkeys 82 25 From the Ritz to the Rubble Arctic Monkeys 79 26 Perhaps Vampires Is a Bit Strong But... Arctic Monkeys 78 27 Settle for a Draw Arctic Monkeys 78 28 505 (Live) Arctic Monkeys 77 29 The Bakery Arctic Monkeys 77 30 Grey Harpoon by The Coral Arctic Monkeys 76 31 When the Sun Goes Down Arctic Monkeys 74 32 Reasons by Minnie Riperton Arctic Monkeys 73 33 I Believe by Simian Mobile Disco Arctic Monkeys 72 34 Olio by The Rapture Arctic Monkeys 72 35 Nettles Arctic Monkeys 72 36 Four Out Of Five (Live) Arctic Monkeys 71 37 From the Ritz to the Rubble (Live) Arctic Monkeys 71 38 Anyways Arctic Monkeys 71 39 Evil Twin Arctic Monkeys 71 40 Vaudeville Villain by Viktor Vaughn Arctic Monkeys 71 41 Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? Arctic Monkeys 70 42 Library Pictures Arctic Monkeys 70 43 Break the Lock by Ty (UK) Arctic Monkeys 69 44 The View from the Afternoon Arctic Monkeys 69 45 Suck It and See Arctic Monkeys 68 46 Fluorescent Adolescent Arctic Monkeys 68 47 Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? (Live) Arctic Monkeys 67 48 One Point Perspective (Live) Arctic Monkeys 67 49 That's Where You're Wrong Arctic Monkeys 67 50 Crying Lightning (Live) Arctic Monkeys 66 51 Do Me a Favour (Live) Arctic Monkeys 66 52 Dirt by The Stooges Arctic Monkeys 65 53 Stickin' to the Floor Arctic Monkeys 65 54 When the Sun Goes Down Arctic Monkeys 64 55 Electricity Arctic Monkeys 63 56 The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala Arctic Monkeys 63 57 I Haven't Got My Strange Arctic Monkeys 61 58 Fluorescent Adolescent Arctic Monkeys 61