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5 Seconds of Summer (album)

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Information
Released June 27, 2014 (AUS/NZ)
June 30, 2014 (UK)
July 16, 2014 (JP)
July 22, 2014 (US)
Length 37:07
Label Capitol Records
Hi or Hey Records
Producer(s) Louis Biancaniello, Michael Biancaniello, Joel Chapman, John Feldmann
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5 Seconds of Summer is 5 Seconds of Summer debut studio album. The album was released through Capitol Records and Hi or Hey Records on 27 June 2014 in Europe and Australia and on 22 July 2014 in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

BackgroundEdit

  • In the United States, the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 259,000 copies, the biggest first-week sales for a debut album by a group since Daughtry's self-titled album in 2006.[1]
  • 5 Seconds of Summer are also the first Australian act to achieve a number-one album with their debut album.[1]
  • The album has sold 734,000 copies in the United States as of September 2015.[2]
  • The album peaked at number one in 14 countries.
  • It was certified platinum in four countries and gold in ten other countries
  • Snippets of new songs from the album and the band's fourth EP could be heard if you reached a certain score in the Hungry 5SOS game.
  • She Looks So Perfect peaked at #1 in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the UK. It also peaked at #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #25 on the Canadian Hot 100.
  • She Looks So Perfect was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for selling over 140,000 copies.
  • Don't Stop debuted at #2 on the UK Singles Chart, selling 80,022 copies, 3,000 copies behind Ella Henderson's "Ghost".[3]
  • Amnesia peaked at #3 in Ireland and Spain. It also reached #7 in Australia and the UK.
  • Good Girls peaked at #12 in Ireland and reached # 19 in Australia and the UK.

PromotionEdit

  • The album was announced on 13 May, 2014 and was available to re-order the following day.
  • Upon pre-ordering the album on iTunes, fans received one song immediately. The songs varied from continent to continent.
  • 5 Seconds of Summer performed their forth single Good Girls on the Australian version of The X Factor's live results show on 6 October 2014.[4] They also performed Good Girls on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.[5]

SinglesEdit

  1. "She Looks So Perfect" (21 February, 2014)
  2. "Don't Stop (song)" (9 May, 2014)
  3. "Amnesia" (15 July, 2014)
  4. "Good Girls" (17 November, 2014)

Promotional SinglesEdit

  1. Kiss Me Kiss Me was released as a promotional single. It peaked at #10 in New Zealand and #14 in Australia while also charting in Canada, Netherlands and the United States.
  2. Everything I Didn't Say was released as the final promotional single and peaked at #11 in Australia, #8 in New Zealand and #36 in the Netherlands.

Track ListingEdit

Standard Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "She Looks So Perfect" Michael Clifford, Ashton Irwin, Jake Sinclair Jake Sinclair, Eric Valentine 3:22
2. "Don't Stop" Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, Steve Robson, busbee Steve Robson 2:49
3. "Good Girls" Ashton Irwin, Michael Clifford, Rick Parkhouse, George Tizzard, Roy Stride, Josh Wilkinson John Feldmann 3:27
4. "Kiss Me Kiss Me" Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, John Feldmann, Alex Gaskarth John Feldmann 3:23
5. "18" Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Richard Stannard, Seton Daunt, Ash Howes, Roy Stride John Feldmann 3:09
6. "Everything I Didn't Say" Ashton Irwin, Calum Hood, John Feldmann, Nicholas Furlong John Feldmann 3:00
7. "Beside You" Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, Christian Lo Russo, Joel Chapman Joel Chapman, Louis Schoorl, John Feldmann 3:40
8. "End Up Here" Ashton Irwin, Michael Clifford, Alex Gaskarth, John Feldmann John Feldmann 3:01
9. "Long Way Home" Ashton Irwin, Michael Clifford, Alex Gaskarth, John Feldmann John Feldmann 3:19
10. "Heartbreak Girl" Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, Steve Robson, Lindy Robbins Steve Robson 3:18
11. "English Love Affair" Ashton Irwin, Michael Clifford, Rick Parkhouse, George Tizzard, Roy Stride, Josh Wilkinson Red Triangle, John Feldmann 3:00
12. "Amnesia" Benjamin Madden, Joel Madden, Louis Biancaniello, Michael Biancaniello, Sam Watters Louis Biancaniello, Michael Biancaniello, Sam Watters 3:57
Deluxe Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
13. "Social Casualty" Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, John Feldmann, Nicholas Furlong John Feldmann 3:08
14. "Never Be" Michael Clifford, Ashton Irwin, Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, John Feldmann John Feldmann 3:08
15. "Voodoo Doll" Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin, Adam Argyle, Fiona Bevan John Feldmann 3:17
Target Exclusive
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
13. "Tomorrow Never Dies" Ashton Irwin, Calum Hood, John Feldmann, Brittany Burton John Feldmann 2:53
14. "Independence Day" Ashton Irwin, Calum Hood, John Feldmann, Nicholas "RAS" Furlong John Feldmann 3:39
15. "Close As Strangers" Ashton Irwin, Michael Clifford, Roy Stride, Rick Parkhouse, George Tizzard Steve Robson 3:21
16. "Out of My Limit" Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings John Feldmann 3:18
Itunes Exclusive
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
16. "Greenlight" Michael Clifford, Ashton Irwin, Steve Robson,

James Bourne

Steve Robson 2:45
Australia and New Zealand Alternative Tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
11. "Lost Boy" Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, Jarrad Rogers, Roy Stride 2:25
North American Alternative Tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
11. "Mrs All American" Calum Hood, Michael Clifford, Ross Golan, Steve Robson Steve Robson 2:39

BookletEdit

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TourEdit

Main article: Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour

The Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour is a concert tour by Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer in support of their first studio album 5 Seconds of Summer. The tour begin in Lisbon, Portugal on 4 May 2015 and finished in West Palm Beach, Florida on 13 September 2015.

The tour grossed $37 million from 63 shows with a total attendance of 784,757.[6]

GalleryEdit

5 Seconds of Summer - Debut Album artwork 1
5 Seconds of Summer
June 15, 2018 • 37:07 • Capitol Records and Hi or Hey Records
Songs
Standard Album She Looks So PerfectDon't StopGood GirlsKiss Me Kiss Me18Everything I Didn't SayBeside YouEnd Up HereLong Way HomeHeartbreak GirlEnglish Love AffairAmnesia
Deluxe Album Social CasualtyNever BeVoodoo Doll
Target Exclusive Tomorrow Never DiesIndependence DayClose As StrangersOut of My Limit
Itunes Exclusive Greenlight
Alternative Tracks Lost Boy (Australia and New Zealand)Mrs All American (North American)
Tour
Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour
Discography
Studio Albums 5 Seconds of Summer (2014)Sounds Good Feels Good (2015)Youngblood (2018)
Live Albums LiveSOS (2014)
EPs Unplugged (2012)Somewhere New (2012)She Looks So Perfect (2014)Don't Stop (2014)Amnesia (2014)Good Girls (2014)B-Sides and Stuff (2014)She's Kinda Hot (2015)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 billboard.com - 5 Seconds Of Summer Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200
  2. billboard.com - Billboard Cover: 5 Seconds of Summer Says 'People Our Age, We All Feel Like Shit About Ourselves'
  3. digitalspy.com - Ella Henderson holds on to No.1 single, pushes 5SOS into second
  4. YouTube - X Factor Australia 2014
  5. Official YouTube Channel - 5 Seconds of Summer - Good Girls (Live On The Ellen Show)
  6. Pollstar Top 100 Worldwide Tours 2015