” Youngblood ” is by 5 Seconds of Summer, the Australian pop-rock band from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
The song was released on the 12th of April 2018 by record label Capitol. It was co-written by the band members along with American songwriter Ali Tamposi and American musician Andrew Watt. Production for the song was by Louis Bell, an American record producer and Andrew Watt.
” Youngblood ” is the second single from the band’s third studio album bearing the same name. The track, originally released as an instant download with the pre-order package of the album, was later released individually as single.
” Youngblood ” stands out with its blend of both melancholic waves and upbeat energy. It has both romanticism and passionate anger of youth and is also layered with vibrancy and colour.
The music video of the track tells the story of a senior Japanese couple who have reached the last days of their life and then goes to a flashback of their youthful past.
The story is set with the backdrop of Japan’s retro Rockabilly culture. Japanese artists Misaki Aono and ‘ Jonny ‘ Daigo Yamashita played the lead roles in the music video. Directed by Frank Borin, it was filmed entirely in Tokyo.
On the 26th of April 2018, an alternative video of the song was launched on 5 Seconds of Summer’s YouTube channel. It was shot in monochrome and features footage of the band’s tour along with a live performance of the track.
“ Youngblood ” is one of the top pop-rock songs of this year. A commercially successful single, in their native Australia, it reached the top of the singles chart, spending eight consecutive weeks at Number One before being toppled by Drake with his hit single ” In My Feelings “. It also topped the chart in New Zealand.
In the United States, the single peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 and to date has spent fifteen weeks on the chart there.
” Youngblood ” has reached the Top Ten in Canada, Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia and Sweden.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 26th of April 2018 and reached number four. It spent five weeks in the Top Ten and to date has spent twenty-three weeks on the UK chart.
( Chart positions are approx, the song may move up or down on the chart )
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 11
UK Highest Chart Position: 4
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